Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT is GPS-enabled portable car navigator built on the more basic model from Drive series. The device employs an alert system that warns driver for upcoming road conditions and a useful feature to help driver prevents fatigue.
It also has nearly all popular functionalities, both navigation and additional technologies, commonly found in previous car GPS series from the company. Map updates and traffic information are available as well as Bluetooth technology and Smart Notification.
Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT Specifications & Features
|Garmin Drive GPS Navigator|
Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT
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|Introduction Date||Garmin officially introduced DriveSmart 60LMT on January 5, 2016|
|Specs & Features|
|Physical & Performance|
|Physical dimensions||6.7"W x 3.7"H x .7"D (17 x 9.4 x 1.9 cm)|
|Display size, WxH||5.36"W x 2.83"H (13.6 x 7.2 cm); 6.1" diag (15.4 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH||800 x 480 pixels|
|Display type||WVGA color TFT with white backlight|
|Weight||8.5 oz (241 g)|
|Battery life||up to 1 hour|
|Maps & Memory|
|Preloaded street maps||Yes|
|Includes lifetime map updates||Yes|
|Built-in memory||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards||microSD card (not included)|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)||Yes|
|Waypoints/ favorites/ locations||1000|
|Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")||Yes|
|Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)||Yes|
|Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)||Yes|
|Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates)||Yes|
|Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)||Yes|
|Junction view (displays junction signs)||Yes|
|Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)||Yes|
|Bluetooth® wireless technology||Yes|
|Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)||Yes|
|View upcoming points of interest along route||Yes|
|Additional||Trip planner: yes
Trip log: yes
Powered magnetic mount: no
Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light and speed camera warnings and more: yes
Garmin Real Directions landmark guidance: yes
Foursquare POIs: yes
Receive Smart Notifications On Your Garmin display: Yes
Smartphone Link Support: Yes
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.
|Official Specs and Features|
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Measuring at 6.7-inch W x 3.7-inch H x 7-inch D, the DriveSmart 60LMT brings a 6-inch dual-orientation color TFT screen that produces 800 x 480 pixels resolution. The screen supports pinch-and-zoom operation to let you scale and see the best possible view easily.
Detailed maps of North America are preloaded. Including with several Caribbean Islands and most of Mexico. Map updates are available free of charge from Garmin’s official website for up to four times a year. This service is provided for lifetime at no additional cost of any sort.
With millions of POIs in its database, you can select any popular location or business right on the main driving map without pressing too many buttons and navigating through deep menu choices.
On the right side of the screen, there is a complementing Up Ahead display accessible with a single tap; you can also dismiss it in the same way. Up Ahead compiles information about any upcoming POI on your route such as gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, and milestones to help you keep track of distance.
Similar to free map updates for lifetime, traffic information by Garmin’s Traffic Service is updated all the time and available at no cost. Traffic updates are sent directly to the device without requiring connections with cellular data.
Traffic information deliver real-time updates about road conditions including construction sites and possible congestion due to various reasons. Possible detours and delays are also covered.
POIs in the DriveSmart 60LMT are sourced from Foursquare service. They are continuously updated based on real people’s reviews and feedbacks so any new data about new location and its information are expected to be more accurate. When you search for a particular destination or address on the device, the most relevant results from Foursquare will appear on top of the others.
More detailed information about any specific business or address is available such as ratings, opening hours, price range, etc. Pairing with a smartphone requires Garmin’s Smartphone Link app, also available for free.
DriveSmart 60LMT responds to spoken commands. Various features are accessible simply by speaking out commands for examples inputting address, initiating search function, or navigating through menus; all are possible without even touching the screen.
Built-in microphone and speakers can be used for making hands-free phone calls too. If you pair a Bluetooth-enabled phone with the navigator, you can have hands-free conversation over phone bridged by the DriveSmart. It also means your hands stay of the steering wheel and your eyes on the road.
Bluetooth connectivity activates the Smart Notification. If your smartphone is compatible with Smartphone Link app (available for Android and iOS devices), DriveSmart 60LMT can display notifications on its own screen. Standard notifications including but not limited to texts, emails, calendar reminder, and calls are visible. With the app, notifications are user-configurable.
Another extended smartphone-aided feature is information-sharing. Using the phone’s existing data plan, it is easy to share your destinations, parking locations, recent POIs, and more. There is an import function to download destinations from the navigator to the phone. Garmin Live Services are available from the app interface with which you get weather reports, gas prices, traffic cameras photos, nearby garages, and traffic updates.
The most highly-appreciated feature is Driver Awareness that alerts driver for potentially alarming road conditions including sharp curves, railroad crossings, school zone, changes in speed limit, and sudden traffic congestion. DriveSmart 60LMT even reminds driver to take a rest during long drive. In some locations, Driver Awareness is able to tell where the traffic cameras and red lights are.
All the usual Garmin’s navigational services are present such as Lane Assist with Junction View, Speed Limit Indicator, Trip Planner, and Route Avoidance. For more complete navigational features, you can install BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera and Garmin babyCam (sold separately).
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