Garmin Launches the GPS Navigation Device RV Owners Have Long Been Drooling Over

Garmin has just announced the RV 890 GPS navigator, a brand-new navigation device that was built with RVs in mind, obviously coming with several special features that aren’t available elsewhere.
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The most notable feature of this new unit is the large 8-inch screen, which is the largest Garmin has ever released for RV navigation.

Also offering touch support, the display allows the new GPS unit to be used in other portrait or landscape mode, and Garmin has also equipped with the company’s own digital assistant that can be launched with the “OK Garmin” voice command.

As far as the navigation features are concerned, there are RV-optimized tools, including custom RV routing that is based on the size and weight of the camper or trailer.

Sightseeing is made easy with a preloaded directory of RV Parks and Services and TripAdvisor traveler ratings. Users can also take advantage of preloaded travel content that includes Ultimate Public Campgrounds, KOA, iOverlander, a directory of U.S. national parks, Foursquare points of interest and street maps for North America,” Garmin explains.

The spec sheet also includes Wi-Fi support for easy maps and software updates, live traffic and weather powered by the Garmin Drive app, hands-free calling with the built-in Bluetooth support, and phone notifications that are displayed right on the screen when the mobile device is paired.

Another welcome feature is the GPS’s unit compatibility with the BC 35 wireless backup camera but it can also work with a series of third-party wired cameras to display real-time images when parking.

Just as expected, the new GPS navigator from Garmin doesn’t necessarily come in cheap but this isn’t really a surprise given all these advanced features. The new unit is available right now for $499.99 in the United States, but Garmin says that the estimated availability is 3 to 5 weeks, so you still need to wait a little bit longer until the device is shipped.
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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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