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Garmin Overlander-It’s HERE!!!

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Okay, I know I said that you better have $$$ if you want the new Garmin Overlander, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted it. The specs and information have been pretty lacking, but I wanted something better (faster) than the Magellan TRX7, and something I didn’t need to download restricted size maps for (Gaia, on whatever device I choose). This points us straight to the Garmin Overlander.

Garmin has never been known for their high-tech looking boxes, and the new Overlander is no exception. None the less, let’s open it up and see what we receive.

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Open up the box and you’re greeted with the Overlander front and center

Below that, you’ll find the charger, magnetic cradle, USB cable, ball mount by RAM, and a few screws (to secure the cradle to the ball mount). I’d say it is sort of disappointing to see that Garmin used Micro-USB on this new device when it should have had USB-C. Oh well, at least most people have a drawer full of these cables.

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The magnetic mount for the Overlander attaches to either a suction cup or a RAM mount ball adapter. I’ll be using the RAM mount since I have one of their universal rails in my truck on the dash.

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The magnetic mount has a lot of skepticism from people about its strength, but after feeling this thing snap on and off, I don’t think we’ll have issues offroad or while getting crazy on washboard roads.

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There is a small flap on the side of the Garmin Overlander, which covers a headphone jack, micro sd card slot, and usb connector for data transfer and charging.

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I’ll have a review on the actual unit coming up, I need to get some miles on this thing first!

Of course, if you can’t wait for that, you can get your hands on one of these from Amazon: Garmin Overlander

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Boot screen while turning on

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