Overview: The nuvi 465T
is a portable GPS navigator that is customized for the over-the-road trucking industry. Not only does it offer automatic
routing, turn-by-turn voice directions, and touch screen control, but it also provides directions in the National Truck and Trailer Services (NTTS) Breakdown Directory to trucking-relevant points of interest.
In addition, the nuvi 465T comes with an FM TMC traffic receiver, to give you alerts about traffic delays and road construction, as well as automatic detours around the trouble. The nuvi 465T also has built-in Bluetooth technology,
and can display JPEG photos.
The nuvi 465T comes loaded with City Navigator North America NT 2010 software, which contains
mapping detail of the entire United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The maps
feature nearly 6-million points of interest (POIs), such as hotels, restaurants,
gas stations, ATMs and attractions.
SD Memory Slot: The nuvi 465T
has an SD memory slot for additional map data from optional SD memory cards. The
can also display photo images from an SD memory card.
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. It the unit is mounted in a vehicle with a
coated windshield or an in-screen heating system there may be difficulty in
obtaining a good signal.
Touch Screen Display: The unit
features a bright, 4.3" (diagonal) widescreen LCD with touch screen controls. The display
has a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The screen has a manual brightness adjustment for best visibility.
Screen Color Mode: You can
select one of three color modes for the display screen:
- Daytime: has a lighter,
- Nighttime: has a black
background, easier to see at night
- Auto: display
automatically switches between daytime and nighttime at sunrise and sunset
Truck-Related Features: This unit was designed by truckers for truckers, with features that are tailored to the OTR trucking industry:
- Custom Vehicle 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 vehicle profiles can be stored in the memory.
- Warning Icons: With your vehicle profile entered, the nuvi 465T 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.
- NTTS Breakdown Directory: You can search for truck-related points of interest, such as truck repair facilities, including those with 24-hour service. The NTTS Breakdown Directory is
pre-loaded into the unit.
- Lane Assist: During navigation, the unit will guide you to the proper lane to make your next maneuver when approaching complex highway interchanges.
Information Pages: The
information provided by the nuvi 465T is found on various display screens called
pages. The pages give you the following information:
- Indicates real-time moving
map illustrating your current position and intended route
- Shows map scale and
geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns
- Allows you to zoom, pan, and
point using the touch screen controls
- When you are following a
route, your arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner, the
distance to the next turn (Turn In) is shown in the lower right corner
- When you are simply driving
while viewing the Map page (not following a route), your speed is shown
in the lower left corner, the direction you are driving is shown in the
lower right corner
- Trip Computer Display:
- Shows current compass heading
- Indicates current speed,
average driving speed, overall average speed, maximum speed
- Calculates driving time,
stopped time and total time
- Displays overall distance
traveled (odometer) and distance to your final destination
- Current Route:
- Displays a list of
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route as well as arrival
- Shows direction of each turn
- Next Turn:
- Shows the next turn on the
map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn
Where To? During navigation,
you can search for places by pressing "Menu", then "Where To?" You can select an
Address, NTTS (for truck-related POIs), 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.
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, or gas stations. You can also save the location for future reference.
Custom Points of Interest: The
nuvi 465T 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's proximity alerts 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.
Map Orientation: You can select
one of three map orientation displays:
- 2D Track Up:
two-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from top to bottom on
- 2D North Up:
two-dimensional map that constantly displays North at the top of the screen
- 3D Track Up:
three-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from top to bottom
on the screen
Vehicle Icons: The default on-screen icon representing your
vehicle depends upon the operating mode. When you're in the truck mode your on-screen icon is a tractor trailer. In the automobile mode, it is a blue sports car. In the menu, you can select other
vehicle icons, or you can choose from dozens of downloadable vehicle icons from the "Garmin Garage" website.
Route Preferences: When
calculating a route, you can select the following preferences: faster time,
shorter distance, 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, Traffic, Carpool Lanes, Unpaved Roads, and Ferries.
Waypoints: You can manually
mark and name any map position as a waypoint for later recall. Up to 1000
waypoints can be saved into memory.
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.
World Clock: The world
clock allows you to display the current time for four locations throughout
the world. You can also display a map of the world showing which portions
are in daylight and which are in darkness.
can convert area, distance, speed, temperature, volume, and
Calculator: The calculator
allows you to perform simple arithmetic.
Garmin Lock: Garmin Lock is an
anti-theft feature. You can set a 4-digit PIN and a security location (such as
your home or office). Every time the nuvi 465T is powered on, you must enter the
PIN, or drive to your security location.
FM Traffic: The nuvi 465T can receive traffic information
broadcast over the FM Radio Data System (RDS), when connected to the supplied
Garmin GTM 25 FM TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver. When you are in a coverage
area, the traffic delays are rated by severity with color-coded icons. If you
encounter severe traffic along your route, the unit will automatically
recalculate the route for you to avoid traffic delays.
Coupons: Location-relevant offers and pop-up coupons may appear on the
unit when the traffic receiver is connected to external power. These offers
include a coupon code which can be redeemed when presented at the advertised
location. (You should not attempt to write down coupon codes while driving.) The
offers and coupons can only be disabled by deactivating the traffic feature.
Picture Viewer: The nuvi 465T can display photo images (JPEG files).
The image files must be stored on
an optional SD memory card or transferred to the internal memory.
Panoramio: The Panoramio website provides photographs that include
location information called geotags. These photos can be downloaded into the
nuvi 465T or SD memory card, and the unit can route you to the location.
Bluetooth Communication: Many Bluetooth-capable cellular phones are compatible with
your nuvi 465T and can use it as a hands-free car kit. The nuvi 465T has both a
microphone and speaker, so no additional equipment is necessary to integrate
your Bluetooth phone. Available options will vary by phone, however, generally
- accept or ignore incoming calls on the touch screen
- dial your home number
- enter a number manually
- call a POI (Point Of Interest)
- dial a number in your phone book
- call a recently dialed number
- dial a recent caller
- send or receive text messages
Bluetooth Compatibility: Visit
http://my.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.faces for a complete list of Bluetooth
compatible mobile phones.
Mounting: The unit should be securely installed when
used in a vehicle. The unit comes with a mounting bracket that includes a
lockable self-adhesive base. The removable mounting arm and cradle can be adjusted on the ball-and-socket bracket for best visibility. The unit
must be installed where it has a relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Optional Pro.Fit G3 Vehicle Specific Mounts: The Garmin nuvi
GPS units are directly compatible with the optional Pro.Fit G3 series of Vehicle
Specific Mounts (VSMs). The G3 Series mounts have a ball-and-socket mechanism
that perfectly fits the nuvi mounting cradles, giving you a custom mount
designed for your vehicle. Please check the Crutchfield "Outfit My Car" vehicle
selector to see if a G3 Series VSM is available for your vehicle.
Rechargeable Battery: The nuvi 465T operates on your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette
lighter power adapter, the built-in Lithium-Ion batteries, or household current
using an optional AC adapter. The Lithium-Ion batteries provide up to 4 hours of use,
and require a 4-hour charge to full capacity. Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings,
are not lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Internal Memory: The nuvi 465T
comes with an internal flash memory for storage of supplemental
maps and photos. When the unit is connected to your
computer, the nuvi 465T is recognized as an additional drive.
Interface Capability: This unit
can be connected to a PC or Mac via USB cable (not included). This interface allows you
to download additional map information to the unit's flash memory or an optional SD card. The unit has a standard Mini-USB Version 2.0 jack.
Note: The nuvi is not compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, or Windows NT.
It is also not compatible with Mac OS 10.3 or earlier. This is a common
limitation of most USB mass storage devices.