Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S (010-01681-42)

Garmin Part Number: 010-01681-42

(5 out of 5, 11 reviews)
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Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S

Advanced Navigation with Smart Features

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Live Services for Your Drive

Outsmart traffic jams with time-saving alternate routes or by avoiding them altogether. Then, with live information, spend less time circling the block to look for parking. For traffic alerts, relevant rerouting directions and up-to-date weather forecasts, download the Smartphone Link app, which connects your Garmin DriveSmart with your compatible smartphone. As you near your destination, take the stress out of parking by viewing pricing and availability trends for on-street public parking. The Smartphone Link app also enables LiveTrack, which lets drivers share their location so friends can track your whereabouts whether you are running errands around town or taking a long road trip.

Please Note:

To utilise the live traffic updates on this GPS, you require a compatible Smartphone with Bluetooth and data connection. Data charges may apply from your service provider. If you do not wish to use your mobile phone or data for live traffic, you can purchase the optional GTM36 traffic receiver cable.

Putting the Smart in Smart Connectivity

When you sync your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to Garmin DriveSmart, you get great features that let you stay connected without taking your hands off the wheel. Make hands-free phone calls and receive customizable smart notifications on your navigator's display. That means you can see incoming calls, text messages and calendar reminders without ever having to reach for your phone.


Voice-activated Navigation

Need directions? Just say the word. Garmin DriveSmart features voice-activated navigation that responds to your commands and then navigates to where you need to go.

Wi-Fi Keeps You up to Date

We make it easy to keep your maps and software up to date now that the Garmin DriveSmart navigator features built-in Wi-Fi. When a new update is available and you're on your wireless home network, you'll automatically receive an onscreen notification. That's your cue to plug your device into any outlet and let it update over Wi-Fi while it charges. Then you'll be ready to hit the road again.

Driver Alerts: Know Your Surroundings

To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, Garmin DriveSmart provides driver alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings and animal crossings. Additionally, the navigator will warn you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and alert you to nearby schools and school zones. Receive notifications for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras6, and even get fatigue warnings7 that suggest potential rest areas after several hours of driving.

More Navigation from Your Garmin Smartwatch

When you pair this navigator with your compatible Garmin smartwatch (sold separately), you can receive navigation right on your wrist, even after you've parked your car and are walking toward your destination. Also get helpful driver alerts on your watch. Don't worry about losing your car in a crowded parking lot; your smartwatch provides compass guidance from your parked vehicle to your destination and back to your vehicle again.

Road Trips Just Got Better with TripAdvisor®

When you're not familiar with the area, it’s nice to have something to point you in the right direction. That's why we're bringing TripAdvisor to your Garmin DriveSmart navigator. View ratings for travel points of interest, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions, along your route or near your destination. From the world’s largest travel site directly to your car, we’re helping you find the stops that make the entire journey part of the destination. Also locate new attractions with the built-in Trip Planner tool, which adds fun to road trips by suggesting interesting stops along the way.


Friendly Guidance from Garmin Real Directions™

Redefine "spoken turn-by-turn" directions with Garmin Real Directions. Our easy-to-understand driving directions use recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights in addition to spoken street names, guiding you as if your best friend is sitting in the passenger seat. No more squinting to read distant street signs. Just listen for Garmin Real Directions to tell you, "Turn left after the QT," or "Turn right after the red building." Following directions has never been easier.


Works with Garmin Backup Camera

For a complete navigation solution, Garmin DriveSmart 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 DriveSmart display as you move in reverse.

High-quality Maps

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 your car.


Physical & Performance

Physical Dimensions 17.3 x 9.9 x 1.9 cm (6.8"W x 3.9"H x 0.7"D)
Display size, WxH 6.0"W x 3.5"H (15.2 x 8.9 cm); 6.95" diag (17.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 1024 x 600 pixels
Display type multi-touch, glass, WSVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 243 g (8.57 oz)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 1 hour
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
Includes lifetime map updates
nuMaps Guarantee
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 m.")
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) * Requires a compatible Smartphone and Data Service from your Service Provider. Data Charges May Apply.
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) * Requires a compatible Smartphone and Data Service from your Service Provider. Data Charges May Apply.
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs) Yes (photoReal junction view)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Hands-free calling
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
View upcoming points of interest along route


  • Trip planner: yes
  • Trip log: yes
  • Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance: yes
  • Foursquare POIs: yes
  • Smart notifications: yes
  • BLE capable: yes

This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.


In The Box:

  • Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S
  • Lifetime maps and live traffic (indicated by "LMT-S" after model number on the box)
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

Compatible Accessories



DriveSmart 61 LMT-S Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  
  (4.8 out of 5 based on 11 reviews)

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Andrew, Perth, WA
25 May 2017

Quality GPS with great features

All round great unit with all the features you could want. Love that it also takes care of bluetooth and reverse camera too

Pros: Great screen. Bluetooth handsfree. Voice commands
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John, Sunshine Coast.
24 May 2017

Another great GPS from Garmin

I have always purchased my GPS's, fish finders and maps from Johnny Appleseed and have always been impressed by their quick and efficient shipping. On their recommendation I purchased the DriveSmart 61 and I am very happy with its performance, clear screen, etc. Another great product from Garmin.

Pros: Refined voice directions. Much easier to get into correct lane prior to making turns. Lots of accessories built in such as accommodation, fuel outlets etc.
Cons: Not really a con but was surprised by the screen size. It's not quite as easy to fit to windscreen or on dash as the smaller version.
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Kevin, Tumbarumba NSW
19 May 2017

Quality Garmin GPS

Great screen size a real step up from a 5", resolution even with sun shining directly on the screen is excellent, night mode really good. Easy to setup and par with both mobile phone and Wi-Fi modem. Plenty of information accessed for the tabs and running in the background which leaves the viewing screen uncluttered until required. Manufactured with a quality looking design that looks really good wherever it's placed. What a big upgrade from the previously owned brand, couldn't be happier.

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Dave, Esperance WA.
17 May 2017

Excellent device

Once again this is a nice product from Garman, excellent screen Nice graphics and good maps. Not to forget the features like wireless, Bluetooth just to name a few. And once again excellent service from Johnny Appleseed well recommended.

Pros: Nice screen , Nice and light to hold
Cons: Can't think of anything .
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John, Sydney
14 May 2017

Very clear and user friendly

Very clear picture. Does the job with live traffic update. You have wifi updates, so u don't need to plug it in the computer. Also supports Bluetooth handsfree and you can download the app for weather and other live information The screen bezel is nice and thin, which gives you more screen area and less frame.

Pros: Big screen and clear picture. Wifi updates. Live traffic
Cons: None so far.
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Ajay, Sydney , NSW
6 May 2017

Excellent gps with smart connectivity , hd display , large screen

Gps signal is really fast comparing other brands, great HD display. Very light weight. Can connect to my garmin watch in driving mode for driver alerts. Smart notifications is annoying because it wont time out . Stays on screen until press close button.

Pros: Display is great , wide and easy to use
Cons: Not much built in apps comparing to Nuvis model.
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Bruce, Perth WA
4 May 2017

Excellent GPS display

I would recommend this model, brilliant display daytime and evening use.

Pros: Large viewing screen
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Hugh, Victoria
15 April 2017

Great device amazing accuracy

Really happy with the device.

Pros: Really clear screen and super responsive
Cons: None
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Ian, Brisbane, QLD
9 April 2017

Good product.

Much easier to read than my previous Nuvi 1490. Very touchy having no frame but not hard to get familiar with after using it a few times.

Pros: Easy to read & operate.
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Anne, Portarlington. Vic
5 April 2017

Great product.

We recently lost our Garmin 3790 & we were extremely pleased as to how this new Garmin unit performed. Not only are the graphics much clearer & easier to read, but the warnings & information provided were extremely accurate. Very pleased with our purchase.

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