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Garmin - DriveSmart 65 & Traffic - 6.95" GPS with Built-In Bluetooth - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic

    Posted
    DanE
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    I love my new GPS, the Garmin - DriveSmart 65 & Traffic - 6.95" GPS with Built-In Bluetooth works amazing. Just moved to a new state so I have no clue where I'm going, The large screen, voice commands, live traffic work very well. I wish best buy had the models with the traffic cord since I can order the same GPS with the cord from the Garmin website for the same price but it's my fault for not checking and trying to work with my store for a cable. One of my favorite options is the Shape Route feature so you can avoid an area you have learned you do not want to travel or add it in for sight-seeing. I will most likely be making another purchase of this for the better half's car too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but watch out for duds.

    Posted
    Bill
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    I have had 4 Garmin navigators over the years. The newest one is working OK so far. But I had problems with the others. One went crazy on me, and the one that replaced it became outdated, so both of them were junked. The other one that I have now is the same model as the new one and I've kept it as a backup just in case. It doesn't work sometimes for no reason and then comes back to life later on for some reason. I was warned at Best Buy to pay for a replacement plan for the new one as they have seen it as a good thing to do for the Garmins. They are right, I think.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great update for my Garmin Nuvi 1490

    Posted
    JimG
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    I bought this device for our (my) '95 Neon Sport Coupe that I purchased new. I wanted a bigger screen, the newest features and it's compatibility with the use of a backup camera which I also purchased. I especially like the higher resolution screen & its' "Ok Garmin" voice control. Along with the BC30 cam I bought the 12V DC adapter to have the "65" hard wired to the car's ignition wiring allowing the Neon's one and only DC plug to be free for other uses. The Geek Squad installed both accessories. The navigation is top notch as can be expected. Very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst GPS I’ve ever purchased

    Posted
    Rynsct
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    I travel for a living and rely on GPS’s very heavily. I needed to replace an outstanding 8 year old Garmin Nuvi. Purchased this and after only 24 hours realized it had half the features of my cheaper, ancient Nuvi. Can not be used with Basecamp. Only received errors when trying to update through WiFi and through Garmin Express. Don’t waste your money

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      We are interested to know more about the update errors received. We want to make sure you are a satisfied customer, so we do encourage you to please contact us directly at tellgarmin@garmin.com so we can address your specific issue and make sure you love your Garmin. Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than your phone

    Posted
    Barry
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    Screen size aside (this thing is huge), the maps are accurate and routing is improved. The included apps are quite useful. Speech recognition could still use work but gets it right about 80% of the time. It works well and gives good value. Much better than trying to use a phone. Oh, it pairs with your phone and wifi too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    New Garmin models suspect

    Posted
    Stevgp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Got this unit to replace Drivesmart 55 purchased a few days earlier. Voice command failed within a day, and update would not work properly. Went back to a 55 which I had to replace three more times before finally getting a Driveassist 51 (older model) now. 51 seems to be better, crossing my fingers

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thank you for your product review. I’m sorry to hear that you weren’t satisfied with the device. We strive to provide our customers with products and services that meet and even exceed their expectations.

      If you have any specific feedback, Garmin Product Support would love to hear it. Our contact information, including telephone number and hours of operation, can be found at: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/ Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gps

    Posted
    Joed
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is my 3rd garmin. Faster processor, bigger display in terms of screen items such as time and speed compared to 61. Also like the historical features. The only issue is it dings when there is a speed limit change even though I have the alerts turned off. Hope it is fixed with update.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS!

    Posted
    Kelly
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    I purchased this to replace my 7 year old Garmin that still worked but kept popping up with strange messages. This is a large screen and works so well navigating around in unfamiliar cities. I was able to transfer all of my previously saved places online. It fits all of our needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Texastransplant
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    We just moved to Texas from NYC could only drive to Tom Thumb and Walmart without fear of getting lost. The data on my iPhone was blowing up. Bought this Garmin and it saved our lives. Such a relief to know you're actually going to reach your destination

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Mandy
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    I have only used my GPS a few times and it works just great. It took me where I wanted to go with no problems. I had a GPS, that a friend was getting rid of, and I found out why. It did not work properly and really was confusing. I love my Garmin GPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    maps are lame, tried to update at the motel BUT

    Posted
    Deke
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    maps need clarity and more voice prompts. My new DriveSmart 65 only says TURN LEFT ... at Smith street ? after that. This is my 4th Garmin and the MOST expensive. MAPS, Computer USB, and phone support are the WORST I have seen. WHAT HAPPENED TO GARMIN ??

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your experience with the updates. Garmin Product Support would be happy to help. Our contact information, including telephone number and hours of operation, can be found at: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/ Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very handy!

    Posted
    Jolele
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    Just took it for our Niagara Falls,ON vacation. No issues finding places in Canada. Just make sure you update your maps. I preferred the square of my old Garmin 7" mount to this one (round) but you get use to it. On sale too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as Stated

    Posted
    Goduster
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    I have an earlier model I purchased for my truck, this is jut an updated version and it was purchased for my Wife's car. I rarely buy a product that I am not familiar or satisfied with, thus the reason for this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don’t call tec help

    Posted
    Jays
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    GPS worked great on the way down to Florida but then I tried to upgrade of the maps which deleted all information so I called the tech and all he did is try and sell me more upgrades not even fixing the problem .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Garmin

    Posted
    LOUISA
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    This was a new one provided with my warranty on my first one. First one could not even find my home after it had been there many times. This one seems to be working better so far but the jury is still out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS with voice commands

    Posted
    Lfgf
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    Bought this GPS for my other car. The voice command feature is awesome. With this Garmin GPS you can activate routes, searches and so on with voice commands and without needing to do touch screen menu.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    better then most

    Posted
    tess1tess1
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    this gps works fine. it got us to the airport. the only problem was that you have to be very careful how you handle it or you may find yourself heading back home before you get to where your going.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost obsolete

    Posted
    TruGMR
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    Garmin makes great GPS navigation...but cell phones are quickly catching up...still a great purchase, but Garmin still needs to work on power cord length and a better looking power adapter...ugh...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS

    Posted
    James
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    Love it. Completely hands free. Shows map and the street side by side. Anything you could possibly want or need in a GPS this one has it. Definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great device

    Posted
    Allan
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    I like being able to monitor how many miles I have driven toward my destination as well how far I still have to go as well as the projected arrival time.

    I would recommend this to a friend