RV Gear: Garmin RV 785

Garmin introduces the new RV 785 for RV and camping enthusiasts
Road-trip ready navigator adds built-in dash camera, advanced options for RV exploration

Garmin recently introduced the robust RV 785 GPS navigator that offers RV-specific navigation options and a new built-in dash camera 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 warnings 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 RV, 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 includes 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 comes with a suggested retail price of $499.99. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com.