Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S

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Brand new for 2017 is the Garmin DriveSmart 61. The DriveSmart 61 replaces the DriveSmart 60 model, and as well as the edge-to-edge screen, adds a new enhanced feature set including lifetime free live services. This is an easy-to-use dedicated GPS navigator with beautiful bright edge-to-edge 6.0-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-S version, which includes live traffic updates via a bluetooth link to your smartphone. If you want the faster more accurate traffic updates, upgrade to a DriveSmart LMT-D model. And if you want integrated dash cam functionality, upgrade to the Garmin DriveAssist series.

The difference between the DriveSmart 61LMT-D and the DriveSmart 61LMT-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.