UPDATE: Read our Garmin dezl 760LMT review page.
As I predicted, Garmin has chosen not to cede the 7″ truck/RV market to Magellan, as they have just announced the Garmin dezl 760. Updating the dezl 560 series, this behemoth offers more than just a big screen. Like recent nuvis, it can utilize Smartphone Link to send all sorts of data to the unit from an Android smartphone, such as weather, fuel prices and traffic camera images.
But perhaps as interesting is a feature we have yet to see on nuvis – Active Lane Guidance (shown above and in the video below starting at about the 1:24 mark) – though I’m betting it will show up in the 2013 nuvi line which I’m expecting to be announced in the next few weeks. Here’s Garmin’s description of it…
In a moving lane animation a purple line indicates the way the driver should follow, showing truckers exactly which lane they have to be in and helping to avoid potentially dangerous last-minute maneuvers.
And here is the full news release.