The Bad: Unpowered FM transmitter, Limited Detour Function and More Miseries
Here are some of the downsides to the Garmin Nuvi 88T GPS navigation unit.
• Can’t exclude an unwanted road from your route.
• Dual firing speakers aren’t too satisfactory, in comparison to the older single speaker units featured in earlier Nuvi GPS units.
• If you’re travelling through areas with a crowded radio dial, the underpowered FM Transmitter is simply good for nothing
• Category-wise search of POIs requires a whole lot of time.
• Limited detour function.
• Can’t alphabetically list the favorites.
• Setting up the Nuvi 885T in off-road mode is a bit tedious.
A very apparent downside is 885T’s internal FM transmitter that is very underpowered, making it very bad, which is a hindrance to the most lucrative feature. At times, its inability of excluding particular roads from the planned route can be quite frustrating.
Furthermore, one of the biggest downsides to the Garmin Nuvi 885T is that real time traffic updates and MSN Direct services cost $130 for a lifetime subscription, but this is available for free in some low level Garmin and TomTom models.