Garmin Nuvi 465LMT Trucking Navigator Review

 

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1.Garmin nuvi 465LMT

 

Main advantage

 

The Garmin nuvi 465LMT 4.3” Trucking GPS Navigator packs a tremendous number of features packed in a small and sleek package. The 4.3” screen, while a bit small for a device meant for truck drivers, provides you with rich, detailed, and relevant travel information specific for truck drivers. By taking into account your truck’s height, weight, length, width, and hazardous materials, the route created makes sure that you don’t go into no-truck zones and other restricted areas. The lifetime map and traffic services mean that your data are always up-to-date in all of your trips.

 

Main disadvantage

 

Some customers have reported taking long and awkward routes because this GPS navigator intentionally avoids major interstates that have no weight information, for safety reasons. If you’re travelling in relatively barren places, the traffic and map information you get may not be very helpful unless you’ve already been in those places enough to tell whether the routes taken are acceptable. Fortunately, however, Garmin continuously updates their traffic and map database, therefore significantly reducing events like these.

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Top 3 features explained

 

 

Specialized Information for Trucks

A lot of GPS navigators blindly select routes that may be too narrow or too weak to support trucks. Roads with sharp turns or bridges built to support small vehicles will inevitably cause annoying redirections and reroutes that may or may not lead to another dead end.

Fortunately, the Garmin nuvi 465LMT 4.3” Trucking GPS Navigator is built specially for trucks, which is why it requires you to enter your truck’s profile – height, weight, length, width, and hazardous materials, and then creates a route that takes into account related restrictions in the US and Canada (e.g., weight limit on certain bridges, no truck zones, etc.). If you need to use it on a regular vehicle, the device is convertible. You also get trucking-relevant points of interest so you know where to go to for truck repairs and other types of service on the road.

3.Garmin nuvi 465LMT

 

Lifetime Support

You don’t have to worry about your map data becoming obsolete, because the nüvi 465LMT is bundled with nüMaps Lifetime™, which provides you with latest map data when new updates are released. What customers love about this feature is that it does not have any monthly subscription fees, maintenance fees, or even a membership fee (the device purchase already counts as such).

Apart from a lifetime of updated maps, you also get a lifetime of updated traffic services, which means that you can get alerts and redirections when nüvi detects accidents, traffic, or any other obstacles that could slow you down. Like the maps, this one is free forever (at least, until the product breaks down or when Garmin doesn’t anymore get map data from its supplier, whichever comes first). Take note, however, that not all map and traffic content will be available – in some remote areas, especially outside the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, you may get minimal-to-zero usability.

 

Small Package, Huge Features

The nüvi 465LMT comes with a 4.3″ display, which, while small in proportion to a truck, has a high-res touchscreen display as well as detailed, rich, street-level maps of the US and Canada, as well as Puerto Rico. It gives you directions by speaking the street names in a context-aware turn-by-turn navigation alert system (e.g., “turn right on Elm Street” as opposed to “turn right in 100m”).

For people in a completely unfamiliar place, Lane Assist will help you stay on the right lane or move to a different one when driving in complex highway interchanges. The multiple-point routing helps you save gas by calculating the most effective routes to take along your trip. Combined with the unique HotFix® satellite prediction, you get a more precise calculation of your position so that you get to your destination faster. For upcoming road conditions and hazards like sharp turns and curves, as well as lateral wind warnings and narrow roads, you also get helpful warnings so you can immediately prepare for a detour.

 

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