In our opinion Garmin have been left behind in the truck market by Snooper and Tom Tom. Inputting all your truck dimensions on the original Garmin Dezl 560LT sounds easy enough but it was a task the unit didn’t seem to be up to, judging by the amount of returns we received back from customers a few days after purchase.
But now it seems Garmin are trying to rectify their problems by bringing out a 7″ screen version with unlimited mapping and traffic info! Ladies and gentleman the Garmin Dezl 760LMT
We’re not too sure whether to be excited about this yet given the previous issues with Garmin. Will it be a case of same routing, bigger screen or have they revamped the whole system. After watching their YouTube promo video, which you can find below, it does have a couple of nice features on there.
If you own an android mobile phone,you are able to tether the two devices together, enabling you to receive weather and petrol price updates. Gimmicky? maybe. It could be quite a handy tool if it’s something you would seriously use but with bearing in mind that it will only work well wherever you have a good 3G signal and may incur roaming charges abroad.
Whilst on the move, the massive 7″ screen seems to split 60/40, showing half the traditional street level view and half a rolling lane guidance view. If we haven’t explained that too well check the video posted towards the end of the page.
Now then, the real question is how is this going to cope against the king of the 7″ screen, Snooper? They currently have 3 seven inch screens in the range, the S6400, S7000 and the new DB8500. With the latter now flexing DAB radio system, FM transmitter as well as TV in its powerful multimedia arsenal, i personally know which i would go for. Its seems it maybe a straight dog fight between the Snooper S6400 Truckmate and and the Dezl 760 LMT.
The Garmin Dezl 760 LMT is being released sometime in quarter 4 priced under £400. So make sure you keep checking the website for news and updates.