Garmin has announced the next generation of their RV-specific GPS navigation device line, the new RV 780.
The RV 780 navigator is specifically designed for RV and boasts a 6.95-inch high-resolution edge-to-edge touchscreen display. Travelers can create custom routes that take into consideration the size and weight of their RV to provide efficient routing, road warnings for steep grades, sharp curves, weight limits and more. But our favorite feature—the display shows the upcoming changes in elevation and grades.
Garmin’s latest RV GPS is also pre-loaded with a directory of RV parks and services along with access to millions of points of interest with the help of partners Ultimate Public Campgrounds, KOA, iOverlander, PlanRV, HISTORY Network, TripAdvisor and Foursquare.
“What makes the RV 780 special is how well it was crafted to make the most of your overall camping experience by limiting the road challenges that come with driving an RV or camper,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Having access to millions of RV-specific POIs at your fingertips, connected features, along with road warnings based on your RV profile, can make all the difference when you are planning your next campground adventure.”
Garmin Traffic is also available free by connecting a smartphone to the device with a cable, along with access to photoLive traffic cameras and weather forecasts on the route. You can even use it for hands-free calling and see text messages right on the screen. The RV 780 is also compatible with the Garmin BC 30 wireless backup camera.
Other handy features include voice command capabilities, route shaping through preferred cities/streets, lane assist, and alerts for speed limit chances, red light and speed cameras, sharp curves, and school zones.
The Garmin RV 780 has a suggested retail price of $399.99. Most of the features of the 780 were also available on the previous Garmin RV 770, so we don’t yet know if an upgrade is worthwhile for an RV 770 owner, but it’s clear that the 770 is on its way out, and new purchasers should definitely jump on the 780 for their RV GPS needs.
For more info, visit Garmin.com.