About the Garmin dēzl™ OTR800
Enjoy a big, bold screen and reliable Garmin guidance
Enjoy a big, bold screen and reliable Garmin guidance
I didn't get to know my Grandpa Victor from Missouri too well since he passed away when I was rather young, but I appreciate that he spent most of his adult life as an over-the-road trucker. Hauling loads around the Midwest and wearing the green and red of Consolidated Freightways is how he provided for his family. And I'd like to think that ol' Vic would be pretty keen on all the advanced technology in the Garmin dezl OTR800 GPS navigator. It sports a dual-orientation 8" touchscreen display, so he'd be able to see its rig-friendly routes clearly. And with a laundry list of helpful features including voice commands and free lifetime map and traffic updates, it would surely help him come home with a smile on his face after every run.
A generous 8" dual-orientation display
Not only does this dezl include maps of the U.S., Canada, and much of Mexico, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, it also offers 3-D representations of buildings, landmarks, and terrain to help you get your bearings. And you can choose how you view the maps on the 8" pinch-to-zoom display, either in landscape or portrait mode. Garmin includes multiple mounting options so you can choose which works for you. 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 for safer hauling.
The right directions for your rig
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. You also get free map updates to keep you current on road changes.
Warnings for trouble ahead
Worried about possible dangerous road conditions? The dezl OTR800 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.
Make your truck the focus of your journey
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.
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.
Garmin's Drive app offers traffic reports and more
When you pair the dezl OTR800 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.
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 35 wireless rear-view camera, so you can add an extra layer of safety when you're backing up.
Built-in Wi-Fi enables no-hassle 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
- 8" (1280 x 800 pixels) dual-orientation capacitive touchscreen display
- free lifetime map updates
- suction-cup windshield mount with powered magnetic mount
- screw-down mount, 1" ball adapter with AMPS plate, car power adapter, micro-USB cable, and built-in rechargeable battery with 2 hours of life
- 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
- 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
- Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts
- speed limit indicators, trip computer, and periodic break reminders
- compatible with Garmin eLog ELD (electronic logging device) 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: 7-7/8"W x 4-15/16"H x 13/16"D
- weight: 13.7 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-02314-00
What's in the box:
- Portable GPS navigation device for truckers (with 8" LCD)
- Powered magnetic mount with attached suction cup (3.375" diameter)
- 1" Ball adapter with AMPS plate
- Screw-down mounting base
- 3 Self-tapping screws (length=1.375")
- Car charger with attached 66" cable (Right-angle Micro-B USB plug)
- 19" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on the other end)
- Quick Start Manual
- Important Safety and Product Information
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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||2 Hours|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
OTR Navigation: The Garmin dēzl OTR800 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 large 8" high-resolution display that can be positioned in portrait or landscape orientation. The dēzl OTR800 is compatible with the Garmin eLog Compliant ELD (electronic logging device) which automatically tracks and records your HOS (hours of service). The GPS navigator comes with a powered magnetic mount with a large 3-3/8" diameter suction cup, a screw-down dash mount, and a ball mount to give you more options for mounting your device.
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 OTR800 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 OTR800 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.
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 OTR800, 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 BC35 wireless backup camera to the dēzl OTR800, allowing you to have a rear view of your rig while backing up. A total of four BC35s can be paired to the device. You can also connect the camera to a continuous power source for full time camera views whenever you want. You can also easily power an optional Garmin Dash Camera (such as the Dash Cam 66W and others) using the USB port on the powered mount.
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 OTR800 comes with HERE's City Navigator street maps for the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, 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 OTR800 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 OTR800. 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 12.0 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 OTR800 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 from an overhead perspective with the Bird's Eye Junction View, when available.
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 OTR800 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 20 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. With the Garmin Voice Studio, you can record your own voice prompts.
Touchscreen Display: The dēzl OTR800 is equipped with a large 8" color TFT LCD display with a high resolution display with 1280 x 800 pixels. Its on-cell capacitive touch panel lets you drag or swipe your finger across the screen to pan or scroll, pinch two fingers to zoom out, and spread two fingers to zoom in. The screen uses an ambient light sensor to adjust the brightness of the screen automatically.
Dual Orientation: The display has dual orientation capability, enabling you to view the screen in portrait or landscape mode. As you rotate the device, you can enable the screen to rotate automatically based on the device's orientation, or remain in the current orientation.
Mounting Options: The unit comes with a powered magnetic mount with a row of contact points that deliver power to the unit for operating and charging the internal battery. The 12V vehicle power cable plugs into the mount (not the device), so you can easily remove the unit without having to disconnect any cables. There are three options for mounting the powered magnetic mount:
- Suction Cup Windshield Mount: The magnetic mount comes attached to a heavy duty suction cup assembly. The suction cup adheres to your windshield, and has a thumbscrew and ball mount that lets you tilt and swivel the mount for the best viewing.
- Screw-down Dashboard Mount: The suction cup can be removed and replaced with the included screw-down mounting base for mounting the unit to your dashboard. Three 1-3/8" screws are The thumbscrew and ball mount provide the same adjustments as the suction cup mount.
- 1" Ball Mount: The mounting arm and ball socket used by the suction cup and screw-down mounts can be removed so that the included 1" Ball Mount can be installed to the magnetic mount. The 1" Ball Mount (B-size) is compatible with third-party mounting solutions from companies such as RAM mounts. The mount has a 2" x 1.7" rectangular base plate with 4 pre-drilled at each corner in the industry standard 38mm x 30mm AMPS hole pattern (1.496" x 1.181).
Power Source: The Garmin dēzl OTR800 operates on a 12-volt power source, and includes a "cigarette lighter" DC power adapter to charge the built-in Lithium-Ion battery. The cable plugs into the powered mount via the Micro-B USB port. The battery provides up to 2 hours of use when fully charged.
Memory: The dēzl OTR800 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 256 GB.
Voice Command: You can use your voice to activate and operate the dēzl OTR800. 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 higher. The app may require up to 20 GB of free disk space.
Bluetooth Technology: The Garmin dēzl OTR800 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's not searching for satellites.