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Garmin DriveSmart 51 / 61 LMT-S

Garmin DriveSmart 51 / 61 LMT-S

61 LMT-S, 51 LMT-S
3.2 from 40 reviews · View Statistics


  • Build Quality
    3.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (1)
  • Battery Life
    3.0 (1)
  • Route Choice
    3.0 (1)
  • GPS Location Accuracy
    3.0 (1)


  • 5 reviews

Garmin Drive 61 at least works - unlike the Navman My690 which didn't


My previous Garmin Nuvi lasted for many years without issues so I'm hoping this model is as good. No problems at all with charging, as opposed to the Navman which kept losing charge and refusing to turn on for no explicable reason (even though it was always connected to the car's charger). It's too soon to give a detailed review of the Garmin Drive but so far so good.

Purchased in November 2019 at JB Hifi Home for $149.00.

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John D

John DSoutheast, SA

  • 6 reviews

Really like it.


SteveSydney, NSW

  • 6 reviews

Ok, but I had to return it


It’s a good basic GPS, but I had to return as one basic feature missing surprisingly. You can’t turn off voice directions and still hear notifications of going over speed limit or upcoming, strange as I had this on a Tom Tom 10 years ago, even the free Waze has this, It’s all audio on or all off, just not useable for my needs.

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DriveSmart 51 / 61 LMT-S

Can l update maps on a Garmin drive 61LMT-S GPS with out a computer thanks

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Rex Beer

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DriveSmart 51 / 61 LMT-S

Can it output sound to radio (Bluetooth?) headphones.

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have never needed this option when driving



DriveSmart 61 LMT-S

I belong to the CMCA and need to download their poi's. We have tried and tried to no avail.
How do you do it, Just about to give up on my $200 garmin.

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I really have no idea what to do to get your poi's. I am totally frustrated with my Garmin, tries to take me the wrong way on one way streets, tells me to turn at 3 not sure what that means, and also 'right turn ahead on to' with no indication of street names. its a total lemon

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CategoryGPS Navigation SystemsGPS Navigation Systems
Price (RRP) $279.00
Screen Size 5"6"
Display TypeVGA
FeaturesFree Map Updates, MicroSD Slot and Voice Control
Battery Life1 hours
Dimensions 140 x 84 x 18 mm
Weight0.17 kg
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