Garmin DriveSmart 50LMTHD 5" GPS w/ Bluetooth Lifetime Maps & HD Traffic

List Price: $249.99
Price: $89.99

Item specifics

Bundled Items:
Vehicle suction cup mount
480 x 272
Graphic Mode:
Map Coverage Area:
North America
Screen Size:
Automotive Mountable
Voice Prompts

Manufacturer Description

Advanced Navigation with Smart Features and Free HD Digital Traffic
  • Bright 5.0-inch GPS navigator with dual-orientation, pinch-to-zoom display
  • Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime¹ map updates and HD Digital Traffic, the fastest traffic solution available from Garmin
  • Bluetooth® hands-free calling³ and voice-activated navigation
  • Driver alerts for increased awareness, including upcoming sharp curves, school zones, speed changes and more
  • Customizable smartphone notifications4 let you display calls, texts and other app alerts on your navigation screen

Helpful Driver Alerts for Your Daily Commute

Garmin DriveSmart GPS navigator provides driver alerts to encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness. Warnings include alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings, animal crossings and more. Additionally, Garmin DriveSmart notifies you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and sends warnings for nearby school zones. Receive alerts for nearby red light and speed cameras5, and be prepared for sudden halts in traffic with upcoming traffic jam6 alerts. For longer drives, a fatigue warning7 suggests break times and potential rest areas after hours of driving. The Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places up ahead and milestones along your route, without leaving the map view.

Talk to Garmin DriveSmart

Garmin DriveSmart offers you the option of convenient voice-activated navigation. Control Garmin DriveSmart with your voice, while your hands remain safely on the wheel.

Extensive Smart Features

Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to Garmin DriveSmart for hands-free calling, and receive smart notifications on your Garmin DriveSmart display. Receive calls, text messages and calendar reminders without ever removing your hands from the steering wheel to reach for your phone. Stay focused on your drive ahead while staying connected with customizable smart notifications that conveniently appear right on your navigation display.

For real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions, download Smartphone Link8 mobile app, which connects your Garmin DriveSmart GPS navigator with your compatible smartphone.

Navigate Complex Intersections with Ease

Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. And, photoReal Junction View realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape.

Our Best Traffic Solution

HD Digital Traffic is the best traffic solution available from Garmin. HD Digital Traffic is fast and free² — no distracting advertising and no subscription fees, ever, for the useful life of your device. Receive traffic updates as often as every 30 seconds. Plus, HD Digital Traffic has a great coverage area that includes interstates, highways and secondary roads. HD Digital Traffic is voice-activated, so it responds to spoken requests. It can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. Even learn whether or not you are on the fastest route. Traffic information is delivered straight to your Garmin DriveSmart — no smartphone needed.

Guidance Using Recognizable Landmarks

Garmin DriveSmart redefines “spoken turn-by-turn directions” with Garmin Real Directionsâ„¢, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., “Turn right after the red building” or “Turn left after the QT”). It’s preloaded with millions more new and popular places, thanks to Foursquare.

Find Exactly Where You Need to Go

The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like airports and shopping malls, by finding a place within a larger location. Direct Access even navigates through parking lots to find the entrance nearest your destination. When navigating to the mall, Direct Access gives additional location information for specific retail stores inside. For example, “Arriving at Woodfield Mall. Anthropologie is inside, on the upper level.”

Easier to Search, Quicker to Find

Garmin DriveSmart has a search field that makes it easy to find addresses and millions of points of interest (POIs). Simply enter a category (like “pizza”), an entire address (“1234 Sycamore Lane, Anytown, USA”) or a proper name (“Starbucks”), and Garmin DriveSmart quickly returns your results.

Add a Camera to Your Drive

For a complete navigation solution, Garmin DriveSmart pairs with the BCâ„¢ 30 wireless backup camera (sold separately; professional installation recommended). Once connected, you can easily see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles right on the Garmin DriveSmart display, as you move in reverse. When traveling with a baby or toddler, add Garmin babyCamâ„¢ to your drive. babyCam is an in-vehicle video baby monitor that conveniently provides an “on demand” view of your backseat passenger, right on your navigation display.

NOTICE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of camera devices. It is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy related to the use of these devices in jurisdictions where you plan to use a camera device.

One-stop Device Management

Use Garmin Expressâ„¢ to keep your Garmin DriveSmart up to date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices and install free custom vehicles and voices.

What's Included In The Box?

The Garmin DriveSmart 50LMTHD Newly Overhauled ships with the following items included:
  • Garmin DriveSmart 50LMTHD
  • Preloaded maps of North America
  • Lifetime maps¹ and HD traffic² (indicated by “LMTHD” after model number on the box)
  • Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

Features and Tips

Here is a list of 

DriveSmart 50LMTHD Newly Overhauled features

, along with a few user tips.

Physical & Performance
  • Physical dimensions 5.5"W x 3.3"H x .7"D (14.0 x 8.4 x 1.8 cm)
  • Display size, WxH 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
  • Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
  • Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
  • Weight 6.1 oz (170.8 g)
  • Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery life up to 1 hour
  • High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Maps & Memory
  • Preloaded street maps: yes
  • Includes lifetime map updates: yes
  • nüMaps Guarantee: yes
  • Built-in memory internal solid state
  • Accepts data cards microSDâ„¢ card (not included)
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000
Navigation Features
  • Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."): yes
  • Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands): yes
  • Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription): yes
  • Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates): Yes (with HD Digital Traffic)
  • Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation): yes
  • Junction view (displays junction signs): yes
  • Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
  • Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe): yes
  • View upcoming points of interest along route: yes
  • Trip planner: yes
  • Trip log: yes
  • Powered magnetic mount: no
  • Garmin Real Directionsâ„¢ landmark guidance: yes
  • Foursquare POIs: yes


1. Unit dimensions, WxHxD:5.5W x 3.3H x .7D in (14.0 x 8.4 x 1.8 cm)
2. Display size, WxH:4.4W x 2.5H in (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0 in diag (12.7 cm)
3. Display resolution, WxH:480 x 272 pixels
4. Display type:WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
5. Weight:6.1 oz (173.7 g)
6. Battery:rechargeable lithium-ion
7. Battery life:up to 1 hour
8. Waterproof:✘
9. GPS-enabled:✔
10. Floats:✘
11. High-sensitivity receiver:✔
12. PC interface:USB
13. RoHS version available:✔
14. Preloaded maps:✔
15. Map coverage area:North America
16. Ability to add maps:✔
17. Street Map Compatible:✔
18. Topographic Map Compatible:Yes (limited)
19. Marine Software Compatible:✘
20. Bluechart g2 Map Compatible:✘
21. Bluechart g2 Vision Map Compatible:✘
22. Built-in memory:internal solid state
23. Accepts data cards:microSD data card
24. Waypoints/favorites/locations:1000
25. Touchscreen:✔
26. Additional:
  • Trip planner: yes
  • Trip log: yes
  • Powered magnetic mount: no
  • Garmin Real Directionsâ„¢ landmark guidance: yes
  • Foursquare POIs: yes
27. Garmin Connectâ„¢ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):✘
28. Widescreen✔
29. Custom Maps Compatible✘
30. Basemap:✔
31. Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):✔
32. Speaker Location:Internal
33. Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") :✔
34. Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands):✔
35. 3D map view:✔
36. Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):✔
37. Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):✔
38. Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):✔
39. Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):✔
40. Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):✔
41. Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):✔
42. Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology:✔
43. FM traffic compatible:✔
44. XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible:✘
45. MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible:✘
46. Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):✔
47. Car locator feature (marks position when removed from windshield mount):✘
48. MP3 player:✘
49. Audio book player:✘
50. Picture viewer:✘
51. Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation):✔
52. World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator:✘
53. Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):✔
54. Antenna Type:Internal
55. External Antenna Jack:None
56. Remote control:✘
57. FM transmitter:✘
58. Headphone jack/audio line-out:✘
59. Audio/video input/output:✘
60. Dead reckoning:✘
61. Garmin Lockâ„¢ (anti-theft feature):✘
62. Automotive-friendly:✔
63. Motorcycle-friendly:✘
64. Lane AssistYes (with Junction View)
65. Data Services with Bluetooth Technology✘
66. Speed Limit Indicator✔
67. Lifetime Traffic✔
68. Lifetime Maps Included✔
69. trafficTrends (calculates routes from predicted traffic flow)✘
70. myTrends (predicts routes from user's navigation behavior)✘
71. Garmin nuLink! Services (accurate real-time travel data)✘
72. Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat)✘
73. Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car icons)✔
74. Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices)✔
75. Trucking-friendly✘
76. Electronic compass:✘
77. Barometric altimeter:✘
78. Hunt/fish calendar:✘
79. Sun and moon information:✘
80. Tide tables:✘
81. Area calculation:✘
82. Geocaching mode:✘
83. Outdoor GPS games:✘
84. Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):✘
85. Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)✘
86. Geocaching-friendly✘