Garmin DriveSmart Setup & Features

Garmin DriveSmart GPS provides driver alerts, so always drive safe and secure. This particular model executes many types of warnings include railroad crossings, animal crossing, one-way route, speed changes, and sharp curves. Garmin DriveSmart delivers the alert on the screen about the red light, speed cameras, and warning for nearby school zones.

Approach turn by turn directions and control navigation with your voice. It will assist you to avoid a traffic jam, tolls, and traffic lights. The 5-inch large display can provide you clear maps and directions to your destination.

Thinking of purchasing Garmin DriveSmart, let's have a look what you will get in the box.

  • Garmin DriveSmart GPS device
  • Mount suction-cup
  • Power cable
  • USB cable
  • Traffic receiver
  • Manual

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT comes with preloaded maps of United States, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S Virgin Islands. Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT provides you smartphone notification feature in which you receive calls and texts on your Garmin GPS display. Garmin DriveSmart provides you a bundle of features, so you can concentrate on the road and drive safely to your destination.

Unique features of Garmin DriveSmart:

  • Displays continuously current speed and speed limit.
  • Customize Traffic Routes.
  • Junction View.
  • Voice-Activated Lane Guidance.
  • Driver Alerts.
  • Smart-watch Compatibility.

Leading features of Garmin DriveSmart:

  1. Bluetooth Call Handling:

 Connect your smartphone with Garmin DriveSmart with the help of Bluetooth to receive or make calls from your friends and family. Receive text messages on display and make calls without touching your smartphone will deliver you an incredible experience about Garmin DriveSmart.


  1. Voice-Activated Navigation:

 Now, keep your hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road because of Garmin DriveSmart works on voice-activated navigation. Mention your destination and with just a few voice commands, so operate your Garmin GPS without touching the device. Drive safe and secure with Garmin DriveSmart because someone is waiting for you at home.


  1. Points of interest:

Garmin DriveSmart contains preloaded points of interest, so find your hotel and restaurant with your GPS. Points of interest assists you to find shopping malls and grocery store if you are new in the city. Garmin DriveSmart delivers the shortest route to a gas station for you if you are driving alone and suddenly get to know that you are empty of gas.

Garmin DriveSmart Setup with Garmin Express

  1. Enter the in the web search bar to reach the Garmin Express download link.
  2. Download the Express software for your windows or MAC.
  3. Connect the USB cable from the GPS to the computer and power on your navigation system.
  4. Tap the launch Garmin Express button and click the get started option.
  5. Click “Add a Device” box and enter your details to sign up for Garmin account.
  6. Type a name for your GPS according to you and click next.
  7. Wait for the synchronization process and automatically search for the updates for your device.
  8. Click “Install all” button if updates are available for your Garmin DriveAssist GPS.
  9. Unplug the USB cable and restart your GPS to save all the new updates.
  10. Search for the destination by entering the coordinates to find your place.

Common issues and fix for Garmin DriveSmart:

Bluetooth Connectivity Issue:

  1. Make sure the software of Garmin GPS is up to date. (Check the version of the software from Garmin express)
  2. Unpair your smartphone from Garmin GPS device.
  3. Remove the Bluetooth device from the settings of your smartphone.
  4. Put your smartphone on discover mode.
  5. Reconnect your smartphone with Garmin GPS.

WiFi Disconnectivity:

  1. Turn off your Garmin DriveSmart.
  2. Reboot your Wi-Fi router.
  3. Try to soft reset your GPS device. (press and hold down the power button and hold down the finger on the left-hand bottom side of your screen)
  4. Turn on your Garmin DriveSmart GPS.
  5. Connect your GPS with WiFi under the settings.

Models of Garmin DriveSmart:

  1. Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT
  2. Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-S
  3. Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D
  4. Garmin DriveSmart 50LMTHD
  5. Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S
  6. Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT
  7. Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT-D
  8. Garmin DriveSmart 61LMT-S
  9. Garmin DriveSmart 61LMT-D

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