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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.
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. The snapshot feature on the device also allows you to capture still images, so you can even remove the unit from your vehicle to take close-up pictures of any collision damage. For storage of your recorded video data, a replaceable microSD™ card (class 4 or higher) is included.
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 a junction or in traffic, “Go” Alert notifies you when 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.
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, railway crossings, animal crossings and more. The Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places up ahead and milestones along your route like boders, without leaving the map view.
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.
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 customisable 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.
With Garmin LIVE Traffic via SmartphoneLink get improved Traffic coverage everywhere you need it*. There’s now no excuse to get caught up in congestion – whether it’s road works, an accident, rush hour traffic or serious hazards like wrong way drivers. With a 1 minute refresh rate, you’ll know where and how long delays are, and be offered an alternative route – so you’ll always feel relaxed and in control. LIVE Traffic is voice-activated, so it responds to spoken requests (full europe model only). Just pair your compatible Garmin sat-nav and your phone via Bluetooth3. No need to worry about your data plan, as no tethering is required. (Some countries might require subscription, see coverage map). Beside Garmin LIVE Traffic, get additionally free lifetime Traffic avoidance out-of the-box via RDS-TMC. It works over the traditional analogue FM radio to inform you of delays and alternative routes
Garmin DriveAssist display redefines “spoken turn-by-turn directions” with Garmin Real Directions™, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., “Turn right after the red building” or “Turn left after the McDonalds”). It’s preloaded with millions more new and popular places, thanks to Foursquare®.
The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like airports and shopping centres, by finding a place within a larger location. When navigating to the shopping centre, Direct Access gives additional location information for specific retail stores inside. For example, “Arriving at Lakeside. Debenhams is inside, on the upper level”.
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 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.
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.
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 long periods of consecutive driving without any long stops along the route.
*Improved coverage beyond TMC locations compared to standard traffic service thanks to improved Location Referencing technology and TPEG. TPEG is the next generation traffic protocol, the new traffic standard and has the highest specifications for the transmission of advanced worldwide traffic information.
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