Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S

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Quick Overview

Advanced Navigator with Smart Features
Stay connected and increase situational awareness with Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S. This 5-inch pinch-to-zoom GPS navigator features helpful driver alerts and built-in Wi-Fi for easy software and map updates. Plus it includes Bluetooth hands-free calling and onscreen smart notifications so your hands remain on the wheel. Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S is preloaded with detailed maps of Southern Africa with free lifetime updates and free live traffic. From your daily commute to cross-country trips, real-time information such as weather makes for a much smarter drive. Additionally, view preloaded data from TripAdvisor so you can find information about new destinations and restaurants along the way.

  • Easy-to-use GPS navigator with connected features and bright 5.0-inch capacitive touch display

  • Detailed maps of Southern Africa with free lifetime¹ updates

  • Provides real-time services such as live traffic² and live parking³

  • Bluetooth calling4, smart notifications5 and voice-activated navigation

  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy map and software updates

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 DriveSmart 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.

When you sync your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to Garmin DriveSmart, 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.

The Garmin DriveSmart features voice-activated navigation that responds to your commands and then navigates to where you need to go.

To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, Garmin DriveSmart 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.

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.

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.

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.

For a complete navigation solution, Garmin DriveSmart 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.

The Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S features the Garmin LiveTrack2 app that allows drivers to share their drive with friends and family, by using the Garmin Smartphone Link application to update the driver’s current position on a web browser based map. Family and Friends invited to follow a driver’s ride, will receive an email with a link to the map.

The Built-in Wi-Fi on the DriveSmart 51LMT-S makes updating the device’s mapping and software a breeze. Simply connect the device to a Wi-Fi network and the device will automatically check for available updates. Users can then install the latest map updates and software for their device without the need of connecting the device to a computer. To utilise the Wi-Fi and to protect the device, the device must be connected to a power source. Users can still use Garmin Express to update the device’s maps and software if they do not have access to Wi-Fi.

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
4Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately).  
5To recieve 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).
6Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions. View your region for more details regarding paid subscriptions for updated content.
7The fatigue warning activates after longer periods of consecutive driving without any long stops along the route.

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Name Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S
SKU 010-01680-4A
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
Price R3,199.00
Physical dimensions 14.0 x 8.4 x 1.8 cm
Display size, WxH 4.4"W x 2.5"H (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
Weight 173.7000
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Preloaded street maps Yes
Includes lifetime map updates Yes
nüMaps Guarantee yes
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000
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
  • Trip planner: yes
  • Trip log: yes
  • Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance: yes
  • Foursquare POIs: yes
  • Smart notifications: yes
  • BLE capable: yes

This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.



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