Our new runner-up and upgrade picks are the Garmin Drive Smart 51 LMT-S and the Garmin Drive Assist 51 LMT-S, respectively, both of which are updated versions of our previous picks.
All of our previous Garmin picks are still available at discounted prices while supplies last.
You can still buy our previous top pick, the Garmin Drive 50LMT, until stock runs out.
Simply double-click the downloaded file to install it.
Update Star Free and Update Star Premium come with the same installer.
In addition to being easy to use, the Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S includes free lifetime map updates and traffic alerts, new Trip Advisor ratings for points of interest, and—like all the models in Garmin’s Drive series—a suite of safety-oriented driver alerts.
These alerts include warnings about upcoming speed-limit changes, red-light and speed cameras, school zones, railroad and animal crossings, and sharp curves.
And onboard Wi-Fi support lets you quickly update the device’s maps and software without having to plug the device into a computer.
While supplies last, you can also still buy our previous runner-up pick, the Garmin Drive Smart 50LMT, which lacks the built-in Wi-Fi, Trip Advisor ratings, parking info, and location sharing.After spending more than 70 hours researching the latest car GPS models and testing the top contenders over 1,200 miles of rural, suburban, and urban orienteering, we recommend the new Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S as the best in-car navigation device for most people.It’s easier to use and more driver-friendly than the competition.It includes maps for the US, Canada, and Mexico, and in many metro areas a 3D display mode shows nearby buildings and landmarks as recognizable three-dimensional images on the map.The Go 50 S also provides twice the battery life of the Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S.If you need to watch your budget as closely as you watch your directions, the Tom Tom Go 50 S may be all you want.