bro syber to malsingmapssyber wrote:Hi Seniors,
noob here and getting confused with the gamut of garmins out there.
after going through the list, narrowed down to 760 and 255w.
its seems 760 has a range of features like bluetooth n fm etc that I don't need.
I found it very hard to reach a conclusion on the below. appreciate your help to narrow down to the best unit as the price difference I've been quoted was very narrow, less than $40 sgd.
focusing on the navigation aspects such as:
1. satellite fix time
2. navigation response time (to calculate route/detour)
3. maps response time (does it hop on screen/slow refresh)
4. faster processor (and therefore, faster computations)
would you get the 760 or 255w?
I understand the 760 is an old model and discontinued albeit it now has a upgraded software to support junction view as well. but I'm concerned that it might be using "older" technology.
appreciate your feedback and guidance please.
Here is my take on the benchmark of the 255W vs 760.
The features the Nuvi 760 has over the 255 series is bluetooth, fm transmitter, mp3, audio book, headphone-jack, multiple routes capability, Docking for quick mount / unmount, auto sort multiple route, about 30% price premium over 255W
The features the Nuvi 255 has over the 760 series is 500more favourites ( 1000 vs 500 ), Lane assist
760 is replaced by 765. Besides cosmetic changes, the most significant changes is the following
• Updated GUI user interface menu ie... new map screen enhancements make the 765T easier to navigate vs 760
• HotFix technology makes 765 chipset more sensitive than the 760
• Lane assist
• Junction View ( works outside Sin/Mal )
• 3-D buildings
• Faster route calculations
• HotFix for faster GPS acquisition times
• Faster screen refresh rate that makes map scrolling much smoother
• Geotagging of photos to POI