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Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-D

Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-D
alaScore 89

27 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-D. 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 usability. Many are less positive about the screen.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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The 5-inch Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-D sat nav has a digital traffic receiver, has built-in wi-fi for easy updates, and will display notifications from a paired smartphone. Is it worth picking up this mid-range sat nav for a smooth journey? Read on to...

Apr, 2017

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Amazing piece of kit!!@@


Ive had numerous sat navs over the years but non like this. Easy to set up and the smartlink feature is a god send. Pair it with your smart phone and receive real time traffic updates, cameras, weather updates, you can share your trip with your...

Nov, 2017

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Best SatNav to date for me


I have owned devices on both cars and bikes, and this has been the best so far. Easy to set up, doesn't need subscriptions for traffic or speed cameras, lifetime map updates, you don't need to connect to a phone for traffic information as it has blue...

Nov, 2017

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Garmin Sat. Nav.


Easy to set up and works well lots of useful features

Nov, 2017

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Stylish, easy to set up, a brilliant satnav.


The Garmin Drivesmart sat nav is sylish, the pefect size, easy to set up and an all round brilliant sat nav. I was pleased with how smart and stylish it looks. The set-up was easy and I found it very accurate. I mainly use it for driving around London...

Nov, 2017

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Great little sat-nav


We recieved our Garmin drivesmart Sat nav on a weekend. So perfect time to test it out. It took a very long time to charge up at first but after the first initial charge it was fine. A great sat nav, very easy to navigate the menus. It has a setting...

Nov, 2017

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So impressed by this Sat Nav!


This is a really user friendly Sat Nav. The mount is simple to fit to the windscreen- just clicks on, which makes it much easier to get it in the correct position. Setting up was simple, and the display is big and easy to use- much like a small tablet....

Nov, 2017

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good size screen


the garmin sat nav is a great wee device, the initial set up took me some time to get sorted but thats down to me not being tech savvy.After that though it was really easy to use, i like the fact that its voice controlled. its taken me a completely...

Nov, 2017

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Fantastic directions and traffic info!


Absolutely recommend this product without hesitation. It gives updates on traffic holdups, schools nearly to watch your speed limit, food places, speed cameras, and directions and map detail is brilliant. It has everything you need in a Sat Nav. You...

Nov, 2017

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Smart looking, easy to use sat nav


Smart, modern and easy to use sat nav. Quickly and easily set up and then on the roads picks up all incidents. Records highest and average speeds. Voice recognition tricky if car not quiet I.e children in car. Overall great product and would highly...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in camera: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Product color:Black


Backlight display:Y / Yes
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

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

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:N / Yes


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


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


Auto re-route:Y / Yes
Lane guidance:Y / Yes
Live service:No / Y
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Route avoidance:Y / Yes
Routes quantity:1000
Speed limits:Y / Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Y
Trip computer:Y


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connectivity:Y


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


Supported radio bands:DAB,FM

Technical Details

Announces street names: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes

Weight & Dimensions