About the Garmin dēzl™ OTR500
Your rig, your rules
Your rig, your rules
Got a big truck in need of a reliable route to your next destination? Garmin's dezl OTR500 boasts a bevy of long haul-friendly features, including a 5.5" touchscreen display and guidance geared for your rig so you won't wind up on a narrow road or under a low overpass unexpectedly. It also offers voice commands, driver assistance, points of interest for 18-wheelers, built-in Wi-Fi®, and custom truck settings so you can stay up-to-date and drive without worries. With free lifetime map and traffic updates along for the ride, you're sure to stay current with changing roads and congestion along your route that can cost you time and money.
Touchscreen guidance on a 5.5" display
The generous 5.5" pinch-to-zoom display gives you easy access to preloaded maps of the U.S., Canada, and much of Mexico, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You'll also have 3-D representations of buildings, landmarks, and terrain to help you get your bearings. Active Lane Guidance shows you colored arrows for the correct lane for an upcoming turn, and you'll see realistic depictions of some interchanges with road signs. You can activate guidance by using your voice — simply speak one of its recognizable commands and it'll get started. Hit the road without using your hands.
Maps for the long haul
Truck-specific points of interest will come in handy when it's time to find a shower, weigh station, or Wi-Fi — you can even add your own favorite destinations. It can even tell you where to find truck-friendly parking along your route. Garmin's database of load-to-dock spots finds loading zones and storage lots nearby to drop off or pick up your load. Garmin even loaded popular routes through and around major cities in the dezl in case you're unfamiliar with where you're going.
Info for upcoming hazards
Worried about possible dangerous road conditions? The dezl OTR500 provides upcoming highway info, such as sharp curves, high winds, weight limits, and hazardous materials. You'll also get a heads-up for steep grades so you can downshift accordingly. If you're in an area with a lower speed limit for trucks, this Garmin will alert you on the screen to help you avoid an encounter with Smokey. The navigator also provides mile marker locations, along with border notices five miles before you reach a new state line or the border to a different country.
Road restrictions info enables this navigator to find the perfect route for your truck. You can build a custom profile with height, weight, length, width, and hazmat details, and the navigator will deliver the best, safest route to your destination on most roadways in the contiguous 48 states and Canada. If you're in a hurry, Garmin includes standard trailer sizes which allow you to change your vehicle profile with the push of button. And you can plan trips with multiple stops and save routes for future reference with ease.
If you're a PrePass subscriber, you can take advantage of the OTR500's built-in notifications for upcoming weigh stations. You'll see the info for the navigator's screen for the upcoming station and whether or not you'll need to pull over to weigh your rig. You'll save time and money and stay on schedule with this handy tool at your disposal.
Built-in Bluetooth connectivity allows you to conduct calls hands-free with your compatible phone. Most points of interest in Garmin's database include phone numbers, so you can call ahead with one tap of the screen to make reservations at hotels or check parking availability at truck stops. When paired with the Garmin Drive app, the dezl can show you incoming text messages and notifications on its screen.
Add the Garmin Drive app for traffic info and more
When you pair the dezl OTR500 with your smartphone, you can use the free Garmin Drive app, which allows the two devices to share information such as saved and recently found locations, where you parked, and your current destination. The Drive app also gives you a comprehensive view of congestion along your route and how long potential delays might be. It'll even suggest alternate routes to get you to your destination faster. And you won't have to pay a penny more for this service over the life of your navigator. You can also get weather reports, real-time fuel prices, and access to live images from large pool of photoLive traffic cameras, all for free.
The dezl includes a preloaded TruckDown Directory so you can find a truck repair shop nearby in case of rig trouble. It even provides 24-hour road service listings for late-night truck emergencies. You can track your service history, HOS (Hours of Service), plus log your mileage by state for IFTA purposes. You can even search for available parking spots at nearby truck stops and rest areas.
Hear the next move
A powerful built-in speaker overcomes engine noise so you can hear about upcoming maneuvers. The navigator offers Garmin Real Directions voice prompts, which speak the instructions to you like a friend would, using easy-to-see landmarks, buildings and businesses, and traffic lights, rather than streets with tiny signs that you might not see in time.
Add-ons that can help
The dezl works with Garmin's eLog electronic logging device for automated bookkeeping. This Garmin's also compatible with the optional Garmin BC 30 wireless rear-view camera, so you can add an extra layer of safety when you're backing up.
Built-in Wi-Fi for convenient updates
Nobody wants to hook their navigator up to their computer when it's time to get a map update or other software change. The dezl features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity so you can perform updates from your truck, so long as you're parked near a Wi-Fi hotspot. Or bring your navigator inside a nearby truck stop with a Wi-Fi network and update while you're eating dinner, showering, or sleeping.
Points of interest via Foursquare® and TripAdvisor®
This Garmin comes with crowd-sourced points of interest from TripAdvisor and Foursquare, giving you user-verified info for millions of stops along America's roadways. You'll find the most relevant and popular hotels, restaurants, and roadside attractions within seconds, many with TripAdvisor ratings. If you've got your dezl paired with Garmin's Drive app, you'll also see helpful Foursquare info such as ratings, hours, and price range displayed on its screen.
- portable GPS navigator for over-the-road trucks
- 5.5" capacitive touchscreen HD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- free lifetime map updates
- suction-cup windshield mount
- car power adapter, micro-USB cable, and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 1 hour of life
- landscape view only
- preloaded with maps for the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, plus U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Bahamas
- accepts spoken commands and voice address entry
- customized truck routing for size, weight, and load type of your vehicle
- load-to-dock guidance
- popular truck route data
- truck parking areas along your route
- find preferred truck stops with the Truck & Trailer Services directory
- millions of points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
- includes TripAdvisor and Foursquare points of interest (with Foursquare ratings when connected to smartphone via Garmin Drive app)
- text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
- Real Directions gives instructions using landmarks, buildings, and traffic signals
- Up Ahead feature informs of nearby services
- PrePass notifications (requires an active PrePass subscription)
- Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts
- speed limit indicators, trip computer, and periodic break reminders
- compatible with Garmin eLog electronic logging device (ELD) for keeping records
- multi-destination routing: route optimization
- transport modes: auto, truck, RV
- Bluetooth for making and receiving hands-free calls with your compatible phone
- Wi-Fi for wireless software and map updates
- allows Foursquare check-ins via connected smartphone
- works with the free Garmin Drive app for iPhone and Android phones:
- Garmin Traffic (real-time traffic info)
- see incoming texts and notifications on the navigator's screen
- weather reports, real-time fuel prices, and access to photoLive traffic cameras
- microSD card slot
- compatible with optional Garmin wireless rear-view camera
Other Features and Specs:
- dimensions: 5-7/16"W x 3-1/16"H x 3/4"D
- weight: 5.31 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-02603-00
What's in the box:
- Portable GPS navigation device for truckers (with 5.5" LCD)
- Universal bracket mount
- Suction cup mount (2.2" diameter)
- Car charger with attached 64" cable (Right-angle Mini-B USB plug)
- 19" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini B 2.0 USB on the other end)
- Quick Start Manual
- Important Safety and Product Information
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More details on the Garmin dēzl™ OTR500
Features & specs
|Maps||Free lifetime updates|
|Map Coverage||USA (50), CA, Mex|
|Points of Interest||Millions|
|Multiple Destination Routing||Yes|
|Digital Audio Playback||No|
|Text To Speech||Yes|
|Traffic Information||North America|
|Dynamic Content Services||Via Garmin Drive App|
|Removable Memory Type||microSD card|
|Battery Life||1 Hour|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
OTR Navigation: The Garmin dēzl OTR500 was designed by truckers for truckers, with features that are tailored to the OTR (Over-The-Road) trucking industry. The unit is equipped with a compact 5.5" high-resolution display. The dēzl OTR500 is compatible with the Garmin eLog Compliant ELD (electronic logging device) which automatically tracks and records your HOS (hours of service).
Custom Truck Profiles: When setting up the device, you will enter data about the rig you're driving (such as width, overall length, height, gross weight, maximum weight per axle, and number of trailers) or what you're hauling (hazardous materials like explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids or solids, corrosives, etc.). Multiple truck profiles can be stored in the memory. When you're not driving your rig, you can select a "car" profile, which does not include most of the truck-related features.
Driver Awareness Features: The device has visual and audible features that help increase your awareness of upcoming hazards or situations to help you drive safely. Some of these feature and alerts include school zones, speed limit changes, speed limit exceeded, wrong way/one way streets, railroad crossings, curves, steep hills, grounding risks, lateral winds, prohibited areas, and break planning.
Truck Speed Limits: Trucking speed limits appear on the screen if they are lower than the posted automotive speed limit. The device sounds a tone and displays a warning when the posted speed limit is exceeded, or if there are upcoming speed limit reductions.
Truck-specific POIs: The dēzl OTR500 offers numerous points-of-interest that are specifically geared toward truckers, such as truck stops, lodging, weigh stations, parking, and rest areas. You can search and filter truck stops by brand name or for specific amenities, such as showers, scales, Wi-Fi, and truck washes. The unit also includes a directory from Truckdown with over 30,000 truck repair and service locations in the United States and Canada, including those offering after-hours road service.
Completing a Route: As you approach your destination, the dēzl OTR500 provides truck-specific prompts to help you complete your route. Parking areas near your destination are automatically suggested. The device also helps you find a truck destination, such as a loading dock. These prompts only appear when you navigate using a truck vehicle profile.
Exit Services: The Exit Services function lets you search roadway exits for truck stops, food, lodging, rest areas, and weigh stations so you are never left guessing what is around the bend.
PrePass: The PrePass app enables drivers to verify the safety, credentials, and weight of a commercial vehicle with upcoming weigh stations and bypass decisions. You can pair the dēzl OTR500 with the Garmin Drive app and the PrePass app to receive upcoming weigh station notifications on the dēzl device. Before you can use this feature, you must have an active PrePass account.
IFTA Logging: You can use IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement Documentation) logging to archive data needed for International Fuel Tax Agreement documentation, such as fuel-purchase data and miles driven.
eLogging: The dēzl OTR500, on its own, cannot be used as a substitute for logging requirements under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). With the optional Garmin eLog compliant Electronic Logging Device (ELD), you can comply with Hours of Service logging and break requirements. The device notifies you one hour before your suggested break times and drive hour limits, and suggests locations to take your break. You can also keep track of your working hours.
Service History: As you service and make repairs to your rig, you can keep track of the details. Each time you perform a service, the mileage can be entered into the device. Maintenance and repair examples include: Air Conditioner repair, Battery change, Brake Pads change, Engine Oil change, Fuel Vent change, Heater repair, Power Steering Fluid change, Radiator Fluid change, Rear Differential Fluid change, Tire change, Tire rotation, and Transmission Fluid change.
Jurisdiction Summary: The jurisdiction summary lists data for each state or province in which your vehicle has operated during each quarter. The jurisdiction summary is only available in some areas.
Trip Reports: You can conveniently export all the device's trucking logs for improved reporting and tracking of each trip. The unit's trucking logs can be stored on the unit's internal memory or external microSD card (sold separately).
Optional Backup Camera: You can add an optional Garmin BC30 wireless backup camera to the dēzl OTR500, allowing you to have a rear view of your rig while backing up. You can also connect the camera to a continuous power source for full time camera views whenever you want.
Built-in GPS Antenna: The unit has a built-in antenna in its top panel. In order to obtain an optimal signal, the unit must have a clear, unobstructed view of the sky. If the unit is mounted in a truck with a coated windshield or an in-screen heating system, there may be difficulty in obtaining a good signal.
Pre-loaded HERE Maps: The dēzl OTR500 comes with HERE's City Navigator street maps for the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico. The maps features millions of points of interest (POIs), such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and attractions. The maps provide 3D views of buildings and terrain.
Enhanced POIs: Many of the points of interest feature traveler ratings and information from TripAdvisor® and Foursquare®. Content from these third party services help you find hotels, restaurants, attractions, and other locations of interest so you can make an informed choice, and navigate to your chosen location.
Free Lifetime Map Updates: The dēzl OTR500 offers free lifetime map updates (of the preloaded map software) so you'll always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and navigation information. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates. Map and software updates can be performed by connecting your device to a Wi-Fi network for a direct update, or connect it to your computer and update it through the Garmin Express application.
Garmin Drive: The Garmin Drive smartphone app is a valuable companion to your dēzl OTR500. The app provides access to live traffic updates, and can help you find timesaving detours around trouble spots. Current weather conditions and detailed forecasts can help you plan your trip. The app also lets you view photoLive traffic cameras where available to let you see traffic conditions along your route. Garmin Drive is available from Google Play for Android phones running version 6.0 and up, and from the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPads running iOS 13.0 or later.
Text-to-Speech Audible Directions: In addition to the visual map, you get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination; allowing you to keep your eyes more comfortably on the road. The dēzl OTR500 offers male and female voices of various languages.
Note: Only those voices marked "Speaks Garmin Real Directions" will speak specific street names.
Active Lane Guidance: As you approach complex interchanges, the Active Lane Guidance feature indicates with voice prompts and brightly colored arrows the proper lane needed for your route. You can also view the interchange in detail with Junction View, when available, showing the information from the actual junction signs.
Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also buttons to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.
Vehicle Profiles: The dēzl OTR500 offers four Vehicle Profiles for calculating your navigation route. You can select Car, Straight Truck, Tractor Trailer, or Bus, and the device will calculate your route depending upon the type of vehicle you're driving, taking into account vehicle weight and size restrictions.
Vehicle Icons: The unit offers your choice of standard icons to represent your vehicle, including tractor trailers, straight trucks, RVs, cars, and pickup trucks. The online Garmin Garage offers dozens more vehicle icons, voices, and dashboards that you can download for free.
Touchscreen Display: The unit is equipped with a compact 5.5" color TFT multi-touch LCD glass screen with a high resolution display with 1280 x 720 pixels.
Memory: The dēzl OTR500 has a built-in 16 GB memory, plus a microSD card slot for external memory. The device is compatible with microSD memory cards from 4 to 32 GB.
Voice Command: You can use your voice to activate and operate the dēzl OTR500. Voice Command allows you to use the device by speaking words and commands and following the voice prompts. After speaking a predetermined Wakeup Phrase, you can enter the names and/or address of popular, well-known locations. If necessary, you can disable voice prompts without muting the device, so you'll still hear the audible directions as you travel.
Wi-Fi Compatible: You can keep the device updated with the latest maps and software without connecting it to a computer. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, the device checks for available updates, and displays an icon on the screen. The connected network is added to the list of saved networks, and will reconnect automatically when it is within range.
Garmin Express: You can connect the unit to your computer with the supplied USB cable for downloading map updates, custom POIs, voices, and vehicles. You will need to download the Garmin Express software to update your maps and register the unit. Garmin Express requires Windows 7 SP1 or newer or Mac OS X 10.11 or later. The app may require up to 20 GB of free disk space.
Bluetooth Technology: The Garmin dēzl OTR500 has built-in Bluetooth technology. This allows you to sync the unit with a Bluetooth-enabled device for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. You can make and receive phone calls as long as the devices are within 33 feet and paired. You can also receive smart notifications via the Garmin Drive app.
Indoor Use: When indoors, you can activate the built-in simulator and practice using the unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it is not searching for satellites.
Universal Windshield Mount: The unit comes with the Garmin Universal Bracket mount with a suction cup that holds the unit securely in place on the windshield. If you wish to mount the unit elsewhere in the cab, a number of optional mounts are available, including an air vent mount, and a friction dash mount.
Power Source: The Garmin dēzl OTR500 operates on a 12-volt power source, and includes a "cigarette lighter" DC power adapter to charge the built-in Lithium-Ion battery. The battery provide up to 1 hour of use when fully charged.
The Garmin dēzl™ OTR500 replaces these items
- accepts spoken commands and voice address entry
- built-in TruckDown Directory, truck-specific routing, automatic IFTA mileage, and HOS tracking
- Bluetooth, Garmin Traffic and map updates, TripAdvisor & Foursquare points of interest, and Up Ahead information