Garmin Drive 50 GPS navigator provides driver alerts to encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness. Warnings include alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings and animal crossings. Additionally, Garmin Drive 50 notifies you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and sends warnings for nearby school zones. Receive alerts for nearby red light and speed cameras¹. For longer drives, a fatigue warning² suggests break times and potential rest areas after hours of driving. The Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places up ahead and milestones along your route, without leaving the map view.
Guidance Using Recognizable Landmarks
Garmin Drive 50 redefines "spoken turn-by-turn directions" with Garmin Real Directions™, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., "Turn right after the red building" or "Turn left after the QT"). It's preloaded with millions more new and popular places, thanks to Foursquare.
Find Exactly Where You Need to Go
The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like airports and shopping malls, by finding a place within a larger location. Direct Access even navigates through parking lots to find the entrance nearest your destination. When navigating to the mall, Direct Access gives additional location information for specific retail stores inside. For example, "Arriving at Woodfield Mall. Anthropologie is inside, on the upper level."
Easier to Search, Quicker to Find
Garmin Drive 50 has a search field that makes it easy to find addresses and millions of points of interest (POIs). Simply enter a category (like "pizza"), an entire address ("1234 Sycamore Lane, Anytown, USA") or a proper name ("Starbucks"), and Garmin Drive 50 quickly returns your results.
Add a Camera to Your Drive
For a complete navigation solution, Garmin Drive 50 pairs with the BC™ 30 wireless backup camera (sold separately; professional installation recommended). Once connected, you can easily see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles right on the Garmin Drive 50 display, as you move in reverse. When traveling with a baby or toddler, add Garmin babyCam™ to your drive. babyCam is an in-vehicle video baby monitor that conveniently provides an "on demand" view of your backseat passenger, right on your navigation display.
One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express™ to keep your Garmin Drive 50 up to date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices and install free custom vehicles and voices.
The quality of map data can make all the difference between finding your destination and getting lost. High-quality HERE map data enables your Garmin device to provide you with the information you need, when you need it most, reducing the frustrations of driving by avoiding delays and cutting down the time you spend in the car.
Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions 14.0 x 8.4 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH 11.1 x 6.3 cm; diag 12.7 cm
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 170.8 g
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 1 hour
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts microSD™ card (not included)
Speaks street names
Speed limit indicator
View upcoming points of interest along route
Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance