Innovative 5.0-inch navigator with built-in dash cam that continuously records your drive and saves video on impact
Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime¹ map updates and lifetime traffic²
Integrated camera allows for Forward Collision Warning3, Lane Departure Warning³ and more
Smart features keep you connected while driving, including Bluetooth® hands-free calling4, voice-activated navigation and smartphone notifications5
Driver alerts for increased awareness, including upcoming sharp curves, school zones, speed changes and more
Built-in Dash Cam
Offering the protection of “an eyewitness that never blinks,” Garmin DriveAssist comes with a compact, built-in dash cam that continuously records your drive. If a collision occurs, Incident Detection G-sensor will automatically save files on impact. GPS records exactly where and when events occurred. A replaceable microSD™ card (class 4 or higher) is included. Easily play back video footage right on the device, along with a map view of where you were, at the time of the incident. If you like, you can watch footage later on your computer using our Dash Cam Player.
Innovative Driver Awareness Features
Garmin DriveAssist uses camera-assisted driver awareness features and driver alerts to encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness. When your car is stopped at an intersection or in traffic, “Go” Alert notifies you when stopped traffic in front of you has started to move. Forward Collision Warning alerts if you’re driving too closely to the vehicle ahead. And if you drift off the road or into oncoming traffic, you’ll see and hear Lane Departure Warning alerts. Hard-to-read house numbers are a thing of the past, thanks to the Garmin Real Vision™ feature. When approaching select destinations, your navigation display will switch to camera view, and a bright arrow will point to where you need to go.
Helpful Driver Alerts for Your Daily Commute
Garmin DriveAssist 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 cameras6, and be prepared for sudden halts in traffic with upcoming traffic jam7 warning. For longer drives, a fatigue warning8 suggests break times and potential rest areas after hours of driving. Other safety features include alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings, animal crossings and more. The Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places up ahead and milestones along your route, without leaving the map view.
Talk to Garmin DriveAssist
Garmin DriveAssist offers you the option of convenient voice-activated navigation. Control Garmin DriveAssist 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 DriveAssist for hands-free calling, and receive smart notifications on your Garmin DriveAssist 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 Link9 mobile app, which connects your Garmin DriveAssist GPS navigator with your compatible smartphone.
Free Lifetime Traffic Avoidance
Garmin traffic gives details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible time-saving detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route. Lifetime traffic entitles your Garmin DriveAssist to receive free traffic information for its useful life, with no ads and no subscription fees. Garmin Traffic is delivered straight to your Garmin DriveAssist — no smartphone needed.
Guidance Using Recognizable Landmarks
Garmin DriveAssist display redefines “spoken turn-by-turn directions” with Garmin Real Directions™, 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 DriveAssist display has a search field that makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs. Simply enter a category (like “pizza”), an entire address (“1234 Sycamore Lane, Anytown, USA”) or a proper name (“Starbucks”), and Garmin DriveAssist display quickly returns your results. In case of a misspelling, Garmin DriveAssist provides multiple search results that sound similar to what you’ve entered.
Add an Additional Camera to Your Drive
For a complete navigation solution, Garmin DriveAssist display pairs 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 Garmin DriveAssist display, as you move in reverse. When traveling with a baby or toddler, add Garmin babyCam™ 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. Easily play back video footage right on the device, along with a map view of where you were, at the time of the incident. If you like, you can watch footage later on your computer using our Dash Cam Player.
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 Express™ to keep your Garmin Drive 70 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.
¹Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions ²Lifetime Traffic Terms & Conditions
³Certain conditions may impair the warning function. Visit Garmin.com/warnings for details. 4Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately). See Garmin.com/ble. 5To receive smart notifications on your navigator, you must download the free Smartphone Link app. User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately). 6Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions. 7Requires users to be driving faster than 60 MPH while approaching slow or stopped traffic. 8The fatigue warning activates after longer periods of consecutive driving without any long stops along the route. 9User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Subscription may be required.
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Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
5.5"W x 3.3"H x .8"D (1.0", including camera)
(14.0 x 8.4 x 2.1 cm (2.6 cm, including camera))
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
WQVGA color TFT with white backlight; pinch-to-zoom, glass cap touch
6.75 oz (191.4 g)
up to 1 hour
Built-in Dash Cam:
Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT Maps & Memory:
Preloaded street maps:
Includes lifetime map updates:
Ability to add maps:
internal solid state
Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance
Accepts data cards:
yes (Dash Cam minimum 4GB data card included; map data card not included)
Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT Navigation Features:
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):
yes (with Garmin Real Directions™)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):
Junction view (displays junction signs):
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):
Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light and speed camera warnings and more:
Camera-assisted features for Forward Collision Warnings, Lane Departure Warnings, "Go" Alert and Garmin Real Vision™:
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):
View upcoming points of interest along route:
yes (with up ahead)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):
Route shaping through preferred cities/streets:
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):
Preloaded maps of North America
Lifetime maps¹ and traffic² (indicated by “LMT” after model number on the box)
Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
Quick Start Manual