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  • Question
    does the front camera record or just live? if so what resolution? how long will it retain?   (2 Answers)

    By ReneeA April 26, 2017.

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      Great questions! The built-in dash camera continuously records your drive to a replaceable microSD™ card, a 4gb card is included. The DriveAssist 51 LMT-S offers 720p and 1080p resolution and records approximately 12 minutes per GB if you are recording at the Higher Resolution (1080p). This device can use up to a 64GB card. Thanks, James

      By GarminProductExpert April 27, 2017.

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    Does this camera provide lane assist   (5 Answers)

    By jerry May 14, 2017.

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      Yes, it does so long as you calibrate the camera properly. You can also set the sensitivity and the location where you installed the GPS on your dash (left, right, or center), so it does not have to be dead center to work.

      By RyanB May 16, 2017.

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    Does this unit need to have a different cord to get instant traffic updates without using my smartphone data, I keep getting conflicting opinions on this, I'm thinking of upgrading from my nuvi 2595 that does.   (2 Answers)

    By bypass April 1, 2017.

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      Good question. Yes, the DriveSmart 61 LMT-S will require the use of a compatible traffic receiver power cable if the Smartphone Link live traffic is not used. Both the GTM 60™ and the GTM™ 36 traffic receiver power cables are compatible with the DriveSmart 61 LMT-S. So if your other Garmin used one of these cables, you can absolutely use it! Thanks, James

      By GarminProductExpert April 3, 2017.

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    What garmen gps models are able to get update without a computer and what assessories would I need   (2 Answers)

    By Somerset June 8, 2017.

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      I purchased the drive assist 51. It connects to wifi and updates with no issues. Also can use the included USB cable. Lifetime map upgrades are included. You shouldn't need anything else unless you want a mount different than the windshield mount. Also does not include a case.

      By drn312 June 8, 2017.

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    Does this device have voice commands like the lmthd?   (2 Answers)

    By Chico June 24, 2017.

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      Yes, the DriveAssist™ 51includes Voice-activated navigation.Thanks, James

      By GarminProductExpert June 26, 2017.

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    what is the difference in the DriveAssist 51 and the DriveAssist 50? i cant find a comparison that shows any differences.   (2 Answers)

    By xmxer June 4, 2017.

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      The Garmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S has several new features added like built-in Wi-Fi for wireless software and map updates, Incident Notifications, Travelapse™ and TripAdvisor® travel points of interest. If you’d like more information, Garmin Product Support is happy to help. Our contact information, including telephone numbers and hours of operation, can be found on our Support page: http://www.garmin.com/support Thanks, James

      By GarminProductExpert June 7, 2017.

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  • Question
    How is the video quality for night driving?   (2 Answers)

    By Zara August 6, 2017.

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      I have been using the DriveAssist 51 for a month now and I would rate the video quality 4 out of 5....Value for money!

      By Aqua09 August 6, 2017.

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  • Question
    Hey, could I also use the navigation when I turn on the recording function? Thank you.   (2 Answers)

    By Patty July 21, 2017.

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      Yes. The recording function comes on when your turn on the unit. The navigation and recording work simultaneously just fine. I have only had the unit a few weeks and just got back from a business trip with it. There were no issues with the two functions working together. When you look at playback from the video recording, it displays the location as Lat/Long and speed, so it can be real handy. You just have to touch the icon on the screen to turn off the recording if you want or go into the settings to turn off just the audio recording. Hope this helps.

      By Mike July 22, 2017.

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  • Question
    We have a Garmin Nuvi 1450 which has hundreds of "Favorites" saved in it. Will we be able to transfer these favorites to a Garmin DriveAssist51, If so, how is this transfer accomplished?   (2 Answers)

    By rmsls July 19, 2017.

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      Yes, all of them can be transferred using the Garmin Express program. Use it to transfer Favorites, Saved Places, and Routes from one compatible device to another. Here is a link to a Garmin Support Center article that will help: http://bit.ly/2kxlwz1 Garmin Express: http://www.garmin.com/express Thanks, James

      By GarminProductExpert July 20, 2017.

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    can you pick your own route   (1 Answer)

    By help June 14, 2017.

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      Yes, the DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S includes the Trip Planner feature that can be used to create and save a trip with multiple destinations. If you only want to “shape” a custom route the device has a Shaping Points feature also. Here are a couple of Garmin Support Center articles that will help. Trip Planner- http://bit.ly/2jpFjhR Shaping Points - http://bit.ly/2k4ZkvO Thanks, James

      By GarminProductExpert June 15, 2017.

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