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Garmin - Drive 51 LMT-S 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Updates - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable and useless

    Posted
    Jennifer

    I had Garmin GPS for 10 years and it was great. When the battery finally stopped charging, I bought the new model. I am so disappointed. The battery doesn't charge if it's hot outside. In result, I find myself stranded because the GPS just won't turn on. I contacted the technical support and they said in hot weather the battery just shuts off and cannot be charged. For safety. So now I have a GPS that basically cannot be used in hot Northeastern summer. Waste of money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      This GPS should power on when connected to the vehicle power cable, regardless of the temperature. When a device won’t power on a soft reset often resolves the issue. Connect the device to a power source with the vehicle power cable or an AC adapter. Press and hold the power button for 10 to 15 seconds. Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good GPS with Functions Needed

    Posted
    Randy
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    Unfortunately my previous Garmin GPS (which I liked; thought was better then previous TomTom) died just under 2-years. However, liked the functionality of it, so bought this one as replacement after researching reviews. Works as good as previous except touch screen takes little more "push" to actuate the item (some reviews also indicated same). Otherwise, functions well (just hope lasts longer than previous).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked as expected

    Posted
    Crossofiron
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    Bought this GPS for a driving vacation in Europe. Visited and drove in France, Belgium, and Holland. Got the current European map and everything was accurate. With my Samsung Galaxy 7, I was able to get updates on trafficand construction delays. With the parking issues in the bigger cities, the parking app was a real plus. Happy with purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did everything Promised

    Posted
    Bigguypo
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    Used 2X since I got my garmin! Love it. I have 3 other Garmin products and this does not disappoint. Easy to update and directions are clear both visually and by voice and most of all accurate! Won't travel without it! Most of all much cheaper than buying stock on my 2 Honda vehicles and only have to buy 1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Doc68
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    This is much easier to use than our previous Garmin GPS. The only negative about this unit is that to get traffic alerts, you have to connect it to your phone via Bluetooth. Not a real problem, but if your phone is not capable of connecting to two devices, you can't use your phone for streaming music while using for traffic updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    whatever
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    The visual is good and the overlays are helpful. Our only criticism is that to access traffic it has to be connected to a smart phone app. This is a bit of a hassle and should be more easily accessible. When stuck in traffic it isn't a good idea to be looking at your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS

    Posted
    Mkat
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    This was a Garmin upgrade and it was similar enough to the old one that instructions weren’t needed. This was a good thing since I wasn’t going to use my data plan to read the online manual as we traveled. Saving the cost of data is whole reason for using a GPS. All in all, this is a great product and is easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gps

    Posted
    Radtech1

    This is a great GPS I would definitely recommend buying this especially at Best Buy for the price works very well and that's a great and updates really fast very reliable I would definitely recommend buying this especially if Best Buy for this price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy

    Posted
    rodm
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    This replaced another model and so far it is working well. It gave good directions, the only thing is when the exit came up it warned me a little late. Otherwise I am happy with the purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Good GPS

    Posted
    Lloyd
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    This is a very good product. It does not come with an owners manual. You also have to download the app on your phone to get live traffic through the GPS. It is a good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good GPS value

    Posted
    DeKalbEyedoc
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    Probably the most options that you can get in a GPS for this price point. It has everything I need for regular travel, but not extra bells and whistles that I won't use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great gps

    Posted
    kubey
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    I own a garmin nuvi 1450lmt I need another gps for my Hot Rod and this drive 51 usa lmt-s was the closest replacement that I already knew how to operate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as Nuvi

    Posted
    Randy
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    Needed replacement GPS and this model got good reviews. However, doesn't seem to react or keep up dynamically nearly as well as my previous Garmin Nuvi GPS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good GPS

    Posted
    SANGuardian
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    good for starter GPS. able to link to smartphone for additional services. like the route shaping capability. screen color is a liitle washed out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Worth The Money

    Posted
    CaseyDux
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    Life time map updates make this purchase worth every penny! Not sure why we ever purchased one that didnt have this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Marginal

    Posted
    Vasion
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    By the time it locates the satellite you could be half way to your destination. Sometimes it doesn't know left from right

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great one I love it

    Posted
    Ritesh
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    Initially it takes time to start on first time. After that works good. Lane sugg is good. Combined with iPhone app so that not req to type address.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did a good job on a recent road trip

    Posted
    Junior
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    We went on a road trip to a city we had never been. Without the GPS we would have been lost multiple times

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice GPS

    Posted
    Barrie
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    Has LTM but didn't tell me i had to use my smart phone and an app. To make it work

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good gps

    Posted
    Mike
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    This is fifth Garmin I have owned I have several other Garmin products

    I would recommend this to a friend