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 [TOPIC] Nuvi 8x5 w/Voice Control - Reviews - v4.80
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gatorguy

USA
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Posted - 07 janv. 2009 :  15:36:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Updated 06/27/2009 by GpsPasSion : v4.60 available via the Webupdater, update recommended as it will hopefully prevent bricked 8x5 systems like what happened to the 7x5 series. Direct downlonad link : http://www8.garmin.com/software/nuvi885T_460.exe

Updated 02/2009 by GpsPasSion - Nuvi 8x5 systems are now available in the US and we have some first user reviews such as Reddog's first impressions on page 5.

Unfortunately it seems that what should have been the "best of the nuvis" is in fact missing some features present on the "lower end" 765, such as background route calculation, no memory for previous towns entered, a custom data field, 3D buildings/landmarks...Hard to tell if it's a hardware limitation or software limitation (8x0 uses Linux), but the bottom line is that the "flagship" nüvi is lacking compared to lower end models.
Posted 01/2009 - New 8x5 range announced at CES 2009, "best of the nüvis" with a blend of the features of the 8x0 and 7x5 models. First model announced is the 885T :
quote:
Garmin#8217;s® nüvi® 885T Combines Voice Activation, Lane Assist with Junction View and Enhanced MSN Direct Services

LAS VEGAS, Nev./January 7, 2009/Business Wire #8212; Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the nüvi 885T, adding lane assist with junction view as well as dynamic content from MSN Direct to a portable and powerful voice-activated navigator. The nüvi 885T was announced in conjunction with the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and will be on display at the Garmin booth (South Hall 4, #35832).


Original post : details here:http://garmin.blogs.com/pr/2009/01/garmins-nvi-885.html#more?activeBranchId=newsroom

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Dewi

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Posted - 07 janv. 2009 :  16:59:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
“And with enhanced MSN Direct services, the nüvi 885T provides much-needed travel information like traffic updates, flight status, Doppler radar, gas prices, news and business headlines and a wireless ‘send to GPS’ capability.”

I guess flight status is already available on the Avis Where2 units, but it's interesting that they've added Doppler radar.
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danham

USA
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Posted - 07 janv. 2009 :  17:10:29  Show Profile  Visit danham's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I assume they mean "weather radar," seeing as they would be pretty hard pressed to find radar which operates on something other than the Doppler principle [sigh].

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gpspassion

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:04:20  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I did some formatting of the first message. So it seems we now finally have a "best" device at Garmin after the 860/765 confusion. Let's hope the 8x5 models have the speed of the 7x5 models as opposed to the sluggish perfomance of the 8x0 models...might have been a sofware issue on the 8x0 models.

I wonder if MSN v3 will be made available for free to 785 owners like MSN v2 was made available for free (not to 580/680 though).

I suppose other 8x5 models (855/865 ?) will be announced tomorrow.

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gatorguy

USA
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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:09:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 855 and 855T were announced today.

OOPS: Just noticed you had a thread started on those models.

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Edited by - gatorguy on 08 janv. 2009 01:12:14
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gpspassion

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:22:36  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Actually we don't, it was just a catch-all and I added links. By "announced" I meant with a PR on Garmin's site and I'm not seeing one yet ? I adapted the title of this topic. Anyway it's a detail, can't wait to try out a new 8x5 system!

To really be the "best of nüvis" it will need to have the advanced "detour" options (distance and also drawing of a blocked area) of the 8x0/5000 that were missing on the 7x5. Maybe we can get some first reports about that at CES.

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gatorguy

USA
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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:41:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw a formal announcement a couple of hours ago. I'll see if I can find it again.

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Dewi

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:46:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 855, 865T and 885T are all on Garmin's product pages now, with the 860/880 under "discontinued".

Edited by - Dewi on 08 janv. 2009 01:47:10
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gatorguy

USA
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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:49:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's also reported to be an 885 without traffic, about $100 less. But that's confusing. . . MSN without traffic??

EDIT: I've been told that the 885 won't include MSN. Certainly doesn't make the model differences very clear. The 855 and 865 did not get a "formal" press release today. For now I might chalk up the report of a traffic-less 885 to initial model confusion at CES. It just doesn't make sense to me.

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Edited by - gatorguy on 08 janv. 2009 02:17:38
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JB2610

USA
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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:51:46  Show Profile  Visit JB2610's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
"with the 860/880 under "discontinued".



Even the Edsel lasted longer than they did!

Edited by - JB2610 on 08 janv. 2009 01:55:06
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NanaimoRick

Canada
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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  03:50:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's the 850 that shows as discontinued on the Garmin website. The 860 which contains Europe maps only & may only be sold in Europe but doesn't show as discontinued on the NA or Europe websites (yet).

I'm in the process of updating http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=82414 , our Sticky which lists all the Nuvi models.

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Edited by - NanaimoRick on 08 janv. 2009 03:51:21
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Dewi

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  04:02:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick, you're right the 860 still appears on the European websites. On the NA website if you click on the "Series" link on Garmin's product page you'll notice that "nuvi 800 series" has been removed...only "nuvi 805 series" is listed.

Edited by - Dewi on 08 janv. 2009 04:02:44
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NanaimoRick

Canada
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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  04:17:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agreed, but since it's still listed as available in Europe we'll leave it on our list for now.

The Garmin England site still lists the 860 at https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134 . We continue to list the 300 and the 310 for the same reason.

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ZX14NINJA

Canada
1008 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  04:56:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ZUMO 660 ANNOUNCED :

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Edited by - ZX14NINJA on 08 janv. 2009 05:03:43
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synomenon

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  05:32:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been waiting for these 8x5 units to be announced. Can't wait to pick one up!
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caryrae

USA
588 Posts

Posted - 09 janv. 2009 :  00:03:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gpspassion


I wonder if MSN v3 will be made available for free to 785 owners like MSN v2 was made available for free (not to 580/680 though).



Looks like the new MSN features are available for the 7x5t and 2x5 nuvis.

quote:
Service Announcements and Software Updates Enhanced MSN Direct Smart Traffic coverage now available!
MSN Direct has expanded its traffic service significantly, more than tripling the number of metropolitan areas and adding new roads where speed information is delivered to navigation devices. This newly added road coverage is derived largely from mobile fleet vehicles equipped with GPS receivers. For coverage details view Service Availability in Your Area.
New Features!
Flight Status: Want to check your flight’s status before heading to the airport? Receive up-to-date status and schedules for flights arriving to and departing from your local airports.*
Doppler Weather Maps: See animated Doppler Weather Maps on your device. These will show current precipitation type (Rain/Mix/Snow) and intensity images for your area, how it has been changing, and can help you plan accordingly for your road trip.*

Software updates
For Garmin® devices: Please download the update containing improvements for MSN Direct at the Garmin WebUpdater. For Pioneer® devices: Please download the update containing improvements at the Pioneer website.



Here is the device list that can use the Flight status and doppler radar features. https://www.msndirect.com/data-compatibility.aspx

Edited by - caryrae on 09 janv. 2009 00:07:42
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