Garmin expands its Tread series, offering ultimate all-terrain navigation and worldwide communication to overlanders and powersports enthusiasts

Heavy-duty Tread SxS and Overland Editions feature inReach satellite communication, group tracking and off-road trail routing

OLATHE, Kan./January 4, 2022/Business Wire – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced a new trio of rugged, weather-resistant1 devices in its popular Tread series – the 10-inch Tread XL® Overland Edition, the 8-inch Tread Overland Edition and the 8-inch Tread SxS Edition. This new expansion for the Tread series is purpose built for powersports enthusiasts seeking adventurous rides off the beaten path and for overlanders planning to take their rigs off-the-grid for long expeditions. Each new Tread offers a glove-friendly touchscreen, new turn-by-turn trail navigation2 to explore unpaved roads and discover new trails, built-in inReach® technology3 for global satellite communication and group tracking options to stay in contact with friends.

“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 XL Overland and Tread Overland Editions 

Available in vibrant 10-inch and 8-inch 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:   

  • Turn-by-turn trail navigation for unpaved roads and trails using Adventure Roads and Trails map content comprised of OpenStreetMap (OSM) and US Forest Service (USFS) Motor Vehicle Use Maps
  • Stay in touch from anywhere with built-in inReach® technology for global satellite communication, two-way text messaging, location sharing, and interactive SOS (requires an active subscription)
  • Track friends on a compatible smartphone or Tread device when the user and other riders in a group use the Tread app’s Group Ride Mobile feature
  • Includes 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
  • Subscription-free Birdseye Satellite Imagery  
  • Custom street routing4 for the size and weight of a rig
  • Use the Tread app on a smartphone to plan routes with the same maps, vehicle profiles and route preferences available on the Tread device 
  • Works with other off-road devices including Garmin’s Group Ride Radio featuring a push-to-talk fist mic
  • Take advantage of the Garmin PowerSwitch™ digital switch box to centralize control over a vehicle’s 12-volt accessories from the Tread device
  • With select Garmin GPS dog trackers customers can navigate and track dogs from a vehicle

The new Garmin Tread XL Overland Edition was selected as a CES 2022 Innovation Awards honoree and will be showcased in the Garmin booth #3643 at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8.    

Tread SxS Edition

For side-by-side enthusiasts, 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 powersport device is uniquely rugged and forged to military grade drop test standards to withstand rough rides on more challenging terrain.

Available now, the new Garmin Tread XL Overland Edition, Tread Overland Edition and Tread SxS Edition devices 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

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized the automotive industry and become essential to the lives of drivers, commuters and motorists of all types. Committed to designing user-friendly portable navigation solutions that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits for daily drivers, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at, e-mail [email protected], or follow us at or

1Water rating IP67. See

2Limitations may exist in map data for some road and trail route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and conditions during vehicle operation. Garmin products using OpenStreetMap™ data are intended to be used only as supplementary travel aids.

3Active satellite subscription required for the inReach features. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is your responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

4Not available in all areas. Entering your vehicle’s profile characteristics does not guarantee your vehicle’s characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions.  

About Garmin International, Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2020, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Cesar A. Palacios
Garmin International, Inc.
Phone | 913-397-8200
E-Mail | [email protected]

Public Company Information