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Reviews of
Garmin GPS Navigation Systems
by Truckers


Some truckers rely on Garmin GPS Navigation Systems to help them in the course of their work. There are numerous models available, the ones that appear being truck-specific which we will summarize below.

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We have taken the liberty of comparing these four Garmin GPS units.

Garmin GPS unit  nüvi® 465T nüvi® 465LMT dēzl™ 560LT dēzl™ 560LMT
Garmin nuvi 465/465T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Trucking GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Garmin nuvi 465LMT 4.3-Inch Trucking GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Garmin dezl 560LT 5-Inch Touchscreen Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Garmin dezl 560LMT 5-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable Trucking GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm) 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm) 5.4"W x 3.3"H x .6"D (13.7 x 8.3 x 1.5 cm) 5.4"W x 3.3"H x .6"D (13.7 x 8.3 x 1.5 cm)
Display size, WxH: 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm) 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm) 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5" diag (12.7 cm) 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5" diag (12.7 cm)
Weight: 6.1 ounces (172.93 g) 6.1 ounces (172.93 g) 6.8 ounces (192.0 g) 6.8 ounces (192.0 g)
Preloaded street maps: yes yes yes yes
Includes lifetime map updates: NA yes no yes
Ability to add maps: yes yes yes yes
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000 1000 1000 1000
Routes: 15 15 15 15
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker) yes (internal speaker) yes (internal speaker) yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."): yes yes yes yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands): no no no no
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation): yes yes yes (with junction view) yes (with junction view)
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow): NA no yes yes
myTrends™ (predicts routes based on user's navigation behavior): NA no yes yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): yes yes yes yes
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes yes yes yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes yes yes yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes yes yes yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes yes yes yes
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route) : no no yes yes
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes yes yes yes
Touchscreen: yes yes yes yes
Trucking-friendly: yes yes yes yes





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  • Which product model did you acquire and did you acquire it by buying it or receiving it as a gift?
  • If you bought your product, did you buy it in a truck stop, from another retail store or online?
  • What are the top 3 reasons why you have used one?
  • How would you rate the quality and navigating ability of the product?
  • If you bought it, do you think the product was worth the price you paid for it?
  • How did this product save you money?
  • Would you buy this product again and why?





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