Garmin Nuvi 880

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 15:52
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Have used my Nuvi 660 for about 18months now and have found it a fantastic unit.When I was gamefishing GPS used to stand for 'Guys Play Station'. Took the Nuvi to Europe last year and to have Karen guide us through Italy, France and Spain was a godsend. I am soon to add Oztroppov2 to help with an upcoming trip in the 80. I was jealous of talk on this forum for the updated Nuvi 760 with its crumb trail. Looked at updating to a 7200 to help my elderly eyes and with the $A almost at parity with $US checked out gpscity.com.http://gpscity.com
I was amazed to find that their prices are considerably lower than ours and that the 760 is already outdated by the 780,the 850 and the 880 . Not only are they all cheaper than my 'old' 660 you can even talk to them and ask for directions as well as pick up over 150 radio stations. When does it all end or should I wait until it is all in my mobile phone?
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 16:54

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 16:54
guy007
So you reackon it's cheaper eh,
Nuvi 760 $539 + postage Int' Economy $45.36 = $584.36
Australian City Navigator 2008 at $269.00 = $853.36 US
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853.36 US Dollar = 911.048 Australian Dollar
Johnny Appleseed has the 760 at $769.00 , ready to go with Australian City Navigator 2008 installed, with after sales service and Australian Warranty.

You need to do your home work more thoroughly, of course you will argue against the stats here , your dollars .


Not to mention the 880 $999.99 US
XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible. USA only

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Follow Up By: guy007 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 19:56

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 19:56
Not arguing Doug,just fishing for advice. If I was to upgrade to the 760 which will soon be updated to the 780 or 850/880 then I would lose heaps on the 660 which cost me over a $1000 and have a unit with the only advantage in a crumb trail.
I was thinking of the 7200 which JohnnyAppleseed has for $A1730.00 and in the states it is $US799.00 + freight $50.00 + GST over here if applicable. I could use my existing software for the Australian mapping and add OztroppoV2 for the offroad stuff. Should get out of it for less than a grand and have the big screen for my old eyes + reversing camera provision etc. Giving it a lot of thought. Ten years ago on the boat I could pull up a map on the screen, draw my intended route on the screen with a stylus, press a button and the boat would go exactly where I had drawn. I had full track back facility and could save the plot to exactly replicate my route next time out with full record of time of day, water temperature etc. This technology is not new and some of it could not be used on the road however I feel that the manufacturers are only slowly upgrading the technology in order to milk us into upgrading our toys.What do you think?
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 20:18

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 20:18
guy
Fishing for advice....well ya got it....lol , If your looking for a unit just for Track record , over 4000Klm of it then these 3 units will, Garmins Quest, Sreetpilot 7200,GPS Map 276, and the Nuvi 760C.
Check all the specs here

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Follow Up By: age - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 08:04

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 08:04
Hey all

There are some XM satellite radio trials happening in Australia right now. Guess it wont be long until it is an option here as well.

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 16:30

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 16:30
>There are some XM satellite radio trials happening in Australia right now.

I can't, readily, see that XM will bring me anything which I can't already find on short wave and/or AM - except better quality audio of course. Am I missing something about satellite radio?

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Follow Up By: age - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 19:53

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 19:53
Mike

I agree. I thinks nothing more than a marketing hype. GM in the US have invested lots of money into the project. Digital radio for Australia seems to be linked to IPOD sales aas a dongle has come onto the market that youlug into the latest generation IPODS to receive digital radio transmissions. Have alook at CNET they have a bit of info - I am a little confused as to whether it is satellite digital radio or land transmission digital that all this hype is about.

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Reply By: Member - Mottleman (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:07

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:07
Bought a 760 today from hardly normal, they price matched prestige comms and I got it for $685 Aus.

For what its worth

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:18

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:18
John
Your a smart fella, you done well , hope you enjoy, I'm sure you will.

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Follow Up By: Member - John A (SA) - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 15:23

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 15:23
Transceiver Services in Adelaide (ParaHills) are quoting the Garmin 760 at $685 inc GST.

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Follow Up By: GRAEME. - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 15:53

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 15:53
Got mine from the Good Guys, $679. :)
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 08:23

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 08:23
Hi Guy

Having a bread crumb trail , is one of the best reasons for owning a GPS of any sort, simply because you can always backtrack along your own trail.


I wouldn't have a unit without it when going off the beaten path.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 16:26

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 16:26
I thought I had (have) that on my GPS12XL which I bought for $535 about 10 years ago?

Is a bread crumb trail the same thing (essentially) as a track log? Albeit with a track log you might have to press a few buttons to get it onto the screen and then follow it manually?

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 08:01

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 08:01
Its monday - and I haven't looked at Exploroz for 4 days.

Same thing different name alright Mike. Was riding the bike in an area of lots of unmapped tracks this weekend and I was using my garmin 111 of similar vintage to yours and its tracklog backed up by some UHF handhelds was very effective idea in just getting thru a very confusing array of bogholes and tracks.
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