Most drivers obtain a GPS navigation system to keep them on the road. For real explorers who refuse to restrict their greatest adventures to the pavement, however, Garmin just proclaimed all-terrain, a rugged GPS device that opens a whole new world of off-road exploration.
Garmin’s new 7-inch touchscreen Overlander provides everything that most individuals expect of a traditional GPS unit, counting turn-by-turn directions throughout South America and North America. What sets it apart, however, is that it’s a true, on-off-road-centric navigation device with structures designed to help drivers navigate as well as the on-off the roadway as on. Its purpose is built for anyone who likes their exploits as far from development as possible.
Structures geographical maps of public land restrictions
In addition to covered roads and highways, it structures geographical maps of public land boundaries, forest service roads, and dedicated 4×4 waterways, routes, and activity trails, along with wide campground detailed and information land use data. Going the extra mile, to speak, the service offers an included altimeter, compass, barometer, and rolls and pitch angles to help navigate the roughest terrain. Overlander can even be customized for specific vehicles, allowing it to adjust navigation based on vehicle weights and overall dimensions to account for sharp curves, steep grades, and bridge overpasses.
All mapping data comes pre-loaded onto the device for cell-signal-free navigation. Via Garmin’s free Explore app, individual data can be wirelessly synced across desktop computers, GPS device, and smartphones. The information can then easily be shared with family and friends before heading out into the wild. A powered magnetic mount with a suction cup makes sure the unit stays firmly in place when the going gets especially tough.
Overlander issue to receive data
Like most typical GPS units, the Overlander is a one-way issue set only to receive data. To make it a serious, go-anywhere emergency device, however, it pairs seamlessly with Garmin’s in Reach satellite communicator. This allows the individuals to send text messages directly through Overlander’s touchscreen to anyone from anywhere on the planet. Multi-GNSS support via Galileo and GLONASS together help provide better tracking than relying on GPS alone.
The Garmin Overlander won’t drop until August 2019. When it will, it does retail for almost $700.
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