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Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S

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The Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S 5-inch car satnav (with pinch to zoom technology) is available with two mapping options: UK and Ireland or Full Europe). Mapping is FREE for the Lifetime of the product. The Full European model of the DriveSmart 51 LMT 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.


Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S UK and Ireland - £149.99


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The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S is a premium Garmin satnav with a 5-inch touchscreen (with pinch to zoom technology) 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 DriveSmart 51 that announces recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights and spoken street names to help provide guidance along your route. Only the Full European model of the Garmin DriveSmart is voice activated.

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 DriveSmart 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.

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 DriveSmart 51 LMT-S. 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 DriveSmart 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 DriveSmart 51 for updating your satnavs software without the need to connect to a PC.

Pair the Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S 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 DriveSmart 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 DriveSmart 51LMT-S Features

‣5-inch dual orientation TFT touchscreen display with white backlight
‣Pinch to zoom technology
‣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
‣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 DriveSmart 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 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 DriveSmart 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 DriveSmart 51LMT-S is preloaded with City Navigator NT mapping and there are 3 preloaded mapping options:

1. UK and Ireland
2. Full Europe (UK and Ireland, Eastern and Western Europe)

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

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin DriveSmart 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 DriveSmart 51LMT-S Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin DriveSmart 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.

View all of the DriveSmart 51LMT-S accessories

Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S Maps

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

View all of the DriveSmart 51LMT-D maps

Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS / WiFi / Bluetooth
‣Display: 5-inch touchscreen (480 272pixels)
‣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 - 18mm
‣Weight: 173.7g
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S manual

Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy here

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 DriveSmart 51LMT-S Questions and Answers

Question: I wish to add a BC 30 reversing camera to my Garmin Driveassist 51 LMT-S. However, I am unsure if I need the one that includes the Receiver charger cable? Can I make do with the additional camera model that does not include the receiver cable. There is a substantial difference in price. Garmin support could not help me.

Answer: The additional camera is ONLY for customers who already own the complete BC 30 camera (as pictured below).

We have had customers ‘duped’ by other retailers by the cheaper additional camera, only to find that they need to buy the Garmin BC 30 Wireless Video Receiver/Traffic and Vehicle Power Cable.

Paying £134.99 for the complete BC 30 reversing camera is cheaper than paying £79.99 for the additional camera and a further £62.99 (£142.98 in total) for the wireless wideo receiver/traffic and vehicle power cable to complete the installation.

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

Why buy from us?

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Page last reviewed: 13th September 2023

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