Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S GPS

Garmin has decided to continue the DriveSmart line of automotive GPS devices.  The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and Garmin DriveSmart LMT-S are a step up from the base Garmin Drive models. The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S carry all the basic GPS features found in the Drive which includes traffic and lifetime map updates.  The DriveSmart adds the ability to interface with your smartphone via Bluetooth and take advantage of Garmin’s smart notifications which facilitates sharing of information, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. Looks like Garmin merged the 6″ and 7″ models … Read more…

Mounts for the Garmin inReach Explorer+ and inReach SE+ GPS

Garmin recently closed their purchase of Delorme and integrated their popular inReach line of handheld GPS devices.  The first of the new lineup includes the Garmin inReach Explorer+ and Garmin InReach SE+.  Reminds me a bit of the old Garmin eTrex line but with much improved software.  These handheld devices are great for hikers or geocaching and can even be used in the car or on a motorcycle. Garmin integrated the Delorme Earthmate maps into these handheld devices.  However, I think the most important differentiation in these devices is the availability of Iridium Satellite coverage which enables 2-way text messaging from … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler.  Rugged.  Drives through anything.  People that have them usually love them.  But when it comes to mounts, this is a bit of a challenge. I guess that comes as no surprise.  Previous experiences with the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass have shown that finding good mount spots in Jeeps aren’t easy.  Several of the traditional and favorite spots for mounting a smartphone, GPS or tablet aren’t going to work well in a Jeep Wrangler.  Interestingly enough, we did find a some mounts that aren’t available in other Jeep models. First let get places that won’t work out of … Read more…

Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S Car and Motorcycle Mounts

Continuing with the successful launch of their revamped automotive line, the Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S continues to be an integral part of Garmin’s 2017 vehicle GPS lineup.  The Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S has all the top of the line features you want in a car GPS and then some.  The GPS has features not found in other Garmin lines.  It’s a step above the Garmin Drive line. Anyway, Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S has integration you can’t current;y find in a single smartphone app and that includes my favorite which is Waze.  The Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S has Live Services.  This includes Live Traffic and Live … Read more…

Mounts for the Garmin RV 770 LMT-S GPS

Looks like Garmin is sticking with their specialty GPS line for RVs.  The Garmin RV 770 LMT-S is the second iteration of their RV line. The Garmin RV 770 LMT-S is made for RV owners with features that are important to an RV owner.  This model includes free lifetime maps and a traffic subscription.  A big 7″ screen on this GPS is the largest made by Garmin for the automotive market.  Customized RV routing for the United States and Canada is included along with a directory of America’s RV Parks & Services.  The Garmin RV 770 LMT-S has Voice Commands, Bluetooth … Read more…

Car Mounts for the Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-S GPS and Dash Cam

Continuing our series of articles for the Garmin 2017 series, let’s discuss mounts for the Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-S.  This is my favorite of the Drive line.  Integration of a dash cam with a GPS device makes a lot of sense to me.  Garmin must agree as they continue their successful integration of the two technologies. Garmin started this concept several years ago with the introduction of the Garmin NuviCam.  Currently, this integration isn’t available in a smartphone.  This gives Garmin a significant advantage over popular GPS apps such as Waze.  While this advantage might disappear in the future, I’m unaware of … Read more…