GTM 10 Professional installation recommended; connects to car antenna/radio
GTM 12 Plug-and-play; integrated antenna; compact design; antenna suction cup mount
GTM 20 Plug-and-play; all-in-one antenna, traffic receiver and cigarette lighter adapter, Americas version
GTM 21 Plug-and-play; all-in-one antenna, traffic receiver and cigarette lighter adapter, European version
Steering clear of traffic tie-ups just got easier
When it comes to avoiding traffic jams and bottlenecks, good decisions start with good information. And that's where Garmin's GTM 10 traffic receiver can make a quantum difference in any driver's quality of life.
The GTM 10 is a small FM-band traffic receiver that connects inbetween your car stereo and antenna to provide real-time Traffic Message Channel (TMC) data to compatible Garmin GPS navigation products—which then depict and identify problem areas on their moving-map displays. Available in a fast-growing number of cities throughout North America and Europe, this TMC data gives prompt, accurate notification of accidents, road construction, police, or emergency action, etc.—so drivers can visually monitor traffic flow and, if necessary, select an alternate route.
The TMC traffic alerting system works on an FM sideband signal which utilizes RDS (Radio Data Service) technology. Digitized and coded real-time traffic broadcasts are received via a "silent" FM data channel—which means that drivers can still listen to music or news programming on their car radios, without interference from the incoming FM traffic data transmissions. In most areas, depending on the service provider, TMC traffic broadcasts are continuous—there's no waiting for scheduled traffic news updates or random alerts. With the GTM 10, you see traffic developments in real-time, as they happen, so you can make the right decision sooner. The system will alert you when a traffic problem is on your route and propose
an alternate route to avoid the incident.
The Garmin GTM 10. If getting stuck in traffic is not your idea of fun, this is the technology for you.
In the U.S.: The GTM 10 traffic receiver comes preloaded with a 15-month trial subscription to Clear Channel TMC. To continue the service, a one-year subscription is $60.00.
In continental Europe: Basic TMC data is a free public service, accessible through a number of providers.
In Great Britain: The GTM 10 traffic receiver comes preloaded with a lifetime subscription to TrafficMaster, the cost of which is included in the price of the unit.
About Traffic services
Traffic services are available only in select cities where RDS-TMC coverage exists. A subscription may be required to enable traffic capability.
Visit our FM TMC Traffic Service pages to extend your current service or purchase a service plan for an additional area.
For more information on real-time traffic information for your Garmin, see our Traffic web pages.
Garmin part number: 010-00396-10
Suggested Retail Price:
$214.27 U.S.D. (for domestic US market only)
- GTM 10 Features:
- FM-band traffic receiver (professional installation recommended)
- Connects between automobile radio and antenna
- Provides real-time traffic information to compatible Garmin GPS car navigators
- Helps users avoid traffic tie-ups
- Graphical map symbol reference