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Garmin Nuvi 755T


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  1. Love it!

    Does everything I need.

    Chris - December 23rd, 2008
  2. My son bought a new 755T for fiance for Christmas. Unit would start but would shutdown consistently at “Show Map.” Unit was sent back to the big online retailer for replacement. Replacement unit did the same shutdown at mapdraw. That’s two in a row that didn’t work out of the box because of mapdraw failure. Called Garmin and was instructed to download Garmin Updater and update the unit’s software. This was done and the second unit now does a proper mapdraw and everything seems fine. The 755T is an overall fine GPS and the unit is well liked and operates just fine now. BUT … !

    Thomas - January 9th, 2009
    • i have my new gps 755t. how can i use it to find where i parked my car?

      barbara hookway - November 18th, 2009
      • Barbara,

        I had been wondering the same thing. Found this info from Tim who seems pretty knowledgable:

        The “where am i?” function does just that… It just tells you where you are. It won’t tell you where something else is.

        The function you are referring to works by knowing where you were when the GPS was taken off of the cradle, provided it was turned on and had a signal when it was taken off of the cradle.

        Provided that happened, you can find your car by going to ‘Where to’ -> ‘Favorites’ -> ‘Last Position’.

        I don’t know why this info is not indicated in the instructions somewhere. 🙁 Hope this helps.

        Ms. K - December 1st, 2009
  3. As an afterthought, the 755T is such a nice GPS I would gladly buy one even if I had to repair it first to get it to work. I’ve used a Nuvi 200 for over a year now and yes it has it’s quirks. I’ve been carried around in circles several times and routed through a cemetery in the less desirable part of a strange town after dark. We had to stop and buy a road map just to get out of rural South Carolina once. We were looking for the Post Office in Lenoir NC and Garmin said “destination on left” and as we both looked diligently to the left at the Fire Station, we completely missed the aircraft carrier sized Post Office on the right side of the street. Wife always says to stop and ask somebody. Yeah, right. Read the road signs and don’t believe everything these toys tell you! Use good common sense to know when to ignore the GPS and keep your eyes on the road. When you pull up to an intersection and see a sign beyond the intersection showing the route you want to stay on with an arrow pointing up, you better question that GPS is saying and has been saying for half a mile to turn here. Just know not to stake your Explorer/Pathfinder reputation on these fun gadgets.

    Last week I found the Sony NV-U94 unit on sale for half its SRP and I bought one. It has all the goodies of any high end unit and the price was the same that was paid a year earlier for the bare bones Nuvi 200. The Nuvi is much easier to use and even with the smaller screen seems more pleasant to view. I like the color combinations better on the non-adjustable Nuvi 200, even though the Sony has 7 different colors for each day AND night screens. I’ve already noticed that the Sony overshoots some destinations by a couple or three tenths of a mile, even though I like the Sony’s countdown bar for upcoming turns, which are on-the-money precise. What’s the deal with overshooting destinations? That’s basic not doing the job, nevermind the fluffy options. Another thing I’ve noticed is the uncanny accurate Estimated Arrival Time as shown on the Nuvi. This thing is virtually “to the minute” for 100 mile trips over varying road types and speed limits as long as you keep moving. Understood, If you stop at a light for 3 minutes, Nuvi will add those 3 minutes to the ETA. I have driven 100 mile trips with the actual arrival time being withing 2 minutes of the calculated ETA at the beginning of the trip. Totally awesome!

    In my personal experience with a few different makes of these toys, I’ll go with Garmin from now on. Anybody wanna buy a Sony 94 cheap?

    Thomas - January 9th, 2009
  4. I have a Garmin Nuvi 755T. It is 18 months old. Yesterday it worked. Today I cannot even turn it on. It should have lots of charge in the battery. I have tried the fix steps listed in the owner’s manual. Still no luck. It left me high and dry in an unfamiliar hugely populated city. Is there a reset button on this thing? I called the Garmin tech line on Saturday and they were closed. I bought one of these models for my daughter and it does something similar. Please help. Thank you. Bob

    Bob - August 16th, 2009
    • Bob, see this thread in our forums: My 765t died tonight…anyone else?

      Tim - August 16th, 2009
    • Hello Bob. I would try to download and install the latest 755T software from Garmin. If the hardware isn’t damaged, odds are the software has corrupted. A download and install of the software might do the trick. I had a similar “inadequate” GPS situation once in an unfamiliar rural region of South Carolina after dark. I stopped at the first roadside convenience store and bought a paper roadmap and started paying closer attention to road signs. I survived. Good luck.

      Thomas Aldridge - August 16th, 2009
      • Thanks Tom. I tried to install the latest 755T software from Garmin but it would not even recognize my device, so I could not install it. Bob

        Bob - August 17th, 2009
  5. 11/2009. i just bought my new 755t gps. it came with a free offer of an updated download for maps which i understand i have year to complete. i registered my gps, i download the new map offer, i connected my gps to my computer, it recognized my gps and then got stuck on “processing” for hours and hours. i gave up. is the map updates a neccesity for my gps? isn’t there another way besides using a computer to update maps from a little slide disc.? perhaps my computer is too slow or i am just not doing it right.
    i am old and not computer savey.

    barbara - November 15th, 2009
    • Barbara. These update files are very large, many megabytes, and can take hours or even days to download on slow dial-up connections. The map updates should not be necessary for proper unit operation. Map updates only contain newer highway and newer business/attraction data. If you have a slow internet connection, it would probably be best if you bought the cd/dvd map update from a store (Walmart has them) and used it, instead of the internet, to update your Garmin.

      Were it me, I would use the Garmin as I received it for some time and see just what new highways and attractions I was missing before trying to do an update. I think you will find the factory loaded information to be quite thorough. My Garmin has not been updated in over 2 years and I routinely travel 2 major newer highways that it does not recognize. No big deal. When Garmin puts out an update to included these missing highways, I will probably update mine, or just buy another newer unit.

      Thomas - November 18th, 2009
  6. I just purchased the Garmin 755T. I had a 660. I have the Garmin Travel Guide North America SD Card which I got with my 660 about 3 or 4 years ago. My question is: Should I use the SD card on my new 755 or is the information old/outdated?

    Lorrie - November 25th, 2009
  7. 1) Should the problem with the touch screen accuracy as written many times here be a deal breaker?
    2)When was the last firmware update, and the last map update ?

    Ron - December 12th, 2009
  8. I just purchased the Garmin 755T. I allso own a 760. I would like to transfer the entire memory to the older 760, is that possible??

    Thank you

    Don - January 5th, 2010
    • You cannot transfer the entire memory… for example the maps are locked to the device it came with. If you want to transfer more simple things like stored favorites– yes, you can do that. I’m at the airport and short on time to explain, but it has been discussed in our Garmin Nuvi Forum and if you can’t find it someone over there will be able to help if you give a shout out.

      Tim - January 5th, 2010
  9. and now i have another question. tks for response on the last one. i am assuming when you put in an address and select “go” that it takes you on the shortest route. my old magellan (bad word?) used to then show you the map for the entire route and i do miss that one thing. it also let me select 3 ways, shortest, fastest, all hyways, or no hyways.
    does the 755t let me choose and if so how do i do that?
    i can never view the entire map by touching the screen and moving my finger. remember, i am old.

    BARBARA - January 24th, 2010
  10. “turn on so and so street” wonder if the street has no street sign? trust the amt. of feet left on my 755t? how many feet would it show that i would know that i should turn now in this case?
    duh me again, i am old

    barbara - January 24th, 2010
  11. I have Mapquest on my laptop, which is where I update the maps for my nuvi 755t. Mapquest came with the first update. I also installed Mapquest on my desktop. I contacted Garmin to find out how to update the maps on the Mapquest program on my desktop. They instructed me to connect my gps to the desktop and run the map update file and when it had copied map files to the desktop, I was suppose to unplug the gps. I didn’t unplug it until it had prepared files to install to the gps. (my fault I know). Well, now when I use View Map, I just get the car, a green screen and one orange road. I have lost “where am I” and points of interest too. Would it harm the 755t if I reinstalled the map update???? When checking map version, it shows correct version, but only lists it once. If I remember it was listed twice before, which I didn’t understand. Can I reinstall the map update????

    William - February 2nd, 2010
    • William, do you mean MapSource and not MapQuest?

      Tim - February 2nd, 2010
      • Yes Tim. I mean’t Mapsource. Sorry.

        William - February 2nd, 2010
    • William. By all means, REinstall the map update AND give the PC and WebUpdater ample time to get the transfer done. The easiest way to ruin or corrupt the program is to stop or disconnect an update while it’s still transferring data.

      GARMIN Support shows “Additional Software” for the NUVI 750 and I assume that’s the OS that runs the 755. I am not sure about that. If your 755 OS is corrupt then you may need to reinstall the OS software.

      REGARDLESS. First I would try a clean reinstall of the map update and if the unit didn’t work I would then try a clean install of the OS software followed by the new map update. If that didn’t work, I would contact Garmin. GARMIN SUPPORT has much information including instructions for doing a “master reset” that might be a good idea to try before installing a new OS. These darn things can be very peculiar. Good Luck.

      Thomas - February 14th, 2010
  12. I just got my Garmin Nuvi 755t yesterday. It’s working great – downloaded the map update for free yesterday (2 tries, but 2nd one worked). I also bought a map for NYC and I’ve downloaded it 3 times and I can’t find it (though every time I download it says it’s replacing the prior map I already downloaded). I’ve gone to View Maps, but it’s not there. Help. Thanks.

    Michelle - March 3rd, 2010
    • Michelle. When it was downloading did it give you to option to save???? When I downloaded the map update, it did give me the choice. If you can save the download, choose save and the next screen will tell you where it is saving to.

      Try it.

      William - March 4th, 2010
    • Michelle: I got this response from Garmin.

      I’ll be happy to help you with that, the cityXplorer maps what you speak of downloads to the free space on your device or you have the option to download
      the map file to an SD card that you would plug into the device before the download begins. Once the maps are loaded you can confirm this by pressing from the main menu Tool>Settings>Map>Map Info. There you can view the products loaded to the device

      William - March 5th, 2010
      • Thanks William. I talked to Garmin yesterday myself and they are actually refunding me for the map because in their opinion it will not offer me anything more than the enhanced free map I downloaded the first night (and that has a brand new address on it too, so I think I’m good to go now). Thanks for the reply!

        Michelle - March 5th, 2010
        • Michelle, glad you are taken care of. I was actually thinking the same thing. I have had my 755t for over a year and have really enjoyed it. You should also find MapSource a good program to use and you can make your route yourself instead of letting the GPS do it for you. Some times I know of different roads to use that the route the GPS gives me doesn’t use. Just mess around with it and you will finally figure out how to use it.

          William - March 5th, 2010
  13. i just ordered a 755t but haven’t gotten it yet…i remember reading something that i was suppose to do the very 1st time i power it up but darn if i can remember what it was and i can’t find where i read it…it seems like that it said to do whatever it was on the 1st power up or i couldn’t do it at all later…it might have been a map update but i’m not at all sure, anybody got any idea what i’m talking about?…thanks in advance!

    Gary Blackburn - March 29th, 2010
    • Copy down the serial number, and check for a map update within 60 days of purchase.

      Tim - March 29th, 2010
  14. Wow !…that was fast Tim, Thanks..

    Gary Blackburn - March 29th, 2010
    • Gary: I think the other thing was before you turn it on go outside in an area where it pretty wide open and then turn it on and wait til ti finds the sattalites.

      William - March 29th, 2010
      • thanks to you also, William…any knowledge shared is greatly appreciated here…i’ve only had one other gps and it is a Garmin GPSMAP76C…i have two of them and i use one on the boat and the other in my pickup truck…this one is for the wife but i expect i’ll use it more than her, i just haven’t told her that yet!…lol

        Gary Blackburn - March 30th, 2010
  15. How can you get to someplace like “x” city in “x” state without a street address to enter. Can you enter a highway intersection or just a city name. I have tried to figure this out but can’t seem to find the right method if it exists at all.

    Larry - May 19th, 2010
    • Where to -> Cities

      Tim - May 19th, 2010
  16. Tim – Thanks for the help. How about highway intersections like I90 (interstate 90) and US14 (US highway 14) or SD37 (South Dakota highway 37)

    Larry - May 20th, 2010
    • Highways are difficult because typically they don’t “intersect” with other roads as they technically “intersect” with exits and on-ramps. See Interstate Highways as Via Points FMI on that. While not the same topic, it is the same issue. You should be able to find many state highways though, try entering just the number of the state road and searching that way.

      Tim - May 20th, 2010
  17. I just purchased a new nuvi 755T and registered it. I went to the free update and had to download the netClient software. I restarted the computer when prompted and tried to continue. The web site said it was downloaded onto my computer and ready to install but I couldnt find it. I ended up starting over and downloading again. This time it worked and it loaded in about 30 minutes. I think the netClient forced restart interrupted the process, but starting over fixed the issue.

    Jim - July 3rd, 2010
  18. Can someone tell me something. When I go to my favorites and look at the list it gives a mileage next to each favorite. But when I actually do that route the mileage is higher. I am wondering why????

    William - July 27th, 2010
    • William, the distance shown in the list of favorites is the “straight line” distance. That distance is used because no route has been calculated yet. Once you select one of the favorites the “route distance” is shown. If it had to calculate a route to each address to display the proper distance the display of favorites would take several minutes to display if you had more than a couple of favorites.

      Tim - July 27th, 2010
      • Tim: Thanks very much for the information. I really didn’t know what it was. Now I can rest easy. ha, ha

        William - July 27th, 2010
  19. I have one more question. It appears I have 1300 mb space left on my 755T. When this goes to zero, will I still be able to do map updates?????

    William - July 27th, 2010
  20. I have tw oNuvi 750 units. The sattelite antenna does not work on one of the units. Of course that is the unit with the 2011 maps. The other unithas 2009 maps.

    Now here’s the question, is there a way to transfer the map files from one unit to the other, the same as I would transfer files between hard drives??

    Paul - October 6th, 2010
    • No, as the maps get locked/licensed for the device they were issued for.

      Tim - October 6th, 2010
  21. I have a Garmin 755t and also mapsource software. I have several custom maps that I made on mapsource and saved to my computer and installed on my 755t. My laptop went and I can’t even get to a screen, so I bought a new laptop. I was wondering. Is that a way that I can transfer the custom maps on my 755T to my laptop and save them? Just in case something happens to the 755t, I would like a copy of the custom routes on the computer so I can strsfer them to the 755T or other Garmin that accepts the routes from Mapsource.?

    Bill - November 1st, 2010
    • Bill, if you don’t get an answer here you might try asking in our Garmin Nuvi Forums. I bet you would get an answer there fairly quickly.

      Tim - November 2nd, 2010
      • Tim: Thanks for the info. I have a feeling that if you don’t know then the forum might not help. I will give it a try, but am not expecting any answer.


        Bill - November 2nd, 2010
        • MapSource isn’t my area of expertise– I’m almost positive you will get a speedy answer to that question in the forums… they talk about that stuff all the time over there.

          Tim - November 2nd, 2010
  22. Have a Garmin Nuvi 750 just over a year old that will not turn on. I tried the following with no luck:

    1. Turn your Nuvi off by sliding the power switch to the left.

    2. Press your finger against the bottom right corner of the touchscreen. Hold your finger in this position.

    3. Slide the power switch to the right to turn the Nuvi back on. Continue to hold you finger against the screen until you see the factory reset prompt.

    Anyone have any other ideas I might try ?

    Linda - February 27th, 2011
    • Hi Linda Try this. Get yourself a special screwdriver sold to open unit’s case. This can be seen on Utube. Disconnect battery by un clipping plastic connector. Then just reconnect the battery. My 755t is up & running. If That battery is dead replace it. Good Luck

      MIKE B - August 15th, 2011
  23. Put an address in my 755T and hit “go” , it took me miles out of my way on strange widing country roads to a place called “coordinates and you are here”. No I wasn’t. I again hit the same address and “go” and it took me on the other side of this little town and to the correct place it should have done in the first place.

    Barb H - August 15th, 2011
  24. Where is the space bar on the NUVI 755T?

    Alma - August 20th, 2011

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