Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-D

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Brand new for 2017 is the Garmin DriveAssist 51. The DriveAssist 51 supersedes the DriveAssist 50 model, and adds a new enhanced feature set including lifetime free live services. This is an easy-to-use dedicated GPS navigator with bright 5.0-inch dual-orientation display. Its headline features has to be the fully integrated dash cam which records your every move. It's preloaded with lifetime maps, and provides real-time services such as live traffic and live parking. It also offers driver alerts for dangerous curves, speed changes, speed cameras, railway crossings, animal crossings and more. The latest TripAdvisor ratings are preloaded and include travel points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants and attractions. This model the LMT-D (Digital Traffic), meaning that you get Garmins fastest and most accurate live traffic updates via DAB.

The difference between the DriveAssist 51LMT-D and the DriveAssist 51LMT-S is that the 'S' version receives traffic via FM signals, and the 'D' version has digital traffic. The latter being the faster and more accurate. Unless there's a great deal on the LMT-S model, we'd recommend paying a little extra for the LMT-D model. Unless you're not bothered about traffic updates of course. See the bottom of this page for a comparison table of all the different Garmin sat nav models.