Garmin Drive 61 LMT

What other reason do you need to buy the Garmin Drive 61 LMT than a long road trip? Its many features and accessories make it the perfect guide for road trips. Its 6” color display makes reading your directions easy even in direct sunlight.

The Drive 61 LMT is a Wi-Fi enabled personal navigation device (PND) that provides lifetime updates of US maps when there’s no access to a computer. The Drive 61 LMT also boasts of its ‘Driver Awareness’ feature that sends you alerts of upcoming school zones, dangerous curves, speed cameras and even warns you if you are driving the wrong way on one-way streets.

Garmin Drive 61 LMT

Garmin Drive 61 LMT

Safety Emphasis

The Garmin Drive 61 LMT boasts of various safety features that enhance your driving safety. Its LiveTrack feature informs loved ones of your whereabouts when on extended trips. It also gives fatigue alerts and suggests places to stop for a break if it senses a few hours of continuous driving.

Live services are why the Drive 61 LMT is famous. Just download the Garmin Smartphone link app to your compatible Smartphone to receive updated traffic information, weather forecasts and even get to view parking areas when you venture to an unknown destination.

Its Direct Access feature helps you locate the closest entrance to particular mall stores and airport entrances closest to your gate. You save time looking for parking spots as you no longer have to circle the block looking for one. If you forget where you had parked your car, your compatible Smartphone directs you to your vehicle.

Saves Precious Time

In a hurry to reach your office? Well, your Garmin Drive can help you outsmart and avoid traffic jams by suggesting alternate time-saving routes. Garmin Real Directions also provides easy-to-understand driving directions based on buildings and landmarks to help you reach your destination. Instead of squinting at the map and road signs, you just have to concentrate on your driving as you follow these directions.

If you wish, you can also install a Garmin backup camera to help you see vehicles, people and other obstacles behind you while backing up. The camera is sold separately and requires professional installation.

Suggests Places to Eat and Tourist Attractions

So you’ve reached your designation, and need some suggestions for places to eat and fun things to do. The Garmin Drive can help you here through its FourSquare and TripAdvisor features.

Check reviews posted by previous customers on hotels, attractions, stores, etc. to narrow down your options. If desired, you can also program the 61 LMT to suggest attractions on your route using its built-in Trip Planner, making the Garmin Drive 61 LMT the perfect navigator to take along on your next road trip.


  • Easy to use and follow dedicated GPS navigator
  • A brightly lit 6” dual orientation display clearly shows your routes and POIs
  • Preloaded with lifetime updated maps of US and Canada
  • Keeps you updated with live parking and life traffic feeds
  • Gives driver alerts of upcoming dangerous curves, speed cameras, and school zones
  • Quickly locate hotels, restaurants, and attractions using TripAdvisor and FourSquare
  • Gives fatigue warnings and suggests places to stop for a break
  • LiveTrack feature notifies your loved ones of your destination
  • Save time by avoiding unnecessary traffic jams


  • Absence of a built-in dash camera necessitates buying a separate camera for rear view while in reverse
  • Lack of a voice control device


Taking a look at this review and the Navigator’s pros and cons, it looks like the 6” Garmin Drive 61 LMT is indeed a personal navigation device worth buying for your car. It offers a range of safety and time-saving features, two essential factors for long road drives. The icing on the cake is its affordability, another reason for it’s increased popularity.