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Garmin Upgrades RV GPS

The industry-leading RV GPS unit has been upgraded with a new 8-inch touch screen and more.

The new RV 890 GPS is now the largest navigator offered by Garmin, and it’s built specifically for RV owners. In addition to the continued ability to enter the size and weight of the RV and adjust the route accordingly around tunnels, overpasses, and sharp curves—the new unit offers an 8-inch, high-resolution touchscreen display that can be viewed in portrait or landscape mode. The RV 890 also features a new voice assistant which Garmin says will simplify overall interaction with the navigator.

“The RV 890 introduces the largest Garmin display in portable RV navigation,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Whether you’re the driver or co-captain, the larger 8-inch screen makes it notably easier to oversee your route while discovering interesting stops along the way.”

The RV 890 is loaded with tons of RV-specific points of interest (campgrounds, national parks, boondocking spots, and more). Owners can pair it with the Garmin Drive app to import and share pre-planned routes before or during a trip. Connection to the app (and your smartphone’s cellular data) will provide access to live fuel prices, traffic and weather, and the option to view live traffic cameras.

The extra-large RV navigator comes equipped with several mounting options, includes a powered magnetic mount with heavy-duty suction cup, a screw-down mount and a ball adapter with an AMPS plate that’s compatible with third-party hardware – including RAM mounting systems. You can also pair it with the BC35 wireless backup camera or third-party compatible backup cameras to see behind the RV when moving in reverse.

Bluetooth hands-free calling is included, and Garmin says the revamped voice assistant will allow drivers to organically speak to the RV 890 and keep their hands on the steering wheel by saying “OK, Garmin.” Built-in WiFi allows the 890 to perform map and software updates without connecting to a computer.

Available now, the Garmin RV 890 GPS navigator has a suggested retail price of $499.99.