OLATHE, KS--June 11, 2013: Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the RV 760LMT, its first navigator created just for the RV lifestyle. The 7-inch GPS device is packed with signature Garmin navigation features as well as RV-friendly functions to guide RV drivers with confidence. Preloaded with detailed maps, the RV 760LMT creates custom routes based on the size and weight of an RV1. It is the only navigation device that features America's RV Parks & Services Directory, making it easy to find repairs, RV parks and campgrounds. Navigation features include voice-activated navigation, Garmin Real Directions, free lifetime traffic2 as well as Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts. To make sure RV drivers have access to the latest weather and other real-time trip information, Garmin Smartphone Link provides access to live services3. Completing the package, the free BaseCamp software allows users to plan trips ahead of time and transfer them to the RV 760LMT for directions.
“It combines leading Garmin navigation technology with new functionalities designed specifically with RV drivers in mind, such as routing based on RV dimensions and the included America's RV Parks & Services Directory.”
"The RV 760LMT lets RV drivers enjoy the freedom of the open road with the comfort and convenience of traveling with a friendly guide," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. "It combines leading Garmin navigation technology with new functionalities designed specifically with RV drivers in mind, such as routing based on RV dimensions and the included America's RV Parks & Services Directory."
RV 760LMT is preloaded with detailed maps for the U.S. and Canada that also include RV-related restrictions, such as bridge heights, and related information for most major roads and highways. Users just enter their vehicle profile information (customizable by height, weight, length and width) to find routes suitable for their RV.
America's RV Parks & Services Directory provides comprehensive information on RV parks and campgrounds. This directory contains nearly 20,000 sites in the United States and Canada, including national and state parks as well as privately owned campgrounds. America's RV Parks & Services Directory lets users search by 20 amenities -- such as pet friendly, onsite laundry, internet access, and electric hookups. It also includes more than 14,000 service locations, including towing, tire shops, truck stops and repairs.
To make it easier to find places while on the road, Up Ahead provides a constant stream of nearby places -- including restaurants, rest areas, hospitals and fuel stations -- that appears alongside the driving map and updates as the driver moves along.
Premium Garmin Navigation
RV 760LMT redefines "spoken turn-by-turn directions" with Garmin Real Directions, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. No more stress from trying to read street names. Garmin Real Voice„¢ is refined speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly voice. Garmin Real Directions and Garmin Real Voice are features that are only available in Garmin GPS navigators. RV 760LMT also offers the convenience of voice-activated navigation. Users simply speak and the device responds to the commands.
The Active Lane Guidance feature uses a combination of voice prompts and visual cues to prepare users to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. Active Lane Guidance displays an animated graphic next to the map view that uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed to make a turn. photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and interchanges, including the surrounding landscape and road signs along the route. RV 760LMT also displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival.
With the included combination power cable/traffic receiver, the RV 760LMT offers free traffic information, helping to avoid traffic jams.
RV Trip Planning and Sharing
The free BaseCampdesktop software allows users to plan their RV trips ahead of time. Users can create routes along specific roads and search for points of interest, including local attractions, restaurants and fuel stops. The pre-planned trip can be downloaded to the RV 760LMT for a stress-free ride.
Garmin Adventures, powered by BaseCamp, is a free, interactive way to share trips with friends and family. Users can combine routes, waypoints, geotagged photos, YouTube® videos and more into an adventure that can be shared online. Garmin Adventures also allows users to rate their trips, read reviews and download routes shared by fellow RVers.
Bluetooth® Hands-Free and Real-Time Weather
Users can sync a smartphone via Bluetooth for hands-free calling through the integrated microphone and speaker of the RV 760LMT. The device is also compatible with Smartphone Link, a free mobile app that connects the navigator with an iPhone® or Android„¢ smartphone to receive live services4. This includes current weather and seven-day forecasts, among other features. The Advanced Weather function also provides animated radar images on a map, indicating types of precipitation such as rain, snow and ice, to help drivers avoid bad driving conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.
RV 760LMT includes free lifetime map updates5 for the useful life of the device, so routes can reflect the most up-to-date maps, points of interest, and America's RV Parks & Services directory information. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.
The Garmin RV 760LMT is expected to become available in summer 2013 and has a suggested retail price of $399.99. For added safety and convenience, a video input on RV 760LMT allows for wireless back up camera connection (camera not included). A compatible Garmin wireless backup camera6 is available as an accessory for $149.99. When drivers put their RV in reverse, the backup camera shows a live video feed on the RV 760LMT to see what is behind the vehicle.
The RV 760LMT is the latest from Garmin's consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin's user-friendly PND solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.