Garmin dēzlCam 785 ideal driving partner

Updated Sep 26, 2019

Ever wish you had that perfect partner to travel with you?

You know the one: roadwise but not roadweary, smart but not a smartaleck, the one who knows where to find the best coffee and how to avoid the worst traffic at any time of day. That old pro who only pipes up if there’s trouble ahead and has your back if you come upon it.

That person may be long since gone, but the next best thing is the dēzlCam 785 LMT-S GPS truck navigator from Garmin. It’s 7-inch touchscreen and voice-controlled navigation delivers an array of features the savvy truckers require. And, it comes with a built-in dash cam to automatically record your drive and save video of any mishaps that may occur.

But, the goal of the dēzlCam 785 is to provide all the information you need to keep you from having and/or encountering such things.

Making the dēzlCam 785 especially helpful are things like:

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    preloaded maps that deliver truck-related route warnings — bridge heights, sharp curves, steep grades — for most major roads and highways. 

  • the ability to enter vehicle profile information (height, weight, length, width and hazardous materials) to find routes suitable for your truck
  • voice-activated navigation lets you control your dēzlCam 785 LMT-S with simple voice commands, so your hands can stay on the wheel
  • easy break planning with timely notifications that help make the most of each stop
  • ability to locate food, fuel, rest areas, showers, lodging, ATMs, Wi-Fi 
  • access to data that helps locate available parking spaces at truck stops and rest area
  • a truck and trailer services directory of more than 30,000 truck repair and service locations in the U.S. and Canada, including those offering after-hours road service
  • service history log so you can record the dates and type of service performed, keep track of tire mileage, tire pressure, oil changes, tire changes
  • Garmin’s dēzlCam 785 LMT-S GPS truck navigator also provides Active Lane Guidance voice prompts and brightly colored arrows on the display to indicate the proper lane needed for your next turn or exit. It displays realistic graphics of upcoming exits to ease navigation through complex interchanges. Its Bird’s Eye junction view offers details of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. The dēzlCam also displays your current speed, posted speed limit, the highway or street you’re driving on and your expected arrival time at your destination.

    The dēzlCam 785 works with Garmin eLog compliant ELD (sold separately) for subscription-free Hours of Service recording with no smartphone or tablet required.

    Finally, what sets the dēzlCam 785 apart is the “cam” portion of its name.

    The built-in dashcam continuously records your drive, capturing and saving the footage whenever an incident is detected. Optional GPS overlay provides location, speed, date and time of the incident to verify when and where the events occurred. 

    You can play back the video on the dēzlCam screen us the VIBA Mobile app on your smartphone or tablet to view and share your footage. The dēzlCam can also be removed from its magnetic mount to take close-up photos of any collision damage with the Snapshot feature.

    In addition to recording, the dash cam also enables advanced driver assistance features such as forward collision and lane departure warnings. Forward collision warnings alert when you are driving too closely to the vehicle ahead, and lane departure warnings are provided if you drift off-road or cross lanes into oncoming traffic.