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Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 & Traffic

Portable navigator with 6.95" display

Item # 150DS65T

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About the Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 & Traffic

Count on Garmin to keep you on the right track

Think your smartphone's always going to be there for guidance when you need it? Chances are it might, but do you really want to take a risk when you're in rush hour traffic or out in the wilderness? Plus, you never know when your phone's power cable might go missing or break, and suddenly you'll need to save its battery. With Garmin's DriveSmart 65 & Traffic portable navigator on your windshield, these concerns suddenly disappear and you've got reliable mapping whenever and wherever you need it. It offers a gorgeous 6.95" bezel-free design so you get a great view, not to mention free map and traffic updates and plenty of smart features to help keep you in the loop.

Count on Garmin to keep you on the right track

Think your smartphone's always going to be there for guidance when you need it? Chances are it might, but do you really want to take a risk when you're in rush hour traffic or out in the wilderness? Plus, you never know when your phone's power cable might go missing or break, and suddenly you'll need to save its battery. With Garmin's DriveSmart 65 & Traffic portable navigator on your windshield, these concerns suddenly disappear and you've got reliable mapping whenever and wherever you need it. It offers a gorgeous 6.95" bezel-free design so you get a great view, not to mention free map and traffic updates and plenty of smart features to help keep you in the loop.

Garmin DriveSmart 65 & Traffic portable GPS navigator

A 6.95" display means you won't have to squint

The generous display gives you access to preloaded maps of the U.S., Canada, most of Mexico, and several Caribbean islands, along with millions of points of interest. You can even add your own favorite destinations. You can find and select businesses right on the map screen without having to go through time-wasting menus. The smooth glass screen's pinch-to-zoom interface lets you scale and move the map easily for the best view. And with one tap of the screen, you can view "Up Ahead" details for services that lie ahead on your route, including restaurants, gas stations, and more.

Wi-Fi® for wait-free updates

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity saves you the hassle of having to connect the device to your computer when it's time for a map or software update. You'll see a prompt on the navigator's screen when an update is available, and if you're within range of a Wi-Fi signal, you can start the download with a tap of the screen. In many cases, you'll be able to update without removing the DriveSmart from your vehicle at all.

Bluetooth® and voice-activated guidance

With one spoken command, you can "wake up" the navigator to respond to your voice. You can search through menus on the screen, then input addresses and destinations without touching the screen. The Garmin will respond to your words intelligently. Built-in Bluetooth lets you sync your compatible phone to the navigator for hands-free conversations you carry on through the Garmin's integrated microphone and speaker.

Garmin Traffic helps you avoid delays

This DriveSmart features free lifetime traffic updates using Garmin's Traffic service, which covers a wide selection of roads and delivers reports in a hurry. Garmin Traffic incorporates data from active devices on the road, historical traffic patterns, and other factors like construction, concerts, and sporting events to give you a comprehensive look at congestion in most metropolitan areas, including a few cities in Canada. Best of all, you won't have to pay any extra charges for this service over the life of your DriveSmart.

Alerts for all kinds of drivers

The DriveSmart delivers GPS-based alerts for upcoming sharp curves, school zones, red-light and speed cameras, railroad and animal crossings, and more. The navigator will tell you when there's a change in the posted speed limit on major roads and give you a visual warning if you're exceeding it. It can also tell you if you're going the wrong way down a one-way street.

Hear directions in an ear-pleasing manner

Voice prompts speak the instructions to you like a friend would, using a personable, human-sounding voice to describe easy-to-see landmarks, buildings and businesses, and traffic lights, rather than streets with tiny signs that you might not see in time.

Connect with the Garmin Drive app

You can download Garmin's free Drive app to your phone and connect to the DriveSmart. Once paired, the navigator can use your phone's existing data plan to share information such as saved and recently found locations, where you parked, and your current destination. You can then use your phone to give you step-by-step directions back to your car in a large parking lot, for example, or to import destinations to your navigator from your phone. Read on for more cool ways the Garmin Drive app can keep you in the know — data charges may apply when using some of these features.

Phone notifications

Reduce distracted driving by avoiding the temptation to grab your phone whenever you get an incoming text or call. When your DriveSmart's paired with your phone and the Garmin Drive app, you'll see customizable notifications on the map screen for incoming calls, texts, calendar reminders, and select app alerts.

Garmin Live Services

You can also launch Garmin Live Services from the Garmin Drive app, so you can keep informed on local weather and traffic reports, real-time photos from traffic cameras, and area parking availability and pricing. Some Garmin Live Services require a subscription.

HISTORY® Network, TripAdvisor®, and Foursquare® points of interest

Got a hankering for some learning as you travel? Garmin teamed up with the HISTORY Network to guide you to notable historic sites that you might otherwise miss. You also get a U.S. national parks directory so you can find places to relax and take in scenic views or some recreational activities.

Foursquare's crowd-sourced database of points of interest gives you a whole new take on where to stop for gas, food, lodging, or shopping. You'll see the most relevant Foursquare results at the top of the search bar, so you'll know the destination is verified by actual users. Paired up with the Garmin Drive app, you'll also see helpful info such as ratings, hours, and price range displayed on the navigator's screen. And if you're a Foursquare user yourself, you can check in nearly anywhere through the navigator when it's paired with your phone.

The DriveSmart also includes TripAdvisor ratings for hotels, restaurants, and attractions which are provided by fellow travelers to this popular platform.

Get a more realistic picture of the road ahead

You'll see 3D representations of select buildings, landmarks, and terrain aspects on the Garmin's screen, making it easier to figure out where you are. Garmin also incorporates Active Lane Guidance with colored arrows for the correct lane to make an upcoming turn. Junction view displays more realistic images of select intersections, including signage, to give you a better idea of which lane you should be following. You'll see these visual features in a split-screen with your overall route so you won't lose sight of what's further down the road.

This Garmin's also compatible with the optional Garmin BC 30 and BC 40 wireless rear-view cameras so you can add an extra layer of safety when you're backing out of your driveway.


Product highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • 6.95" (1024 x 600 pixels) multi-touch glass display with pinch-to-zoom touchscreen control
  • preloaded with maps for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus most of Mexico and several major Caribbean islands
  • receive free map updates as they become available using the Garmin Express software suite (available on Garmin's website)
  • includes Garmin Traffic receiver for free lifetime traffic info (no phone required)
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • car power adapter, mini-USB cable and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 1 hour of life
Navigation Features:
  • accepts spoken commands and voice address entry
  • millions of points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • points-of-interest extras include:
    • The HISTORY Network
    • Foursquare (with check-in when connected to smartphone via Garmin Drive app)
    • TripAdvisor (with ratings when connected to smartphone via Garmin Drive app)
    • U.S. National Parks directory
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • 3D representations of select buildings, landmarks, and terrain
  • Direct Access provides door-to-door directions to destinations within select malls, airports, and universities
  • Real Directions gives instructions using landmarks, buildings, and traffic signals, with human-like voice announcements
  • Active Lane Guidance
  • junction view with signage
  • speed limit and school zone indicators
  • Up Ahead feature informs of nearby services
  • driver alerts include:
    • upcoming sharp curves
    • red-light and speed cameras
    • railroad and animal crossings
    • wrong way on one-way streets
    • fatigue warnings
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization
  • transport modes: auto
  • Wi-Fi for wireless map and software updates
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calls with your compatible phone
  • works with Garmin Drive app for iPhone® and Android™ phones:
    • onscreen notifications of incoming calls, texts, calendar reminders, and app updates via connected smartphone
    • Garmin Live Services provide local weather and traffic reports plus parking availability and images from traffic cameras
    • import destinations from your phone to the navigator and locate your parked car
  • allows Foursquare check-ins via connected smartphone
  • microSD™ card slot
  • compatible with optional Garmin BC 30 and BC 40 wireless cameras
Other Features and Specs:

What's in the box:

  • Portable navigation device with 6.95" LCD screen
  • Circular mount clip
  • Suction cup mount
  • TA20 Car charger and traffic antenna with 65" DC output cord (Mini-B USB plug)
  • 20" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini-B USB on other end)
  • Setup/Configuration guide
  • Important Safety and Product Information

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Features & specs

Maps Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage USA(50), CAN, MEX, USVI,
Points of Interest Millions
Multiple Destination Routing Yes
Screen Size 6.95"
Widescreen Yes
Bluetooth Capable Phone
Photo Viewer No
Digital Audio Playback No
Text To Speech Yes
Voice Control ---
Traffic Information North America
Dynamic Content Services Live Parking
Removable Memory Type microSD card
Battery Life 1 Hour
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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General Features
Navigation Features

General Features

Overview: The Garmin DriveSmart 65 & Traffic, part of the 2019 Garmin Drive series, is a portable GPS navigation device that provides automatic routing and turn-by-turn voice directions. The unit receives data from overhead global positioning satellites, not cellular signals, for reliable navigation directions. The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic features free Lifetime Map Updates, as well as Lifetime Garmin Traffic, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Live Services, and Voice Command for hands-free navigation.

6.95" Touchscreen LCD: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic features a 6.95" (diagonal) color TFT touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The multi-touch glass display is similar to that of a smartphone, allowing you to zoom in and out of the map using two fingers (pinch and spread). The display has both day and night modes, which are switchable manually or automatically. You can also choose a display timeout of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes, or none.

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic makes it easy to receive software and map updates with its built-in Wi-Fi. When connected to your home network, you'll be notified when a map or software update is available. The device also has built-in Bluetooth, which allows you to sync the unit with a Bluetooth-enabled device for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. You can make and receive phone calls as long as the devices are within 33 feet and paired.

Garmin Drive App: The device is compatible with the free Garmin Drive app, which allows you to access real-time services on your smartphone and share it with your navigation device. The app lets you view photoLive traffic cameras to see traffic and weather conditions from more than 10,000 traffic cameras. You can also view live traffic, weather forecasts, and live parking on your DriveSmart 65. Notifications of new text messages, calendar reminders, and other app alerts appear on the device. Garmin Drive is available from Apple iTunes for iOS devices (11.0 or later), and from Google play for Android devices (5.0 and higher).

Preloaded 3-D Maps: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic contains Here's (formerly NAVTEQ) City Navigator NT North America maps with detailed road maps of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Mexico. The maps show buildings and terrain in 3-D to make it easier for you to view landmarks as you navigate to your destination. In addition, the loaded maps include a list of notable historic sites from the History Channel, TripAdvisor traveler ratings, and millions of points-of-interest from Foresquare.

Note: Optional maps are available for this device via microSD card or download directly from Garmin Express requires Windows 7 (SP1) and up, or Mac OS X 10.11 or newer.

On-screen Owner's Manual: The unit now features the full Garmin owner's manual in its memory, so you can access it at any time.

microSD Card Slot: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic has a microSD card slot so you can store and use optional maps (available from Garmin). You can use a microSD card up to 32 GB.

Optional Wireless Backup Camera: With the optional Garmin BC 40 wireless backup camera, you can view video from the camera right on the screen. You can control the "AA" battery-operated BC 40 with voice commands, such as "Show Video" or "Hide Video." The video is transmitted via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. No drilling or wiring is required to install the camera, and up to 4 BC 40 backup cameras can be paired at a time. The optional Garmin BC 30 wireless backup camera is also compatible.

Universal Mount: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic features a universal mount that holds the unit securely in place, but can be easily removed. The circular Universal Bracket mount clips into the socket on the back of the unit, and fits the ball mount found on Garmin windshield and dash mounts.

Power Requirements: The Garmin DriveSmart 65 & Traffic is powered by a built-in Lithium-Ion battery, which will provide up to 1 hour of use when fully charged. The unit comes with a 12-volt DC power adapter for powering and charging the unit while you travel. The unit can be powered by your computer when it is connected via the supplied mini-B USB cable.

Compatibility: You can connect the unit to your computer with the supplied mini-B USB cable for downloading map updates, custom POIs, voices, and vehicles. The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic is viewable as a USB Mass Storage device, compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Navigation Features

Free Lifetime Map Updates: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic offers free lifetime map updates (of the preloaded map software) so you'll always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and navigation information. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates. You can connect the DriveSmart 65 & Traffic to your Wi-Fi network, or to your computer (via the included USB cable), for downloading the latest map update from Garmin Express.

Garmin Traffic: Garmin Traffic helps you avoid traffic tie-ups that may delay your travel. The Garmin Traffic receiver is built into the DriveSmart 65 & Traffic, which includes the TA20 traffic antenna and car charger. No smartphone is required for this service. The device uses Here (formerly NAVTEQ) Real-Time RDS Traffic coverage, which collects, processes, and distributes real-time traffic conditions, and refreshes the traffic data every 5 minutes. Updates appear to the side of the map, so your driving map remains onscreen at all times. The updates can give you details about the situation, including the estimated length of the delay. Alternate routes may be suggested to help steer you clear of construction zones or accidents ahead.

Note: Traffic updates are available for interstates and major highways in and around approximately 92 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Location-relevant pop-up ads and coupons may be received when traffic is enabled on the unit.

Voice-activated Navigation: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic lets you use your voice to activate and operate the navigation functions. Voice Command allows you to use the device by speaking the commands and following the voice prompts. After speaking a predetermined Wakeup Phrase, you can enter the names and/or address of popular, well-known locations. If necessary, you can disable voice prompts without muting the device, so you'll still hear the audible directions as you travel.

POIs with TripAdvisor: The built-in maps include millions of Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, attractions, and ATMs. Many of the listings show ratings from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. Additional search information sourced from Foresquare. In addition, you can download additional points of interest and add them to the unit's memory (Custom POIs). The free POI Loader software can be downloaded from the Garmin website to assist you in creating Custom POIs.

History Channel POIs: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic includes data from the History Channel on hundreds of historic points-of-interest. The data includes pictures and descriptions of historical monuments, parks, historic sites, and museums.

National Parks Directory: The device includes a directory of U.S. National Parks. The directory includes turn-by-turn directions to the parks, including information and directions to campgrounds, visitor centers, picnic areas, and trailheads.

Map View Options: You can choose from a 3D map view or two 2D map views (Track Up or North Up) as you navigate to your destination.

Garmin Real Directions: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic announces your upcoming maneuvers with a clear spoken voice. Using Garmin Real Directions, the spoken turn-by-turn directions utilize traffic lights and recognizable landmarks to guide you. For example, the unit uses phrases such as "Turn left at the traffic light" or "Turn right at the gas station."

Junction View: While navigating a route on a major roadway, a realistic image of an upcoming junction appears on the screen. Junction View with Lane Assist can help you select the proper lane with brightly colored arrows pointing the way.

Speed Limits: As you travel along a major road or street, the speed limit is displayed on the screen alongside of the vehicle's speed display. If you are exceeding the speed limit, the color of the vehicle speed indication changes to red. If the highway's posted speed limit has changed since the last map update, you can change the speed limit display on the unit.

Driver Alerts: The DriveSmart 65 & Traffic features audible and visual alerts to help you drive more safely and increase situation awareness. Warnings include alerts for Animal Crossing, Railroad Crossing, School Zones, and Sharp Curves. Each situation can be selected or deselected in the menu. There are also Speeding Alerts, Break Planning for long trips, and Proximity Alerts.

Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant access to important information in case of an emergency. When you touch the vehicle icon on the map screen, the "Where Am I?" feature provides the coordinates (including elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also buttons to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, and gas stations. You can also save the location for future reference.

Up Ahead: As you travel along your route, the Up Ahead feature constantly indicates the location of nearby businesses, including gas stations, restaurants, lodging, rest areas, parking, and banks/ATMs. The locations are shown as icons, some with brand logos, and when the icons are touched on the screen, details of the services are displayed, and you are given the opportunity to navigate to that address.

Last Spot: To assist you in finding your parked vehicle, the Garmin Locate feature saves your location to memory when you remove the device from the windshield mounting cradle while the device is on. You can search for your vehicle's location using the Last Spot button in the menu.

Destination Search: When the Where To? button is pressed, you can use the search tools to find your destination and plan your route. The search tools allow you to search for cities, addresses, intersections, or coordinates. The Search Bar lets you directly enter a category, brand name, address, or city name. The unit's memory stores the last 50 locations you have found so you can quickly find a previous destination.

Avoidances: In the Navigation menu, you can customize your route to avoid specific obstacles or highway features. The list of avoidances includes U-turns, Highways, Ferries, Carpool Lanes, and Unpaved Roads. You can select each one individually. You can also enter custom avoidances, such as specific areas or roads. Toll roads can be allowed or avoided, or you can choose to be asked each time before routing through a toll area.

Trip Planner: You can create and save a trip with multiple destinations using the Trip Planner. Once you have entered your destinations, you can manually set them in the order of your preference, or allow the device to calculate the most efficient route. Trip itineraries can be saved in memory for future use.

Trip Data: The Trip Data feature is a customizable tool to provide helpful statistics about your trip. Numerous data points can be selected, and three of them displayed on the main map screen. Selectable data points include: dual trip odometers (Trip A/Trip B), Direction, Current Speed, Maximum Speed, Moving Average Speed, Overall Average Speed, Stopped time, Moving Time, Total Time, Time of Day, Elevation, Location Coordinates, and GPS accuracy.

Where I've Been/Trip Log: The Where I've Been application allows you to view your previous routes and places you have stopped on the map. In addition, the device keeps a Trip Log, which is a record of the path you have traveled. The Travel History setting must be enabled in order for the Where I've Been and Trip Log features to function.

GPS Simulator: When indoors, you can activate the built-in GPS simulator and practice using the unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites, saving battery power.

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15 questions already asked

Does the unit come with the cord for plugging into the cigarette lighter?
[ Judy  May 15, 2021 ]
7 answers
I accidentally answered this wrong earlier. I must have been thinking about another device. This Garmin DriveSmart GPS unit came with the car charger cord in the box with it. If you want to charge the unit inside your home or from an electrical outlet, you will need another cord with an electrical outllet connector on it. I am sorry for the confusion. I am currently looking at the box and the cord I received with it now to avoid errors.
[ JAMES  May 18, 2021 ]
[ james w.  May 18, 2021 ]
Yes it has the power cord and a USB cord for downloading updates
[ Michael  May 18, 2021 ]
YES it does.....this GPS is the best of all the ones I've had in the past. You will not be disappointed...
[ RICHARD  May 17, 2021 ]
[ Bill  May 17, 2021 ]
Yes it does
[ JAMES  May 17, 2021 ]
[ DANNY R  May 17, 2021 ]
Does it have hazmat routes?
[ Troy  Apr 06, 2021 ]
1 answer
This one does not plan trips with that criteria. Garmin does make some portable GPS units that can and I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check current items
[ Paul  Apr 18, 2021 ]  Staff
Does garmin drivesmart 65 have commercial trucking mode?
[ Mark  Mar 10, 2021 ]
3 answers
No, you will need a GPS strictly for truckers.. I use to drive OTR and this GPS is good but not made for truck routes.
[ EDDIE  Mar 10, 2021 ]
[ Gail  Mar 10, 2021 ]
[ Gordon  Mar 10, 2021 ]
Does it provide lane assist information?
[ Connie  Feb 26, 2021 ]
3 answers
It does show you which lane to be in for making an exit off a highway/interstate based on your route.
[ Michael  Mar 01, 2021 ]
Yes. The screen splits and one half retains your actual location and the other half illustrates the upcoming lanes and which one(s) you need to be in. The audio also tells you to be third from the left for example.
[ Bill  Feb 28, 2021 ]
If you mean to let you know that you've wandered out of your lane, no. I think it will let you know which lane you need to be in for upcoming exits. It's been a long time since I've used mine, so check with Garmin to be sure.
[ Celeste  Feb 27, 2021 ]
Phone numbers included for lodging locations?
[ Richard  Feb 17, 2021 ]
1 answer
I believe so, if I remember correctly
[ CHRIS  Feb 17, 2021 ]
My vehicle already does hands free calling. Can I just set this up to do hands free texting but not the hands free calling?
[ Larry  Dec 30, 2020 ]
3 answers
I did buy this GPS unit, and it does indeed allow you to shut off the phone send/receive function while still keeping the connection to the phone for other functions like traffic/weather/alerts/etc. To turn off the phone send/receive function go to the Settings menu on the GPS - Click on "Wireless Networks" - on that menu, 2nd line down (between "Bluetooth" and "Search for Devices") should have your phone listed - click on your phone (assuming you have already connected your phone via Bluetooth) - in that menu, 3rd line down, is "Phone Calls" - turn check mark off by clicking it and it will then say "not connected". I verified this worked by having a friend call me and the GPS did not take the phone call. I also verified that the other functions continued to work like weather/traffic/alerts/etc.
[ Larry  Jan 23, 2021 ]
I was able to find out that you can shut off the phone call/receive function but still have the phone connected for messages/alerts/traffic/weather/etc. To do this go to settings on the gps, go to Wireless Networks. It should list your phone (assuming you already connected it via bluetooth). My phone was listed just under "Bluetooth" and above "Search for Devices". Click on your phone listing and the 3rd line down says "Phone calls". Turn that off. It will leave everything else, but won't send/receive calls. Made a call to test and the truck bluetooth system handled the call just fine and it did not show up on the GPS, but every other function (traffic/weather/messages/etc.) worked just fine.
[ Larry  Jan 22, 2021 ]
I don't believe so, BUT not 100% sure
[ CHRIS  Dec 30, 2020 ]
I want to set this up for trucks but it doesnt give me and option?
[ Kenny  Nov 20, 2020 ]
1 answer
No, there is no watching for setting up trucks
[ CHRIS  Nov 20, 2020 ]
Is this unit windshield mounted and is all hardware included?
[ David  Sep 20, 2020 ]
8 answers
hardware is included. my unit is windshield mounted but in the lower left corner. It almost sits on the dash in that corner. I feel it is less obstructive in that area.
[ Karen  Sep 21, 2020 ]
Yes, it comes with suction cups for windshield mounting. However! I use Gramin's Portable Friction Mount - on the dash (Model #010-10908-00) which in my opinion is a much better way to go! You can position it and reposition it on the fly. When parked it is easily removed and doesn't leave suction cup marks on the windshield advertising to thieves that you have one on board. I've used mine for more than a decade and wouldn't go any other route. Hope this helps.
[ BILL  Sep 21, 2020 ]
Yes you can mount it on the window. It comes with all hardware. Great unit.
[ Crawford  Sep 21, 2020 ]
Garmin usually supplies a stick on windshield mount with a very good suction cup. Check with your state to see if it allowed as some states don't want them mounted where they will block your vision through the windshield (same with stuff hanging off your mirror. ProClip makes mounts that are very well designed and made and are compliant with such state regulations. Garmin provides a ball socket that attaches to their mounts.
[ JAMES  Sep 20, 2020 ]
yes to both
[ Robert  Sep 20, 2020 ]
Yes it comes with a suction mount and cable.
[ Robert  Sep 20, 2020 ]
Yes, it has all hardware, including windshield mount. This is the best GPS i have owned so far, I'm sure you will be pleased.
[ RICHARD  Sep 20, 2020 ]
[ dave  Sep 20, 2020 ]
tell how fast I am going?
[ Ronald  Sep 06, 2020 ]
6 answers
Yes, and quite accurately
[ RONALD  Sep 06, 2020 ]
Yes, It actively shows your speed
[ DAVID M.  Sep 06, 2020 ]
The Garmin will show the posted speed limit and the speed you are traveling.
[ Frank  Sep 06, 2020 ]
I am almost positive it does. I haven't had to use it in a while
[ CHRIS  Sep 06, 2020 ]
Yes and matches my car speedometer perfectly. Love this GPS.
[ Sylvia in Mystic  Sep 06, 2020 ]
Yes it will tell you how fast you are going. It will also display the speed limit for your area, most of the time correct. It can also be configured to show your altitude, good if you are going into the mountains.
[ Gabriel  Sep 06, 2020 ]
key board sensitivity Is to sensitive. It will key multiple letters the instant you touch the key?
[ Bert  Mar 07, 2020 ]
2 answers
Bert, this doesn't happen with my Garmin DriveSmart 65. You might want to contact Garmin and ask them what's going on that this happening with yours. Their customer service is pretty good.
[ Celeste  Mar 09, 2020 ]
I do not have that issue; it works perfectly. Maybe you could try a tablet stylus with the rubber tip if your finger seems to remain on the touch screen too long.
[ Randall  Mar 07, 2020 ]
is there a way to hardwire this GPS so the insightly power cord is hidden?
[ rettup  Feb 21, 2020 ]
2 answers
Some of the cord can be hidden, but it depends on how you have mounted it. Depending on the mount location and the car you should be able to tuck the cord in several places. sometimes there are places in-between the dash panels that have room for the cord to be tucked in. If you aren't going to be moving the GPS there are hard wire kits available so you don't have to use the lighter socket. You should know what you are doing with automotive wiring though.
[ JAMES  Mar 07, 2020 ]
None that I've found, I just tuck it in where I can and try to keep it tidy.
[ RONALD  Feb 21, 2020 ]
Is the drive smart 65 gps for trucks?
[ Vincent  Dec 16, 2019 ]
3 answers
If you mean for pickup trucks, yes. I have a Silverado, recently took a thousand-mile trip, and it worked great. If you mean for tractor-trailers, I don't see why not. I kind of wish I'd gotten the RV version, though, because it sent me up a road that I had to turn around because of a warning sign that my truck and RV were over 35 feet. The RV version might have alerted me to that.
[ Celeste  Dec 18, 2019 ]
I see no reason why it would not's a great GPS. I had used gamin's for over 20+ years.
[ Crawford  Dec 16, 2019 ]
I assume you can. We just plug it in our power outlet in our car and it works fine. I wouldn't think it matters what vehicle you use it in if I understand your ?.
[ peter  Dec 16, 2019 ]
I do deliveries, in the morning I get about 100 packages and I'm looking to get the best navigation order to safe time, every day are different address, how many stops can i input? and it will give me a view of the outside of the address?
[ Omar  Nov 12, 2019 ]
4 answers
Hi Omar, thank you for your question. The Garmin DriveSmart 65 & Traffic does allow you to input multiple destinations, however, it does not give a set limit on the amount of destinations you can input on one trip. You may wish to reach out to Garmin to gather further information on possible limits on the amount of routes you could input. You may reach their tech support team at 800-800-1020.
[ Jess  Nov 23, 2019 ]  Staff
Sorry, but have never done multiple points
[ RONALD  Nov 21, 2019 ]
I am not sure if you can enter a single route with 100 stops. You would probably have to enter the route and enter the stops in the exact order you want to go. You can enter more than 100 addresses and then you would have to choose your next destination as you arrive at each stop. Keep in mind that the DriveSmart 65 is a "true" GPS. It picks the signal from satellites, not from cell towers. If you go into areas with no or spotty cell phone service, the DriveSmart will guide you perfectly.
[ Gabriel  Nov 21, 2019 ]
Honestly, I am not 100% sure. I also do deliveries, BUT only use it if I have somewhere that I have not been
[ CHRIS  Nov 21, 2019 ]
how to have constant visible compass Garmin DriveSmart 65?
[ RICHARD W.  Apr 20, 2019 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Apr 30, 2019 ]  Staff
Is there a trip preview map ?
[ Michael  Apr 01, 2019 ]
2 answers
Yes. When the trip is first calculated all potential routes are displayed and it lets you select which route you want to take.
[ Bill  Feb 28, 2021 ]
I think so, but not 100%
[ CHRIS  Apr 01, 2019 ]

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