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Garmin - dēzl 780LMT-S 7" Trucking GPS with Bluetooth and Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good navigator

    Posted
    ToniandJim
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    Our last several vehicles had built in navigation systems, but we got the latest without one. With the Apple car play and Siri on an attached iPhone, we can get essentially the same sized display on the car screen, but it uses data . On a recent trip we punched in a couple of addresses using Siri and Apple CarPlay vs the Garmin. Both were calling out directions virtually simultaneously. The Garmin added speed zone and curve warnings plus specific instructions to include turning right or left “at the traffic light”. Although we even updated it when setting it up, there are always some restaurants or shops that have changed or gone out of business and not reported in the map updates. I notice if I turn it on after it has been unplugged and turned off overnight, it takes awhile for it to acquire satellites. Also, since the new car doesn’t have any large area with a smooth surface to stick the base with its suction surface, I basically set the base into a console cup holder. Not quite as convenient as built in navigation system,but, several hundred dollars cheaper. It is a little too big to stick on windshield. I got a kick out of it suggesting a rest stop after around an hour and a half drive. It I’d designed for use by truckers. We were looking at screen size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best in the business

    Posted
    RuSERIOUS
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    I first bought the model with the dash cam the 7in diesel and that one continually reset I called Garmin they had me do more updates still the same thing so that product I would not advise at all but this is basically the same model just to step down with no dash cam in this thing is absolutely fantastic works great has a lot of great features very durable definitely recommend I also did a lot of research with Rand McNally and I also had personal experience with TomTom and Garmin is the only way to go for the pros

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good GPS for truckers and travellers

    Posted
    Bryan
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    I bought this system a few months ago when i started going over state lines for trucking. I use it just about everyday. It tells me where all the rest stops are, weigh stations and even tracks my speed for whatever highway I'm on. I had only one problem on the road when it told me to turn left to a location when it was in fact in the opposite direction. (It was taking me to its oringinal location instead of its new site which had opened a month prior).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great GPS navigation device for trucking

    Posted
    rondo
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    Great in all ways Garmin but needs the stick on disk to mount some place other than glass..and a longer usb data and charging cable since most new vehicles come with usb ports now but also keep the cigarette lighter charging cable also...large screen is nice and ability to add back up camera and Bluetooth connectivity Garmin iis the Best out there ffor ease of use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad gps

    Posted
    Gamal
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    I want to say that this gps is pretty good, however I wish they mad a better mount for it. The windshield mount that was was made for it does not bare its weight. If you drive on a bumpy road , it will fall off , not from the windshield section cup part, but from that round ball joint part.i would recommend it to a friend if they made a better mount holder thing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beats nothing

    Posted
    Ralph
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    I like the voice feature, and the lane guidance. Beyond that... Unit is too thick. It's too heavy for its own mount. It might be fine in a smooth riding car or truck, but I drive a daycab and it jumped off the mount on several occasions. There's also no way to search upcoming truckstops. It only does an area search. I took it back after a week.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome GPS for truckers

    Posted
    Scott
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    I love this GPS. As a professional driver and traveling all across the US it is a very easy and accurate device to help me get where I am going. I had the 770 for a couple of years and it started acting up so I had to use my extended warranty (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE GEEK AQUAD PROTECTION PLANS) and then upgraded to the 780.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth The Money

    Posted
    jwainscott0011
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    Just got my CDL a few months ago and needed a trusted trucukers GPS and wanted one that also can make and receive phones and this one does and you can bluetooth you headset and phone. With the Smartphone Link app for my android phone it keeps live traffic current. Well worth the $400

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Posted
    Maxine
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    Could have been better if they had been honest about what i see needed for this GPS to actually work. Bought this for my husband who is a truck driver and he was very disappointed when he had to pay extra for what he needed to add to it. We took it back and won't be purchasing anymore gps from best buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      I’m sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the GPS. This premium 7” truck navigator is ready to go out of the box with no additional accessories required. Garmin Product Support is happy to answer any questions you may have. Our contact information, including telephone number and hours of operation, can be found at: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/ Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good GPS

    Posted
    MRTrick
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    Gets me to where I'm going. Hasn't warn me about bridges when going threw them specially the height of the bridge. Been downtown chicago and gone threw low height bridges without warning and I know its a capability on this GPS. Warns you about everything else though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS for big trucks.

    Posted
    Brian
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    This GPS will be a great addition to any truck drivers ability to navigate the highway's and interstates. Also finding truck stops and fuel locations. Also has Eld capabilities For owner operators .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No camera

    Posted
    Jacobo
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    For truckers is not the best of the best , it gives you the longest routes and does not remember your old routes, garmin still needs to do a lot of work on the gps part, hook up to power is nice and visual screen is ok, I use google as a back up when routing

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      You should look at the Garmin dēzlCam™ 785 LMT-S. It is a 7" GPS Truck Navigator with Built-in Dash Cam. Garmin

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too Heavy

    Posted
    Unhapy
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    I bought this to assist me with finding the best road to travel when driving straight Truck and charter buses come to find out that it is too heavy it fall off when you hit a big bump. and there are some places this GPS was lost i had to go to a paper maps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Sorry about your dissatisfaction. Routing issues can easily be resolved by the updating to the latest mapping and software. This model includes Built-in Wi-Fi® for easy map and software updates. This Garmin YouTube video walks through the entire process:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk7VytUipe8&en-us Garmin Product Support would be happy to help with the GPS mount. Our contact information, including telephone numbers and hours of operation, can be found on our Support page: http://www.garmin.com/support Garmin

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad apple

    Posted
    Papasean
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    We bought in produ not too long ago in Boston. I have two others of the same make and model that we bought in NC and are working fine. I’m not sure is this last one was from a bad batch but it keeps shutting itself down. I’m returning it to Best Buy tomorrow

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      The power down issue issues can easily be resolved by the updating to the latest mapping and software. This model includes Built-in Wi-Fi® for easy map and software updates. This Garmin YouTube video walks through the entire process:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk7VytUipe8&en-us
      If the issues persist, Garmin Product Support would be happy to offer additional troubleshooting. Garmin contact information, including telephone numbers and hours of operation, can be found on our Support page: http://www.garmin.com/support Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great tool

    Posted
    trucking
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    This GPS is great. Entered my truck dimensions and it routes me correctly, away from low overpasses or away from car only roads. Alerts you to road grade (steepness), sharp curves and speed limit changes. Just a few examples

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    International2002
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    While the Garmin does tend at times to take you the long way around. It is a route that is the safest. I have no problems with bridge heights at all. Sometimes I enter a address and Garmin can't find it. But it's voice command finds it everytime. This is a great feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gps

    Posted
    Greatgps
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    Every once in a while it will give incorrect information about truck routes and that trucks are not allowed, when in fact it allows trucks in the area. That is the only reason why I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS for everything

    Posted
    StubbyDtruckeR
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    The magnet charging mount is awesome and as long as you do the updates is rather accurate. Only complaint would be the charger included I sources a USB cable to replace it to better organize my wires.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gps

    Posted
    Aidas
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    Can't go wrong with this one. Price a little high but totally worth it.. Suction mount works great, roads updated, 3d exit pictures is very helpful, and red light cameras warnings is just an icing on the cake..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    it is a good navigator.

    Posted
    hawro
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    it is good navigator , But before starting your trip you have to make sure to set up it in a correct way . I faced a big problem because I set upped in a wrong way I skipped all tolls so be sure not skip tolls .

    I would recommend this to a friend