April 09, 2021
Long known for their extended line of electronics for hunters, adventurers and other outdoor enthusiasts, Garmin has now planted a flag in the world of ATV/UTV and 4-wheel-drive fans. Three brand-new products offer drivers a way to keep in touch, record their ride and control a host of powered devices.
“Garmin is stepping into the powersports market in a big way with a robust assortment of products designed specifically for the needs of powersports enthusiasts,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “With Garmin’s new powersports lineup, riders have more freedom to maneuver off-road while staying connected with friends, ultimately enhancing every off-road adventure.”
Stay found and stay in touch, with the weather-resistant Tread, which offers navigation aids and preloaded mapping, including U.S. Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps and public/private land boundaries. In addition, drivers can download and transfer via WiFi high-resolution BirdsEye Satellite Imagery directly to Tread receive vivid overhead views of the land and surroundings without requiring an annual subscription.
As riders venture the unknown, Tread’s MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) system – better known as the Group Ride Radio – ensures riders don’t miss a beat with the ability to track and communicate with up to 20 riders in their group. Keep track of friends on Tread’s map display and use the push-to-talk fist mic to talk with friends in the group. Alternatively, riders can pair Tread with their compatible Bluetooth-enabled helmet or headset for hands-free voice communication.
garmin.com | $800
Gain control over your vehicle’s 12-volt accessories. The PowerSwitch allows up to six outputs of up to 30 amps each. The weather resistant1 box provides easy installation procedures and the ability to customize virtual switch panels with labels, icons and channel groups. Paired with the Garmin Tread navigator or a compatible mobile phone with the appropriate app installed, users can control lights, compressors, diff-locks and a host of other accessories, and easily toggle through controls on the Tread display.
garmin.com | $500
Garmin BC 40 Camera
And the off-road adventure doesn’t stop there. By adding the BC 40 wireless camera to their side-by-side’s tube frame, flat panel, or roll cage, riders can pair with Tread for a clear view of scenery and surrounding obstacles on the navigator’s screen. The battery-powered camera can last up to 3 months on a single charge and transmit up to 25-feet to provide wide, quality footage. Rain or shine, the weatherproof camera can withstand compromising weather on the trail.
garmin.com | $150