New Devices Boast 5 and 7-Inch Glass Displays in Rugged Housing, Advanced Truck and Navigation Features only Available from Garmin
Schaffhausen. /January 5, 2015/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced its most advanced truck sat navs yet, the dēzl 570 and dēzl 770. The two new sat navs feature large 5 and 7-Inch glass displays in a rugged housing that make it easy to see information at a glance, even on a large dashboard. Designed to assist truckers on the road in the best possible way, the dēzl devices add a range of new truck-specific features, such as easy route shaping, specific points of interest and headset support (dēzl 770 only). Also new to the dēzl series are the latest navigation features from Garmin, including Garmin Real Directions TM, free HD Digital Traffic1Up Ahead and Foursquare® data. Additionally, the dēzl 570 and dēzl 770 are compatible with the new BC 30TM backup camera². Every year, thousands of drivers get into accidents when reversing because they can’t see what’s behind their vehicle3. By adding a backup camera option to a large range of nüvis, Garmin makes this important technology accessible to more drivers. The BC 30TM backup camera is sold separately and provides a live camera feed from the rear of the vehicle to eliminate the blind spot.
“The new dēzl 570 and 770 are designed to meet the needs of truckers and address the unique challenges they face on the road,” said Thiemo Weinschenk, Garmin EMEA Head of Product Management. “Combining leading Garmin navigation with new dedicated features for truckers, these new devices are our best truck navigators yet. The new dēzl not only provide truck-specific routes and intuitive directions, but also offer additional functionality, such as specific points of interest and backup camera support. ”
With large 5 and 7-Inch glass displays and extra loud speakers, truckers can clearly see and hear directions and other driving-related information. The new simple truck profile4 makes entering trailer dimensions easier than ever before. Drivers simply enter size and weight to get customized routes that are suitable for their truck. If the device is transferred to another vehicle, it only takes the touch of a button to switch to another profile with different dimensions. With Easy Route Shaping, the new dēzl series even allows truckers to change their route to include preferred roads or cities.
Once on their way, trucking points of interests let drivers find truck-friendly pit stops, including truck specific parking, hotels and weight stations. Along with trucking points of interest, dēzl 570 and 770 include millions of additional places from Foursquare, like restaurants, lodging and more.
Garmin’s latest navigation features provide more intuitive directions than ever before. Only available from Garmin, Real Directions guide drivers in a natural way by using recognizable landmarks, buildings, traffic lights and stop signs to give directions. Additional navigation features include voice activated navigation, Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts, as well as photoReal and bird’s eye junction view. Up Ahead appears alongside the driving map to constantly inform of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations and rest areas.
The dēzl 570 and 770 both feature Bluetooth® and can be paired with a smartphone for additional functionality, such as connecting it to a headset (dēzl 770 only) to make and receive calls. Drivers can also use the Garmin Smartphone Link app to receive up-to-date information5, including live traffic information, speed cameras, photos from traffic cameras, weather and more. Both devices come preloaded with HERE Maps and points of interest that don’t rely on mobile signals and are unaffected by 'dead zones'. The preloaded maps of Europe include truck-related restrictions, like bridge heights, sharp curves, weight limits and more. Also included are free lifetime map updates6 and traffic avoidance1 without any ads or subscriptions; and the dēzl 770 LMT-D and the dezl 570 LMT-D comes with live Digital Traffic via DAB, the best traffic avoidance solution available from Garmin.
Both new dēzl models are compatible with the optional Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera, so truckers can easily spot vehicles, pedestrians and other obstructions behind the vehicle when reversing. If the camera is wired to the reverse lights for power, the navigator can automatically display the live camera feed every time the vehicle is shifted into reverse (and back to navigation mode when shifted into a forward gear). A simple button press will toggle between camera and navigation modes if the camera is plugged into constant power.
The dēzl 570 has a recommended retail price of £319 and the dēzl 770 has a suggested retail price of £379. Both devices are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2015. Fore more information, visit http://sites.garmin.com/en-GB/dezl. The optional BC 30 backup camera has a suggested retail price of £134.99.
The dēzl 570 and 770 are 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 navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.
For 25 years, 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 business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at http://garmin.blogs.com/ukpr/ or our blog site http://garmin.blogs.com/uk/ You can also follow us at facebook.com/garminuk and twitter.com/garminuk
1- Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver’s “useful life” means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available in all areas.
2- Sold separately. The dēzl 770 is also compatible with the Garmin BC 20 backup camera, which is also sold separately.
4- Not available in all areas. Entering your truck’s profile characteristics does not guarantee your truck’s characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions.
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