Drive smarter and more safely with Garmin's clever car tech

Garmin dashcam and sat nav
(Image credit: Garmin)

We spend lots of time behind the wheel, and Garmin wants to help us make the most of it. Its incredible DriveSmart sat nav systems don't just deliver the most up-to-date maps for the UK and Europe, they constantly track the traffic to help you steer clear of congestion, and they're road trip ready thanks to integrated TripAdvisor reviews and Foursquare points of interest.

That's not all. They can bring hands-free calling to any car, and some models even enable you to take Alexa on your trips. With Alexa you can get personalised news and weather, check on your calendar and even make sure the heating's on when you get home.

In addition to their legendary sat navs, Garmin also makes a range of innovative dash cams with automatic recording, ultra-wide fields of view and in some models, GPS data too. 

Like their sat nav siblings, they're part of Garmin's mission to make every drive simpler, safer and more enjoyable.

Simplify your drive

Garmin DriveSmart 55

The Garmin DriveSmart 55 sat nav (Image credit: Garmin)

Garmin's DriveSmart sat navs were designed to simplify every drive. Take the superb DriveSmart 55 & 65, for example. Their big, bright 5.5-inch and 6.95-inch screens deliver crisp, clear views of their detailed maps, and voice alerts may warn you of potential problems on the road ahead.

The DriveSmart 55 and 65 come with live traffic information that's constantly updated to give you the best guidance, and they're also road trip ready thanks to integrated TripAdvisor ratings and millions of Foursquare points of interest. 

They can connect to your phone for effortless hands-free calling, and Garmin's Voice Assistant means you never have to take your hands off the wheel. And in a really nice touch, all models have built-in Wi-Fi so you can wirelessly update their maps and software, no computer required.

The DriveSmart 55 comes in two versions, one for the UK and Ireland and one for the whole of Europe. The DriveSmart 65 comes with a full Europe map.

The ultimate hands-free experience

Garmin DriveSmart 65

The Garmin DriveSmart 65 sat nav (Image credit: Garmin)

Make the most of your time on the move with Garmin's DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa built in. 

It plays your music*, of course, but it can do much more: Alexa can tell you what's on your agenda for the day, updating you as you drive, and you can ask her to create reminders or task lists while you keep your eyes on the road. 

Alexa can also bring you personalised news and weather reports, and you can make sure you get a warm welcome when you arrive home by taking advantage of Alexa's superb smart home integration**. 

And with TripAdvisor reviews and Foursquare points of interest built in too, you can ask Garmin to find you the best, most useful and most interesting places to stop along your route.

The DriveSmart 65 sounds fantastic, and it looks brilliant too. You've never seen a better-looking screen in a car – all 6.95 inches of it.

The discreet dash cams that don't miss a thing

Dash cams have become really important on today’s increasingly busy and bad-tempered roads, and they’ve been valuable in fighting car crime too***. Garmin's Dash Cam Mini is as small as a car key but delivers superb video quality; just mount it discreetly behind your rear view mirror and let it do its job.

If you're looking for a dash cam that sees everything, you'll love the Garmin Dash Cam Tandem. Its two 180-degree lenses work in tandem to provide complete 360-degree coverage all around you, day or night.

Garmin has a Dash Cam for every kind of car and every kind of driver. The collection also includes the mighty yet compact Garmin Dash Cam 46/56/66W models, which combine extra-wide vision (140 degrees with the 46 and 56, and 180 degrees in the 66W) with HD video and GPS tracking.

Garmin DashCam

Garmin DashCam (Image credit: Garmin)

Why Garmin is the perfect passenger

Garmin products are made by engineers, not marketers, and the devices they make are designed to do specific jobs brilliantly. 

These aren't jack-of-all-trades devices where navigation is just another app. They've been designed from the ground up to deliver the features drivers demand, and to make every trip simpler, safer and more enjoyable too.

You can find out more about Garmin's sat navs and dash cams here.

*Drivers should focus on driving and only use this function when safe to do so. The Garmin Drive app must be open and running on the user’s smartphone in order for the Alexa functionality to work and for access to live services.

**Customise features, and explore thousands of skills in the Alexa app. Some skills require linking to your Amazon account; smart home devices sold separately.

***Some countries regulate or prohibit use of dash cam devices; it is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy in jurisdictions where you plan to use this device.

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