Garmin Launches Its Largest GPS Navigator Built With RVs in Mind

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We live during awkward times, and since social distancing has become a recommendation that experts across the world keep insisting on, the popularity of campers and trailers has skyrocketed lately.
Garmin quickly noticed this growing appetite for RVs and towable trailers, so the company has been hard at work on a GPS navigator specifically built with these vehicles in mind.

Enter RV 1090, a new GPS unit that comes with the largest screen on an RV, as it boasts a 10-inch edge-to-edge touchscreen display with support for both portrait and landscape views.

Needless to say, the new RV 1090 comes with a feature pack that existing Garmin customers would find rather familiar, including custom RV routing. Thanks to this capability, customers can configure the size and the weight of the camper or trailer and, therefore, be provided with appropriate routes.

This means you won’t end up on super-tight roads, and Garmin says drivers would also be provided with road warnings concerning sharp curves and steep grades.

Sightseeing is obviously something very common in the world of RVs, so the new Garmin navigator comes with tons of features in this regard, including a directory of RV Parks and Services, all displayed with Tripadvisor ratings. U.S. national parks, points of interest powered by Foursquare, street maps for North America, and Ultimate Public Campgrounds data are all bundled with the new GPS unit.

And of course, the new device comes packed with the typical connectivity options, including Bluetooth for calls and Wi-Fi for over the air updates. Voice commands are also supported thanks to the addition of “OK, Garmin,” a feature that works pretty much like Siri and Google Assistant on iPhones and Android devices, respectively.

The RV 1090 also ships with support for the Garmin Drive apps, phone notification support, and can work with backup cameras.

The new GPS unit is already available for purchase, and it can be yours today in the United States for $699.99
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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