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Garmin Tread 5.5-inch screen - Base Edition

Product Code: GT55BE

Garmin Tread 5.5" - Base Edition is the latest off-road sat nav from Garmin and features an impressive 5.5-inch crisp HD resolution display which can be viewed in portrait or landscape orientation.

The Garmin Tread 5.5" displays three distinct and different types of Garmin maps; Garmin street-level road maps (City Navigator), off-road topo maps and Birdseye Satellite Imagery maps. The Garmin Tread 5.5" is preloaded with TOPOActive PowerSports maps for Europe, Middle East and North Africa and Southern Africa.

The Garmin Tread 5.5" features built-in Bluetooth technology which enable you to make and receive hands-free calls.

The Garmin Tread 5.5" - Base Edition can also be paired with the Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker (sold separately). Once installed the Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker enables you to share your location, send pre-defined messages e.g. "On my way", "Meet me here", etc. You can also share live route tracking and create and join group rides with up to 20 other Garmin Tread 5.5" users.

Music or audio files can be streamed via a compatible smartphone or stored on the Garmin Tread 5.5" 32GB internal storage. Music and/or turn-by-turn directions are sent from the Garmin Tread 5.5" via Bluetooth through to a connected helmet or headset.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables you to download high-resolution BirdsEye Satellite Imagery directly to this navigation device; no annual subscription required.


 

Garmin Tread 5.5-inch screen - Base Edition - £499.99


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The Garmin Tread 5.5" - Base Edition is the latest off-road sat nav from Garmin. IThe Garmin Tread 5.5" will provide spoken turn-by-turn directions through your connected helmet or headset. On-screen navigation is via the Garmin Tread 5.5" impressive 5.5-inch crisp HD resolution display which is brighter than previous models and can be seen in any light. When the Tread 5.5" backlight is set at 100% brightness, the battery lasts up to 3.5 hours, but this can be extended up to 6 hours on regular settings. Alternatively the Garmin Tread 5.5" can be hardwired to your motorbikes' or ATV electrical supply for longer journeys.

The Garmin Tread 5.5" features a touchscreen display which is glove-friendly. The Garmin Tread - Base Edition 5.5-inch display can be viewed in either landscape or portrait mode (see photo above).

Preloaded On-Road and Off-Road Maps

The Garmin Tread 5.5" comes preloaded with TOPOActive PowerSports maps for Europe, Middle East and North Africa and Southern Africa.. It is also compatible with and provides access to three different types of Garmin mapping:

1. Garmin City Navigator maps - these maps feature turn-by-turn street-level detail for all of UK, Western and Eastern Europe preloaded. What's more these preloaded maps can be updated free of charge. Should you want to use your Garmin Tread 5.5" somewhere else in the World, additional Garmin City Navigator map are available to purchase from ActiveGPS. Countries / map regions include: North America (USA and Canada), Middle East and Northern Africa, Australasia (Australia and New Zealand).

2. Garmin Topograhic maps - going off-road? Switch to the Garmin Tread 5.5"'s preloaded off-road topographic maps. See example Topographic screen below.

3. Birdseye Satellite Imagery - the Garmin Tread 5.5" is supplied with access to global Birdseye Satellite Imagery with downloads via Wi-Fi and with no annual subscription to pay.

Within the Garmin Tread 5.5"'s onscreen menu you can quickly and easily toggle between on-road maps, topographic (off-road) maps and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, so you can always have the perfect map for your ride.

Garmin Tread 5.5" Features Explained

The Garmin Tread 5.5" features built-in Bluetooth technology which enable you to make and receive hands-free calls. Simply download the Garmin Tread app on your compatible smartphone and pair your smartphone with the Garmin Tread 5.5". Once paired you can also view smart notifications on your Garmin Tread 5.5-inch display as well.

With the Garmin Tread 5.5" Track Recorder feature you can record your route and save or share it for future adventures.

The Garmin Tread 5.5" also includes a comprehensive POI (Point Of Interest) database. Databases you can access include Tripadvisor traveller ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions along your route or near your destination. Plus iOverlander POIs and millions of popular places, thanks to Foursquare.

You can stream music via your compatible smartphone through the Garmin Tread 5.5" navigator, or play MP3 files stored on the Garmin Tread 5.5" internal 32GB storage. Audio files can then be played via your connected helmet or headset.

The Garmin Tread 5.5" can be paired with a compatible Garmin inReach satellite communicator e.g. Garmin inReach Mini 2. Once paired this feature enables two-way messaging, location sharing and, in case of emergencies, SOS capabilities via the compatible Garmin inReach handheld device and the Garmin Tread 5.5" motorcycle sat nav.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables you to download high-resolution BirdsEye Satellite Imagery directly to this navigation device; no annual subscription required.

As an optional Garmin Tread 5.5" accessory you can add a reversing camera to the Garmin Tread 5.5 powersport navigator with either the BC40 reversing camera or the Garmin BC50 reversing cameras to provide a view behind your vehicle. The Garmin Tread screen displays the footage on the sat navs 5.5-inch screen to help when reversing.

You can use the Garmin Tread 5.5" motorcycle sat nav in a car, van, etc too. To make this possible the Garmin Tread 5.5" comes supplied (when you buy from ActiveGPS) with a genuine Garmin Tread 5.5" automotive suction cup mount and automotive power cable.

The Garmin Tread 5.5" - Base Edition can also be paired with the Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker (pictured right). Once installed the Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker enables you to share your location, send pre-defined messages e.g. "On my way", "Meet me here", etc. You can also share live route tracking and create and join group rides with up to 20 other Garmin Tread 5.5" users. The Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker uses VHF radio to transmit (no mobile phone coverage is required) to other Garmin Tread 5.5" users with a Group Ride Tracker also installed. The operating range is typically up to 4 miles (depending upon terrain, trees, etc). View the Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker.


Garmin Tread 5.5" - Base Edition Features

‣Ultrabright, glove-friendly 5.5-inch crisp HD resolution touchscreen display
‣View the 5.5-inch navigation screen in either landscape or portrait modes
‣Preloaded with TOPOActive PowerSports maps for Europe, Middle East and North Africa and Southern Africa.
‣Download Birdseye Satellite Imagery without subscription
‣Spoken turn-by-turn directions
‣Battery lasts up to 6 hours on regular settings
‣Rugged build - MIL-STD-810 (drop rating)
‣Waterproof to IPX7 standards
‣Live traffic and weather
‣Preloaded comprehensive POI (Point Of Interest) database with data from Tripadvisor and Foursquare
‣Can be paired with a compatible Garmin inReach satellite communicator device
‣Built-in media player
‣Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless updates
‣Built-in 32GB internal storage
‣Compatible with the Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker
‣Compatible with the BC40 reversing camera and BC50 reversing cameras (sold separately)
‣2 year manufacturers guarantee


Installation

Garmin Tread 5.5" - Base Edition can be secured to the handlebars of your motorbike, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), snowmobile, etc using the supplied handlebar mount or tube mount kit. Powering the Garmin Tread is via the supplied high-current power cable.

It is also possible to add a reversing camera to your vehicle with the Garmin Tread 5.5" screen acting as a monitor. This is an optional extra. The Garmin Back-Up Cameras (BC) which is compatible with the Garmin Tread 5.5" are the Garmin BC40 reversing camera and Garmin BC50 reversing cameras (pictured right). The BC 50 reversing cameras comprises of two models, one with NightVision and one without.

Map Coverage

The Garmin Tread 5.5-inch screen off-road sat nav is preloaded with TOPOActive PowerSports maps for Europe, Middle East and North Africa and Southern Africa. Additional pre-programmed Garmin maps on SD/microSD card (sold separately) can also be added including Garmin TOPO maps of 1:50K Great Britain, 1:25K Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, etc.

In addition, the Garmin Tread enables you to use direct-to-device downloads of BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (no annual subscription required) to see photo-realistic views and create waypoints based on landmarks. You can download BirdsEye Satellite Imagery directly to the Garmin Tread when it is connected to a WiFi network.

What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)

‣Garmin Tread 5.5-inch screen sat nav
‣Preloaded with TOPOActive PowerSports maps for Europe, Middle East and North Africa and Southern Africa.
‣Handlebar mount
‣Tube mount kit
‣High-current power cable
‣Trim ring kit (black, blue, red and green)
‣USB cable
‣Documentation


Garmin Tread 5.5" - Base Edition accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin Tread - Base Edition? Accessories available to purchase include a carrying case, RAM Mount Pin Lock and mains charger. View all Garmin Tread 5.5-inch screen sat nav accessories.

Garmin Tread 5.5" Carrying Case

£22.99

‣Protect the screen of your Garmin Tread 5.5" when you are not using it with this genuine Garmin carrying case.


Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker

£179.99

‣ Group Ride Tracker enables you to share your location and more with up to 20 other Garmin Tread 5.5" Group Ride Tracker users.


Garmin BC50 Wireless Reversing Camera

£179.99

‣Add a wireless reversing camera to your Garmin Tread 5.5" off-raod sat nav.



Garmin Tread 5.5-inch screen Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS, GALILEO, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
‣Display: 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels), Multi-touch, glass, high brightness HD colour TFT with white backlight
‣Waterproof: Yes (IPX7)
‣Drop-Rating: MIL-STD-810
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
‣Battery Life: up to 6 hours (up to 3.5 hours at 100% backlight)
‣Installation: Plug and Play
‣Power: 12 volt, Motorcycle Power Cable
‣Dimensions: Width - 88mm, Height - 148mm, Depth - 24mm
‣Weight: 262g
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin Tread 5.5" manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.


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