Garmin DriveSmart 61LMT-S
Garmin DriveSmart 61 is a GPS device which works according to its name, i.e., Smart. This GPS device comes with a bunch of smart features and helpful driver alerts. It is from a range of Garmin Car GPS devices which makes navigation intuitive. It provides you with easy-to-follow directions.
It also comes with hands-free calling, real-time traffic information and built-in Wi-Fi for map update.
Bright Edge-to-edge display
This device features the company’s most easy-to-see display. This GPS has a screen size of 6.95-inch which is edge-to-edge. The screen is even bigger than the Garmin Drivesmart 51. This also has an intuitive pinch-to-zoom for a closer view.
Live Services for making driving efficient
With smart Live services, you can easily outsmart traffic jams. With this, you can choose alternate routes or avoid them altogether. You don’t have to circle the streets searching for parking spaces. This saves a lot of time and it helps in avoiding a lot of stress.
For getting the traffic alerts, updated weather forecasts, relevant routing directions you’ve to download the Smartphone Link app. This helps in connecting the Garmin DriveSmart with your smartphone.
As you’re getting near your destination the device will show information about the available parking spaces. It also shows you the availability and pricing of the parking.
With the Smartphone Link app, you can share your location and whereabouts with your family and friends. So, they can know whether you’re going to a mall or out of the city.
Smart Bluetooth connectivity
Just connect your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with the Garmin DriveSmart and always stay connected. You don’t have to take your hands off the driving wheels for using your phone.
You will also get smart customizable notifications on your device screen. You can see all the incoming calls, calendar reminders and text messages.
Garmin DriveSmart provides smart voice-activated navigation which answers to your commands. It will take you to your destination on time. This feature makes driving safe, as you can always keep your hands on the steering wheel.
Easy update with Wi-Fi
This GPS device has built-in Wi-Fi with which you can easily update for new maps without needing a computer. It will show you a list of all the available updates when you are in a home network.
You’ll then receive an on-screen notification which is a cue for you to plug your device into any power outlet and update your device. Afterwards, you’re ready to hit the road with the updated maps.
Garmin DriveSmart not only provides smart navigation but also increases situational awareness. It provides driver alerts for speed changes, sharp curves, animal crossings, railroad crossings, etc.
The Sat Nav warns you about driving the wrong lane or when you’re near a school. You’ll receive notifications for speed cameras, red-light cameras. It will also send you smart notifications to take a break when you’re driving for a long time.
Navigation with Garmin SmartWatch
This device can connect with the Garmin SmartWatch. After connecting with the smartwatch you will get navigation directions right on your wrist. It works even when you’re out of the car or on a crowded road on foot.
So, you don’t have to ever worry about losing your car in a parking lot. The smartwatch will provide compass direction from your vehicle to your destination and back to the vehicle.
Trips made better with Social sites
You can view ratings for all the points of interests like restaurants, hotels, cafes, etc. This comes in quite handy when you’re not familiar with the region. It is like having a guide by your side.
You’ll get the advice from the largest social site directory directly in your car. You can locate new attractions with the inbuilt trip planning tools and get interesting stops on the way.
Garmin Real Directions
With the Garmin Real Directions, you get spoken turn-by-turn directions. It provides directions which are easy-to-understand with the help of landmarks, traffic lights, buildings. Additionally, it provides spoken street names, guiding you like your best friend sitting beside you.
So, you don’t have to squint your eyes for reading street signs. The directions it provides are like “Turn left from the next petrol station”.