TechTalk Garmin DriveAssist 51 GPS

Published on April 10th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Garmin’s DriveAssist 51 Displays Latest GPS Technology

By Jennifer Dawson

Garmin, one of the global leaders in GPS navigation technology, recently released the DriveAssist 51: an innovative car GPS device with a dash cam integration feature. The DriveAssist 51 packs plenty of features to make your drive as smooth and enjoyable as possible. If you’re tired of relying on your smartphone for directions, this retrofit device is effective, reliable, and user-friendly.

Notable features

A good car GPS system provides drivers with clear directions, improves safety, and gives peace of mind on every journey. The DriveAssist 51 is one of the best and most affordable on the market. For example, it provides clear lane guidance detailing the specific lane you should be in on crowded junctions — this may be a lifesaver if you’re driving on unfamiliar roads. It also assesses traffic to give drivers real-time estimates of how long their journey will take. The map also displays speed limits and cameras, service stations, petrol stations, and popular restaurants. 

Garmin DriveAssist 51 GPS

Improving safety 

The DriveAssist 51 comes with a camera on the end which has multiple functions. It’s primarily a dash cam which automatically records and archives footage. If you were to get in a car accident, for example, it also saves the exact GPS coordinates to help you prove you weren’t at fault. The Garmin VIRB app also allows you to download the saved footage to your smartphone to use as you wish. Additionally, the DriveAssist 51 uses the camera to provide collision and lane departure alerts to help keep you on track and safe on the road. 

Setting up the device

Installing and setting up the DriveAssist 51 couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is attach the suction cup followed by the docking cradle to the windshield or dashboard. The device can be simply clicked-on and -off at the beginning and end of every journey. The DriveAssist 51 also comes with two micro SD card slots, which gives you extra storage space if you want to save more maps on the system. One comes with a 4GB memory card used to save recorded dash cam footage

The Garmin DriveAssist 51 is an excellent car GPS device. It comes with a plethora of useful extra features that even the less tech savvy will find easy to use. The dash cam and real-time traffic updates combined with the easy-to-read, user-friendly screen makes it an ideal choice for all drivers. 

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