Going into the middle of Arizona and looking for a GPS navigator with offline navigation in case there’s no phone coverage? Well, search no more as offline navigation is one of the many features of the Garmin Drive 60 LMT GPS unit.
Besides offline navigation, this easy-to-use GPS navigator with its 6” display gives you warnings whenever there are sharp curves, school zones, speed cameras, unexpected speed changes in your driving, red lights and railway and animal crossings to induce safe driving and keep you aware of whatever’s coming up.
Warns you about one-way streets and upcoming places
The Garmin Drive 60 also alerts you if you end up driving the wrong way on a one-way street and warns you about nearby school zones. It prepares you for speed cameras while its fatigue warnings suggest you take breaks while on a long journey.
Its Up Ahead feature keeps you informed of upcoming places and milestones without leaving the map view. This proves very useful while traveling on long journeys as it keeps you updated about the three most important things coming up during a long trip, which are food, fuel and rest areas. You don’t have to worry about running out of fuel looking for a gas station!
Easy to follow real directions
The Garmin Drive 60 LMT keeps you informed of your current speed and street, your speed limit and the expected time of arrival at your destination. This is a feature Google maps does not have at all.
To make it easier reaching your destination, Garmin Real Directions also gives you real and easy to follow driving directions like a friend does using the help of recognizable landmarks, traffic lights and buildings.
Four Square data
With Four Square’s preloaded data, you are equipped with information of millions of new and popular restaurants, stores and lots of other buildings in the US or Canada, based on the model you select.
In addition to data, the unit is preloaded with lifetime US or Canada lifetime maps while its Direct Access feature provides simple navigation guidance to specific destinations like malls, airports and hospitals.
It also navigates through parking lots to help you find the entrance nearest to your destination and while navigating to malls. Direct Access also informs you of the whereabouts of the retail stores inside the mall.
Suggests fastest route
With its lifetime traffic avoidance feature, you can tell how many minutes of delay to expect due to upcoming traffic jams and if there are any detours you can take to save time. It also tells you if you are taking the longest or fastest route available.
As this is a lifetime feature, you receive free traffic information without any ads or subscription fees on your Garmin Drive 60 for a lifetime. You don’t even need a Smartphone to access this information as it is delivered straight to your Garmin Drive 60.
Additional safety using cameras
Searching for your destination has never been easier with the Garmin Drive 60. You just have to enter a category like ‘ice cream’, its address or the business name and Garmin Drive 60 sends you quick results with directions to your destination.
For additional navigation ease, the Garmin Drive 60 can be used with the BC30 wireless backup camera, which is sold separately and should be installed professionally. When installed, it helps you see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles on its display, which proves especially helpful when in reverse. You can also install a Garmin baby cam to give you an ‘on demand’ view of the backseat to keep a watch on backseat passengers.
So taking a look at all these features, it looks like the Garmin Drive 60 LMT is a superb navigation tool that seems to be much better than Google maps. It keeps you well informed of your surroundings, of possible traffic jams and even guides you like a friend to reach your various destinations. With its great display and useful features, this looks like a GPS unit offering great competition to most of the other units on the market.