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Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D

Product Code: GDA51LMTD

The Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D 5-inch car satnav with built in dashboard camera (with pinch to zoom technology) and includes Full Europe mapping. Mapping is FREE for the Lifetime of the product. The DriveAssist model is also voice activated.

WiFi connectivity enables you to download the latest software without connecting to a computer. Bluetooth phone calls are also possible as well as smart notifications such as text messages and calendar reminders.

A BC 30 Wireless Reversing Camera is also available separately.



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The Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-D is a Garmin satnav with built-in dashboard camera and a 5-inch touchscreen (with pinch to zoom technology). This Garmin also comes preloaded with Full Europe mapping. Maps are FREE to update for the lifetime of the product. Real Directions is a feature on the Garmin DriveAssist 51 that announces recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights and spoken street names to help provide guidance along your route.

The dashboard camera records continuously. An in-built g-sensor also automatically saves recorded videos if an impact is detected. You can watch footage back on a smartphone or tablet using the VIRB app. Also included is camera-assisted features for Forward Collision Warnings and Lane Departure Warnings. Included in the box is a 4GB SD Card.

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. Free Garmin Digital traffic is provided via DAB. Avoid traffic jams and enjoy knowing time-saving alternate routes.

TripAdvisor is built-in to the Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D 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.

Bluetooth calling is available to receive customisable smart notifications, receive incoming calls, text messages and calendar reminders.

Sharp curves, speed changes, railway crossings and animal crossings are provided by the Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-D. The Garmin also alerts when driving wrong way on one way streets, nearby schools and school zones, red light cameras and speed camera locations across Europe (Garmin DriveAssist 51 includes lifetime safety camera updates). Fatigue warnings will also alert you to potential rest areas after several hours of driving.

WiFi is built-in to the Garmin DriveAssist 51 for updating your satnavs software without the need to connect to a PC.

Pair the Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-D with Garmin smartwatch (sold separately). This provides navigation on your wrist even when you have left your car. Plus navigate to and from your car and never forget where you have parked.

The Garmin DriveAssist 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 DriveAssist 51LMT-D Features

‣5-inch dual orientation TFT touchscreen display with white backlight
‣Pinch to zoom technology
‣FREE lifetime street-level here mapping. (Full Europe)
‣Free digital traffic information subscription free
‣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
‣Lane Assist/Junction View - indicates the correct lane choice for upcoming turns and exits
‣Alerts to sharp curves, speed changes, railway crossings, animal crossings and school zones
‣PhotoReal junction for navigation at road junctions
‣WiFi connectivity for downloading software updates without the need to connect to a computer
‣Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling through your Garmin sat-nav
‣Smartphone connectivity for smart notifications including text messages and calendar reminders
‣Look up addresses and millions of FourSquare points of interest
‣Speed camera and Red Light Camera locations database available for free for the lifetime of the product
BC 30 Reversing camera compatible (sold separately). BabyCam compatible (sold separately)
‣1 hour battery life
‣2 year manufacturers guarantee


The Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D 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 DriveSmart 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 DriveAssist 51LMT-D 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 DriveSmart 61LMT-D is preloaded with City Navigator NT for the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe provided by here maps.

These maps can be updated FREE for the life of the product, when you register your DriveAssist 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 DriveAssist maps are available on SD card which insert directly into the Garmin DriveAssist. Available Garmin DriveAssistt maps include North America, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Click here.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D
‣Lifetime maps and digital traffic (indicated by "LMT-D" after model number on the box)
Vehicle suction cup mount
‣Vehicle power cable/ Lifetime Traffic Antenna
‣4GB data card included for recording with the dashboard camera
‣USB cable
‣Quick start manual

Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D? Accessories available to purchase include a 5-inch slip case, mains power charger, a weighted dashboard mount and a vehicle reversing camera. 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 DriveAssist 51LMT-D Maps

The Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D is preloaded with street-level road maps for all of Europe. If however, you want to take the DriveAssist 51LMT-D further afield, we may have the map that you need. Garmin DriveAssist 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 DriveAssist 51LMT-D Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS / WiFi / Bluetooth / Dashboard Camera
‣Display: 5-inch touchscreen (480 x 272 pixels)
‣Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
‣Battery Life: up to 30 minutes depending on usage and settings
‣Installation: Plug and Play
‣Power: 12 volt, Vehicle Power Cable.
‣Dimensions: Width - 140mm, Height - 84mm, Depth - 21mm
‣Weight: 191.4g
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-D 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 DriveAssist 51LMT-D Questions and Answers

Question: Garmin AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit - can you please advise if this is compatible with charging the garmin drive assist 51 lmt-d model?

Answer: The Garmin AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit (supplied in Garmin retail packaging) is compatible with the Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-D. However you can purchase the cheaper alternative Garmin AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit (supplied as loose items in brown box).

This is because the Garmin AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit includes a Micro USB cable, which the Garmin drive assist 51 lmt-d does not require. The Garmin AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit does not include a Micro USB cable.

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