Which Garmin GPS

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:50
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G/day All,

Wanted to see what the opinions are on the various Garmin GPS units. Me and the Mrs are back to the US later this year and decided to get an in car (portable) GPS along with Aussie and US street mapping. We will also want to kit it up with topo/touring maps once we get home.

I have been looking at the Nuvi 5000 (I don't like the fact it has no battery supply to be honest) and 765.

Anyone have thought or experience that may point us in the right direct ?

Thanks as always.

Andy

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Reply By: blue one - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:57

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:57
Andy,
I have a 760 with City Explorer and Oztopo V2 which is pretty good. I have used it in the outback and major cities. It's my third GPS and definately the best. The 765 reports your speed whilst you are being told where to go which is the only important thing missing from the 760.

Great unit.

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Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 17:15

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 17:15
The 760 is discontinued (although you may still find one on offer) and is replaced by the 765 around $500

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Reply By: AndyMac - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:59

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:59
Thanks mate..!!
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 17:09

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 17:09
AndyMac
Yes I also suggest the Garmin Nuvi 765 (760 discontinued) with the Garmin Topo installed, it's even better than OzTopo

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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 19:23

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 19:23
Yep totaly agree Dougy,ive used both the latest versions and Oztopo will have to pull a few rabbits outa the hat to stay with it..Garmin Topo is much better on the eye,Using it with Mapsource is a breeze including adding and removing new tracks and the auto-rerouting outback tracks is a biggie also...

Ive tried to find info if the 765 has the capability of using NMEA ???

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 17:11

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 17:11
Hi Andy
I have the Nuvi 5000 and so far happy with the unit. I have the Topo AUSTRALIA
SD card added for better remote area detail. As I use other Garmin hand held GPS receivers when away from the vehicle and not wanting to use the 5000 out of the vehicle, no internal battery does not worry me, after all, one less thing to replace when the batteries come to the end of their life. The extra size in the screen makes it a very easy unit to view in the vehicle, compared to the smaller screen of the Nuvi 765.

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Reply By: Goldfind (Dunsborough) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 21:18

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 21:18
Hi Andy,
I have recently purchased the Garmin 276c as a complete package with off road, blue chart for the boat and city navigator. Comes with all leads and a bracket for the car and a separate one for the boat. Has its own rechargable battery and you can put it in your pocket and use it as a portable or just as an in car unit. I have had it for 3 or 4 months and find it is the best I have ever used. I have used it to download tracks and waypoints onto the computer and it is useful for making overlays to use with mining tenement maps

Purchased it from GPSOZ

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