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- 5.0-inch capacitive touch GPS auto navigator with pinch-to-zoom display
- Advanced driver alerts such as Forward Collision Warning5
- Detailed maps of Southern Africa with free lifetime¹ updates
- Provides real-time services such as live traffic² and basic weather
- Built-in DashCam with optional audio continuously records your drive and automatically saves files on impact; GPS records where and when events occurred
BUILT-IN DASH CAM
With eyewitness when you need it most, Garmin DriveAssist comes with a compact, built-in dash camera that continuously records your drive, with optional in-vehicle audio recording. The Incident Detection G-sensor will automatically save video footage on impact and the GPS records exactly when and where the events occurred. A replaceable microSD card is included, and you can easily play back video footage right on the device or use Garmin’s free VIRB Mobile app to watch footage later on your compatible smartphone or tablet.
CAMERA-ASSISTED DRIVER ALERTS
Take advantage of innovative driver awareness features available on Garmin DriveAssist. When your car is stopped in traffic, the “Go” Alert notifies you when traffic in front of you has started to move. The Forward Collision Warning5 alerts if you’re driving too closely to the vehicle ahead and if you drift off the road or into oncoming traffic, receive Lane Departure Warning5 alerts. Easily navigate hard to read house numbers, thanks to the Garmin Real Vision feature, when you approach address destinations, your navigation display will switch to a camera view, showing a bright arrow that points to where you need to go.
Give yourself and your loved ones a little peace of mind by knowing that if an incident occurs, they’ll be promptly notified. Simply designate your chosen contact and they will automatically receive a text message4 unless you cancel the message prompt before it sends. The text notification includes a map link to where the incident occurred.
RECAP THE RIDE WITH TRAVELAPSE
Use the built-in DashCam to create a cool video of your next road trip. The Travelapse feature captures your long, scenic driving footage and lets you use the free VIRB Mobile app on your compatible smartphone to create a short video recap. After that, it’s easy to share on social media to relive the memories again and again.
LIVE SERVICES FOR YOUR DRIVE
Outsmart traffic jams with time-saving alternate routes or by avoiding them altogether. Then, with live information, spend less time circling the block to look for parking. For traffic alerts, relevant rerouting directions and up-to-date weather forecasts, download the Smartphone Link app, which connects your Garmin DriveAssist with your compatible smartphone. The Smartphone Link app also enables LiveTrack², which lets drivers share their location so friends and family can track your whereabouts whether you are running errands around town or taking a long road trip.
PUTTING THE SMART IN SMART CONNECTIVITY
When you sync your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to Garmin DriveAssist, you get great features that let you stay connected without taking your hands off the wheel. Make hands-free phone calls and receive customisable smart notifications on your navigator’s display. That means you can see incoming calls, text messages and calendar reminders without ever having to reach for your phone.
DRIVER ALERTS: KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS
To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, Garmin DriveAssist provides driver alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings and animal crossings. Additionally, the navigator will warn you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and alert you to nearby schools and school zones. Receive notifications for nearby red light cameras and safety cameras6, and even get fatigue warnings7 that suggest potential rest areas after several hours of driving.
MORE NAVIGATION FROM YOUR GARMIN SMARTWATCH
When you pair this navigator with your compatible Garmin smartwatch (sold separately), you can receive navigation right on your wrist, even after you’ve parked your car and are walking toward your destination as well as receive helpful driver alerts on your watch. Don’t worry about losing your car in a crowded parking lot as your smartwatch provides compass guidance from your parked vehicle to your destination and back to your vehicle again.
The Garmin DriveAssist features voice-activated navigation that responds to your commands and then navigates to where you need to go.
ROAD TRIPS JUST GOT BETTER WITH TRIPADVISOR
When you’re not familiar with the area, it’s nice to have something to point you in the right direction. With Garmin’s TripAdvisor you can view ratings for travel POIs, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions, along your route or near your destination. From the world’s largest travel site directly to your car, Garmin are helping you find the stops that make the entire journey part of the destination. Also locate new attractions with the built-in Trip Planner tool, which adds fun to road trips by suggesting interesting stops along the way.
FRIENDLY GUIDANCE FROM GARMIN REAL DIRECTIONS
Redefine “spoken turn-by-turn” directions with Garmin Real Directions. Easy-to-understand driving directions use recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights in addition to spoken street names, guiding you as if your best friend is sitting in the passenger seat. No more squinting to read distant street signs, simply listen for Garmin Real Directions to tell you, “Turn left after the Engen,” or “Turn right after the red building.” Following directions has never been easier.
WORKS WITH GARMIN BACKUP CAMERA
For a complete navigation solution, Garmin DriveAssist pairs with the BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately; professional installation recommended). Once connected, you can easily see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles right on the Garmin Drive display as you move in reverse.
¹Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions
²To access live information, you must download the free Smartphone Link app.
³Parking data is available for most city centers. For coverage details, visit parkopedia.com.
4Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately).
5Certain conditions may impair the warning function. Visit Garmin.com/warnings for details.
6To receive smart notifications on your navigator, you must download the free Smartphone Link app. User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately).
7Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions. View your region for more details regarding paid subscriptions for updated content.
8The fatigue warning activates after longer periods of consecutive driving without any long stops along the route.
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|Name||Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S|
|In the box||- Suction Cup Mount - Vehicle Power Cable - Mini USB Cable - Quick Start Manual - Garmin City Navigator Southern Africa NT preloaded with FREE lifetime map updates|
|Physical dimensions||14.0 x 8.4 x 2.1 cm (2.6 cm, including camera)|
|Display size, WxH||11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH||480 x 272 pixels|
|Display type||WQVGA color TFT with white backlight|
|Preloaded street maps||Yes|
|Includes lifetime map updates||Yes|
|Built-in memory||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards||yes (Dash Cam memory card: min 4 GB data card included; Class 4 or higher; map data card not included)|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)||Yes|
|Garmin Connect™ compatible||Yes|
|Driver Awareness (alerts to encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness)||Yes|
|Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")||Yes|
|Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)||Yes|
|Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)||Yes|
|Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates)||Yes|
|Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)||Yes|
|Junction view (displays junction signs)||Yes|
|Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)||Yes|
|Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads)||Yes|
|View upcoming points of interest along route||Yes|
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.