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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

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  • Build Quality
    4.8 (4)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.8 (4)
  • Battery Life
    3.0 (4)
  • Route Choice
    4.8 (4)
  • GPS Location Accuracy
    5.0 (4)
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Engima2

Engima2Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great Unit

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Purchased in May 2019 at Harvey Norman for $208.00.

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Peter b7

Peter b7Perth, WA

  • 2 reviews

Very good except it keeps rebooting continuously at startup & sometimes when driving.

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I discovered if you disconnect the vehicle power after use & then when needed start Garmin on it's internal battery by pressing the back power button & then connect vehicle power to the Garmin it works fine & does not continually reboot itself.

Purchased in February 2019 at eBay.

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George

GeorgePerth, WA

  • 21 reviews
  • 11 likes

Great GPS especially for overseas

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Purchased in November 2018 at Johnny Appleseed GPS Online store for $329.00.

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Col W.

Col W.Torrens 2607, ACT

Miner problems

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Overall the product is very good but I do have some issues or corrections (which I will also raise with Garmin), after a 3000km trip in country and outback areas.
*A caravan park I was looking for was not listed.
*Petrol pump icon is used for Truck Stops and Rest areas where there is NO petrol. If you search for the nearest petrol it will also list these places as the nearest location.
*Entrance to a caravan park 500m in the wrong place which you could miss subsequently forcing a u turn on a busy road.
*Plotted a 229km route in the outback when the shortest distance was 129km.
Otherwise it worked well everywhere on my trip.

Purchased in April 2017 at Johnny Appleseed GPS Online store for $600.00.

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Col W.
Col W.

I should add that Garmin support is pretty mediocre, and it seems impossible to contact them by email to offer any suggestions that could I prove the product. It seems the only way to contact them is by phone.

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Chris May

Chris MayGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 9 reviews
  • 15 likes

Great reliable unit. But just tell yourself - it is only a GPS

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MansfieldJohno

MansfieldJohnoNortheast, VIC

  • 21 reviews
  • 18 likes

Never get Lost Again

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Best thing I have ever bought for the car. No more getting lost or searching thru maps and taking the wrong road. Easy to set up. With lifetime free maps. Comes with built in dash cam as well. Sooooo easy to use. Paid $170 on Ebay. Brand new unit. included free Garmin high speed multi charger. All with 12 months replacement warranty

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Gaela and Russell

Gaela and RussellCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

  • 44 reviews
  • 14 likes

So good we bought 2

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Mapping has proven accurate thus far (albeit with limited use). We have both the 6" and 7" models as the windscreen is further away in one car and they replace a Navman S80 that is going to the 3rd vehicle and a Tom Tom GO 720 that got drowned.

The navigation menus are somewhat easier to use than either of those, the turn by turn function is handy and the large displays make reading at a glance easy.

The mounts look solid (especially compared to the Tom Tom) and seem to hold better even in hot weather.

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Peter

PeterWA, 6169

  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

Reliable Garmin model but read carefully extra features

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Chris

ChrisGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 7 reviews
  • 7 likes

A great GPS for the price.

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Hans Ignals

Hans Ignals

  • 11 reviews
  • 1 like

Overall, pretty good, but POI data inaccurate

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Maps are fine, although they cannot be completely up to date every time there’s an update.
Easy to install, bought a reversing camera to go with it, which is pretty useful. However the warning message at the bottom of the screen obscures the view of my tow ball which is handy when connecting a trailer. The warning should be at the top of the screen out of the way.
Much of the POI data is wrong. Schools showing up that were closed down many years ago. Petrol stations listed at private home addresses, in newsagents, rest areas, and places where there are no petrol stations. Railroad crossings show up even though the railway was dismantled and no longer operational.
Quality of sound when using Bluetooth phone connection is mediocre.

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Angela K

Angela KPerth, WA

  • 27 reviews
  • 26 likes

This is great

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Bought this to take on holiday in our hire car and now we have put it in my husbands car and so far it has been amazing, better than the in built navigation system in my car.
Very impressed so far and would buy another of this brand if we ever needed one.

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Kev H

Kev HSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 38 reviews
  • 29 likes

Good Value

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Garmin excellence again

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Also fitted to Range Rover. Excellent for long trip planning due to large number of waypoints that can be stored. LR unit only stores 5 waypoints. Maps great but off road coverage is poor to hopeless.
Voice command is average. Overall though is great GPS and is my fourth Garmin unit. I think off-road maps can be purchased from Garmin.

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Darryl

DarrylSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great for the price.

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Great GPS with lots of extras. Speed check ... free lifetime maps ... easy to understand voices ... The interface is pleasant to look at ... It shows places to eat ... where to buy fuel ... so many extras to mention. The detailed maps are easy to follow. I paid under $200. Great value for money.

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Notoca

NotocaPerth, WA

  • 9 reviews
  • 2 likes

So Far So Good

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wedgetail

wedgetailClunes

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Ideal for what I need

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Updated to the Garmin Drive smart 61 LMT-6 Got it at a competitive price from Harvey Normans. Good quick response when activated, nice large easily readable screen, clear voice command, easy to install very pleased with the devise. Following needs improvement, the supposed gas stations are invariably non existent, the speed zones are often incorrect. Apparently this is common in most name gps`s as they install the same map apps, despite these " issues " I am happy with the overall performance of the device. Word of warning device is NOT compatible with (hard wiring) direct to battery, causes malfunction !!!
Regards Wedge Tail

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john wilson

john wilsonGold Coast

  • 15 reviews
  • 35 likes

A really great product

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I purchased this unit for my wife's Range Rover after being lead on a 15klm. trip around the outskirts of Bundaberg instead of 4klms through the center of town by the inbuilt unit.This isn't the first time that this has happened. My wife who is technology challenged fitted the unit and programed it, while I was away for a week, it's that easy, her own words. She has been for several fact finding trips with this unit, she couldn't be happier it does everything she has asked of it, I am looking forward to using it myself.

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Greg

GregWattle Glen Victoria Australa

Best yet

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I have had other garmin sat nav’s, nothing wrong with just upgraded each time. I have found this new model to be nothing but fantastic, larger screen & map detail easier to read & keep eyes on the road rather than looking down to use the Nissan Xtrail in car model
Connects easily to my smartphone for the other features & notifications

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Great product - could be better

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Joc

JocVictoria, 3585

  • 13 reviews
  • 5 likes

Its a great little set up well worth the money.

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This is great we have owned a tom tom and a navman and have never been overly impressed with these but I have now updated to this Garmin drive smart 61 LMT-S and its great maps are easy to download and it shows parking spots and heavy to light traffic I'm so glad we bought this.

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gordon hayes

gordon hayesasked

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where is the clock

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Engima2
Engima2

On mine, its down the bottom on the RHS..

gordon hayes
gordon hayes

thanks for the reply but it is not on mine what about voice directions

Aurossco

Aurosscoasked

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

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Rex Beer

Rex Beerasked

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

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jb4105
jb4105

have never needed this option when driving

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Garmin DriveSmart 51 / 61 LMT-S

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CategoryGPS Navigation SystemsGPS Navigation Systems
Price (RRP) $279.00
Screen Size 5"6"
Display TypeVGA
ConnectivityBluetooth
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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