Garmin Drive Luxe 51

Australian T3 - - HYPE -

$499, garmin.com Can’t I just use my phone as a sat­nav? Not like this you can’t. The Garmin DriveLuxe 51 packs all the best el­e­ments of Garmin’s Drive range into a sleek metal de­sign that at­taches to your dash via a pow­er­ful magnet. Fea­tures in­clude live traf­fic up­dates, live Parko­pe­dia park­ing in­for­ma­tion to save you time when you ar­rive at your des­ti­na­tion, and LiveTrack, a ser­vice that shares your lo­ca­tion data with fam­ily and friends so they know when to ex­pect you. What’s more, pre­loaded Tri­pAd­vi­sor data dis­plays rat­ings for at­trac­tions and ser­vices along your route. Is it a pain to set up? What about tak­ing calls? Are you kid­ding? Built-in Wi-Fi makes up­dat­ing maps and soft­ware a breeze. And fret not, Mr Pop­u­lar, as Blue­tooth call­ing and smart­phone pair­ing for text and app alerts means you can keep your busi­ness em­pire truck­ing when you’re on the road. The DriveLuxe even in­cludes voice­ac­ti­vated nav­i­ga­tion for that true

KnightRider vibe. Wow, you’re so retro T3! Is there any­thing this thing can’t do? Yeah, it can’t drive your car for you. How­ever, for­ward col­li­sion and lane de­par­ture warn­ings will cer­tainly make you a bet­ter driver. Plus, a built-in dash cam with au­dio record­ing en­sures that any col­li­sions are cap­tured as ev­i­dence. It can also text a userde­ter­mined con­tact with lo­ca­tion de­tails in the event of an ac­ci­dent. Sweet. When can I get hold of this? The Garmin DriveLuxe 51 is out now.

DEEP IM­PACT The DriveLuxe 51’s builtin dash cam kicks in when a col­li­sion is de­tected and au­to­mat­i­cally saves the footage and au­dio to Mi­croSD, en­sur­ing you have ev­i­dence if needed ROAD TRIP­PING With the Garmin DriveLuxe 51 in your car, you can boss ev­ery jour­ney thanks to live traf­fic and park­ing up­dates. Smartly, you can even choose the best restau­rant at your des­ti­na­tion thanks to Tri­pAd­vi­sor in­te­gra­tion

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