A Comparative Analysis of the Garmin Nuvi 750 and the Garmin Nuvi 755T
written by: Om Thoke•edited by: Heather Marie Kosur•updated: 6/1/2010
Before the Garmin Nuvi 755T was introduced into the market, the Garmin Nuvi 750 was one of the most powerful GPS units on the market. This articles offers a quick comparative analysis of the two GPS devices and then the answer with a dependence upon few basic considerations.
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Before the Garmin Nuvi 755T was introduced into the market, the Garmin Nuvi 750 was one of the most powerful GPS units on the market. If you’re wondering about which is better, the Garmin 750 or 755T, then the answer depends upon few basic considerations.
Firstly, are you willing to pay the extra price difference to buy the Garmin 755T rather than investing in the 750? Secondly, do you need any of the advanced features that Garmin 755T offers because most of the standard functionalities are common to the Nuvi 750 as well as the 755T? The Garmin Nuvi 755T came as a replacement to the 750, and it turned out to be far superior and quite convincing, too. So, now let us first see what Garmin Nuvi 755T has got to offer and the things that were absent on Nuvi 750.
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Pros and Cons of the Garmin Nuvi 755T
The HotFix GPS technology, new map screen enhancements, route planning, 3-D lane assist, free lifetime traffic updates, faster screen redraws, and 3-D building view are some of the noteworthy features of the 755T.
However, in the area of FM transmission, there’s still no improvement, and FM transmission in the 755T also remains underpowered. The device still doesn’t support Bluetooth either.
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Advantages of the Garmin Nuvi 755T over the 750
Here are some more advantages of the Garmin Nuvi 755T over the 750:
The Nuvi 755T can display the direction of the next turn with the help of “upcoming turn indicator" functionality and/or lane guidance.
Easier navigation in cities, as the landmarks and 3-D buildings appear transparent on maps and don’t confuse the driver.
Bigger and better POI database with over six million entries.
Capability to play audio books/MP3s even when the device is being used for navigation.
Faster GPS acquisition times with latest HotFix.
Improved protection against scuff marks and scratches with a plastic case coated with rubber-like protective coating.
Additional windshield mount.
Faster route calculations.
Large stylish map screen.
Improved track log recording.
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As far as the tech specs and basic functionalities are concerned, both the 750 and the 755T come with the same dimensions, weight, temperature range of operation, etc.
The physical size of both these GPS units is 121.7 x 75.2 x 19.5 mm (WxHxD), and they both weigh close to 175gms. The touch screen powered WQVGA TFT landscape display with 480 x 272 pixels screen resolution gives good value for money.
Both the devices come with pre-loaded maps of Canada and the US, while three to seven hours battery life, standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, and USB computer interface are common features on both these models.
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The Bottom Line
Despite these advantages, some of the folks still prefer the Nuvi 750 due to the sheer fact that the touch screen of 755T is just as good as a finger magnet and makes life difficult for the user. But, smoother map scrolling due to faster screen refresh rate still keeps theNuvi 755T on top amongst the two contenders. The two biggest drawbacks of of the absence of Bluetooth as well as poor touch screen response were fixed in the Garmin Nuvi 765.
Lastly, having seen that Garmin Nuvi 755T has got a massive edge over the 750 GPS unit, you must be in a position to answer this question on your own: “Which is better: the Garmin 750 or 755t?" You must decide which device best suits your individual needs.
Some of the experts strongly believe that 755T has brought about a drastic improvement over the 750, while those who don’t want to spend even a penny extra and are happy with whatever 750 offers because the Nuvi 750 is more than enough to cater to the needs of the novice/intermediate level GPS users.