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I am still learning about it but it has all the features that I need for my job.
Pros: It has many features for my job and it seems to be easy to navigate.
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Garmin talked to large-vehicle drivers about the unique challenges they face on the road, then designed the dezl 560LMT portable navigator for truck and RV guidance. It features a free traffic-information service that lets you know about congestion in your area so you can find a better route. You can keep up on road changes with up to four map updates per year without any additional costs. It'll get you through the long haul without endangering your cargo and it works great in your car, too.
Tired of looking at a small screen from the driver's seat? The dezl 560LMT features a 5" touch display which gives you plenty of map detail. You'll have access to road maps for the entire U.S. and Canada, plus much of Mexico. Truck-specific points of interest will come in handy when it's time to find a shower or weigh station. Text-to-speech voice prompts say the actual names of roads at upcoming turns, and you'll hear them easily over engine noise through the extra-loud built-in speaker. You'll also get lane assistance and junction view to keep you in the right lane when you're at complicated intersections.
Worried about possible dangerous road conditions? The 560LMT provides upcoming road info, such as sharp curves and high winds. 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, the 560LMT will alert you on the screen to help you avoid an encounter with smokey. And it's got a rear-view camera input so you can see what's going on behind you when you're backing up.
The dezl 560LMT includes a preloaded NTTS Breakdown 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.
The dezl 560LMT also provides specialized routing for truck-related restrictions on most roads in the contiguous 48 states and Canada. You can specify height, weight, length, width, and hazardous materials criteria, and the navigator will provide the best, safest route to your destination — RV owners can do the same. The 560LMT also tracks your HOS (Hours of Service) and logs your mileage by state for IFTA purposes.
The dezl 560LMT includes a FM-TMC traffic-info receiver which keeps you updated on potential delays in most metropolitan areas. The 560LMT can offer detailed information on the cause of the delay, and save you time by finding a quick way around the problem. Best of all, you pay no subscription fees for the life of your navigator.
The dezl 560LMT's built-in Bluetooth connectivity allows you to conduct phone calls hands-free with your compatible phone. You can keep in touch with friends and family without diverting your attention from the road ahead. Most points of interest in Garmin's database include the phone numbers, so you can call ahead with the one tap of the screen to make reservations at hotels or check parking availability at truck stops.
I am still learning about it but it has all the features that I need for my job.
Roberta M, Pulaski Tn 38478
Average Customer Review(s):
I am still learning about it but it has all the features that I need for my job.
Pros: It has many features for my job and it seems to be easy to navigate.
Its a great unit
Pros: the fact that it can be used in three modes truck,car, and walking mode
Cons: none yet
So far I have the unit for about 2 weeks now. Im impressed with the processing speed of the unit and responsivness of the screen. It gives you possible suggestions much quicker without finishing typing, much quicker than other garmin units I had. Its pretty fast in finding route once you press go. I have seen other truck navigations systems that take much longer. I have not tested the traffic feature because I use Google Maps on my phone which is very accurate. Overall, Im very happy so far.
Pros: Fast, accurate, fast reroute, good suggestions
Cons: It doesnt show you what side of the street address is on and it doesnt route you for the address to be on your RIGHT all the time.
Took a trip to Watkins Glen NY. Worked perfectly.
Pros: Screen size is good.
Cons: None. Need to learn to navigate it.
I would not recommend this product as it CANNOT be trusted. In the RV mode it makes the worst decisions as to the route to take. Almost every time we have used it, it has either routed us way out of the way, taken us off of an interstate way before it made any sense. gave false warning about road characteristics...etc . If I could give it a zero I would have done so!!
Cons: Bad routing False warnings Worthless
Shipped very fast, GPS works just like it's supposed too.
Pros: Big enough screen too see easily
Cons: Stupid bean bag mount does not stay in one place in a big truck, had to buy a separate windshield mount for it.
you can choose car,truck or rv which is good when you drive truck cross country
The map update was not ready to update when i purchased it. I talked to two techs to set up GPS to lead me TO the tunnels but not the Belt Parkway and ALL other parkways in NYC in a commercial vehicle. I wish there was a setting to say commercial vehicle. Besides all that, the big screen is a plus. The alerts of a camera at the intersection and the arrows of which lane to be in is really cool. I have to call Garmin back to set up how to find area parking lots when i get to my destination quickly. This Garmin does what it says!
Pros: Lots of extra features for Truckers.
Cons: No real setting for commercial vehicles. Updating when exiting is alittle slow.
Over all the GPS works Great. minor glitches like posted speed limit and displayed limit are not accurate. and to pan ahead and view the rest of the map is not an option. Bluetooth works great speaker works great Screen size is perfect. A must buy for any trucker!
Packed with features but doesn't have mile marker feature and often takes you down streets a big rig has no business being on. Some maps aren't accurate and neither is some truck stop or scale points. Works fairly well but not sure it was worth twice as much as a regular Garmin.
I like the options and setting so you can set it for your load. I trust it more than the one that came with my truck.
Pros: Ability to save Load dimensions and weights
Cons: It needs to be clearer when taking an exit with multiple options so you don't take the wrong lane.
|Maps||Free lifetime updates|
|Map Coverage||USA (50), CA, MX|
|Points of Interest||6,000,000|
|Multiple Destination Routing||Yes|
|Digital Audio Playback||No|
|Text To Speech||Yes|
|Dynamic Content Services||None|
|Removable Memory Type||microSD card|
|Battery Life||4 Hours|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
OTR (On The Road) Navigation: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT was designed by truckers for truckers, with features that are tailored to the OTR (On The Road) trucking industry.
Custom Truck Profiles: You can 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.
Note: Entering your vehicle profile does not guarantee that your vehicle's characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. It is your responsibility to account for your vehicle's height, length, weight, and other relevant restrictions when driving.
Warning Icons: With your truck profile entered, the dezl 560-LMT will display warning icons along your route that affect your travel. Warnings include size/weight restrictions, hazmat restrictions, road conditions (grounding risk, lateral wind, narrow road, sharp curves, steep grades), and upcoming weigh stations.
Truck Speed Limits: Trucking speed limits appear if they are lower than the posted automotive speed limit, and you have the ability to correct the speed limit on the dezl 560-LMT so you have the most accurate data at all times.
NTTS Breakdown Directory: The NTTS (National Truck & Trailer Services) Breakdown Directory is pre-loaded into the unit. The dezl 560-LMT combines National Truck and Trailer Services (NTTS) Breakdown Directory POIs with Navteq trucking POIs to provide you the most comprehensive, trucking-specific POI list. You can search for truck-related points of interest, such as truck repair facilities, including those with 24-hour service.
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.
Note: Exit service information is only available on controlled-access roads, such as interstates or motorways.
IFTA Logging: You can use IFTA Logging to archive data needed for International Fuel Tax Agreement documentation, such as fuel-purchase data and miles driven.
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.
Hours Of Service: You can use the Hours Of Service feature to record your working hours, which will help you comply with safety regulations. You can record the following hours of service.
Note: This device is not an approved substitute for paper logbook recording requirements under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. Drivers should comply with all applicable federal and state paper logbook requirements.
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).
Backup Camera Compatible: The dezl 560-LMT features a 3.5mm video input on its mounting cradle. If a composite video backup camera has been installed in your truck, you can view the output of the camera on the dezl 560-LMT. Simply plug the backup camera into the unit's 3.5mm video input. You will need a composite-to-3.5mm video cable (sold separately). The camera output will appear whenever a video signal is present.
GPS High-Sensitivity Receiver: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT is equipped with a high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver which enables faster GPS performance. It must acquire a GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite signal in order to navigate.
Note: If you are indoors, near tall building or tree, or in a parking garage, the dezl 560-LMT cannot acquire satellites. Go outside to an area free from tall obstructions to use the dezl 560-LMT.
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 NAVTEQ Maps: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT comes pre-programmed with NAVTEQ's City Navigator (NT 2011.31 ALL) street maps for the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico. The maps feature nearly 6-million points of interest (POIs), such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and attractions.
Note: You can purchase additional MapSource map data from Garmin and load the maps to the dezl 560-LMT's internal memory or inserted microSD card (via USB connection).
Free Lifetime Map Updates: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT includes free lifetime map updates which give you the most up-to-date maps for the life of the Garmin GPS unit. You can activate your free lifetime map updates service at www.mygarmin.com and download up to four map updates per year as soon as they become available. It can only be used for this Garmin GPS unit.
Note: Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this product's useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. The updates you receive will be updates to the same geographic map data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased.
Touchscreen Display: The unit features a bright, 5.0" (diagonal) widescreen, WQVGA, color TFT LCD with touchscreen controls. The display has a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen has a manual brightness adjustment. You can select one of three color modes for the display screen:
Note: The screen will automatically shut off if the device is inactive for the selected length of time.
Navigation Map: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT displays a real-time moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns. Your route is marked with a magenta line. A checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel the dezl 560-LMT guides to your destination with arrows on the map and directions at the top of the screen. During your calculated route, your arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner, your current speed is shown in the lower right corner. The posted speed limit for most major roads is displayed near the lower right corner as well. The unit allows you to zoom, pan, and point using the touchscreen during navigation. You can select one of three map orientation displays:
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 dezl 560-LMT offers male and female voices of various languages. You can also download custom voices from the "Garmin Garage" website.
Turn List: When you are navigating a route, the turn list displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.
Next Turn: When you are navigation a route, you can view the next turn on the map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn.
Lane Assist with Junction View: Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. As you navigate your route, the unit will provide detailed diagrams of the proper lane to travel when maneuvering a complex interchange. The Junction View page will display what the actual approaching junction looks like, and arrows indicating the lane in which you should be driving.
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.
Where To?: During navigation, you can search for places by pressing "Where To?" You can select an Address, Go Home, Points of Interest, Recently Found, Favorites, Extras, Intersections, Cities, Browse Map, and Coordinates. You can also access Spell Name for direct entry of your new destination, or browse the map. You can search for locations near your present location (default), or select a different city, your current route, or your destination.
|Browse Map||Search for a destination by scrolling the map display|
|Go Home||Store and easily recall your home address|
|Address||Enter a specific address; state, city, street number, street|
|Cities||Search For a city (central location)|
|Intersections||Search for the intersection of two roads|
|POIs||Search for points of interest (POIs) by name or category; search near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination|
|Parking||Find parking-lots and parking garages near you; the device also saves your parking spot when your remove the device from the mount so you can find your truck easier when you return|
|Trip Planner||You can use Trip Planner to create and save a trip with multiple destinations (up to 15)|
|Favorites||Store up to 1,000 of your favorite locations|
|Recently Found||Stores the last 50 places found|
|Coordinates||Enter geographic coordinates (latitude & longitude)|
|Extras||Add extra information via a microSD card; custom points of interest, Garmin Travel Guide, Safety Camera information, TourGuide, Language Guide, and SaversGuide available on Garmin's website|
Note: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT automatically searches for places near your present location. You can also search for a location near a different city, near a recent destination, or near a favorite destination
Transportation Modes: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT offers four transportation modes for navigation methods. It can be used in one of four transportation modes: Truck, RV, Automobile, or Pedestrian. Routing is calculated differently based on your mode.
Vehicle Icons: The default on-screen icon representing your vehicle is Red tractor trailer. a blue sports car. In the menu, you can select a blue tractor trailer, green tractor trailer, RV, blue 4WD pickup truck, blue compact car, blue sports car, blue 3D arrow, a pair of boots, a large bird, or a rolling beach ball. You can also download other vehicle icons from the "Garmin Garage" website.
Route Preferences: When calculating a route, you can select the following preferences: faster time, shorter distance, less fuel, or off road.
Avoidances: You can program the unit to avoid certain things that may be undesirable on your route. Examples of things that can be avoided include U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes, Unpaved Roads, and Ferries. You can also add Custom Avoidances for certain areas and roads.
Waypoints: You can manually add additional points (up to 1000) to your active route.
Custom Points of Interest: The dezl 560-LMT will accept custom points of interest (POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as safety cameras and school zones, and the unit can notify you as you approach one of these points. To download custom POIs, you will need the Garmin POI Loader software, available on Garmin's website.
nuRoute Technology: The dezl 560-LMT includes nuRoute technology with trafficTrends historical traffic and myTrends predictive routing.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your truck's fuel economy, carbon footprint, and the fuel price of navigating to a destination. It also offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. Through ecoRoute's Fuel report and Mileage Report, you can track fuel usage and gas mileage during each trip. There is also a driving challenge to help you maximize your fuel economy by scoring your driving habits.
Note: The data provided by the ecoRoute feature are estimates only. The data is not actually read from your truck.
Speed Limit Indicator: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT will display the speed limit for most major roads in the United States.
Note: The speed limit icon feature is for information purposes only and does not replace the driver's responsibility to abide by all posted speed limit signs and to use safe driving judgment at all times.
Trip Computer: The trip computer provides helpful statistics about your trip.
Auto Reroute: If you deviate from the original route, the dezl 560-LMT recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Detours: While navigation a route, you can use detours to avoid obstacles ahead of you , such as construction zones.
Note: If the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the device might not calculate a detour.
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.
Tools: The dezl 560-LMT offers several tools you can use as you travel.
Security Settings: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT offers two security settings.
FM Traffic Receiver: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT features an integrated FM traffic receiver with free lifetime traffic updates. The integrated traffic receiver is built into the unit's included cigarette lighter power adapter (GTM35). The integrated traffic receiver lets you receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. You can simply tap the unit's touchscreen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area. The built-in FM traffic receiver provides you with the following features and convenience.
Note: You do not need to activate the subscription included with the dezl 560-LMT. The subscription activates automatically after the GPS unit acquires satellite signal while receiving traffic signals. Content not available for all areas. The dezl 560-LMT must be in data range of an FM station transmitting traffic information in order to receive traffic updates. For information about coverage areas, go to www.garmin.com/traffic.
Traffic Map: The traffic map shows color-coded traffic flow and delays on nearby roads. When receiving traffic information, a traffic icon appears on the map. The traffic icon changes color (Green/Yellow/Red/Gray) to indicate the severity of traffic conditions.
Calculating Traffic Route: When calculating your route, the dezl 560-LMT examines the current traffic and automatically optimizes the route for the shortest time. If a severe traffic delay occurs on your route while you are navigating, the device automatically recalculates the route for your.
Note: You might still be routed through traffic, if no better alternative routes exist.
Mini USB Connector: The dezl 560-LMT's traffic receiver/12-volt adapter plugs into the unit's mini-USB (type-B) port, located on the back-panel of the device's mounting cradle.
microSD Memory Slot: The dezl 560-LMT has a microSD memory slot for additional map data from optional microSD memory cards. The unit can also display JPEG photo images from a microSD memory card.
Picture Viewer: The dezl 560-LMT can display photo images (JPEG files). JPEG image files stored on your computer must be transferred to the unit's internal memory.
Photo Navigation: You can upload onto the dezl 560-LMT or inserted microSD card pictures that include location information and create routes to the pictured locations. Please visit http://connect.garmin.com/photos for more information.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth wireless technology establishes a wireless link (2.4GHz) between two electronic devices, such as your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone and the Garmin dezl 560-LMT. The first time you use two devices together, you must pair them by establishing a relationship using a PIN or passkey.
Note: Your phone and the dezl 560-LMT must be within 33' (10m) of each other.
Hands-Free Communication: For hands-free calling, the Garmin dezl 560-LMT integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Simply pair it with your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone and talk hands-free through the 2360-LMT while staying focused on the road. You are able to dial numbers with the dezl 560-LMT's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the touchscreen and speak into the unit's built-in microphone. The dezl 560-LMT also offers convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points-of-interest (POIs). In addition, the dezl 560-LMT supports call waiting.
Bluetooth Compatibility: Visit http://my.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.faces for a complete list of Bluetooth compatible mobile phones.
Friction Mount: The unit should be securely installed when used in your truck. The unit comes with a friction mount which is weighted and features a non-skid mounting surface. The friction mount can be placed on your dashboard or console of your truck. Once the dezl 560-LMT is mounted, it can be rotated left-or-right on the ball-&-socket bracket for best visibility. The unit must be installed where it has a relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Note: The unit's mini-USB (type-B) port is found on the back-panel of the mounting cradle.
Power Source: The Garmin dezl 560-LMT operates on your truck's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter, the built-in Lithium-Ion battery, or household current using an optional AC adapter (sold separately). The integrated Lithium-Ion battery provide up to 4 hours of use after a 4-hour charge.
Note: Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings, are not lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Battery Charging: The integrated Lithium-Ion battery can be charged using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter in your truck, plugging the supplied USB cable into your computer, or connecting the optional AC power adapter (sold separately).
Note: The unit's USB (type-B) port is found on the back-panel of the mounting cradle. The unit's micro-USB port is found on the bottom of the GPS navigator.
Sleep Mode: You can use the Sleep Mode to conserve battery power when the device is not in use. Sleep Mode uses very little power, and a battery charge can last for weeks.
Internal Memory: The dezl 560-LMT comes with an internal memory for storage of supplemental maps and photos. When the unit is connected to your computer, the dezl 560-LMT is recognized as a USB Mass Storage device.
Interface Capability: This unit is connected to a PC via the supplied USB cable for software and navigation updates. This interface allows you to download additional map and software information to the unit's flash memory or inserted microSD card.
Note: The unit's micro-USB port is USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible. The unit's micro-USB port is found on the bottom of the GPS navigator.
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 Vista or newer or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, running in 64-bit.
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