Mounts for the Garmin Speak GPS

Riddle of the day:  what do you get when you combine a GPS with Amazon Alexa?  The answer:  Garmin Speak GPS. It’s an interesting and unique concept for sure.  Garmin has been losing automotive GPS market share to free apps such as Waze and Google Maps for several years.  They needed to offer a device that is unique and people would be willing to pay for.  Combining Alexa with a GPS is definitely unique.  That is, until someone does it on a phone. Most noticeable is the lack of a map on the display.  It’s a round shape but instead … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Service Van

A service van such as the one that is in the photo has some unique physical characteristics.  I suppose they’re all different but the ones I have been inside have a small hood and for reasons I still can’t figure out, the drivers always seem to following the guy in front of them too closely.  Maybe they were just messing with me, but I had to ask they make special accommodations to keep me from jumping out of the van. We’re not talking about a mini van today.  We’re talking about a service van.  This is a full size van.  The … Read more

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

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