Garmin has released two new versions of their DriveSmart GPS range that are ‘Road-trip Ready’. These new versions are the DriveSmart 65 and DriveSmart 55. Both are expected to arrive at the end of January 2019. The AUD price will still stay the same between the new models and the old models which is great news and keeps these vehicle GPS units at a competitive price.
- Garmin DriveSmart 55, Vehicle suction cup mount, Vehicle power cable, USB cable, Quick start manual
- Garmin DriveSmart 65, Vehicle suction cup mount, Vehicle power cable, USB cable, Quick start manual
What’s Changed between the new and the old models?
DriveSmart 55 vs DriveSmart 51
|DriveSmart 55||DriveSmart 51|
|Display Screen Size||12.1cmW x6.8cmH||11.1cmW x 6.3cmH|
|3-D Buildings and Terrain||Yes||No|
|Display Resolution||1200 x 720p||480 x 272p|
The DriveSmart 55 (Left) and the DriveSmart 51 (Right)
DriveSmart 65 vs DriveSmart 61
|DriveSmart 65||DriveSmart 61|
|3-D Buildings and terrain||Yes||No|
No comparison image required for these models as they look exactly the same.
The significant differences here are the 3D buildings, terrain display on the maps themselves. The DriveSmart 55 does have one unique change difference to its older model which is a larger display screen size and higher resolution to make the menu interface and mapping much clearer.
Overall Garmin has focused on streamlining these devices for road trips with easier to understand mapping (3-D and terrain).