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Garmin Dezl LGV 800 vs Dezl 780

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Posted: 09/06/2020 at 4:54 PM   /   by   /   comments (0)

Garmin has released their newest truck GPS for 2020 and they have made some big changes to their usual lineup of Garmin Dezl GPS models. The lineup comes with three different models. The models only differentiating feature is the size of the screen. These Caravan and Truck GPS models are available in Australia now.

Dezl LGV700 | 7” Truck GPS Navigator | $599 AUD | View what is included in the box on this page

Dezl LGV800 | 8” Truck GPS Navigator | $799 AUD | View what is included in the box on this page

Dezl LGV1000 | 10” Truck GPS Navigator | $1049 AUD | View what is included in the box on this page

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Size Comparison LGV1000 vs LGV800 vs Dezl780

What’s changed and Quick Summary (compared to Dezl 780)

In terms of what’s changed from the previous dezl generation there isn’t a whole lot. The big changes are as follows:

  • Display size increased for the 800 (17.2 x 10.7 cm) and 1000 (15.2 x 8.9 cm) models. The LGV 700 has the same display size as the 780 at (15.2 x 8.9 cm)
  • Physical size has also changed on the larged models
    • LGV 1000 (20 cm x 12.5 cm x 2 cm)
    • LGV 800 (24.5 cm x 15.4 cm x 2.1 cm)
    • Dezl 780 (19.9 cm x 12.2 cm x 2.4 cm)
    • LGV 700 (17.7 cm x 10.6 cm x 1.9 cm)
  • Two of the new LGV models now support both portrait and landscape display orientations (only for 800 and 1000 models)
  • The new LGV series supports new mapping data for 3D buildings and 3D terrain

The big changes here are obviously just hardware design related and the portrait/landscape orientation functionality. The portrait function I know has been mentioned quite a bit on the Garmin forums so it’s good to see that Garmin has added this function. With the minor additions regarding the 3D mapping views.

Full spec Sheet Comparison

GeneralGarmin Dezl LGV800Garmin dezl LGV1000Garmin dezl LGV700Garmin dezl 780
Physical dimensions7.87" W x 4.92" H x 0.79" D (20.0 x 12.5 x 2.0 cm)9.65" W x 6.06" H x 0.83" D (24.5 x 15.4 x 2.1 cm)6.97" W x 4.17" H x 0.75" D (17.7 x 10.6 x 1.9 cm)7.84" W x 4.79" H x 0.93" D (19.9 x 12.2 x 2.4 cm)
Display size6.8" W x 4.2" H (17.2 x 10.7 cm); 8" (20.3 cm)8.5" W x 5.3" H (21.6 x 13.5 cm); 10.1" (25.7 cm)6.0" W x 3.5" H (15.2 x 8.9 cm); 6.95" (17.7 cm)6.0" W x 3.5" H (15.2 x 8.9 cm); 6.95" (17.7 cm)
Display resolution1280 x 800 pixels1280 x 800 pixels1024 x 600 pixels1024 x 600 pixels
Display type8" wide view IPS, color TFT, with on-cell capacitive touch panel10.1" wide view IPS, color TFT, with on-cell capacitive touch panel6.95" super wide view IPS, color TFT, with on-cell capacitive touch panel6.95" super wide view IPS, color TFT, with on-cell capacitive touch panel
Dual-orientation displayYesYes
Weight13.7 oz (387 g)18.8 oz (534 g)8.5 oz (240 g)15.4 oz (437 g)
Battery typerechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Battery lifeup to 2 hoursup to 2 hoursup to 2 hoursup to 2 hours
Magnetic MountYesYesYes
1" ball adapter with AMPS plateYesYes
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street mapsYesYesYesYes
Data cardsmicroSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
3-D buildings and terrainYesYesYes
3D TerrainYesYesYes
Includes map updatesYesYesYesYes
Camera Features
Backup camera compatibleyes (BC™ 35) and 3rd party wired backup cameras with accessory mountyes (BC™ 35) and 3rd party wired backup cameras with accessory mountyes (BC™ 30)yes (BC™ 35)
Navigation Features
Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidanceYesYesYesYes
Millions of Foursquare® points of interestYesYesYesYes
TripAdvisor® Traveler RatingsYesYesYesYes
Route shaping through preferred cities/streetsYesYesYesYes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)YesYesYesYes
Includes trafficyes (with Garmin Drive™ app)yes (with Garmin Drive™ app)yes (with Garmin Drive™ app)yes (with Garmin Drive™ app)
Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs)YesYesYesYes
Bluetooth® callingYesYesYesYes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)YesYesYesYes
Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light and speed camera warnings and moreYesYesYesYes
Advanced Features
Smart notifications via appYesYesYesYes
Wi-Fi® map and software updatesYesYesYesYes
Access to live services via appYesYesYesYes
Semi Truck Features
Specialized truck routingyes, find truck-preferred routes customized to the size and weight of your truck.yes, find truck-preferred routes customized to the size and weight of your truck.yes, find truck-preferred routes customized to the size and weight of your truck.yes, find truck-preferred routes customized to the size and weight of your truck.
Load-to-dock guidanceNo (Not Available in Australia)No (Not Available in Australia)No (Not Available in Australia)No
Popular truck route dataYes
Simple truck profileYesYesYesYes
Truck & Trailer Services directoryYesYesYesYes
Trucking points of interestYesYesYesYes
IFTA fuel logging capabilityYesYesYesYes
HOS violation warningsYesYesYesYes
Headphone jack/audio line-outYesYesYesYes
Truck-specific speed limitsYesYesYesYes
State & country border notices - TruckingYesYesYesYes
Sunrise/sunset times - TruckingYesYesYesYes
Mile marker info - TruckingYesYesYesYes

Dezl 780 vs LGV800 vs LGV1000

Dezl 780 (Left) vs LGV800 (Middle) vs LGV1000 (Right)

Hardware Design and Actual Sunlight Screen Testing

So the big test is always how well these units actually cope in the sun. Usually, I'd be able to set these up properly, but I was pretty limited on space and angles, so the setup here is focused on giving you an idea of size in actual use and how they look in sunlight.

Out of the box, these units are a lot more focused on the almost edge-to-edge display rather than the previous iteration that had a chunkier more rugged feel to them. I honestly didn't really grasp how big the 10"" was until comparing it directly to the other sizes. This size goes beyond just a truck GPS I could see this actually leaning towards grey nomads who want a large GPS display for their caravanning or road-tripping adventures. This display is really only suitable to a truck or caravan cab, not my Subaru forester dash.

The LGV 1000 and LGV 800 have a little more than the LGV 700 out of the box. The larger models come with a screw-down mount and a 1-inch ball adapter with an AMPS style plate. You also get an adhesive dashboard disc. These models are designed to be mounted to the dash. The LGV 700 comes with a standard suction mount which obviously wouldn't cut it for the larger models.

That said there are mounts out double and even triple suction mount solutions out there that would work with this model if suction is the only option for you.

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LGV1000 Portrait Direct-Sunlight Mapping Display

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LGV800 Horizontal Direct-Sunlight

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LGV1000 Portrait Direct-Sunlight Mapping Display

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dezl780 VS LGV1000 Direct Sunlight

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LGV800 VS Dezl780 Direct-Sunlight

Dezl 780 (left) VS LGV800 (Right) Direct Sunlight

Dezl 780 (left) VS LGV800 (Right) Direct Sunlight

Features and Accessories

The new LGV models have Wi-Fi compatibility which means you can update your devices’ maps completely wirelessly. The maps included with these models all come with free map updates for Australia and New Zealand.

The big feature highlights for the LGV series are the following:

  • Voice Assistant
    • Allows for hand-free functionality for directions and spoken requests.
  • Traffic and Weather Updates
    • Pair with the Garmin Drive App to get live information for traffic and weather to allow you to change your route quickly to save time.
  • Hands-Free Calling
    • This is an extremely important feature to have considering the 2020 changes to Australian phone/driving laws
  • Smart notifications
    • Displays notifications from your smartphone to your display (when paired with Garmin drive app]
  • Break planning functions to make the most of each stop
  • Compatible with Backup Cameras from Garmin

In addition the newer models have a beefier processor in them allowing faster route calculation reducing the time spent waiting for the route to update in a traffic or weather situation.

Accessories

Currently the LGV series has accessories including a magnetic moutn with a video-in port, available here. There are also replacement dashboard adhesive discs and a powered magnetic mount without the video port.

You also have access to Garmin BC 35 wireless back up camera. There’s no traffic cable as such for this model as the traffic information is gained from your smartphone. There is the FMI 35 Serial Data Cable with an FM Antenna for fleet management but that’s a little outside of the scope for this article.

Special Truck Functions (that work in Australia)

Now the LGV units in Australia have the following truck specific functions

  • Specialised truck routing
    • Based on your truck size
  • Popular truck route data
    • Guides you on routes popular with dezl users
  • Simple Truck Profile
  • Truck and Trailer Services Directory
  • Trucking POI’s
    • Specialised Point’s of Interest and information for truck and caravan drivers
  • IFTA Fuel Logging Capability
  • HOS Violation Warnings
  • Headphone Jack/Audio Line-out
  • Truck-Specific speed limits

Summary

Overall there’s not a huge range of new features on these models so it’s hard to argue their worth upgrading but if you’re tossing up between the older dezl units or the new LGV series then it’s worth a look at how much a larger screen and beefier processing power could make your life easier.

FAQ

How to download drivers or update my GPS

Manual for the LGV 700

Manual for the LGV 800/1000 – The American versions of these models is called OTR, this is the same model as the LGV.

Factory reset/hard reset

  1. Select Settings > Device > Reset.
  2. Select an option:
    • To clear your travel history, select Clear Travel History.
    • This option deletes all records of the places you have traveled. It does not delete saved locations or installed maps.
    • To reset all settings to the factory default values, select Reset Default Settings.
    • This option does not delete any user data.
    • To delete all user data and reset all settings to the factory default values, select Delete Data and Reset Settings.
    • This option deletes all user data, including your saved locations, recently found locations, and travel history. Installed maps are not deleted.