The Garmin dezl 570LMT is Garmin’s annual truck GPS refresh of their 5″ screen model. This GPS includes many features including lifetime traffic, bluetooth and voice recognition. This upgraded model includes extra-loud, enhanced speakers to deliver clearly spoken, turn-by-turn directions that are loud enough to be heard over road noise. The GPS has features that are useful for truckers such as routes customized towards the weight of the vehicle, truck stops and other information (such as bridge heights). The Garmin dezl 570LMT includes features to permit the driver to enter their hours of service and related information such as number of miles driven in a state and fuel mileage. A nice device for truckers at a reasonable price.
Whenever we discuss a Garmin GPS with traffic, I always deliver the cable advice. Don’t lose it. Your traffic subscription is tied to the actual cable. If you lose your cable, you will need to replace with a very expensive (about $60) traffic charger. A plain car charger will not provide you with traffic, you need to buy the HD traffic cable with traffic incorporated into it.
Now for the mounts. This GPS is similar to the other dezl models before it in using a ball and socket design. The default mount that is provided with the GPS is the typical Garmin suction cup except the neck is a little longer than a smaller 5″ screen model. This is the same mounting suction cup base that Garmin has used for roughly the past ten years (they changed the cradle, not the base mount). Garmin also includes an adhesive disk for those that wish to use it on the dashboard. This adhesive dash disk is especially useful if you are planning to drive in a state like California where windshield mounting might not be legal. If your suction cup has failed, read our article on reviving it here.
If after reading that article, it’s still failing, but the cradle is still good, replace the mount with a good quality model like the Arkon suction mount. These Arkon mounts come with a 2-year warranty and these stick real well. Like the Garmin mount, the Arkon brand comes with an adhesive dashboard disk as well. The cradle is easy to remove from the old mount, but if you need a tutorial, we have that here.
As previously mentioned, the Garmin dezl 570LMT is the model that is used for trucks. A truck has an extremely long reach to the windshield and I find it surprising that Garmin does not provide an extra long mount. Fortunately the people at Arkon provide a nicely constructed extra long mount that will fit this line. The mount included a 17mm ball adapter that is made to fit the socket on the back of your power cradle. It extends from 14-18 inches and has a metal arm that withstands vibrations reasonably well. That’s what is in the photo that accompanies this article.
If you would rather not put adhesive on your dash, you could use this cradle with Garmin’s highly regarded bean bag mount which we discussed in a prior article. This is great for an easy to install and remove mounting solution. When you’re done, just drop it in your glove box or under your seat. This mount has the standard 17mm ball to fit your cradle.
If the bean bag mount is a bit too heavy for your liking, Garmin offers a lighter weight dash mount. This mount weighs less than 8 ounces. Like the bean bag version, the mount features a 17mm ball that will fit the cradle that came with your GPS. It has a non skid bottom as well. The next attached to the 17mm ball can fold down for storage. Both Garmin mounts are well made. I prefer the bean bag as I like the fact that it’s a heavier duty mount than the lightweight version.
The Garmin dezl 570LMT is an excellent GPS however the included mounts leave a bit to be desired. Upgrading the mount is a great idea to make this GPS even more usable.