Garmin RV 760LMT GPS Device
Screen Size9.0 /10
Battery Life2.0 /10
Processor Speed7.0 /10
Ease of Use9.0 /10
- Massive Screen Size
- Easy to Use
- Fast Processor Speed
- Massive POI Database
- Crystal Clear Screen
- GPS Mount Problems
- Needs to Be Reset
- Speakers Could be Better
- Short Battery Life
- Need to Customise
The Garmin RV 760 LMT RV GPS Device is Garmin’s 2014 model that has been specifically designed for you RV’ers out there that want to enjoy the freedom of the open road without any boundaries of where you can and cannot go. If you’re taking your RV out for a tour across the US you want to make sure that you’re travelling in the right direction and avoiding all those low bridges and restricted zone.
RV GPS Unit
When you’re buying a GPS unit specifically for your RV you need to make sure that you buy the right model that has been specifically designed for your RV. There is no point in buying a normal car device if you’re driving an RV as you will face problems driving along the road. A normal car gps unit will not factor in restricted zones or low bridges leading to problems along your route. Buying a GPS unit that has been specifically designed for an RV means that you will not have any of these problems allowing you to enjoy driving your RV without any of the problems associated with driving your RV such as getting lost or stuck in traffic.
Garmin RV 760LMT RV GPS Review
The Garmin RV 760LMT GPS is Garmin’s GPS device that has been specifically designed as an advanced navigator for the RV lifestyle. The unit comes with a large, easy-to-read 7-inch screen, simple interface using Garmin’s developed menu system and super fast processor for extra fast route calculations and re-calculations. The device comes preloaded with full maps for both the US and Canada meaning that you have detailed maps for the whole region. As an added bonus, this unit also comes with both free lifetime map and traffic updates meaning that you will always have up-to-date maps and therefore traffic routes. As soon as you decide to take your RV out onto the open road, you will be ready to go allowing you to update you vehicle’s profile data onto the device to enable you to discover courses suitable for your RV. There are 1,000 waypoints and over 10 million points of interest available which can be easily updated by logging onto Garmin’s users website.
The unit comes with a 7-inch widescreen display that makes for easy viewing and control. The voice guidance that is incorporated in the unit lets you focus on your driving as you listen to directions from the unit’s extra loud speakers. In addition, you are able to make hands-free calls owing to the Bluetooth technology capability that is incorporated in the device. To achieve this however, you need a mobile phone with Bluetooth capability.
RV Trip Planning and Sharing
The basecamp feature enables you arrange your RV excursions early. With it, you can create your route along specific routes in addition to being able to search for restaurants, fuel stops or local attractions along the way. Once you have finished creating your route, then you can upload the same onto your Garmin RV 760 for a stress-free ride.
Lifetime Updates and Device Management
Garmin RV 760 incorporates free lifetime map updates5 for the duration of the device, which means that you are assured of up-to-date information of places you wish to visit that are part of the maps provided in the unit.
The Garmin Express on the other hand lets you manage and keep your RV 740 up-to-date. With this feature, you can easily update maps and software, install free custom vehicles and voices and transfer favourites between devices.
Text-to-Speech Guidance and Automatic Re-routing
The unit boasts of a text-to-speech voice guidance feature that lets you keep your eyes on the road as you listed to instructions from the unit’s loud and clear speakers. You don’t have to worry about what is coming ahead of your drive because with the Up Ahead feature, you are provided with displays of nearby places such as stores, fuel stations, restaurants, and hospitals.
The unit boats of an automatic rerouting feature for those moments when you make a wrong turn and need guidance in the right direction. With this feature, you are provided with alternative routes that mean that you are kept on the right track to your destination.
Still in terms of guidance, the unit does come with an Active Lane Guidance feature that makes use of a friendly voice to guide you onto your proper lane. In addition, there are brightly colored arrows displayed on the screen that further make this an easy transition. This feature is especially useful when you come upon junctions and interchanges.
On the unit’s display you get information such as your current speed, speed limit, in addition to an accurate time of arrival. You are also provided with school zone warnings as you drive. Last but not least, the Garmin RV 760 is compatible with a wireless Backup camera for those moments when you may need footage of what transpired.
- Easy to read wide screen display
- Comprehensive directory of approximately 20,000 RV parks and services in the US and Canada
- Customized RV routing
- Speed- limit display for many interstates and highways
- Mount may cause issues
- Unit may hang and need hard reset
- Smartphone needed for Bluetooth connectivity