Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-D

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Brand new for 2017 is the Garmin DriveSmart 51. The DriveSmart 51 replaces the DriveSmart 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. 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 is the LMT-D version, which includes live traffic updates via DAB, which is Garmins fastest most accurate traffic updates. If you want integrated dash cam functionality, upgrade to the Garmin DriveAssist series.


Be careful which version you order!
Although the hardware is the same, different retailers are selling the DriveSmart with various map bundles. There's the UK maps only version, or Western Europe (e.g. UK, France, Spain etc), or Full Europe (e.g. UK, France, Spain, Poland, Germany etc). There's also a 'Central Europe' maps version which doesn't contain UK maps!