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Just Announced - Garmins New Overland Navigator

May 182019

Garmins New Overlander Navigation device, Due out later in 2019

See website for details Garmin Website

 

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General
Physical dimensions 7.84" W x 4.79" H x 0.93" D (19.9 x 12.2 x 2.4 cm)
Display size 6.0" W x 3.5" H (15.2 x 8.9 cm); 6.95" (17.7 cm)
Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display type multi-touch, glass, WSVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight
15.4 oz (437 g)

Battery rechargeable lithium-ion

Battery life up to 3 hours

Drop rating MIL-STD-810
Dust rating IP5X
Magnetic Mount
AMPS plate RAM ball adapter

Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps
3D Terrain
Downloadable satellite imagery Yes (U.S. only)
Downloadable USGS Quad Sheets
Includes map updates
Internal storage 64 GB
Data cards microSD™ card (not included)

Sensors
GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Barometric altimeter
Compass

Outdoor Recreation Features
Preloaded topographical maps
Camera Features
Backup camera compatible yes (BC™ 35)

Navigation Features
Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance
Millions of Foursquare® points of interest
TripAdvisor® ratings for points of interest
Route shaping through preferred cities/streets
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Includes traffic no (optional traffic cable accessory)
Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs)
Bluetooth® calling
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light and speed camera warnings and more

Advanced Features
Wi-Fi® map and software updates

RV Features
Specialized RV routing
RV Parks & Services directory
Road elevations
Speed limit changes
State border notices - RV
Sunrise/sunset times - RV
Mile marker info - RV

Overlanding Features
Pair with compatible inReach® devices
Track recorder (breadcrumbs)
Compatible with Garmin Explore™ for waypoints, tracks, route and activities
iOverlander™ points of interest
Ultimate Public Campgrounds
Pitch and Roll gauges

What 3 Words App

May 052019

This fantastic app has now been introduced to Police, Fire & rescue services

Addressing the world
what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

The service can be used via the free mobile app or online map. It can also be built into any other app, platform or website, with just a few lines of code.

Link To Website

 

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Navi Off Road - Navi X720 7"

Mar 112019

7" Navi X720   - Vendors Website

Big display, rugged body
WiFi, Internet and multimedia
The X720 is a universal navi for real adventure riding and travelling. It is a combination of a navigation (with route planning directly on the map while riding) and communication device / tablet (diary, draw notes, check and upload photos). Moreover, using the integrated WiFi you can connect to the internet and browse the web for important information (weather, trip planning etc) or check the e-mail.

Of course you can also install any "street navigation" (iGo, TomTom, etc.) into this device and use them simultaneously - you can choose which navi to use at the start.

This device is suitable for RoadBook (e-RoadBook) with TripMaster for rally races. You don't need any other device - the screen is like an A5 roadbook and you can control the road-book and trip-master from your handlebars using RemoteJOY

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Main features
big 7" display, MicroReflective layer for better sun-readability
displays two maps on one screen with info panels
fast dual-core processor 2.1GHz
WiFi and Internet (web browser) for your connection with the 'world'
multimedia photo/video, directly from SD card (showing photos)
useful apps: note pad (drawing on display), calculator, calendar
rugged body made specially in Europe
aluminium holder on silent-blocks
optional USB Host, AV IN (camera)
serial communication RS232 or TTL
direct power supply 12V - 24V
7" LCD display with MicroReflective layer for better reading in the sun
It is no problem to have two maps on this huge display area (big overview and small detail) together with 3 big info panels. It is also an ideal size for e-Roadbook (1cm bigger than standard A5 paper roadbook).

The MicroReflective technology is based on a special layer which reflects a part of the sun light so when the sun is shining directly on your display - you can still read it.

Internet, WiFi, Multimedia (texts, photos, movies, music)
This device is not just about navigation, on a real adventure trip around the world you will appreciate its ability to work as a diary (you can connect an external keyboard), let the locals draw the right way on the display, check the photos or movies from your camera.

Connection to the internet using WiFi allows you to send photos or the diary directly from the trip, check the e-mail or plan the next part of the trip (info, weather forecast) etc.

Rugged body and holder on silent-blocks
The body is custom made for tough conditions. All parts are water-proof and dust-proof (connectors, repro, buttons).

The aluminium holder is surrounds the entire body so it is well protected. The navi is fixed with two rubber bands - still flexible but fixed in the right position. The electronics inside the device are protected against vibrations using two plates (base plate and holder) with four rubber silent-blocks.

Technical specification
Name Navi X720
Display 7" transmissive with MicroReflective
surface 154 x 96 mm
Resolution 800 x 480
Body water-proof, dust-proof
Dimensions 180 x 118 x 22 mm
(W x H x L)
Weight 480 g
Holder aluminium with silent-blocks
Connector water-proof circular connector
GPS UBLOX 7 (Galileo ready)
WiFi 802.11/b/g/n
System MS Windows CE.NET 6 core
Processor Telechips 2.1Ghz
(1Ghz Core + 1Ghz Dsp)
RAM RAM 512MB
Internal 256MB
Storage SD card max 16GB
Battery 2600mAh
Power supply direct 12V - 24V
Remote control RemoteJOY RS232 / TTL

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