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Dfferences between DriveSmart 50LMT-D and 51LMT-D?

 
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bat400
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Dfferences between DriveSmart 50LMT-D and 51LMT-D? Reply with quote

TomTom have said they will no longer update maps for my XL IQ Routes 2 after December so I am looking at getting a Garmin device. I use the PGPSW speed camera database.

I want digital traffic so I am looking at the DriveSmart 50LMT-D or 51LMT-D. Can anyone tell me what differences there are between these two models? Are there any good reasons for choosing one over the other?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I *think* the main difference is that the 51 has built-in WiFi for easier updates etc (i.e. doesn't need connecting to a computer to update the software/maps. Although I think you would still need to connect to computer to install POIs and our speed camera database.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other main difference is that the 51 gets traffic from your smartphone. The 50 has a built in receiver.

I wouldn't want a 51 for that reason alone.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both.

Having read a bit further, I think the LMT and LMT-D both get traffic from the radio, but from classic RDS-TMC and Digital Traffic respectively, using the aerial and receiver on the power lead, and the LMT-S can only get traffic from the Smartphone Link app.

I'm not bothered about wi-fi updates direct to the device, so I'll probably look for the cheaper 50LMT-D.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up the 50 LMT-D with Full Europe maps from Argos clearance on eBay for 122.99 delivered:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Garmin-DriveSmart-50LMT-D-5-Inch-Europe-Lifetime-Maps-Sat-Nav/352376710082


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sussamb wrote:
Other main difference is that the 51 gets traffic from your smartphone. The 50 has a built in receiver.

I wouldn't want a 51 for that reason alone.


That's true. I told my mum to get the 51 not realising this... She doesn't have a smartphone :/

Thankfully we got it at a good price and she wasn't fussed about the traffic anyway Very Happy
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