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Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the design and performance. The size and screen are also mentioned favorably.

usability, screen, size, performance, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-D Europe

 

The DriveSmart 61 LMT-D Europe replaces the DriveSmart 60LMT-D that Garmin released about a year ago. The new device sees an increase in screen size, from 6 to 7 inches (6.95-inch, to be exact), delivering an even bigger satnav for your money.

The Garmin DriveSmart 61 Europe LMT-D packs tons of features into a 7-inch sat-nav that isn’t hugely expensive for its size.

May, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-D review

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The Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-D sat nav has an edge-to-edge screen, built-in wi-fi and digital traffic straight out of the box. Do these fancy features add up to a pleasant journey? We put this sat nav through its paces to find out.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: oksana (very.co.uk)

Garmin - Garmin Drivesmart 61 Sat Nav Lm Eu

 

Many good guides would recommend it to your friends too

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Colin (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-D

 

Warning alert tone did not work returned back to Store for a exchange having a nightmare trying to sort it out demanded a refund staff very unhelpful misleading telling lies never again.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Colin (currys.co.uk)

GARMIN DriveSmart 61 LMT-D 6.95" Sat Nav - Full Europe Maps

 

Warning alert tone did not work returned back to Store for a exchange having a nightmare trying to sort it out demanded a refund staff very unhelpful misleading telling lies never again.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-D

 

Large display, clear instructions (for the most part). Showing pictures of motorway exits is a boon.

This SatNav does produce some very strange instructions occasionally. Most of these have tried to take me down what is clearly the wrong road, and then back onto the right route again - adding 50m or so to the route, and sometimes even going backwards...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike (currys.co.uk)

GARMIN DriveSmart 61 LMT-D 6.95" Sat Nav - Full Europe Maps

 

Large display, clear instructions (for the most part). Showing pictures of motorway exits is a boon.

This SatNav does produce some very strange instructions occasionally. Most of these have tried to take me down what is clearly the wrong road, and then back onto the right route again - adding 50m or so to the route, and sometimes even going backwards...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Tom (currys.co.uk)

GARMIN DriveSmart 61 LMT-D 6.95" Sat Nav - Full Europe Maps

 

Good clear screen and good directions

Sometimes difficult to locate points of interest and the town in the correct county

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Tom (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-D

 

Good clear screen and good directions

Sometimes difficult to locate points of interest and the town in the correct county

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Paul (currys.co.uk)

GARMIN DriveSmart 61 LMT-D 6.95" Sat Nav - Full Europe Maps

 

Large screen, clear display

Consistently choosing unnecessary turnings off onto unclassified single track roads and even unmade farm tracks rather than the fastest route - even if already travelling on A and B roads which led directly to the destination. No apparent way to change...

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera:N / No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed

Display

Backlight display:Y / Yes
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:6.1 / 6.95
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 800 x 480
Display size (HxV) (imperial):89 x 152
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal / Yes

GPS Type

Auto:Y / Yes
Aviation:N / No
Camper/Caravan:N / No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):N / No
Golf:N / No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders):N / No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking):N / No
Sport (fitness, running):N / No
Truck:No / Y / Yes

GPS type

Bicycle:N
Motorcycle:N

Map

Lifetime map updates:Y / Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Central Europe / Southern Europe / Western Europe
Maps included:Y / Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash / SSD

Navigation

Auto re-route:Y
Lane guidance:Y / Yes
Live service:Y / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):Y
Road signs: Yes
Route avoidance:Y / Yes
Routes quantity:1000
Speed limits:Y / Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):Y / Yes
Trip computer: Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth functions:Handsfree calling
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 55

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Car power adapter included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Battery, USB

Radio

Supported bands:Not supported
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Software

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Announces street names: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Languages support:Multi
Number of Waypoints:1000
Rear-view camera ready:Y
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader:Y / Yes
USB connectivity: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.748
Height:3.7 / 3.9
Weight:8.5 / 8.57
Width:6.69 / 6.81