nüvi® 780

Part Number: 010-00657-05
$599.99 USD
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Overview

Notice: MSN Direct service will be available only until January 1, 2012. A subscription to MSN Direct service comes with a 90-day free trial.

Go wide and get MSN Direct® with nüvi 780¹. This navigator has it all — advanced navigation features, a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and hands-free calling — plus real-time local weather, traffic, movie times, stock information, gas prices and news and local events. Like the rest of the wide nüvi 700-series, its premium navigation capabilities, like route planning and an emergency locator, give you peace of mind on the go.

Get Enhanced MSN Direct

With next-generation dynamic content from MSN Direct, nüvi 780 is one resourceful personal travel assistant. Using the included receiver and free trial to MSN Direct, you can check the weather, avoid traffic backups, compare local gas prices, get enhanced movie listings, stock information, news and local events when you travel with your unit. Even plan trips from the convenience of your computer, via Windows Live Local, and wirelessly send locations to nüvi 780.

See More

With nüvi 780's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read — from any direction.

Navigate With Ease

nüvi 780 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with 2-D or 3-D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nüvi 780 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.

Where Am I?

Keep track of yourself and your car with nüvi 780. Just tap "Where Am I?" to find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. nüvi 780 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nüvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls.

Plan Ahead

nüvi 780 includes advanced navigational features to take the worry out of traveling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 780's wide screen. In addition, nüvi 780 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for highways and Interstates. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.

Make Hands-free Calls

Talk about worry-free driving. nüvi 780 integrates Bluetooth® wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calling (optional external microphone available). Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 780 while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nüvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak directly into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.

Take It With You

nüvi 780's high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than the nüvi 600-series, making it easy to slip in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or on foot.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 780 includes many “must have” entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters and more. With nüvi 780's wireless FM transmitter you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It's compatible with optional FM traffic alerts and our free Garmin Garage where you can download custom vehicles that show your location on the map. It also comes with Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in SD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

¹Includes 3 months free MSN Direct service. Some services available only in select cities where coverage exists.

MSN Direct Bluetooth Here

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 4.8"W x 3.0"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.6 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 6.2 ounces (176 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 5 hours
Headphone jack/audio line-out Yes
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Water rating No

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps Yes
Includes lifetime map updates No
nüMaps Guarantee yes
3-D terrain view No
3-D buildings and landmarks view No
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards SD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 500

Features & Benefits

Features That Save Time & Money
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.") Yes (Internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") Yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands) No
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) Yes
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) No
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) No
Junction view (displays junction signs) No
myTrends™ (predicts your routes) No
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow) No
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) Yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Yes
XM® compatible for U.S No
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth® wireless technology Yes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) Yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection) Yes
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town) no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) No
View upcoming points of interest along route No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature) Yes
Customizable Features
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device) Yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device) Yes
MP3 player Yes
Audio book player Yes

Additional Specs

This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

In the Box

  • nüvi 780
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
  • MSN Direct receiver with integrated vehicle power cable
  • 3 months free MSN Direct service*
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Dashboard disc
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

*Includes 3 months free MSN Direct service. Some services available only in select cities where coverage exists.

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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