Today GPS is one of the most important devices for people who love adventure and for those who travel to unknown places frequently. GPS devices are advanced electronic devices that uses satellites to engage a location accurately.

These devices are useful for individuals to trace their current locations and find their way home. Garmin is reputable GPS manufactures who have been in this business for a couple of decades. The company has manufactured many GPS models with its latest line of production dubbed Garmin Drive.

The Garmin Drive Series is expected to give a number of driver’s alerts with an aim of encouraging safer driving as well as increasing situation awareness to the drivers. The Garmin Drive Series consists of four main products, namely Garmin Drive, Garmin DriveSmart, Garmin DriveAssist, and Garmin DriveLuxe. Here are the product’s real specs and features from the manufacturer.

Garmin Drive

The manufacturer claims that the Garmin drive features a number of driver alerts that encourage safer driving techniques and situational awareness. This device will warn the driver for upcoming sharp curves, animal crossing, railroad, alerts if they are driving on the wrong way on a one way, and much more.

The drivers will also get speed cameras and red light alerts as well as information about the fast-approaching traffic jams. If a driver is driving for a long distance, the product gives the driver alerts that suggest potential breaks that available places to stop.

Garmin Drive device comes preloaded with data from Foursquare POIs that includes information regarding millions of popular restaurants, stores and so much more. They claim that the device simply navigations by offering real direction that guides drivers using a recognizable building, traffic lights, and easy route shaping that lets a driver to modify a route and include the preferred roads or cites they prefer by simply touching the navigation screen.

Garmin Drive consists of 4 Variant Models, Namely

Garmin Drive 60 USA LM GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps 9.5

Garmin Drive 60 USA LM GPS Navigator System with Lifetime MapsBest Choice

  • GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps, Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions, Direct Access, Driver Alerts, and Foursquare Data
Garmin Drive 50 USA LMT GPS Navigator 9.6

Garmin Drive 50 USA LMT GPS NavigatorBest Budjet

  •  GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Driver Alerts, Direct Access, and Foursquare data

Garmin DriveSmart

Garmin DriveSmart will accommodate all the features from Garmin drive as well as customizable notifications that allow drivers to display calls, messages, and app notifications on their navigation screens.

Using Bluetooth and voice-activated navigation technology the drivers are allowed to make hands-free calls, making ensuring that both their hands are safely locked on the steering wheel all the time. The Garmin Drivesmart also access real-time services that include weather radar and live traffic through a provided Smartphone link app.

Garmin Drive Smart consists of 4 models, namely

Garmin DriveSmart 50 NA LMT GPS Navigator System 9.5

Garmin DriveSmart 50 NA LMT GPS Navigator SystemBest Choice

  • GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Smart Notifications, Voice Activation, and Driver Alerts
Garmin DriveSmart 60 NA LMT GPS Navigator System 9.6

Garmin DriveSmart 60 NA LMT GPS Navigator SystemBest Budjet

  •  GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Smart Notifications, Voice Activation, and Driver Alerts

Garmin Drive Assist

The DriverAssist is an addition built on the Garmin Drivesmart that includes a built-in dash camera that records everything that goes on the road acting as an eyewitness. The device automatically saves the video footage in case of an impact or any form of an accident. The company claims that this integrated camera brings to the driver advanced awareness that includes lane departure collision as well as forward collision.

The Garmin DriveAssist is an easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator with 5.0-inch dual-orientation display. The integration of the “GO” alert feature will notify distracted drivers when the traffic ahead of them starts to move. The device also features Garmin Real vision feature that unveils a camera view on the device’s screen that points to the specific destination that the driver wants to go.

Garmin DriveAssist consists of 1 model, namely Garmin DriveAssist™ 50LMT North America Maps

Garmin DriveAssist GPS 50LMT 010-01541-01 5.0 Inch

Garmin DriveAssist GPS 50LMT 010-01541-01 5.0 Inch

GPS Navigator System

  • Innovative 5.0-inch navigator with an integrated dashboard camera that continuously records your disc and stores impact videos
  • Dedicated GPS navigators show current road, current speed, speed limit, and time of arrival
  • The built-in camera allows front-end collision warning, exit alert tracking, and much more
  • Continuously records the drive and automatically stores files when affected; GPS records where and when events occurred

Garmin DriveLuxe

Garmin Company offers this device to premium navigators in style and class. Garmin DriveLuxe device is housed by a beautiful forged metal design that adds décor to the car interior.

This device is powered by a sleek magnetic mount and delivers innovative navigation features assisting the driver to navigate safely and easily. It is also backed with an HD digital traffic feature, which is the Garmin fastest traffic avoidance solution that updates after every thirty seconds.

Garmin DriveLuxe consists of 1 model, namely  Garmin DriveLuxe™ 50LMTHD North America Maps

Garmin DriveLuxe 50 NA LMTHD

Garmin DriveLuxe 50 NA LMTHD

GPS Navigator System

  • Easy to use – Dedicated GPS navigators display current road, current speed, speed limit, and arrival time
  • GARMIN REAL DIRECTIONS – Guides like a friend using recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights
  • SMARTPHONE NOTIFICATIONS – Customizable smart notifications allow you to make calls, text messages and display other app alerts on the navigation screen (selected models)

Camera Compatibility

Any of these Garmin products can be used together with the Garmin BC 30 wireless backup camera that is sold separately. This will assist the driver to see what is behind when moving in reverse. The products may also be coupled with a new baby camera from Garmin that helps the driver to view the back passenger seat on the navigation screen.


All Garmin Drive Series are expected to be launched and available in-store in the first quarter of this year. In addition, all the products from the Garmin Drive Series lineup have different display sizes with various navigation features and map regions.