Garmin Expands Line of Tread Series GPS Units

Photo By: Garmin

Our friends at Garmin just announced three new ruggedized, weather-resistant GPS units to add to their popular Tread series devices – the 10-inch Tread® XL Overland Edition, the 8-inch Tread Overland Edition and the 8-inch Tread SxS Edition.

Photo of three new Tread GPS units just unveiled by Garmin at CES.
New Tread Series GPS units by Garmin. Photo: Garmin

The new devices are purpose-built for powersports and overland enthusiasts featuring glove-friendly touchscreens, new turn-by-turn trail navigation, built in inReach technology for emergency global satellite communication and to always stay connected with friends and family.

“We’re excited to offer overlanding and off-roading enthusiasts the best of both worlds with these new additions to our rugged Tread lineup,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Adventure seekers and off-roaders now have the freedom to explore and put their minds at ease thanks to built-in inReach communication so you can always be in touch no matter where your adventure takes you, plus the brand new trail routing and group ride features can help you stay connected with friends in more remote areas.”

Tread SxS Edition

Side-by-Side with Garmin SxS Tread GPS unit.
Tread SxS Edition. Photo by Garmin

Designed for side-by-side enthusiasts (but usable by moto travelers as well), the 8-inch Tread SxS Edition incorporates all the navigational features found across the Tread series and includes Group Ride Radio with the push-to-talk fist mic so off-roaders can stay in communication with other Tread-equipped friends in the wilderness. In addition, this new powersports device is uniquely rugged and forged to military grade drop test standards to withstand rough rides on more challenging terrain.

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Tread XL Overland and Tread Overland Editions 

Two people at a remote backcountry campsite in their overland vehicles.
Turn-by-turn directions in the backcountry with the new Tread Series GPS units. Photo by Garmin

Available in vibrant 10-inch ( Tread XL Overland) and 8-inch (Tread Overland) displays, the durable Tread Overland editions help augment every detail and waypoint along the way, with an extensive feature set to enhance any off-road vehicle expedition including; turn-by turn navigations on unpaved roads and trails, built in inReach technology, tracking capabilities via the Tread apps Group Ride mobile feature, topography with 3D maps, iOverlander™ points of interest and Ultimate Public Campgrounds to seek well-established, wild, and dispersed campsites, U.S. public and private landowner information, dog tracking with select Garmin GPS dog trackers, and the ability to centralize control of 12-volt accessories from the unit using the Garmin PowerSwitch™ digital switch box.

The new Garmin Tread XL Overland Edition, Tread Overland Edition and Tread SxS Edition devices are available now and have suggested retail prices starting at $1,299.99 to $1,499.99. To learn more about these off-road products and the entire Tread series, visit

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