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Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D and 50LM

Product Codes: GD5LMTU, GD5LMTE, GD5LMU and GD5LME

The Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D is a car satnav with European mapping and FREE Lifetime Digital Traffic. The satnav also includes dual orientation mode with a 5-inch screen.

Bluetooth phone calls are also possible as well as connectivity to a smartphone for weather forecasts and more. Digital Traffic is also included for FREE with the DriveSmart 50LMT-D. Both of these features are voice activated.

A BC 30 Wireless Reversing Camera is also available separately.

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D and 50LM has been discontinued.

Accessories, spares and parts are still available for your DriveSmart 50, as are the road maps.

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The Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D is a car satnav with FREE lifetime European maps and FREE lifetime digital traffic. The screen size is 5-inches and it features hands-free calling and it will display calls, texts and app alerts.

You can use this Garmin satnav in dual orientation and the device knows when it has been rotated and adjusts to display horizontally or vertically.

There are various models of the DriveSmart 50 series which are: 50LMT-D (UK), 50LMT-D (Europe), 50LM (UK) and 50LM (Europe). The LMT-D models include Lifetime Mapping and Digital Traffic information as you drive. The LM models include Lifetime Maps but do not include Digital Traffic. Each of these models is availabe with either UK and Ireland mapping or Europe maps. All are available to purchase above.

The Garmin Drive Smart is voice activated so you do not need to take your hands off the driving wheel. This Garmin uses Real Directions whereby it uses landmarks (buildings, traffic lights, etc.) to guide you by voice instructions. The Digital Traffic is also voice activated and works on Motorways, A Roads and more minor roads also. The Garmin Digital Traffic will also calculate expected delays and possible detours and also learn if you are on the fastest route.

Foursquare Points of Interest are also included offering millions of POI's. Additional POI's include speed camera and red light cameras. Up Ahead feature also suggests places to visit along your route without leaving the map view. Real-time information includes weather via a mobile app.

Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts at every exit or junction helps you navigate busy junctions. Brightly coloured arrows on screen also help to show you the way. Birds Eye Junction View provides an overhead view of junctions and PhotoReal Junction View also provides photos of junctions along your route (and surrounding landscape) so you can recognise where you are.

You will also be alerted to sharp curves, speed changes, railway crossings, animal crossings, school zones and if you drive the wrong way up a one way street you will receive notification on screen.

The battery life is upto 1 hour.

Fatigue warning suggests break times and possible rest areas along your route.

The Garmin DriveSmart is compatible with the BC 30 wireless backup camera (sold separately) which allows you to see behind your vehicle so you will not miss vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles as they will be displayed right on Garmin's display (as you are reversing).

Another useful optional extra accessory is the Garmin BabyCam which you can install to view a baby in rear of car direct on the Garmin sat nav screen.

Garmin Express enables you to update maps and software. You can also transfer favourites and install custom voices.

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D Features

‣7-inch dual orientation TFT touchscreen display with white backlight
‣FREE lifetime street-level here mapping for the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe
‣Free digital traffic information subscription free
‣Turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names
‣Lane Assist/Junction View - indicates the correct lane choice for upcoming turns and exits
‣Alerts to sharp curves, speed changes, railway crossings, animal crossings and school zones
‣Garmin Real Directions and PhotoReal junction
‣Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling through your Garmin sat-nav
‣Smartphone connectivity for weather forecasts and more
‣Look up addresses and FourSquare points of interest
‣Displays your route, speed limit, current speed, time of arrival, name of current street and it can also display points of interest such as food, fuel and cash machines.
‣Speed camera and Red Light Camera locations database available as optional extra
‣BC 30 Reversing camera compatible (sold separately). BabyCam compatible (sold separately)
‣1 hour battery life
‣1 year manufacturers guarantee


The Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D includes everything you need to mount and install it in your car. Included when you purchase from ActiveGPS is a Vehicle Suction Cup Mount which is used to mount the satnav on the windscreen - simple, quick and easy.

The most popular place to locate the satnav is at the bottom, middle of the windscreen where you can see the satnav easiest. Plus the satnavs dash cam will have a good view of the road ahead.

Map Coverage

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D is preloaded with City Navigator NT for the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe provided by here maps.

These maps can be updated FREE for the life of the product, when you register your DriveSmart with Garmin UK.

here maps provide high quality detailed street level maps, which in addition to street information include features such as route calculation, Points of Interest (POI), Estimated Time of Arrival, and more.

Further Garmin DriveSmart maps are available on SD card which insert directly into the Garmin DriveSmart. Available Garmin DriveSmart maps include North America, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Click here.

What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)

‣Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D
‣Lifetime maps and digital traffic (indicated by "LMT-D" after model number on the box)
‣Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
‣Vehicle suction cup mount
‣USB cable
‣Quick start manual

Garmin DriveSmart 50LM/50LMT-D Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin DriveSmart 50LM or 50LMT-D? Accessories available to purchase include a 5-inch slip case, mains power charger, a weighted dashboard mount and a vehicle reversing camera. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger.

View all of the DriveSmart 50LMT-D accessories

Garmin DriveSmart 50LM/50LMT-D Maps

The Garmin DriveSmart 50LM and 50LMT-D are both preloaded with street-level maps for all of Europe. If however, you want to take the DriveSmart 50LMT-D further afield, we may have the map that you need. Garmin zumo maps available include: USA, Canada and Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, India, Morocco and Southern Africa.

View all of the DriveSmart 50LMT-D maps

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS / Bluetooth
‣Display: 5-inch touchscreen (480 x 272 pixels)
‣Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
‣Battery Life: up to 1 hour depending on usage and settings
‣Installation: Plug and Play
‣Power: 12 volt, Vehicle Power Cable.
‣Dimensions: Width - 140mm, Height - 84mm, Depth - 18mm
‣Weight: 306g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
‣Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D manual

Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy here

This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D Questions and Answers

Question: I'm looking for a longish USB cable for my Garmin DriveSmart 50 that I can use to charge it in the car. I have the charging cable that came with it, but that is a fixed cable so I can't charge my phone at the same time. I have a dual USB charger for the power socket in the car but the USB cable that came with the Garmin (for connecting to my laptop) is too short. What USB cable should I get for charging in the car?

Answer: For charging in the car I would suggest and recommend that you ONLY use the genuine cigarette lighter as supplied with the Garmin DriveSmart 50. I don't know whether your Garmin DriveSmart 50 is a model ending in 'T' or 'T-D' e.g. DriveSmart 50LMT-D, if it is then the supplied charging cable also provides you with traffic information. A straight forward USB cable will NOT provide you with traffic information and it may also provide insufficient power/charge to your Garmin DriveSmart 50.

Garmin DriveSmart 50 High Speed Multi ChargerMy recommendation would be to buy the Garmin High Speed Multi Charger and plug in your genuine cigarette lighter as supplied with the Garmin DriveSmart 50, Garmin High Speed Multi Charger also provides you with two USB ports to charge other items such as your phone.

Question: Do you sell digitiser and touchscreen for Garmin drivesmart LM 50 sat nav?

Answer: This part will ONLY be available from Garmin. You will likely need to return your Garmin DriveSmart LM 50 so they can carry out the installation. You can call Garmin UK on 0808 238 0000.

Question: I own a Garmin Drivesmart LMT 50-D. I am considering fitting a Garmin BC-30 Camera to the rear of my caravan and then adding an extension cable to enable the Transmitter to be sited in the caravan front window.

This will leave a distance of approx 4 metres between the transmitter and the Drivesmart Unit.

Hopefully this will be OK, but if the signal is weak, can I shorten the cable (I am unsure as to whether this a single or multi strand) to terminate at the tow hitch - fit a plug in connector â€" then use the balance to resite the transmitter within the tow car?

Answer: I would recommend that you ask your question of Garmin UK by telephoning 0808 238 0000 to discuss.

However, I can confirm that the BC 30 reversing camera is fully compatible with the Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D. In addition we sell the BC 30 extension cable.

Both the Garmin BC 30 reversing camera and extension cable are in stock today.

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Page updated: 14th November 2017


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