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

Car Mounts for the Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT

Apparently Garmin is happy with the concept of integrating a dashcam with a GPS because the Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT is the second generation of this type of device.  In 2015, Garmin released the NuviCam line which was the first time they integrated a camera with a GPS.  Our article about the NuviCam has received a lot of hits so I’m guessing it has been doing well for Garmin.  Based upon the naming standard they used, it looks like Garmin is going to be integrating a dashcam option into their main line of GPS models.  It looks to me like Garmin is … Read more

Garmin Bean Bag Mount Product Review

The most popular mount for a Garmin Nuvi GPS is the Garmin Portable Friction Mount.  The mount is manufactured by Garmin and is an extraordinarily popular mount.  They officially refer to it as the portable friction mount but I still call it the Garmin bean bag mount.  It has been available since the days of the first Garmin Nuvi which ironically is the model shown in the photo that accompanies this review. The Garmin bean bag mount weighs 1.5 pounds.  The bottom of the mount features a rubber coated base which is designed to stay put in most normal driving … Read more