Garmin announced its new dēzl series GPS navigation devices designed exclusively for the over-the-road trucking industry. Two models will be released, the dēzl 560LT, a lifetime traffic-enabled model that notifies drivers of traffic delays and road construction and suggests detours around them; and the dēzl 560LMT that adds lifetime map updates, letting users download the most up-to-date maps and points of interest up to four times a year.
The Garmin dēzl features a 5-inch large touchscreen and built-in loudspeaker. It is pre-loaded with detailed maps that provide turn-by-turn directions and call out streets by name and comes with truck-specific points of interest (POIs) with The National Truck & Trailer Services (NTTS) Breakdown Directory, hours, fuel and mileage logging, truck speed limits and advanced navigation and route planning and calculation with Garmin’s nüRoute technology.
The dēzl 560LT and dēzl 560LTM will be released in Q1 2011 and are priced at $469.99 and $529.99 respectively.