Geotab User Guide
Garmin Message Options
Freeform or canned quick status messages
Video: Features and benefits of connectivity to Garmin auto navigator (6:43)
See also: Garmin Functional Overview: Messaging, Routing and Dispatch
On the Garmin, the driver can select “Create Message” and
an on-screen keyboard will appear for him/her to type a message or
The driver can select “Quick Message” and select from a variety of
canned messages, ie. “Fred Starting Shift” or “Fred Ending Shift”.
This feature can be particularly handy when multiple drivers
drive the same vehicle. The historical trip information can then be
tagged to the vehicle as well as the driver.
In either case, whether the message is canned or freeform,
the message received at the office will show:
- a time stamp of when the message was received
- the name of the vehicle that sent the message.