GARMIN Camper 760LMT-D Review - Motorhome and Caravan Sat nav device
The Garmin 760LMT-D is a powerful motorhome and caravan sat nav which includes specific points of interest (POIs) that will be helpful for your trips with your campervan or caravan. The itineraries are calculated using the size and weight of the motorhome or caravan. This model offers a large 7 inch screen.
The Garmin 760LMT-D is a Caravan and motorhome sat nav which presents itself as the perfect route companion to hit the road with peace of mind. Specially built for using with motorhomes and caravans, this model includes a lot of features which will be very useful for caravan and motorhome drivers.
The 760LMT-D caravan and motorhome satnav comes with a complete database of ASCI campsites and MHF which offers a powerful search engine that allows the user to filter the results by selecting the equipments and services that he is really interested in when looking for a campsite or campground.
Caravan and Motorhome sat nav with vehicle weight & size management
When you turn on your sat nav for the first time, it will ask you to enter the profile information of your vehicle. This is easily done but is a crucial step as it is this information which will allow the system to provide you with an itinerary that will be suitable for your car and caravan or your motorhome.
The Camper 760LMT-D contains very detailed maps of Europe which include the restrictions you will be facing with your campervan or caravan (such as bridge heights, weight limits, or narrow roads). This is a fundamental feature that all Caravan and motorhome sat navs should offer!
This sat nav creates itineraries that are perfectly compatible with your caravan or motorhome and also warns the driver of any hazards on the route such as sharp curves, tree overhang, or steep hills for example.
We give this Caravan and motorhome sat nav a 10/10 for its advanced guiding system
The Camper 760LMT-D comes with the great active lane assistant called ‘Active Lane Guidance’ created by the manufacturer. This built in tool shows you exactly which lane you should be in for the next change in the route. This allows to easily anticipate exits and intersections thanks to the animations (with colourful arrows) and the vocal indications that are particularly precise on this model.
The ‘PhotoReal” function offered by Garmin enables the Camper 760LMT-D to show the driver a photorealistic view of intersections with surrounding landscape and signs. This is very effective and useful especially when you encounter those difficult intersections which require a high level of attention!
Free lifetime map and traffic updates
With this Caravan and motorhome sat nav, updating the maps is free and unlimited. This is a very important criteria that you should consider when comparing different sat nav systems. Indeed, updating a sat nav can be expensive on some models which do not come with lifetime free updates such as the Mappy models for example. With the Garmin 760 LMT D we are guaranteed to have the latest maps and points of interests and thus reliable information on campsites, campgrounds, equipments, etc.
The Camper 760LMT-D also has a traffic receiver that is built into the power cable. This enables the driver to access real time traffic information which makes it possible to avoid traffic congestion. This service is included for free on this model and will never require any subscription, which is not the case of all Caravan and Motorhome sat navs, as some models like the TomToms offer this service for an extra cost.
Ease of use of the Garmin 760 LMT-D Caravan and Motorhome Sat nav
The Garmin 760LMT-D sat navs screen clearly displays the speed limits which depend on the vehicle profile information, the actual speed, and a precise ETA. It’s also easy to see the name of the road you are travelling on.
Live services (Connected Sat nav)
Live services will allow the user to have access to additional information such as traffic, weather alerts, or difficult driving conditions ahead on the itinerary. On this Caravan and Campervan sat nav, the manufacturer offers a free app called ‘Smartphone Link’ which can be installed on an Android or Apple device, and that enables the Sat nav to connect to the internet using the phone's existing data plan. The service is free and does not require any extra subscription.
BaseCamp allows you to plan a camping trip
This free software is very handy as it can be used to plan a camping trip from your computer. You can find interesting routes, search for different points of interest (attractions, restaurants, campgrounds, etc.) and then load the planned trip into the Camper 760LMT-D. This software is not just another gadget, it is very helpful for planning journeys.
It also includes a feature called Garmin Adventures which allows users to share their trips with others and download ones uploaded by other users.
Very efficient Voice control on this Caravan and Motorhome Satnav
During our test of the voice control feature of the Garmin 760LMT-D, we were once more very impressed by its efficiency. With this model, you simply have to say “Voice control” and the Sat nav will display a list of the voice activated controls available. You can then of course plan an itinerary, or set the volume to the desired level, or even control the screen brightness.
Something we like about this Motorhome Sat nav
The Garmin 760 LMT D comes with a technology called “Garmin Real Directions” which is a feature that can only be found with this brand's sat nav systems. With this feature, the sat nav is able to guide you as a real person would. Indeed, this is quite impressive as the system will say for example “Turn right after the petrol station” . In other words, the system is able to give you directions using real landmarks.
To avoid the “robot-style” voice that we used to get on older sat nav systems, the manufacturer has also included a feature called “Garmin Real Voice” which offers a more natural and pleasant voice, close to the one of a real person.
Hands free phone system included
As with many caravan and campervan sat navs these days, this model allows the user to connect a mobile phone via Bluetooth. You can then make calls directly from the sat nav’s screen leaving your mobile phone in your pocket on in the glove compartment of your car or campervan.
On this Garmin 760 LMT-D, the hands free phone offers quite good quality with the built-in speaker. The built-in microphone however does not offer the same level of quality you can get with a dedicated device such as ones which come with a remote microphone (like the hands-free systems from Parrot for example.)
Compatible with a reversing camera
This Camper 760LMT-D is compatible with the official Garmin wireless camera BC20 which is however sold separately. Once connected, this camera allows the sat nav to display the video signal on the screen when you engage reverse gear.
The Strengths of this Caravan and Motorhome Sat nav
- Unlimited and free map updates for Europe (45 countries)
- Free traffic information via TMC
- Highly efficient Voice control feature
- Superb 7 inch screen with great touch control
The Weaknesses of this Caravan and Motorhome Sat nav
- Downloading the map updates can be very long
- To be able to access the live services, you will need a smartphone with a data plan.
Our opinion on the Garmin 760 LMT-D motorhome sat nav
This caravan and motorhome satnav system with it’s big 7 inch screen is the Garmin 660 LMT-D’s big brother. Justs like the 660, this model offers great value for money when you look at all the features it comes with. We like the lifetime map updates for all of Europe and the free live traffic information.
This model seems to suit the needs of many caravan users and motorhome drivers and is definitely a good choice.
Discontinued model! This model is no longer available and has been replaced by a newer model : Garmin Camper 780 Review
Detailed Specs for the Garmin 760LMT-D
|Included accessories||Power cable (12-24V) with integrated digital traffic receiver, suction cup mount, micro-usb lead.|
|Screen size||7 in|
|Screen resolution||800x480 px|
|Screen type||Touch screen, TFT, White backlight|
|Maps||Europe, 45 countries|
|Free lifetime map updates||Yes|
|Lane assist / Junction view||Yes|
|Live Services||Yes, using phone's data plan & Bluetooth|
|Traffic information||Via TMC (no subscription required)|
|Hands-free Phone feature||Yes|
|Reversing camera||Yes, optional|
|Memory||Extension via MicroSD card (not included)|
|Battery life||1h30 Approx.|
|Power||12 & 24v adapter included|