Garmin Drive

  • Drive 51LM $199
  • Drive 61LM $259
Dedicated GPS Navigator with Driver Awareness
  • Easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator with 14cm dual-orientation display
  • Preloaded with detailed maps of New Zealand and Australia
  • Provides real-time services such as live traffic and live parking
  • Driver alerts for increased awareness, including upcoming sharp curves, school zones, speed changes and more
  • Garmin Real Directions™ feature guides like a friend, using landmarks and traffic lights
  • Find new and popular restaurants, shops and more with Foursquare®
  • TripAdvisor® ratings for travel points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants and attractions
Helpful Driver Alerts for Your Daily Commute
Garmin Drive 51/61 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 51/61 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 51/61 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 51/61 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 51/61 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 51/61 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 (Drive51) 14.0 x 8.4 x 2.0 cm; (Drive61) 17 x 9.4 x 2.1 cm
  • Display size, WxH 11.1 x 6.3 cm; diag (51) 12.7 cm (61) 15.4 cm
  • Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
  • Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
  • Weight: 51 = 170.8 g, 61 = 241 g
  • Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery life up to 1 hour
Maps & Memory
  • Preloaded street maps
  • nüMaps Guarantee
  • Built-in memory internal solid state
  • Accepts microSD™ card (not included)
  • Custom POIs
  • Waypoints/favourites/locations 1000
Navigation Features
  • Speaks street names
  • Lane assist
  • Junction view
  • Route avoidance
  • Speed limit indicator
  • View upcoming points of interest along route
  • Trip planner
  • Trip log
  • Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance
  • Foursquare POIs
  • Smart notifications