Garmin International has announced that nuMaps Guarantee is now available. This program allows a customer who purchases a new nuvi or zumo GPS device to update the unit map free of charge if both of the following conditions exist:
1. The customer registers the new unit here within 60 days of the unit's first use. The nuvi 780 GPS navigator and personal travel assistant increases its appeal by including a MSN Direct receiver with a free 3-month trial subscription. Access information such as traffic updates, enhanced movie listings, weather, gas prices and more while navigating to your destination. Users can even view stock information, news and local events along the way.
2. A newer map becomes available within 60 days after the unit has been activated.
Traffic conditions: receive up-to-date traffic incident and flow information for most metropolitan areas across North America, and let nuvi select a route that avoids traffic accidents, road closures, and construction.
Fuel prices: receive gas price data from over 100,000 gas stations across the nation. Drivers will always know where to get the best prices - and save time and fuel by using their unit to navigate directly to the station of their choice.
Weather reports: features current weather conditions (including high/low/current temperatures, chances of precipitation, humidity, pressure, wind, and weather alerts) as well as three day weather forecasts.
Enhanced movie listings: search for movies by title or by theater and receive show times, 'star' ratings, genre, actors, and more - and get driving directions to the theater.
Local events: receive special notices on festivals, concerts, and sporting events in your area, and navigate to them.
News and stocks: the latest news headlines and financial market updates are always at your fingertips.
Send to GPS capability: plan trips and look up destinations from the convenience of your computer, via Windows Live Local, and then wirelessly send locations to your nuvi 780.
The nuvi 780 comes preloaded with highly detailed City Navigator NT road maps for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The preloaded map data features over six million points of interest, including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and attractions. The map data is provided by NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality mapping.
Features and Specifications:
- Includes MSN Direct receiver with second generation features: traffic updates, weather, gas prices, enhanced movie listings, stock info, news, local events and send to GPS
feature for trip planning (3-month trial subscription)
- Sleek, ultra-slim design
- Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
- High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
- Preloaded with City Navigator North America NT
- Offers a three-dimensional mapping perspective, or 2D overhead view
- Turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance: text-to-speech feature prompts you to "Turn right on Main St" instead of "Turn right in 500 feet"
- Route planning with up to 10 saved routes: can automatically arrange destinations to minimize trip distance
- Integrated FM wireless transmitter sends audio through your vehicle stereo
- Bluetooth wireless technology: enabling hands-free connectivity to more than 400 mobile phones
- Includes travel features like Language Guide, MP3 player with playlist support, audio book player, picture viewer, currency and unit converters, world clock and calculator
- Speed limit indicator: unit displays speed limits for highways and interstates
- Look up addresses or POIs with Garmin's new Qwerty or ABC keyboard
- Trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points to view your travel history
- "Where Am I?" feature: find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates
- Automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nuvi on foot, and find your way back to your vehicle
- Includes Garmin Lock anti-theft feature
- Configurable vehicle icons: users can download additional choices from http://www.garmin.com/vehicles/
- Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
- With the POI loader program, users can set up proximity alerts for school zones and safety cameras, create custom POIs and more
- Standard headphone and microphone jacks
- Bright 4.3" diagonal color display; 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA display with white backlight
SD memory card expansion slot
- Unit dimensions: 4.8"W x 2.8"H x 0.8"D
- Weight: 6.1 ounces
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery: up to 5 hours of battery life depending on usage
- Includes sturdy suction cup mount that allows for easy adjustment and single-handed release
- Supports USB mass storage for simple computer connectivity