the ultimate nuvi comparison table

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There are 25 26 31 32 different nuvi’s out there and it can be slightly confusing to pick one. So we put together THE ULTIMATE NUVI COMPARISON TABLE.

Here are some abbreviations we used to make everything fit:

  • disp: display size
  • batt: battery life
  • T2S: text-to-speech for pronouncing street names
  • NA: North America
  • BT: bluetooth
  • voice comm: voice commands for speech recognition
  • rmt: remote controller
  • FM: FM transmitter for using your car’s audio system
model price disp battery T2S maps BT MP3 rmt voice comm MSN Direct FM memory card slot
nuvi
900T
$??? 4.3" 4 hrs yes Europe yes yes no no no yes SD
nuvi
880
$1000 4.3" 4 hrs yes NA yes yes yes yes yes yes microSD
nuvi
860
600 € 4.3" 4 hrs yes Europe yes yes yes yes yes yes microSD
nuvi
850
$800 4.3" 4 hrs yes NA no yes yes yes yes yes microSD
nuvi
5000
$800 5.2" 0 hrs yes NA no yes no no yes yes SD
nuvi
780
$800 4.3" 5 hrs yes NA yes yes no no yes yes SD
nuvi
770
$653 4.3" 5 hrs yes NA and Europe yes yes no no yes yes SD
nuvi
760
$557 4.3" 5 hrs yes NA or Europe yes yes no no yes yes SD
nuvi
750
$420 4.3" 5 hrs yes NA or Europe no yes no no yes yes SD
nuvi 710 £238 4.3" 5 hrs yes Euro regional yes yes no no yes yes SD
nuvi
680
$500 4.3" 7 hrs yes NA yes yes no no yes yes SD
nuvi
670
$570 4.3" 7 hrs yes NA and Europe yes yes no no no yes SD
nuvi
660
$439 4.3" 7 hrs yes NA or Europe yes yes no no no yes SD
nuvi
650
$370 4.3" 7 hrs yes NA or Europe no yes no no no no SD
nuvi
610
£270 4.3" 7 hrs no Euro regional yes yes no no no no SD
nuvi
600
£180 4.3" 7 hrs no Euro regional no yes no no no no SD
nuvi
370
$425 3.5" 8 hrs yes NA and Europe yes yes no no no no SD
nuvi
360
$332 3.5" 8 hrs yes NA or Europe yes yes no no no no SD
nuvi
350
$282 3.5" 8 hrs yes NA or Europe no yes no no no no SD
nuvi
310
£127 3.5" 8 hrs no Euro regional yes yes no no no no SD
nuvi
300
£120 3.5" 8 hrs no Euro regional no yes no no no no SD
nuvi 270 $320 3.5" 5 hrs no NA and Europe no no no no no no SD
nuvi
260W
$400 4.3" 5 hrs yes NA no no no no no no SD
nuvi
260
$268 3.5" 5 hrs yes NA no no no no no no SD
nuvi 255W $373 4.3" 4 hrs yes NA or Europe no no no no yes no microSD
nuvi 255 $320 3.5" 4 hrs yes NA or Europe no no no no yes no microSD
nuvi
250W
$263 4.3" 5 hrs no NA or Europe no no no no no no SD
nuvi
250
$209 3.5" 5 hrs no NA or Europe no no no no no no SD
nuvi 205W $266 4.3" 4 hrs no NA or Europe no no no no yes no microSD
nuvi 205 $213 3.5" 4 hrs no NA or Europe no no no no yes no microSD
nuvi
200W
$212 4.3" 5 hrs no USA or Euro regional no no no no no no SD
nuvi 200 $187 3.5" 5 hrs no regional no no no no no no SD

Let us know if you think we got something wrong.

UPDATE: (Jan 23) We had forgot about nuvi 200 which is now added to the bottom.

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  2. Visionline Says:

    Looks good but you forgot to mention which can use the traffic receiver.


  3. stash Says:

    You should also add which ones have possibility of remote antenna


  4. wEZ Says:

    you shoud include what chipset they are using. i believe that not all models use sirf III.


  5. wEZ Says:

    and the number of POI’s…


  6. LTM Says:

    just a correction to your list; the 370 only comes with 3.5 inch screen


  7. TjL Says:

    Do any/all of them have WAAS?


  8. Jason Says:

    Another correction… Nuvi 650 has Bluetooth and FM transmitter….


  9. Adrian Says:

    Maybe there’s more to it, but why would anyone buy the more expensive 780 when both the 770 and the 760 offer the same things AND Europe maps for less money (up to $300)?


  10. Jason Says:

    <> …. I checked the website and it says no on the bluetooth and fm transmitter, but I swear it’s what I have and it has both.


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  12. Neil Says:

    You forgot the Nuvi 200 :(


  13. j i m Says:

    …….I’d like to have seen the LxWxD specs. Anywhere in a list like this?


  14. chris fredette Says:

    How about size? 3X dimensions and the volume would be good.
    I have a 3 year old ique that as far as I can tell is smaller than all of these, and can do way more. I just want to be able to sync contacts and waypoints and have it fit in my pocket. I don’t think one of these can do that.
    My brother has a nuvi 250 and it seems just as fast as my ique except the screen rez is worse, it has the serf3, can do NO PDA stuff at all, and is way fatter. blaaaa
    arggggggggggggg.


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  17. Larry Says:

    Dudes, compare the Nuvi 760, 770, and 780. NO DIFFERENCE (‘cept the PRICE!!!!) What gives!!!!!!????


  18. Jack Says:

    you also forgot to mention which units support topo maps


  19. Bubba Says:

    Can you add:
    processor speed
    available RAM
    SDHC card compatibility
    charging from mount


  20. Administrator Says:

    LTM: We corrected the screen size for 370.
    TjL: They all support WAAS.
    Jason: Our specs for 650 were right as you also realized. You must have a limited edition or something :)
    Neil: We added 200 now. Thanks.
    Adrian and Larry: Difference of 760, 770, 780 is in the maps. Why is 780 more expensive with less maps? 780 has 2nd generation MSN Direct and you can send addresses wirelessly to 780 (and 880).


  21. IsLNdbOi04 Says:

    How much internal memory does each one (Nuvi 760, 770, 780) have? Doesn’t the 770 have more since it has NA and EU maps?


  22. SiLv3sTeR Says:

    205w does not support T2S~


  23. MikeM Says:

    The 255W (and probably all the 2*5 series) take full-size SD cards, not micro SD. Also, the 255W does not support T2S.


  24. RussP Says:

    I just got a 205 and it does have a MicroSD. My buddy just bought a 205W and his has the regular SD slot. Neither have T2S.


  25. SteveDaugh Says:

    I’d really like to see a comparison of receiver sensitivity in GPS units. How tough is this to do?


  26. Mike Giambra Says:

    I’m trying to replace my 276C which got run over by a truck…….can any of the NUVI’s do the following:
    1. Ability to download tracks.
    2. Ability to change coordinate systems between UTM and Geographicals.
    3. Ability to change datums…WGS84 to PSAD ’56, and so on.
    4. Ability to define a User Grid.
    (The 276C can do all of the above)
    5. Bluetooth
    6. MP3.

    I know, I’m asking a lot.


  27. Dave Harris Says:

    There is a distinction between North America and the lower 48 states only (which came preloaded with my Nuvi 205. Can you indicate this in your very excellent NUVI comparison chart?


  28. Trisha Says:

    I want to buy either a Garmin 205 or a 360. #60 is discontinued and had many more features and is cheaper…but what am I losing out on?


  29. Trisha Says:

    360 I meant. I want the 360 but afraid because I do not know what I would be losing


  30. Matt Says:

    Can anybody give me the difference between a NUVI 710 and 760 ? I am from South Africa and can not find a direct comparison between the two products. The price is different here in Africa but the functionality seems to the same …. ? Why ?


  31. BarryK Says:

    The Nuvi 850 data appears basically correct. However, I bought mine via Tiger Direct for ~$280.

    Also note, after two days of ownership I now understand this model has been discontinued by Garmin. No problem though as I like the unit, the lack of BT is not an issue as it still suits my requirements.


  32. Tom Baughman Says:

    What is MSN direct?


  33. Ashton Robinson Says:

    does anyone care that the nuvi 265 (and likely other model as well) will show all preloaded POI’s (and their icons) while at home looking at your screen but not on the road while traveling?


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