Garmin Drive Luxe 51
$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