Press Release

Garmin® and FUSION® redefine RV entertainment and navigation control with the introduction of the RV 701 navigator and remote

June 5, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan./June 5, 2019 – Garmin International, Inc. today announced the versatile RV 701 navigator and remote for recreational vehicle (RV) owners. The new RV 701 offers world-renowned navigation from Garmin while also providing users with remote functionality, digital switching capabilities, and control for the entire RV ecosystem. The navigator’s built-in Wi-Fi® allows the device to connect to the FUSION-Link audio system as well as the EmpirBus digital switching infotainment platform, to facilitate functionality control over the entire RV network. In addition to bringing ease of control to recreational vehicle drivers, the RV 701 can also integrate a variety of compatible FUSION stereo systems as well as wireless backup cameras designed by Garmin for the ultimate RV system integration experience.

“The RV 701 blends the quality of Garmin’s intuitive turn-by-turn navigation solution with FUSION’s media hub expertise to deliver a driving and entertainment experience that can be tailored to a driver’s exact preference,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “The RV 701 gives you the power to have wireless control over your entire RV infotainment platform – from establishing connections with multiple in-dash infotainment systems and stereos.”

The RV 701 also functions as a stand-alone GPS device that provides camping enthusiasts with a premium feature-set that can customize RV routing1 based on the size and weight of the RV or towable trailer. Users will also be guided by RV-specific driver alerts for dangerous curves, speed changes, rail road crossings, school zones, weight limits, bridge heights and much more. Additionally, campers can take advantage of the road-trip ready RV 701 with full access to preloaded points of interest (POIs) provided by the HISTORY® network database of notable sites, a U.S. national parks directory, preloaded and current TripAdvisor® ratings and millions of Foursquare POIs. Drivers will also be able to leverage Garmin Real directionson the navigator to help them focus on the road as the RV 701 easily provides instructions using recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights.

What’s more, customers can opt to download the free Garmin Drive app and wirelessly connect it with a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth® to receive smart notifications, live traffic, weather updates, road conditions, and more — directly delivered to the RV 701 navigator display screen. 

The RV 701 is expected to be available in Q2 2019 with a suggested retail price of $499.99. For more information, contact Mac Vanover, senior business development manager, at (913) 397-8200.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

1Not available in all areas. Entering your RV or trailer profile characteristics does not guarantee your RV’s characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions.

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