Helpful Driver Alerts for Your Daily Commute
Garmin DriveSmart GPS navigator provides driver alerts to encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness. Warnings include alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railway crossings, animal crossings and more. Additionally, Garmin DriveSmart notifies you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and sends warnings for nearby school zones. Receive alerts for nearby red light and speed cameras5, and be prepared for sudden halts in traffic with upcoming traffic jam6 alerts. For longer drives, a fatigue warning suggests break times and potential rest areas after hours of driving. The Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places up ahead and milestones along your route like borders, without leaving the map view.
Talk to Garmin DriveSmart
Garmin DriveSmart offers you the option of convenient voice-activated navigation. Control Garmin DriveSmart with your voice, while your hands remain safely on the wheel (Full Europe model only).
Extensive Smart Features
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to Garmin DriveSmart for hands-free calling, and receive smart notifications on your Garmin DriveSmart display. Receive calls, text messages and calendar reminders without ever removing your hands from the steering wheel to reach for your phone. Stay focused on your drive ahead while staying connected with customisable smart notifications that conveniently appear right on your navigation display.For real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions, download Smartphone Link mobile app, which connects your Garmin DriveSmart GPS navigator with your compatible smartphone.
Navigate Complex Junctions with Ease
Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or junction with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly coloured arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of junctions, looking down as if from overhead. And, photoReal Junction View realistically displays junctions along your route, including the surrounding landscape.
Our Best Traffic Solutions
With Garmin LIVE Traffic via Smartphone Link get improved Traffic coverage everywhere you need it. There’s now no excuse to get caught up in congestion – whether it’s road works, an accident, rush hour traffic or serious hazards like wrong way drivers. With a 1 minute refresh rate, you’ll know where and how long delays are, and be offered an alternative route – so you’ll always feel relaxed and in control. LIVE Traffic is voice-activated, so it responds to spoken requests (full europe model only). Just pair your compatible Garmin sat-nav and your phone via Bluetooth. No need to worry about your data plan, as no tethering is required. (Some countries might require subscription, see coverage map). Beside Garmin LIVE Traffic, get additionally free lifetime Traffic avoidance out-of the-box via RDS-TMC. It works over the traditional analogue FM radio to inform you of delays and alternative routes
Guidance Using Recognisable Landmarks
Garmin DriveSmart redefines “spoken turn-by-turn directions” with Garmin Real Directions™, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., “Turn right after the red building” or “Turn left after the McDonalds”). It’s preloaded with millions more new and popular places, thanks to Foursquare®.
Find Exactly Where You Need to Go
The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like airports and shopping centres, by finding a place within a larger location. When navigating to the shopping centre, Direct Access gives additional location information for specific retail stores inside. For example, “Arriving at Lakeside. Debenhams is inside, on the upper level.
Easier to Search, Quicker to Find
Garmin DriveSmart has a search field that makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs. Simply enter a category (like “pizza”), an entire address or a proper name (“Starbucks”), and Garmin DriveSmart quickly returns your results. In case of a misspelling, Garmin DriveSmart provides multiple search results that sound similar to what you’ve entered.
Add a Camera to Your Drive
For a complete navigation solution, Garmin DriveSmart pairs with the BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately; professional installation recommended). Once connected, you can easily see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles right on the Garmin DriveSmart display, as you move in reverse. When traveling with a baby or toddler, add Garmin BabyCam to your drive. babyCam is an in-vehicle video baby monitor that conveniently provides an “on demand” view of your backseat passenger, right on your navigation display.
- Bright 6.0-inch GPS navigator with dual-orientation, pinch-to-zoom display
- Detailed maps of Southern Africa with free lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic
- Garmin Traffic live via Smartphone Link straight on your DRIVE - everywhere you need it!
- Bluetooth® hands-free calling and voice-activated navigation (full europe model only)
- Driver alerts for increased awareness, including upcoming sharp curves, school zones, speed changes and more
- Customisable smartphone notifications let you display calls, texts and other app alerts on your navigation screen
|Physical dimensions||6.7"W x 3.7"H x .7"D (17 x 9.4 x 1.9 cm)|
|Weight||8.5 oz (241 g)|
|Battery type||rechargeable lithium-ion|
|Display type||WVGA color TFT with white backlight|
|Display size||5.36"W x 2.83"H (13.6 x 7.2 cm); 6.1" diag (15.4 cm)|
|Display resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|Battery life||up to 1 hour|
|Memory/history||internal solid state|