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Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

MPN: 010-01682-42
2.1 from 8 reviews

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2.1

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  • Build Quality
    3.4 (5)
  • Value for Money
    1.8 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    3.2 (5)
  • Readable Number PlatesYes (67%) · No (33%)
  • Battery Life
    1.8 (5)
  • Video Quality
    3.8 (5)
  • Audio Quality
    3.2 (5)
  • Night-Time Video Quality
    3.4 (5)
  • Battery Life
    1.8 (5)
  • Route Choice
    2.6 (5)
  • GPS Location Accuracy
    3.8 (5)
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Tellyz

TellyzPerth, WA

  • 2 reviews

Mixed feelsings about this unit.

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I've had this 18 months now.
What's ok.
Easy to set up, footage, connectivity, easy to install.
What's not ok.
Only months after using it it would lock up. Disconnect power and wait for battery to drain then plug in again is the only solution I've found. It does it regularly on hot days but cooler winter day as well.
Bluetooth phone calls through the unit are not very successful.
I've found Google maps to be more accurate in routes it suggests and Google maps on the phone in portrait seems to give a more suitable orientation.
It was expensive so I did expect a better quality product.

Purchased in September 2017.

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Readable Number PlatesYes
Car ModelHyundai i30 PD
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Wasteknot

WasteknotSydney, NSW

  • 11 reviews

Failed after 4 months.

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What is more annoying than a brand new and expensive device failing after only 4 months?
I purchased a Garmin DriveAssist51 in August, it was working well but it stopped functioning correctly today at 8.30am. Now it is stuck in a weird initializing loop and half a day of troubleshooting and searching online for answers have achieved ZILCH !!!! PLUS: If there is a fix out there somewhere it should not be this hard to find it!
At this point in time I would not & will not ever recommend a Garmin device to anyone.

Purchased in August 2019.

Bergs

BergsMid North Coast, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Very Good GPS/Dash Cam, with a few annoying short comings

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Purchased in August 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for A$369.00.

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MisterRareSteak

MisterRareSteakMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 5 reviews

No map updates, poor routing, dangerous

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Readable Number PlatesYes
Car ModelMitsubishi Challenger
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Paul

PaulSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews

Cheap piece of Rubbish

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Purchased in May 2018 at Ryda.com.

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Readable Number PlatesNo
Car ModelMitsubishi Triton MQ
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Gray McGowan

Gray McGowan

  • 2 reviews

It started out perfectly...

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It was wonderful when I first installed it, with great features and ease of use, including allowing subsequent updates without any problem, but now, it won't even switch on, let alone allow the updates which are apparently due.
My wife wants me to chuck it in the bin and return to the Navman DriveDuo we had previously, even though this DriveAssist 51 is/was better. I am seriously considering it...

Purchased in November 2018 at Harvey Norman for A$379.00.

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Gray McGowan
Gray McGowan

Following my previous comment, the Garmin once again failed to open/switch on, so has now been replaced by another brand. Pity, as it's features were superior.

Brian

BrianNewcastle, New South Wales

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great Unit

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Great unit. Can't fault it except now I see it $80 cheaper than I bought it 2 weeks ago at the same store. DOH!
A couple of annoying features that can be turned off. Great screen image and volume. Camera is also moveable so no problem placing it just about anywhere on the windscreen. Also phone works better than the bluetooth on the radio without a voice delay as with the radio. Very happy with this product 51LMT-S.

Do Not buy this

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I bought this pricey model because of the extra features like blue tooth working with the phone. However, this feature did not work very well. When I called Garmin they sent me a refurbished model even though I just bought the new one. Then the refurbished one worked worse than the original one.

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Questions & Answers

Cam

Camasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Why cant I use a standard USB power cable in my car. My car does not have a cigarette lighter!!!!

1 answer
Bergs
Bergs

I believe you need to purchasing a Garmin specific USB cable to be able to charge the GPS. You will need it because the battery only last about 30 minutes

Rhodes Petros

Rhodes Petrosasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

can you capture a single photo using voice command, say in the case of a questionable action by vehicle ahead?

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Bergs
Bergs

Disappointingly there is no voice command available to operate the dash cam or camera. So to answer your question, no you cant'.

George Reilly

George Reillyasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Why is my GTM-25 cable not compatible? This would only leave the (expensive) option of using my cell phone to get my ‘free’ traffic updates.
Thank you for your assistance to sort this out satisfactorily.
Regards
George

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