About the Garmin Overlander®
Stay in the know on or off the road
Stay in the know on or off the road
Unless you already live off the grid, you'll probably need some road-based guidance to get you (and your gear) to new hiking spots, ATV trails, or campsites. Garmin's Overlander GPS navigator combines expert turn-by-turn directions for your car or truck with topographic maps, so you can discover the wonders of nature without worry. And it boasts a 7" screen that'll let you see the maps with plenty of detail, plus built-in tools for keeping your powersports or 4x4 vehicle upright. It also offers plenty of advanced navigation features, and connectivity that'll let you keep track of your adventures with ease.
Built-in pitch and roll gauges
If you're taking your 4x4 through rough terrain, you want to make sure it keeps its wheels on the ground. The Overlander's pitch and roll gauges can keep track of your vehicle's vertical and horizontal positions so you'll be able to tackle the next ridge with confidence.
Reliable Garmin maps for roads and terrain
The Overlander offers basemaps covering all of North America and South America, giving you a detailed look at your off-road environs either in topographic 2-D view with contour lines or high-resolution 3-D terrain view to determine elevations and land features. It also includes maps of highways and secondary roads, along with hundreds of thousands of key outdoor and off-road points of interest for your adventures on foot, bike, or 4x4. A barometric altimeter and 3-axis electronic compass come in handy if you're exploring on foot.
Custom routing for large vehicles
Do you drive an RV or other large vehicle? You can build a custom profile with your vehicle's height, weight, length, width, and trailer details, and the navigator will deliver the best, safest route to your destination on most roadways. And you can plan trips with multiple stops and save routes for future reference with ease. This Garmin's also compatible with the Garmin BC 35 wireless rear-view camera (not included), so you can add an extra layer of safety when you're backing up.
Outdoor points of interest
Garmin includes points of interest from Foursquare, iOverlander, TripAdvisor, and Ultimate Public Campgrounds, so you're sure to find nearby trails or campsites, including wild and dispersed locations. You can rely on the Overlander to lead the way even when you can't pick up cell service out in the sticks..
Track your routes
The Overlander can start recording your trail as soon as you start your journey, allowing you to retrace your steps back to base camp. The track recorder also shows you key data for time and distance covered, including elevation
High-quality capacitive touchscreen
The Garmin's 7" touchscreen display shows you your surroundings in an eye-friendly manner. Its Android software platform ensures smooth navigation through the user interface, whether you're mapping, tracking your data, or using the Explore app. And its pinch-to-zoom control lets you explore the maps with ease.
Speak your way to your destination
You can activate the Overlander's 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 exploring.
No matter the conditions, you want to be able to count on your navigator when you're deep in the wild. The Garmin's dust-resistant and military-rated shock-proof housing keeps it safe from dirt and drops, so you can use it in extreme conditions without worry.
Compatible with RAM mounts
The Overlander includes a powered magnetic mount with a suction-cup windshield attachment for your windshield or console. Powersports vehicle owners can use the included RAM ball adapter to mount the Overlander on their vehicle's handlebars (with optional RAM mounting gear) — the ball lets you position the navigator for the best view.
Comes with Wi-Fi®
Built-in Wi-Fi compatibility lets you update the Overlander's maps and software without an inconvenient wired connection to your computer. You can prepare for your next trip by uploading trails when connected to your home network, and then take advantage of your own portable Wi-Fi hotspot to get online when out in the wild.
Explore with the Garmin app
Garmin includes their Explore app with the Overlander, so you can easily sync tracks, routes, and waypoints across the navigator, your smartphone, and your computer, even wirelessly. You can also download additional maps through the Explore app, including U.S. satellite imagery and USGS quad sheets. Garmin includes 64GB of internal storage for all of your mapping needs, and the microSD card slot lets you expand that with your own memory cards (not included).
Connect via Bluetooth®
This navigator also allows you to make and take hands-free calls from your compatible phone so you can keep your hands on the wheel of your vehicle and still reach out if necessary.
Compatible with Garmin inReach® communication devices
The Overlander works with devices in Garmin's inReach satellite communicator family, so you can use the navigator to send SOS distress signals even in the most remote areas. You can also use the Overlander's keyboard to compose two-way text messages to others, letting your friends and family know how you're doing. Garmin inReach devices and subscription plans are sold separately.
- portable GPS navigator for off-road use
- 7" (1024 x 600 pixels) display with pinch-to-zoom touchscreen control
- powered magnetic suction-cup mount and RAM ball adapter plate for optional RAM mounts
- car power adapter, micro-USB cable, and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 3 hours of life
- 64GB internal memory for additional maps
- military-grade shock-resistant housing
- preloaded with topographic basemaps and road maps for North America and South America
- millions of points of interest from Foursquare and TripAdvisor
- outdoor/off-road points of interest from iOverlander and Ultimate Public Campgrounds (allows custom points of interest)
- accepts spoken commands and voice address entry
- route recording and backtrack
- pitch and roll gauges
- barometric altimeter and 3-axis electronic compass
- receives satellite signals from GPS (United States), Galileo (European Union), and GLONASS (Russia)
- transport modes: auto, RV, off-road, pedestrian
- Bluetooth for hands-free calling through your compatible phone
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- built-in Garmin Explore app
- sync tracks, routes, and waypoints across your devices wirelessly
- download additional maps including U.S. satellite imagery, public lands, and USGS quad sheets
- compatible with Garmin inReach satellite communication devices
- microSD card slot
- allows additional map uploads
- compatible with optional Garmin wireless rear-view camera
Other Features and Specs:
- certified IPX-5 dust-resistant housing
- dimensions: 7-7/8"W x 4-13/16"H x 15/16"D
- weight: 15.4 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # 010-02195-00
What's in the box:
- Portable all-terrain GPS navigation device
- Powered magnetic suction cup mount
- Car charger with 64" DC output cord (DC output: 4.75-5.25V 2A)
- 19" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- RAM ball mount
- Four M4 x 7mm screws
- Quick Start Manual
- Important Safety and Product Information
- RAM ball manufacturing statement
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Features & specs
|Maps||Free lifetime updates|
|Map Coverage||North and South America|
|Points of Interest||POI, Trip Advisor, RV Parks an|
|Multiple Destination Routing||Yes|
|Text To Speech||Yes|
|Dynamic Content Services||None|
|Removable Memory Type||microSD|
|Battery Life||3 Hours|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Garmin Overlander is a rugged portable GPS navigation device that is designed for both on- and off-road navigation. It features preloaded street and topo maps for North and South America. Built-in pitch and roll gauges help you safely navigate difficult terrain. Overlander can be paired to up to four BC 35 backup cameras (sold separately) so you can view what's behind you on the large 7" color touchscreen display. The device comes with a powered magnetic suction-cup windshield mount, plus a 1" RAM ball mount.
7" Touchscreen LCD: Overlander features a large 7" touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It has a real glass panel, and multi-touch technology to let you zoom in and out of the map with a pinch-type motion.
Multi-system Global Positioning: Overlander utilizes the Global Positioning System (GPS), as well as other multi-satellite positioning systems to provide the most accurate location data possible. In addition to GPS (U.S. system), Overlander uses GLONASS (Russian system) and Galileo (European system) satellite positioning systems
Preloaded Maps: Overlander is preloaded with HERE's City Navigator street maps for North and South America for turn-by-turn directions. It also contains TOPO maps for those times you travel off the grid. Topography maps show the elevation and contours of the surrounding terrain, including public land boundaries, 4x4 roads, forest service roads, waterways, trails, and much more. Using the Garmin Explore app, you can download additional maps, including satellite imagery or USGS quad sheets, and store them on the device's 64 GB flash memory. For additional storage, Overlander has a slot for an optional microSD memory card (up to 64 GB). The unit's preloaded map versions (as of September 2019) include:
- City Navigator North America NT 2020.10 (ALL, Parkopedia, Foursquare)
- City Navigator South America NT 2019.20 (ALL, Foursquare)
- TOPO U.S. 100K
- North America DEM (Digital Elevation Models)
- South America DEM (Digital Elevation Models)
- National Parks v2
Map Updates: Overlander offers free lifetime map updates 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 updates can be obtained by connecting the device to a Wi-Fi network and directly download the maps, or connect the device to your computer and obtain the updates through Garmin Express.
Optional Traffic: Overlander can help you avoid traffic delays along your route. When connected to an optional Garmin Traffic receiver, such as the GTM 60 or GTM 36, Overlander can receive traffic data from an over-the-air broadcast signal. The device displays the traffic information on the screen when you're within a traffic coverage area (typically a major metropolitan area) to help you avoid traffic delays.
Voice Command: You can use your voice to activate and operate the Overlander. 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.
Garmin Real Directions: The Overlander features Garmin Real Directions with easy-to-understand driving directions using recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights, in addition to spoken street names.
Speed Limits: As you travel along a major road or street, the speed limit is displayed on the screen alongside of the vehicle's speed display. If you are exceeding the speed limit, a tone will sound, and the color of the vehicle speed indication will change to red. If the highway's posted speed limit has changed since the last map update, you can change the speed limit display on the unit.
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.
iOverlander POI: The device includes iOverlander Points of Interest to help you locate a wide variety of locations and services. iOverlander includes searchable POIs and data from History Channel, Foursquare, and TripAdvisor. The POIs are categorized by Camping (Established, Wild, or Informal), Lodging (Hotel or Hostel), Services (Water, Propane, Mechanic & Parts, Vehicle Shipping, Insurance, Dump Station, Fuel Station, or Vehicle Storage), Community (Restaurant, Tourist Attraction, Shopping, Laundromat, Pet Services or Medical), and Other (Checkpoint, Customs and Immigration, Consulate/Embassy, Warnings, or Other). After selecting the POI, you can get more information, view possible routes to the destination, and navigate to the location with turn-by-turn voice and on-screen directions.
Vehicle Profiles and Customized Routing: Overlander lets you enter the type of vehicle you are driving in order to receive customized navigation and map settings based on the vehicle type. You can select car, motorhome, motorhome with trailer, or vehicle with trailer. If you select a large vehicle, or a vehicle with a trailer, you can enter and save the vehicle's configuration and dimensions. If your configuration or vehicle changes, you can easily switch to the appropriate profile for the most accurate navigation data.
Pitch and Roll: The Pitch and Roll application is designed to provide the angle of your vehicle as you are navigation difficult terrain. You must first calibrate the device (to establish the vehicle's "zero" angle) while it is mounted in the vehicle and you are parked on a flat, level surface. As you drive over steep terrain, the device will provide warnings when the vehicle's angles exceed the preset maximum.
ABC: From the menu, you can select the "ABC" button to access the Overlander's built-in Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass. The Altimeter's gauge is displayed as a bar graph to show your ascent or descent over a specific distance, as well as numeric readouts of the current and maximum elevation, and total descent and total climb. The barometer show the current barometric pressure in inches of mercury and millibars. It also displays a bar graph of the barometric trends over the past three hours. When the device is connected to the magnetic mount, Overlander utilizes GPS data to determine your compass heading. When you disconnect it from the magnetic mount, the device prompts you to calibrate the built-in compass for improved accuracy.
Tracking: In addition to routing you to where you want to go, Overlander can also record the path of where you've been. When you enable tracking (also known as "bread crumbs"), the unit logs your location at a set interval and updates the track line. If Overlander is paired to an inReach device, the device records the track points and transmits them over the satellite network at a specified send interval.
Garmin Explore App: Using the Garmin Explore app, you can pull together your waypoints, tracks, and routes loaded on the Overlander device, your smartphone, or your desktop/laptop computer. With the app, you can plan and navigate your trip, share your location, and track your progress. The app lets you download maps, and use them anytime or anywhere, even if there's no cell phone service. With a Garmin account, you can store waypoints, routes, and recorded tracks in the cloud. The Garmin Explore app is compatible with Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 11.0 or later, as well as Android devices running Android 5.0 and up.
Bluetooth: The Overlander 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 10 feet of each other and paired.
Magnetic Mount: The unit comes with the Garmin Suction Cup Magnetic Mount. The mount has an extra large 3" diameter suction cup for mounting the device on your windshield or dashboard. The suction cup attaches to (and detaches from) the Magnetic Mount via a ball-and-socket connection. Overlander attaches to the mount with a strong magnet, allowing you to remove the device from the mount easily, without having to disconnect any cables. The mount has a Micro USB port for connecting the included vehicle power adapter.
RAM Ball Mount: If the suction cup is removed from the Magnetic Mount, you can attach the included 1" RAM Ball mount with the four included screws (not via the socket). The RAM Ball mount and Magnetic Mount have the standard, rectangular AMPS screw pattern. Attaching the RAM Ball mount allows you to attach Overlander via a wide variety of RAM branded mounts.
inReach Compatible: The Overlander navigation device is compatible with the inReach series of portable satellite communicators for two-way text messaging, interactive SOS, and weather forecasts. You can pair the Overlander to the inReach Explorer, inReach SE, and inReach Mini models.
Power Requirements: The Garmin Overlander is powered by your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt vehicle power adapter. The built-in Lithium-Ion battery will provide up to 3 hours of use after a full charge.
Optional Backup Cameras: The Overlander is compatible with the Garmin BC35 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately). The BC35 helps you to see what's behind your vehicle when backing up. The camera can pair via Wi-Fi to the Overlander and transmit a clear view from the rear of your RV. (The transmitter should be installed within 10 feet of the Overlander.) The BC35 is hardwired to your vehicle's reverse light circuit, which powers the camera on when you shift the vehicle into reverse. Wiring it to a constant power circuit lets you view the camera's video at any time. Up to 4 BC35 cameras can be paired to the device at once to provide multiple views of your vehicle.
The Garmin Overlander® replaces these items
- over 115,000 designated off-road trails in forests and on public lands
- map view in 2-D topographic with contour lines or high-resolution (10M) 3-D terrain with elevations and land features
- Wi-Fi connectivity
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