The Garmin nuvi 760 was Garmin's top-of-the-line GPS unit not long ago. Its price has fallen drastically, so that this full-featured navigator now costs little more than a budget model. Top reviews say the nuvi 760 navigates better than TomTom and Magellan GPS units in tests -- and some say it navigates just as well as newer, more expensive nuvis. The Garmin nuvi 760 also includes some useful features that Garmin's new budget nuvis skip. For example, the nuvi 760 can save up to 10 of your favorite routes, find the most efficient route to hit all of your errand destinations and even tell you where you parked your car. However, the nuvi 760 lacks some of Garmin's latest advances: you can't command it with your voice, and it doesn't come with free traffic alerts for life.
The Garmin nuvi 760 is one of the most thoroughly tested and reviewed GPS units on the market. GPSMagazine.com and ConsumerReports.org compare the nuvi 760 against competitors in head-to-head tests. Although tests at PCMag.com, GPSLodge.com and About.com are not head-to-head, the reviewers do draw comparisons with rival units from other brands, as well as other nuvi models. Amazon.com posts a large number of user reviews, giving good insight into how the nuvi 760 has performed for its owners.
GPSMagazine.com tests each of the nuvi 760's many features, noting that they're user-friendly enough for novices. Head-to-head tests against Magellan and TomTom units show that Garmin's routing and navigation are unparalleled.
Review: Garmin Nuvi 760 Review, Fletcher Previn, Oct. 31, 2007
ConsumerReports.org tests the Garmin nuvi 760 and ranks it against many other auto GPS models. Tests are thorough and unbiased, and results are summarized in a detailed ratings chart. ConsumerReports.org also writes an individual report on each model, alongside user reviews and ratings.
Review: GPS Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
PCMag.com tester Craig Ellison scores the Garmin nuvi 760 4.5 out of five, making it an Editors' Choice. Ellison provides concise pros and cons and a list of specs for the nuvi 760, plus a full write-up of his road test.
Review: Garmin Nuvi 760, Craig Ellison, Nov. 8, 2007
GPS blogger Scott Martin thoroughly tests the Garmin nuvi 760 and finds very little to dislike about it. Martin covers each of the model's features in detail and provides clear buying advice.
Review: Garmin Nuvi 750/760/770 Full Review, Scott Martin, Nov. 5, 2007
About.com GPS guide Fred Zahradnik provides a brief description of the Garmin nuvi 760's pros and cons, along with a star rating (four out of five), pricing and specs. Although Zahradnik mentions one minor complaint from his testing, the review is mostly a list of the nuvi 760's features. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Sleek and Full-Featured: Garmin Nuvi 760, Fred Zahradnik
The Garmin nuvi 760 maintains a four-star rating (out of five) with 350 reviews posted here by consumers. Some users post only a star rating and a sentence or two, but others go into great detail about how the nuvi 760 performs for them.
Review: Garmin Nuvi 760, Contributors to Amazon.com