Garmin has been a GPS leader now for many years. The name is associated with quality GPS systems across a wide spectrum of categories. The Garmin DriveAssist 51 NA LMT-S for 2017 is now out and it comes with lifetime maps and traffic updates. It costs roughly $300 at this time.
The Garmin DriveAssist 51 comes complete with an excellent Dash Cam, as well as camera-assisted alerts. You also get live parking, smart notifications, and voice activation. The dash cam is included with the GPS auto navigator. The dash cam is similar to what we would see on tv when traffic stops are shown and the police vehicles have their dash cam running. It’s always safe to record what is happening in front of you for future reference.
You also get advanced driver alerts such as forward collision warning and 5.0-Inch Capacitive touch, pinch-to-zoom display, as well as very detailed maps of North America which include free lifetime updates. The Garmin DriveAssist 51 will provide you with real-time services like Live traffic and select Live parking, when you use the free smartphone link app on your compatible smartphone.
With the Garmin DriveAssist 51 you are given live parking information, including the very cool pricing and availability trends for on-street public parking in your current location. This can really help out especially in busy city traffic. The built-in dash cam has optional audio controls and will continuously record your entire drive and automatically saves files on impact. The internal GPS records where and when all events occur on the road.
A replaceable microSD card is included with the unit. This allows for easy play back video footage right on the device. You can also use the free VIRB app, which allows you to watch footage later on your compatible smartphone or tablet.
This Garmin navigation system also has smart capabilities such as Bluetooth hands-free calling. The unit is 0.8 x 5.5 x 3.3 inches in size and weighs just 8 ounces. It’s an excellent choice in the moderate-cost category for in-car GPS systems. We have lots more GPS reviews
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