The following is a news release from Garmin (slightly edited).
OLATHE, Kan., April 10, 2019 — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the new RV 780 GPS navigator, specifically designed for RV and camping enthusiasts to create experiences one campground at a time. The RV 780 navigator offers a 6.95-inch high-resolution edge-to-edge display that allows RVers to develop specialized custom routes that consider the size and weight of their vehicle to provide efficient routing, road warnings for steep grades, sharp curves, weight limits and more.
The RV 780 includes a directory of RV parks and services along with access to millions of POIs (points of interest) that bring Ultimate Public Campgrounds, KOAs, iOverlander™, PlanRV™ and more helpful features along on the drive.
“What makes the RV 780 special is how well it was crafted to make the most of your overall camping experience by limiting the road challenges that come with driving an RV or camper,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Having access to millions of RV-specific POIs at your fingertips, connected features, along with road warnings based on your RV profile, can make all the difference when you are planning your next campground adventure.”
The RV 780 arrives road-trip ready with the inclusion of notable sites from leading media brand HISTORY® Network, a U.S. National Parks directory, TripAdvisor® traveler ratings and millions of Foursquare® points of interest. For added convenience, Garmin Traffic is also available directly out of the box with an included traffic cable.
The RV 780 navigator boasts useful features to help the RV enthusiast stay connected and aware of their surroundings for a better travel experience. For example, built-in Wi-Fi® is available to access simple map and software updates. The device also promotes a clear display that details full North American maps and is compatible with the free Garmin Drive™ app. Once the app is downloaded, the device can connect with a smartphone via Bluetooth® for premium access to live traffic2, photoLive traffic cameras, and weather forecasts. Connectivity to Bluetooth also enables the option to use hands-free calling2 and smart notifications2 that can be seen directly on the navigator’s display. The RV 780 is also compatible with the Garmin BC™ 30 wireless backup camera solution to help drivers spot hard-to-see obstructions behind the RV.
The Garmin RV 780 is expected to be available this month with a suggested retail price of $399.99. To learn more watch the one-minute video below.