5.5" sat-nav with smart features and high resolution, edge-to-edge display
Easy-to-use, 5.5" sat-nav includes detailed map updates. See full coverage details here
Simple on-screen menus and bright, clear maps show 3-D buildings and terrain
Includes updated Safety Camera alerts
Provides real-time services such as live traffic(2) and live parking(3)
Voice-activated (not available on UK & Ireland version) with option to pair with a compatible smartphone for hands-free calling1 and smart notifications2
Road trip-ready with TripAdvisor® traveller ratings and millions of Foursquare® points of interest (POIs)
Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity for map and software updates without a computer
For drivers who love new adventures while travelling, the Garmin DriveSmart 55 sat-nav is the ultimate road-trip companion. Featuring simple menus and easy-to-read maps, Garmin DriveSmart 55 lets you view turn-by-turn directions at a glance on a bright, 5.5", high resolution, edge-to-edge, touchscreen display. Live Traffic is available via the Drive™ app and map updates.
Don't hate traffic. Avoid it
Outsmart traffic jams by avoiding them altogether with timely alerts that suggest alternate routes to help you steer clear of construction zones or accidents ahead. Live traffic2 information is available when paired with your phone.
Say "OK, Garmin" and your sat-nav can listen to your voice commands and navigate to where you need to go.
Enjoy better road trips with TripAdvisor
View TripAdvisor traveller ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions along your route or near your destination.
Wi-Fi keeps you up to date
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to keep your maps and software up to date without the use of a computer.
The benefits of Bluetooth®technology
By pairing Garmin DriveSmart 55 with your compatible smartphone, you can enjoy hands-free calling using Bluetooth wireless technology.
Access real-time features
Pair this smart sat-nav with your phone and download the Garmin Drive™ app. This gives you access to real-time information,(2) including live parking,(3) safety cameras, live traffic and weather conditions. When connected, text messages and other notifications2 from your phone will display right along the side of your navigation screen.
New shops and restaurants
This sat-nav comes preloaded with Foursquare data, making it easy to find millions of new and popular places.
Driver alerts: know your surroundings
To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, driver alerts warn you of upcoming sharp curves, speed changes, safety cameras, level crossings and more.
Maps made simple
The simple and easy-to-see maps show 3-D buildings and terrain, making it easier than ever to navigate where you need to go.
Garmin Real Directions™
Easy-to-understand, spoken turn-by-turn directions guide like a friend, using street names, store names and recognisable landmarks (e.g., "Turn right after the red building").
Check up ahead
A useful Up Ahead feature that you can view without leaving the map shows stops for food, fuel and other milestones — such as upcoming cities — along your route.
Find exactly where you need to go
The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to complex destinations such as airports or shopping centres. It even navigates through car parks to find the entrance closest to your destination.
Easier to search, quicker to find
A search field makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs. In case of a misspelling, you’re provided with search results that are similar to what you’ve entered.
Works with Garmin backup camera
For a complete navigation solution, pair this navigator with the BC™ 30 wireless backup camera (sold separately; professional installation recommended). Once connected, you can easily see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles right on the navigator's display as you reverse.
High quality maps
The quality of map data can make all the difference between finding your destination and getting lost. High-quality HERE map data enables your navigator to provide you with the information you need, when you need it most.
In the box:
Garmin DriveSmart 55
Vehicle suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
Quick start manual
(1)Requires smartphone (sold separately) enabled with Bluetooth technology (2)To use this feature, you must download the Garmin Drive App to your compatible Bluetooth and GPS-enabled smartphone (3)Parking data is available for most city centres. For coverage details, visit Parkopedia.com (4)Not available in all areas
13.72 x 7.62 x 1.78 cm
1200 x 720 pixels
Multi-touch, glass, HD colour TFT with white backlight
Up to 1 hour
Preloaded street maps
Includes lifetime map updates
Built in memory
internal solid state
Accepts data cards
microSD™ card (not included)
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Smart Notifications (displays calls, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)
Bluetooth® wireless technology
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)