The nuvi 765T introduces 3-D lane assist, 3-D building view, faster screen redraws, route planning, and host of other new enhancements to Garmin's already top-notch nuvi product line. A few grievances aside, the new 7x5T series is a major update from previous nuvi models, and ups the ante in GPS navigation. Physically identical to the nuvi 785T, the 765T uses an included FM traffic receiver instead of the MSN Direct service used on the more expensive 785T.
Note: Some sections of this review are taken directly from the Garmin nuvi 785T review, as in most respects the two units are functionally identical.
Garmin continues to expand it's popular nuvi product line, adding four new 7x5 series models to choose from. The 755T, 765T, 775T, and 785T all include text-to-speech, a 4.3-inch widescreen display, preloaded maps of the US and Canada, 3-D buildings view, 3-D lane guidance, photo navigation, faster screen redraws, route planning, and Garmin Locate.
All four new models include traffic receivers, but service varies between the models, as does the traffic receiver each model includes: the 785T includes an MSN Direct receiver (GDB 50), and requires an annual subscription ($50/year). The 755T, 765T and 775T ship with an FM traffic receiver (GTM 20), and include free lifetime traffic service.
Below is a more detailed breakdown of the differences between the new models
nuvi 7x5 Series Feature Matrix
|nuvi 755T||nuvi 765T||nuvi 775T||nuvi 785T|
|Diag. Screen Size||4.3"||4.3"||4.3"||4.3"|
|Maps of U.S. & Canada||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Maps of Europe||No||No||Yes||No|
|Live Traffic||Included||Included||Included||MSN Direct|
|Traffic Receiver||GTM 20||GTM 20||GTM 20||GDB 50|
|Physical size (WxHxD)||121.7 x 75.2 x 19.5 mm (4.79 x 2.96 x 0.77)|
|Weight||175 g (6.17 oz.)|
|Display||4.3 in. diagonal, 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT landscape display with white backlight and touchscreen|
|Operating Temperature range||from 32 to 140 degrees F (0 to 60 C)|
|Charging Temperature range||From 32 to 113 F (0 to 45 C)|
|Data storage||Internal memory (4GB, 1.7 GB free space) and SD memory card slot|
|Headphone jack||Standard 3.5 mm|
|Charge time||Approximately 4 hours|
|Power input||DC vehicle power using included 12 vehicle power cable, or AC power using optional adapter|
|Usage||10 W max.|
|Battery life||3 to 7 hours, depending on usage and settings|
|Battery type||Non-replaceable lithium-ion|
|GPS receiver:||High Sensitivity (Garmin won't disclose which GPS chipset the 765T is using, but my test model used a MediaTek chipset)|
|Acquisition times||Warm: <1 sec.
Cold: <38 sec.
Factory Reset: <45 sec.
(Average time for a stationary receiver with a clear view of the sky)
|Maps||Pre-loaded maps of the US and Canada (City Navigator North America NT + City Navigator North America NT 3D)|
Figure 1: Garmin nuvi 765T, Retail Box