The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

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The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#1 Post by Zeus73 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:12 pm

This thread is a continuation of the original thread which has been locked. Please use this to continue with your discussion. Thank you.

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Re: The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#2 Post by cheesehead » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:04 pm

After using the 255W for a while, I upgraded to a 765, SgMy version. Generally happy except for these:

1. The shortest distance route = often the scenic route. I live in Taman SEA, PJ. Try going from Damansara Uptown to Taman SEA and Garmin will take you via Sprint Highway through the backlanes of Kampung Kayu Ara, etc. when you can just take the shorter and relatively straight-line route bypassing Wisma Atria. I have avoidances turned off, shortest route navigation turned on, and the map shows all roads perfectly. I tried playing around with avoidance setting combinations, no luck. The same problem appears on my 255 and my friend's Garmin on Nokia E71. Wonder if there's a bug in Garmin's algorithm and not just on the 765. Anyone got the same issue?

2. The voice volume when unhooked from the car charger is just too soft. Big problem if you are cycling and prefer not to use headphones, like when you are cycling in a group and need to converse with one another. I know you can't have a perfect system but still, if they can do loud volume on a 255, whats so difficult about doing it on a more advanced 765? Does anyone know if there is a software patch for increasing volume?

3. FM mode gives u GPS audio plus static. Ok for short distance, drives you nuts on long distance drives. I suppose the only clean workaround is to do line-in or aux-in from the headphone jack to your car stereo, if you have the equipment. Drawback: Have an aux-capable car stereo and ugly cables running all over your dashboard.

4. The 765's bluetooth fails to access my HTC Hero's phone book or route mp3 audio from it, but it does allow me to use the 765 as a wireless dialer. I know the Hero does not appear in Garmin's list of supported phones. I should've checked before I bought but does anyone know of a workaround for this?

5. Brand logos. On my friend's Nokia E71, the Garmin maps show a Shell petrol station with the correct brand logo - the yellow clamshell. However the 765 merely shows a generic fuel pump. Same issue with the 255. Anyone know how to make brand logos show up on the 765/255? (My car can't take certain brands of fuel).

6. Tart, cold & unfriendly voice prompts bundled with the 765. I prefer the 255's default (non TTS) American female voice better. Does anyone know if its possible to load the 255's default voice to the 765?

My set details:

- Sw ver 2.3
- Malsingmaps 2009.30

Oh btw, just to relate my experience when I shopped for the 765 in KL. All the dealers told me that if I like bluetooth and FM, I should buy the 765. Of course that didn't make any sense at all. Why would anyone LIKE bluetooth for the sake of liking bluetooth, and FM for the sake of liking FM? Took me a lot of reading to learn that those are merely mediums to turn your GPS unit into a wireless speakerphone & mp3 player and to wirelessly route your GPS audio to you car stereo. Not one of the dealers I spoke to could explain such a simple concept. Funny.

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Re: The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#3 Post by Zeus73 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:44 pm

cheesehead wrote:6. Tart, cold & unfriendly voice prompts bundled with the 765. I prefer the 255's default (non TTS) American female voice better. Does anyone know if its possible to load the 255's default voice to the 765?
My unit comes with the "American English" voice. Not sure if it's the same as the one in nuvi 255W.

Fyi, don't happily copy any voice files into the localized unit. Some might not work and might cause the system to hang.

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Re: The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#4 Post by cheesehead » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:23 pm

Both 755 & 255 sets come with standard American English option but the voices are different. The one in 255 is more warmer and friendlier, which makes all the difference when you are tensed up from navigating difficult streets after a long day.

Yah I know you can't cut and paste voice sets into the unit. Some GPS brands make it easy for you. I heard of one that offers Homer Simpson's voice but not Garmin I guess.

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Re: The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#5 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:00 pm

Here is a third party site that provides alternative voices for a price ....

http://garminvoices.com/

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Re: The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#6 Post by cheesehead » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:51 pm

Thanks for the link Silverbeauty. Too bad they don't have Spongebob Squarepants voice there, if not I sure buy wan.

Has anyone tried to install voice from Garmin garage?

http://www8.garmin.com/vehicles/howtoin ... oices.html

The 765 is listed as a compatible unit. However they don't tell you what voices are available. No point going thru the whole process to install something you already have.

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Re: The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#7 Post by Zeus73 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:30 am

Garmin just updated the specs on battery life for localized version.

Change from "up to 3 hours" to "up to 2 hours (under the condition with back light switched off)". :thumbsdown:

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Re: The Nuvi 765 - Part 2

#8 Post by cheesehead » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:26 pm

I finally installed the voice of Team Garmin's Matt White from Garmin Garage. He gets my vote for the most cheery voice from those available but I still miss my 255W's American female voice...

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nuvi 765 battery

#9 Post by rivest » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:57 pm

Does Garmin or any of its distributor in Singapore sells the battery alone? I can change it on my own.

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Re: nuvi 765 battery

#10 Post by Redstorm » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:49 pm

rivest wrote:Does Garmin or any of its distributor in Singapore sells the battery alone? I can change it on my own.
If you are talking about original Garmin battery for your 765, I don't think so. You will have to send it to Garmin overseas for the change but, however, if you dare to dismantle it on your own, you can probably do it on your own if you know how to and provided you can find third party battery of the correct size. Some members here have DIY the change of battery. Look for details here. If you are from Sg, you may want to PM gpssin, who had successfully done it before, for assistance. Anyway, DIY at your own risk. :mrgreen: Thank you.
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