Garmin today introduced the Dezl 580 LMT-S, with easy break planning, built-in Wi-Fi for seamless updates, live services and a full suite of smart solutions to assist truckers on every route. The ruggedized Dezl unit 580 features an easy-to-read five-inch display, customizable truck routing by size and weight, plus all the truckspecific navigation features found throughout the Garmin Dzl product line – warnings for upcoming bridge heights and steep grades, for instance.
Suggested retail for the new Dezl is $299.99. It’s expected to be available in September.
The new Dezl includes the Truck & Trailer Services directory, which easily that lets truckers easily filter truck stops by preferred brands or amenities. The unit can also receive free real-time data when wirelessly connected to a trucker’s smartphone using the free Smartphone Link mobile app. Once paired, the truck driver can use a wide range of features from free live traffic, weather forecasts, and more. Text messages and calendar reminders can also appear right on the navigation display, allowing truck drivers to stow their phones away. New Dispatch and Track entry-level truck monitoring allows business owners and dispatchers to send messages and addresses to their drivers with the option to track their routes to completion.
Truckers will also benefit from Bluetooth technology for hands-free calling through the navigator’s amplified speakers to make it easy to hear information over loud road noise.
The new Dezl is loaded with convenient features to help truck drivers efficiently navigate the best route to meet their needs. Truck parking data is available, and Route Shaping lets truckers effortlessly alter routes to include preferred roads or cities by using the touchscreen.
Voice-activated navigation enables full hands-free use. Spoken Garmin Real Directions add useful navigational cues with recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights to easily guide truck drivers to their destination.
The new unit offers free lifetime map updates. It’s compatible with the Garmin BC 30 wireless backup camera.