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Garmin Drive 51LMT-S

Product Code: GD51LMT

The Garmin Drive 51LMT-S 5-inch car satnav is available with two mapping options: UK and Ireland or Full Europe. Mapping is FREE for the Lifetime of the product. The screen is also dual orientation.

Traffic information is available via Smartphone connectivity. You can also find nearby car parking spaces. The smartphone Link App also lets you use LiveTrack to enable friends and family to locate you via GPS.

A BC 30 Wireless Reversing Camera is also available separately.



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The Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S is an entry-level Garmin satnav with a 5-inch touchscreen and comes preloaded with two choices of mapping: UK and Ireland or Full Europe. Maps are FREE to update for the lifetime of the product. Real Directions is a feature on the Garmin Drive 51 that announces recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights and spoken street names to help provide guidance along your route.

Foursquare Points of Interest are also included offering millions of POI's. You will also see displayed on screen the road speed limit for most major roads across Europe and the United States.

Real-times services includes live parking and live weather. Spend less time looking for parking spaces (price and availability locally) as Garmin will find on street public parking close to your vehicle. Smartphone connectivity provide Garmin traffic which is provided via the Smartphone Link App. Avoid traffic jams and enjoy knowing time-saving alternate routes.

TripAdvisor is built-in to the Garmin Drive 51LMT-S so that you can view ratings for travel points of interest (hotels, restaurants, attractions). These interesting stops along the way can be navigated to along your route.

With the SmartPhone Link app you can use LiveTrack to share locations with friends and family. They will then always know where you are.

If you want Bluetooth technology and WiFi connectivity for updating the system we recommend buying the Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S.

The Garmin Drive is compatible with the BC 30 reversing camera (sold separately). Once installed you can view vehicles, pedestrians and obstacles when reversing your vehicle.

Garmin Express enables you to update maps and software. You can also transfer favourites and install custom voices.

Garmin Drive 51LMT-S Features

‣5-inch dual orientation TFT touchscreen display with white backlight
‣FREE lifetime street-level here mapping. There are two preloaded mapping options: UK and Ireland or Full Europe
‣Smartphone traffic information (data charges apply)
‣Turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names
‣Displays your route, speed limit, current speed, time of arrival, name of current street and it can also display points of interest such as food, fuel and cash machines.
‣Real directions uses landmarks and buildings to help with guidance
‣Look up addresses and millions of FourSquare points of interest
BC 30 Reversing camera compatible (sold separately). BabyCam compatible (sold separately)
‣1 hour battery life
‣2 year manufacturers guarantee


The Garmin 51LMT-S includes everything you need to mount and install it in your car. Included when you purchase from ActiveGPS is a Suction Cup Mount to make installing and removing your Drive simple, quick and easy.

The most popular place to locate the satnav is at the bottom, middle of the windscreen where you can see the satnav easiest. Plus the satnavs dash cam will have a good view of the road ahead.

Charging the internal battery

We do not recommend using a third party charger with this product. A mobile phone USB charger or a laptop may not be powerful enough to reliably charge the Garmin Drive 51LMT-S and may provide an incorrect voltage or insufficient power. An official genuine Garmin AC charger is available for indoor use with this product you can view and buy here.

Please bear in mind that the product on this page is designed to be used in a vehicle with power provided by the included vehicle charger. The battery is for short term back up only - not for regular use. For optimum performance we recommend that you use this product connected to cigarette lighter adapter via the vehicle charger. Because of potential power surges which may damage the product you should not start your vehicle with the product connected.

Map Coverage

Garmin Drive 51LMT-S is preloaded with City Navigator NT mapping and there are 3 preloaded mapping options:

1. UK and Ireland
2. Full Europe

These maps can be updated FREE for the life of the product, when you register your Drive with Garmin UK.

here maps provide high quality detailed street level maps, which in addition to street information include features such as route calculation, Points of Interest (POI), Estimated Time of Arrival, and more.

Further Garmin Drive maps are available on SD card which insert directly into the Garmin Drive. Available Garmin Drive maps include North America, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Click here.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin Drive 51LMT-S
‣Lifetime maps and live traffic (for traffic you must download the Smartphone Link App, data plan charges apply)
Vehicle suction cup mount
‣Vehicle power cable
‣USB cable
‣Quick start manual

Garmin Drive 51LMT-S Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin Drive 51LMT-S? Accessories available to purchase include a 5-inch slip case, mains power charger and a weighted dashboard mount. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger.

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Garmin Drive 51LMT-S Maps

The Garmin Drive 51LMT-S is preloaded with street-level road maps for all of Europe. If however, you want to take the Drive 51LMT-S further afield, we may have the map that you need. Garmin Drive 51 available maps include: USA, Canada and Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East and Northern Africa and Southern Africa.

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Garmin Drive 51LMT-S Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 5-inch touchscreen (800 x 480 pixels)
‣Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
‣Battery Life: up to 1 hour depending on usage and settings
‣Installation: Plug and Play
‣Power: 12 volt, Vehicle Power Cable.
‣Dimensions: Width - 140mm, Height - 84mm, Depth - 20mm
‣Weight: 170.8g
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin Drive 51LMT-S manual

Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Garmin Drive 51 Questions and Answers

Question: I reside in the US but travel for extended periods in the UK.  Last year I purchased a Garmin Drive 51 in the UK and would like to add US road maps to the device.  I don't see any way to do that on your website.

Answer: Yes you are right, we don't sell Garmin road maps for the US only, the map we sell features Canada, USA and Mexico and is supplied on plug-and-play preprogrammed SD/microSD card.

Question: Could you please answer a query I have regarding the Garmin Drive 51 lmt-s sat nav. The USB cable that came with this sat nav is taking ages to charge the device from a USB port on my computer. I was browsing your website with the intention of purchasing a mains charger. It suddenly occured to me that the USB current to charge this unit may be 2.1 amps (fast charge) instead of the 1 amp on a standard USB. If this is the case could I use my phone charger which is a Samsung fast charger (2.1 amp) to charge the device or my power bank which has 2.1amp USB support. I would be grateful if you could clarify the charging current necessary as this would allow me to understand what i need.What charger do you sell which  would be suitable for this device if the 2.1 amp option is not advisable.Thank you in anticipation.

Answer: Connecting your Garmin Drive 51LMT-S sat nav to your laptop or PC will ONLY offer a ‘trickle’ charge. For faster charging, this is the mains charger to buy.

We only sell genuine Garmin accessories, we cannot comment on third party accessories. Only to say we know of customers who have ‘burned out’ sat navs (and voided the warranty) using the wrong charger with incorrect Amps/Output.

You can view all authentic Garmin Drive 51LMT-S accessories online here.

Question: I believe the original Garmin carry all case has been discontinued and an
alternative case is available. Would this alternative case be ok?

Answer: We sell TWO compatible cases for use with Garmin Drive 51 they are:

1. Garmin Drive 51 5-inch Carrying Case
2. Garmin Drive 51 5-inch Leather Carrying Case

You can view all Garmin Drive 51 accessories here.

Do you have a question about the Garmin Drive 51LMT-S? Submit your question via our contact page.

Why buy from us?

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

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