Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav, but it is a very good unit with lane direction

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Never disappointed by garmin. Never disappointed by garmin. Familiar interface better hands-free speaker and like the smart message option. Seamless link to the bluetooth link app on the phone.

Could not recommend more highly . Best things awesome clear visibility,clear instructions,easy set up,the voice command so it jumps across menus for you eg to adjust volume i just tell speak it to go from level 4 to level 7;trip planner so i can work ahead for all those journeys i need to work ahead,you have to get to know it to get the most out of it but it’s incredibly user friendly,the split screen so i get the map one side and whether there is a faster route/traffic the other. When the junction is tricky it gives an image of your turn off junction sign. How cool is that??its clear instruction on which lane to be in when junction/roads trickya totally brilliant sat nav. (great size too)not so good thingsfor some reason. It doesn’t like being charged on my pc (or laptop) and struggles a bit to do this though finally it might manage (( it likes the car which is less convenient if i am trip planning ahead))) ;only 90 – 95% time it chooses the ideal routes not 100% which i have tested in full on local roads. Minor things pale into insignificance. This is great kit that i am loving.

Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

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  • Driver awareness features include alerts for dangerous curves, fatigue warnings and more
  • Receive Smartphone notifications such as calls, texts etc, straight onto on your satellite navigation screen
  • Pair your Garmin DriveSmart to your phone to receive live traffic information
  • Pair your Smartphone and your satellite navigation via Bluetooth to get hands-free calling
  • Lane assist, junction view and Garmin real directions provides detailed guidance

But it is a very good unit with lane direction. This was actually a replacement for a lost unit, but it is a very good unit with lane direction, tiredness warning, lie traffic update and lifetime map updates. Only con (hence four stars) is no facility for putting in a pin code for security which my old nuvi 205 had. Otherwise i recommend this unit.

Very easy to set up – was a little concerned that. I searched a lot of sites for this product and this was the cheapest. An existing garmin user, this was an update to provide coverage for our holidays in europe. Very easy to set up – was a little concerned that my imac said 184 hours to load the maps, where in fact it took less than 2 hours to do the full uploading of maps. Very pleased with this product and would recommend it.

No real complaints apart from the hire car we had in slovenia and croatia had unexpectedly built in sat nav so i didn’t really need it.

Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic : Works better than my old tom tom , much more responsive especially picking up the gps signals ,love the 7″ screen and upgrades.

Not so quick or as accurate with distances/turn offs as my previous garmin. That said, it is a truly excellent machine. I love the voice control and traffic features.
Not so quick or as accurate with distances/turn offs as my previous garmin. That said, it is a truly excellent machine. I love the voice control and traffic features.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

Good clear display, loud clear voice, finds sat quick, a bit difficult to update but in all happy.
Good clear display, loud clear voice, finds sat quick, a bit difficult to update but in all happy.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

Help is less than useless, having said all that it works great does. Instructions are vague,doesnt download itself,needs a computer even then download site is difficult to navigate,help is less than useless,having said all that it works great does exactly what i need it todo.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

Help is less than useless, having said all that it works great does. Instructions are vague,doesnt download itself,needs a computer even then download site is difficult to navigate,help is less than useless,having said all that it works great does exactly what i need it todo.
It’ll do until garmin refine them a bit more. You can choose motorways or no motorways but i was driving from margate to aberystwyth and was happy to use the m2 and m4 but not the m25. You can’t specify so either you do the lot on normal roads or you keep stopping to set up your route in separate sections. On the fifth day of using it, it just seized up for no apparent reason. Stopped tracking me and stopped giving me instructions. It didn’t respond to voice command. Pulled up and tried turning it off but nothing happened. Held power button down for about 15 secs but still the same. Pulled plug and after about 10 secs it finally went off. Had to re-programme the route again, and when i set off it was not keeping up with me, even though it said it had recalculated 100%. Was telling me to do things that i did 2 junctions ago. Recharge cable pathetically short.
It’ll do until garmin refine them a bit more. You can choose motorways or no motorways but i was driving from margate to aberystwyth and was happy to use the m2 and m4 but not the m25. You can’t specify so either you do the lot on normal roads or you keep stopping to set up your route in separate sections. On the fifth day of using it, it just seized up for no apparent reason. Stopped tracking me and stopped giving me instructions. It didn’t respond to voice command. Pulled up and tried turning it off but nothing happened. Held power button down for about 15 secs but still the same. Pulled plug and after about 10 secs it finally went off. Had to re-programme the route again, and when i set off it was not keeping up with me, even though it said it had recalculated 100%. Was telling me to do things that i did 2 junctions ago. Recharge cable pathetically short.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

The garmin satnav is very good , but i am unable to acquire a instruction manual.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

The garmin satnav is very good , but i am unable to acquire a instruction manual.
The old garmin died suddenly after years of use (possibly because we dropped it). It was so inconvenient to be without it. This newer model is excellent, good clear screen, good clear voice (himself is hard of hearing and needs good enunciation). The pop-up extra detail of complicated junctions is excellent, and it’s easy to see that it means the turn just after the supermarket or whatever. Technology always changes with new models and we had a couple of false starts programming the favourites, but having got used to it, it is easy to use and has many useful functions.
The old garmin died suddenly after years of use (possibly because we dropped it). It was so inconvenient to be without it. This newer model is excellent, good clear screen, good clear voice (himself is hard of hearing and needs good enunciation). The pop-up extra detail of complicated junctions is excellent, and it’s easy to see that it means the turn just after the supermarket or whatever. Technology always changes with new models and we had a couple of false starts programming the favourites, but having got used to it, it is easy to use and has many useful functions.
This is my third satnav and the best one so far. Really pleased with my purchase.
This is my third satnav and the best one so far. Really pleased with my purchase.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

Does all it should and more. Delighted to have postcodes at last.
Does all it should and more. Delighted to have postcodes at last.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

A step up from the nuvi but still room to improve. I purchased this after reading a independent review about it being a good device and also a much reduced price at £ 129 which i guess is a result of a newer model 51lmt-d coming out. Anyway this garmin device is a good step up from the previous nuvi version i had. The screen has more definition, is clearer and actually gives reasonable traffic warnings via the digital connector and actually gives you a better route than before ( the nuvi despite being set for the quickest route would often try and take you a different way such that when you ignored the motorway junction it recommended and it picked up a new route the arrival time would then drop by 20 minutes – crazy . The reason not to rate higher is the poor way you can customise. You get visual animal crossing warnings that i cannot seem to stop and whilst it may seem ok there are so many coming up in the strangest of places it’s a wasted distraction. You cannot just get an audible warning on speed for example. I’m not sure who wrote the software but they would do well to take some user feedback and it would enhance the product.

This review is from : Garmin DriveSmart 60LM 6 Inch Sat-Nav for Cars Satellite Navigation System with Western Europe (Including UK) Lifetime Map Updates and Smartphone Link Traffic

A step up from the nuvi but still room to improve. I purchased this after reading a independent review about it being a good device and also a much reduced price at £ 129 which i guess is a result of a newer model 51lmt-d coming out. Anyway this garmin device is a good step up from the previous nuvi version i had. The screen has more definition, is clearer and actually gives reasonable traffic warnings via the digital connector and actually gives you a better route than before ( the nuvi despite being set for the quickest route would often try and take you a different way such that when you ignored the motorway junction it recommended and it picked up a new route the arrival time would then drop by 20 minutes – crazy . The reason not to rate higher is the poor way you can customise. You get visual animal crossing warnings that i cannot seem to stop and whilst it may seem ok there are so many coming up in the strangest of places it’s a wasted distraction. You cannot just get an audible warning on speed for example. I’m not sure who wrote the software but they would do well to take some user feedback and it would enhance the product.
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