Exploring new paths: for some, it can be considered one of the many slogans adopted by manufacturers to promote SUVs, crossovers, and cars that have only the look of off-road vehicles. For others, however, off-road is a serious matter: venturing out of paved roads becomes a necessity to express one’s personality and freedom. For this, there are cars like Jeep and Land Rover, so there are navigators like the new Garmin Overlander.
All new Garmin Overlander is a satellite navigation device designed to be as effective on the road as in the most remote off-road trails. It is a multi-satellite navigation system (with GPS, Galileo and Glonass sensors) all-in-one, designed to meet the needs of the increasingly numerous overlanding community.
Overlander is sold with pre-loaded detailed maps of Europe, the Middle East and most of Africa. It also includes the Tracks4Africa database, a collection of tracks and points of interest throughout the African continent. Interaction is also facilitated for off-road use: as soon as a slightly beaten track is presented, travelers can quickly switch to topographic maps and continue their off-road adventure.
At the hardware level, the designers have created a robust device, equipped with a 7-inch color touchscreen display on which all the necessary contents, such as iOverlander points of interest (POI), ACSI, can be viewed clearly and immediately. Camper contact and Trailer’s Park with campsites and rest areas, all without the presence of a telephone signal. In any case, the device can be combined with the two-way satellite communication system of Garmin inReach, you have the possibility to always remain connected and reachable wherever you are (also the emergency SOS command is present).
Among the sensors included are the compass, the altimeter, the barometer and the clinometer for when you venture on off-road routes, through mountain passes or along particularly difficult paths. Connectivity is completed with the Garmin Explore app, which allows users to wirelessly synchronize tracks, routes and waypoints between their Overlander satellite navigator, smartphone or home computers.