OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the robust RV 785 GPS navigator that offers RV-specific navigation options and a new built-in dash camera1 for RV and camping enthusiasts. Designed to bring more conveniences to life on the open road, the RV 785 offers an easy-to-read high-resolution 7-inch display while automatically recording the journey and saving video of incidents. The built-in camera also allows for more sophisticated driver assistance features including lane departure and forward collision warnings2 designed to help encourage a safer driving experience to all the favorite campgrounds.
“The introduction of a built-in dash camera to the RV 785 brings one of our most sought out features to RV travelers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Drivers can sit back and take advantage of camper-friendly directories loaded into the RV 785 to easily explore new destinations, while the built-in dash camera makes it simple to record and save video of any incidents along the journey.”
Travelers can easily prepare for their next customized adventure by inputting their motorhome profile into the RV 785. Once the navigator stores the size and weight of the RV3, drivers can receive routes that take into account weight limits, steep grades and more. The RV 785 also gives drivers access to RV-specific points of interest with the integration of Ultimate Public Campgrounds, KOA®, iOverlander™ and PlanRV™. To help locate the best places for a pit stop, the RV 785 is preloaded with a directory of RV parks and services that can be filtered with personal preferences. In addition, the RV 785 utilizes a vast road-trip ready feature-set that includes the HISTORY® database of notable sites, a U.S. National Parks directory, TripAdvisor® traveler ratings and millions of Foursquare® points of interest. The navigator offers detailed mapping for North America and incudes map updates for cross-country travelers to stay up-to-date with the latest map data available. Garmin Traffic is also available directly out of the box with an included traffic cable.
The RV 785 keeps drivers connected during their travels. By downloading the Garmin Drive™ app, it’s easy to take advantage of live traffic updates, advanced weather forecasts and photoLive traffic cameras4 right on the RV 785 navigation screen. When paired with a compatible smartphone, drivers can keep their hands on the wheel and take advantage of smart features such as hands-free calling, smart notifications5 and voice-activated navigation. And built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity gives users access to map and software updates without having to connect the navigator to a computer.
The included powered magnetic mount makes it easy to attach, detach, or adjust the location of the RV 785, and a video-in port also allows for third-party wireless camera usage. The RV 785 is compatible with the Garmin BC™ 35 wireless backup camera solution to help drivers spot hard-to-see obstructions behind the RV.
The Garmin RV 785 is expected to be available this month with a suggested retail price of $499.99. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com.
The Garmin RV 785 is the latest from the consumer automotive segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. The company’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, instagram.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1NOTICE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit use of the camera feature of this device; it is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy in jurisdictions where you plan to use the camera feature of this device.
2Certain conditions may impair the warning function; visit Garmin.com/warnings for details.
3Not available in all areas. Entering your RV or trailer profile characteristics does not guarantee your RV’s characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions.
4To use this feature, you must download the Garmin Drive app to your compatible smartphone enabled with Bluetooth technology and GPS.
5Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately).
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Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark and Garmin Drive App, BC are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. ©2019 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved. The HISTORY and the “H” logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC protected in the United States and other countries around the world. foursquare® and the foursquare® logos are registered trademarks of Foursquare Labs, Inc. All rights reserved. ©2019 Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Copyright ©2019 by iOverlander, LLC. ©1997-2019 Truckdown Info International Inc. Copyright © 2019 Ultimate Campgrounds - All rights reserved.
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