Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan announces connected RV unit

Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB

Magellan’s latest RV unit

Magellan has announced the 7″ RoadMate RV9490T-LMB, which offers live weather and gas prices via a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone. Information can also be preloaded via WiFi. read more

Garmin RV 760LMT and wireless backup camera announced

Garmin RV 760LMT

UPDATE: Read our hands on review of the RV 760LMT.

Garmin has announced an RV-friendly navigator this morning, the Garmin RV 760LMT. The 7″ unit creates custom routes based on the size and weight of an RV and features the America’s RV Parks & Services Directory. read more

6″ TomTom VIA 1605 M RV hits US shores

TomTom VIA 1605 M RV

The TomTom VIA 1605 M RV

A Friday afternoon tweet is a low-key way to announce this, but it looks like the 6″ TomTom VIA 1605 M RV is now available in the US. Based on the 1605TM we reviewed, this new model has been available in Europe for several months as the GO LIVE Camper & Caravan. read more

New 7″ Magellan RV models announced and shipping

Seven-inch screens must be working for Magellan since they continue to roll out new ones. Today’s announcement focuses on models for RVs, with four three new RoadMates all pre-loaded with the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory and Good Sam discount locations (I’m not counting the Pro 9165-T as new, since it’s been around awhile). An A/V input is offered for a DVD player or backup camera, and the screen will automatically switch to the latter when you put your gargantuan home away from home into reverse.

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