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jcordar2

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Posted: 11/19/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd like to purchase a GPS and am wondering about the 780 vs the 785. Theres only a few dollars difference in the cost. The 785 indicates it has a dash cam included within the unit. Does anyone have this model? Is it a decent dash cam? It would be nice not to have to purchase a separate unit down the line! TIA!


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Posted: 11/19/20 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I kind of like keeping these functions separate, so I got the one without the dashcam and added a $35 dedicated dashcam. So that way not only can I use them separately if I want to (like if I move the GPS to the car temporarily, I still have the dashcam in the RV), but if one of them breaks, I only need to replace that one.

Plus, when I last looked, the price difference between the two was around $75, so it was cheaper to buy the separate dashcam.

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If cost difference is "little" I would get the 785. one less thing to have to wire up, remove to avoid theft etc.
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I have a Garmin 65W dash cam which I really like and I believe the early model Garmin 770 which I also like. If the the 785 was available then I might have considered it. However the 65W is such an awesome device on its own I might have stayed with them separate.
Compare the camera and function in the 785 with the wide angle camera and function of the 65W.
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* This post was edited 11/20/20 05:51pm by rockylarson *


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Posted: 11/21/20 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lot of reviews on YouTube for both.


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Thank you!

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Posted: 11/25/20 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the commercial version a Garmin 785 lmt. I've had it for at least 18 months and am real happy with it .


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