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Garmin DriveSmart 50LM 5" Sat Nav with UK, Ireland & Western Europe Maps


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  • Garmin DriveSmart 50LM 5" Sat Nav with UK, Ireland & Western Europe Maps

    The Garmin DriveSmart 50LM 5" Sat Nav with UK, Ireland & Western Europe Maps is an advanced Garmin Sat Nav with a 5-inch pinch to-zoom display that combines the latest in driver awareness features. With Bluetooth® hands-free calling and onscreen smart notifications (calls, texts and other app alerts), this Sat Nav encourages safer driving. It features driver alerts for upcoming sharp curves, fatigue warnings, speed changes and speed cameras, meaning you will never be caught off guard. Also with FREE lifetime map updates and FREE Garmin Live Traffic; simply download the FREE Garmin Smartphone Link app to your phone to get traffic updates. All of these great features make this the perfect companion for any journey!

    Garmin DriveSmart 50LM 5" Sat Nav with UK, Ireland & Western Europe Maps Extra Info

    • Advanced Garmin sat nav with bright 5-inch pinch-to-zoom dual-orientation touchscreen display
    • Detailed maps of UK, Ireland and Western Europe (24 countries) with FREE Lifetime map updates
    • Garmin Live Traffic straight to your sat nav screen.  Just download the FREE Garmin smartphone link app to your compatible smartphone and then simply pair your Garmin Drive to your phone to receive traffic information including congestion, accidents, weather and road closures straight on your sat nav screen
    • Smartphone Notifications - Download the FREE Garmin Smartphone Link app and pair your phone to your sat nav to receive Smartphone Notifications straight onto your sat nav screen.  Customisable; you choose what you see from calls, texts and other social media alerts - not compatible with Windows phones
    • Bluetooth® technology allows for hands-free calling
    • Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts will guide you to the proper lane for your route photoReal and Bird’s Eye junction views help you navigate junctions with ease
    • Driver awareness features include alerts for dangerous curves, speed changes, wrong way on a one-way, railroad crossings, approaching traffic jams animal crossings and more
    • Spoken Garmin Real Directions™ feature guides like a friend using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights
    • Fatigue warning suggests break times and potential rest areas ahead after hours of driving
    • Provides alerts when approaching red light cameras and speed cameras4
    • See places up ahead and milestones along your route, without leaving the map
    • Easily find places Up Ahead, like food and fuel stations, without leaving the map
    • Foursquare® data adds millions more new and popular places like restaurants, shops, services and more
    • Direct Access simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like shopping centres and airports
    • Compatible with Garmin BC™ 30 Wireless Backup Camera and Garmin babyCam™ (sold separately)

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  • Battery Life (hours): Up to 1 hour
    Bluetooth Handsfree: Yes
    Fuel Efficient Routing: Yes
    Lifetime Map Updates: Yes
    Mapping: UK, ROI & Western Europe
    Safety Camera Updates: Yes (Pre-loaded)
    Screen Size: 5"
    Traffic: Yes
    Type: Sat Nav
    Voice recognition: No
  • Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Traffic feature very misleading This is a great sat nav but although it is promoted as having traffic that is only if you have an iphone or android phne. An app is required which is not compatible with Windows...that software platform created by a little known company called Microsoft. Apparently theres little call for Windows according to Garmin. Fully recommend the unit but check what phone you have as there is zero information from Halfords or Garmin about which phones are compatible. You only find out ehen you buy the unit. 09 September 2016
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Simply awful I never write reviews but feel I should on this occasion to warn others. Having always had TomTom's, I thought I'd try a Garmin as had heard good things. Brought this to use round france for 3 weeks but gave it a test run to cornwall before I did... thank god I did!! It proved to be utterly unreliable. The live traffic is useless, so inaccurate. We got stuck in 3 bad jams in total there and back. On 2 of the occasions, whilst we were sat queueing, the sat nav failed to even pick up the jams- saying 'no traffic ahead', let alone warn me. The when it did pick up a jam, it said the queuing traffic was 2 minutes. Incorrect garmin, more like 50 minutes! This was disappointing enough, as for the clearness of on screen directions, this was pretty good. However, the sound is very, very poor (I'm 30 and have no problems with hearing). Another problem was the instructions were simply wrong. For example, It told me to remain straight ahead on an A road and showed the direction, however, the road I wanted was in the other direction and I was sent into a random, very tight road near some houses. This happened on a few occasions. If your like me, and wondering to go for Garmin or TomTom, go for TomTom. Halfords were great and I swapped it and paid a bit extra for a TomTom (£159.99 I think it was, can't remember the model) and it was worth every penny, the live traffic is built in with a Sim, rather than the garmin that requires data (no use abroad) and has been so accurate. The instructions and interface are so much clearer and well thought out. Just got back from France and it was brilliant. The build quality is also far superior, the garmin mount and device build quality was surprisingly poor (I have a garmin watch that is excellent). I strongly urge you not to buy this and go for a tom tom! 30 August 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Garmin Sat Nav Excellent sat nav with downloadable IPhone app Which works very well. Bargain!!! 17 August 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Does what it says on the tin. Bought this to replace a 9 year old Garmin that had served me well. The features on this unit are amazing and work very well. Great piece of kit, highly recommended. 12 August 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Follow me An easy to use piece of technology. Easy to set up. 09 August 2016
    Rated 3 out of 5 by No good if you are colour blind I bought this to replace a Navman I'd had for 10 years. I then discovered the colours are too similar (pink and blue) for me to distinguish and when there is a white arrow that can be confusing as the side streets are also white. Otherwise if you are not colour blind Im sure you can rate it higher. Personally I wished I looked in to it further before purchase. I've never had any colour problems before this garming combination. 04 August 2016
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Had to change it Changed it for the LMT-D as I didn't want to rely on phone connection, especially on European trips. 28 July 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Does what it says on the tin. We used this to travel around Brittany and it seems to work very well. One thing to watch out for is that there are several places with the same name in France so make sure you select the correct destination. The first two digits of the 'post-code' select the correct department. It was a little fiddly finding the 'save' button when you select a new route but that was probably my own finger trouble. The display is bright, the audio is clear and it shows a picture of upcoming junctions so that you can position yourself in the correct exit lane. It doesn't have traffic info but there's always Sally Trafffic on BBC. 20 July 2016
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Garmin DriveSmart 50LM 5" Sat Nav with UK, Ireland & Western Europe Maps

£139.99 Garmin Drive 50 LM 5" Sat Nav with UK, Ireland & Western Europe Lifetime Maps