The built-in dash cam in the Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S Navigation System will make your trip safer (with Forward Collision and Lane Departure warnings) and more fun (you can make trip recap videos with the TraveLapse feature). Along with Garmin's detailed maps of North America, the DriveAssist will warn you about traffic ahead, and even help you find a place to park.
The dash cam automatically continuously records your drive with optional in-vehicle audio recording, saves collision footage and records the time and location of an incident. It can also make it easier to get where you're going: Real Vision shows the camera view with a bright arrow pointing to your destination – no more squinting at hard-to-see house numbers.
Included are numerous features to make driving easier and safer, including alerts for road hazards (or your own fatigue), easy-to-understand directions using landmarks and businesses, directions within complex locations like airports and mall parking lots, and comprehensive search. Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, for hands-free calling and receiving smart notifications, text messages, and calendar reminders without taking your hands off the wheel. You can also get directions by talking instead of touching, thanks to its voice-activated navigation capability. The Incident Notification feature alerts designated friends or family should if you're involved in an accident
Advanced Navigation with Built-in Dash Cam
- GPS auto navigator with built-in dash cam, advanced driver alerts such as forward collision warning and 5.0-inch capacitive touch, pinch-to-zoom display
- Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates
- Provides real-time services such as live traffic and basic weather
- View live parking information, including pricing and availability trends for on-street public parking, as you approach your destination
- Built-in dash cam with optional audio continuously records your drive and automatically saves files on impact; GPS records where and when events occurred
Built-in Dash Cam
For an eyewitness account when you need it most, Garmin DriveAssist comes with a compact, built-in dash camera that continuously records your drive, with optional in-vehicle audio recording. The incident detection G-sensor will automatically save video footage on impact. GPS records exactly when and where the events occurred. A replaceable microSD card is included, and you can easily play back video footage right on the device.
Camera-assisted Driver Alerts
Take advantage of innovative driver awareness features available only on Garmin DriveAssist. When your car is stopped in traffic, the “Go” Alert notifies you when traffic in front of you has started to move. The forward collision warning alerts if you’re driving too closely to the vehicle ahead, and if you drift off the road or into oncoming traffic, receive lane departure warning alerts. Easily navigate hard to read house numbers, thanks to the Garmin Real Vision feature. When you approach address destinations, your navigation display will switch to a camera view, showing a bright arrow that points to where you need to go.Putting the Smart in Smart Connectivity
When you sync your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to Garmin DriveAssist, you get great features that let you stay connected without taking your hands off the wheel. Make hands-free phone calls and receive customizable smart notifications on your navigator’s display. That means you can see incoming calls, text messages and calendar reminders without even having to reach for your phone.Voice-activated Navigation
Need directions? Just say the word. Garmin DriveAssist features voice-activated navigation that responds to your commands and then navigates to where you need to go.Wi-Fi Keeps You up to Date
We make it easy to keep your maps and software up to date now that the Garmin DriveAssist navigator features built-in Wi-Fi. When a new update is available and you’re on your wireless home network, you’ll automatically receive an onscreen notification. That’s your cue to plug your device into any outlet and let it update over Wi-Fi while it charges. Then you’ll be ready to hit the road again.Driver Alerts: Know Your Surroundings
To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, Garmin DriveAssist provides driver alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings and animal crossings. Additionally, the navigator will warn you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and alert you to nearby schools and school zones. Receive notifications for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras, and even get fatigue warnings that suggest potential rest areas after several hours of driving.Incident Notifications
Give yourself and your loved ones a little peace of mind by knowing that if an incident occurs, they’ll be promptly notified. Just designate your chosen contact, and they will automatically receive a text message unless you cancel the message prompt before it sends. The text notification includes a map link to where the incident occurred.
Recap the Ride with Travelapse
Use the built-in dash cam to create a cool video of your next road trip. The Travelapse feature captures your long, scenic driving footage and lets you use the free VIRB Mobile app on your compatible smartphone to create a short video recap. After that, it’s easy to share on social media to relive the memories again and again.Road Trips Just Got Better with TripAdvisor
When you’re not familiar with the area, it’s nice to have something to point you in the right direction. That’s why we’re bringing TripAdvisor to your Garmin DriveAssist navigator. View ratings for travel points of interest, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions, along your route or near your destination. From the world’s largest travel site directly to your car, we’re helping you find the stops that make the entire journey part of the destination. Also locate new attractions with the built-in Trip Planner tool, which adds fun to road trips by suggesting interesting stops along the way.
Friendly Guidance from Garmin Real Directions
Redefine “spoken turn-by-turn” directions with Garmin Real Directions. Our easy-to-understand driving directions use recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights in addition to spoken street names, guiding you as if your best friend is sitting in the passenger seat. No more squinting to read distant street signs. Just listen for Garmin Real Directions to tell you, “Turn left after the QT,” or “Turn right after the red building.” Following directions has never been easier.