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Garmin Nuvi 765TThe Nuvi 765T's free traffic updates come with a hidden cost: text-based advertisement. Is it worth it?
[ Music ] ^m00:00:03 >> Free lifetime traffic updates. That's the promise that Garmin makes with it's ad supported traffic data on it's new Nuvi 765T. But how intrusive are those ads? And is it worth it? I'm Antuan Goodwin, your first look at the Garmin Nuvi 765T. You'll know a Nuvi when you see one because well, they all look alike. The powerslider's on the top, an SD card slot and headphone jack are on the side, and on the bottom is a mini USB and dock connectors. The front of the unit is where you'll spend most of the time interacting with the unit's fairly large 4.3 inch color touch screen. However the 765T sports a matte rubberized finish that makes it less of a smudge magnet. The unit ships with a suction cup cradle, and a 12 volt power cable. Try your best not to lose either of them because the power cable doubles as a FM traffic antennae and it must connect to the cradle first to power and inform the 765T. When navigating traffic delays appear as an icon with an estimated time delay, or as a color overlay. Garmin sells advertising on your Nuvi to subsidize it's free Nav Tech traffic updates, and periodically text ads will appear on the map or in the menus. The ads are pretty unobtrusive and don't impede in the usage of the Garmin while driving. If you've developed an immunity to text space internet advertising, you probably won't even notice these. Some users may find the coupon code attached to some of the ads to be a bonus. Everyone else can really easily ignore them. Rounding out the Nuvi 765T's navigation feature set is text to speech audio cues, advance lane guidance, and limited 3D building data. A multimedia function plays back MP3's and audible.com audio books, and Bluetooth wireless allows for hands free calling, and A2DP stereo audio streaming. All in all the Nuvi 765T has a solid feature set, and a few neat hidden features which we'll spend more time with in the forward view. Until then I'm Antuan Goodwin. This has been your first look at the Garmin Nuvi 765T. ^m00:02:08 [ Music ]