Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., introduced the RV760Pro bundle that includes Garmin’s RV760LMT, BC 20 backup camera, custom BC 20 mount and a 50-foot extension cable. The integration of the RV760LMT and the BC 20 has created the RV760Pro, which “work together for a better RV driving experience,” according to a press release.
Starting Sept. 11, G3 Solutions, Garmin’s distributor of this product, will begin taking the first orders of RV760Pro at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., where ustomers and dealers will have a first look at the features the RV760Pro has to offer.
“G3 Solutions sees great value in the RV760Pro,” said Kathy Malcom, G3 Solutions director of sales. “The communication between Garmin’s navigation system and rearview camera makes this product stand out from the rest. While rearview cameras have become standard on motorized RV’s for a while, we feel their wireless backup camera integration with navigation offers the strongest product in the RV market today.”
The navigation device comes preloaded with detailed maps for the U.S. and Canada and also includes 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.
Within the navigation device is America’s RV Parks & Services Directory. It provides comprehensive information on RV parks and campgrounds and 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.
Garmin will ship its first portable navigation device (PND) intended for RV users in the summer. According to a press release, the Garmin RV 760LMT will retail for a suggested $399.
The device features a large 7-inch screen and ability to generate routes based on the height and weight restrictions of roads and bridges. Users enter their vehicle’s height, weight, length and width to find routes suitable for their RV, the company said.
The device is also preloaded with America’s RV Parks & Services Directory so drivers can find RV parks, campgrounds, state and national parks, and repair shops. The directory lets users search for 20,000 parks and campgrounds by 20 amenities, such as pet friendliness, onsite laundry facilities, Internet access, and electric hookups. The directory also includes more than 14,000 service locations, including towing, tire shops, truck stops and repairs.
Included BaseCamp desktop software lets users plan a trip ahead of time and download the route to the PND.
The device is compatible with Smartphone Link, a free mobile app that connects the PND to an iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth to receive free and subscription-based live services. Services include weather, points-of-interest (POI) ratings, fuel prices, real-time speed- and red-light-camera alerts, and photoLive Traffic Cameras, which lets users view real-time photos from traffic cameras across the U.S. to see traffic and weather conditions. A local search feature lets consumers use their smartphone’s browser to find a point of interest, then send the POI to the PND via Bluetooth for navigation.
Navigation features include free lifetime maps and free lifetime traffic updates. Traffic updates are delivered via an included power cable/traffic receiver. Spoken turn-by-turn direction technology called Garmin Real Directions guides drivers by recommending turns at recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights rather than simply by street name. Voice-activated navigation enables the PND to respond to spoken commands. Active Lane Guidance provides voice and visual prompts to prepare a driver for turning at an exit or interchange. And photoReal junction view shows graphic displays of junctions and interchanges, including the surrounding landscape and road signs along the route.