The GPS Store's Guide to Automotive GPS units

There are no subscription or monthly fees that are associated with the use of GPS or the GPS satellites.  However there are GPS systems that have other optional features and services that may require a subscription or monthly fee. Examples of those services are real time traffic, real time weather reports and satellite radio.



Advanced Navigation Systems- Advanced vehicle navigation systems are units that have additional features to the standard pre-loaded maps and voice directions. These units generally have detailed maps of the US, Text to Speech Routing which verbally speaks the name of the street that you are turning onto and an extensive amount of POIs. Other features that you will find in some of these models will be Bluetooth technology, real-time traffic capability and Lifetime Map Updates.


Garmin Drive 61LM US Maps- With 6” display includes Lifetime Map Updates and Turn by Turn Guidance throughout the U.S. Lane Assist with Junction View, Up Ahead Services and Driver Alerts are just a few of the helpful features found in this affordable auto GPS.
Garmin Drive 61LMT-S- Detailed maps of the United States preloaded offers an easy to operate automotive GPS. 6” Dual-Orientation Display, Live Traffic and Lifetime Map Updates, Millions of Points of Interest, Real Directions with Landmark Guidance and much more!


Elite Navigation - The systems that appear in the Elite section are units that are on the higher end of the GPS Spectrum and offer Lifetime Maps, Lifetime Traffic, text to speech routing as well as some if not all of the following features: Dual Orientation display giving you the option to view your driving directions in portrait or lanscape, Voice Activation allowing you to speak commands to your GPS and Bluetooth capabilities helping to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road ahead.


Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S- Offering free lifetime maps and traffic. With bluetooth capabilities and voice activation included. The 51LMT-s offers smart notifications for phone calls, Texts and emails right on the display. You can update your maps wirelessly with WI-FI.
Garmin DriveSmart 61LMT-S- Important safety features and free lifetime maps and traffic make this unit a great option. Also add in a 6" pinch to zoom display, hands free bluetooth and voice activation.
Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT- Garmin’s DriveAssist 51LMT is a top choice in automotive GPS units. With Forward Collision Warning and RealVision, the DriveAssist uses the built-in camera for added safety. Detailed Maps of the US and Canada, Bluetooth, Voice Activation and More!
Garmin DriveSmart 61LMT-S- Important safety features and free lifetime maps and traffic make this unit a great option. Also add in a 6" pinch to zoom display, hands free bluetooth and voice activation.
Garmin 276CX Auto Bundle- A bright 5 inch sunlight viewable GPS. Keypad controlled screen with GPS and GLONASS Receivers and Preloaded Lifetime Maps of North America make this a top choice for those looking for a rugged GPS with expandable mapping capabilities.


Truck Navigation - The systems that are located in the Truck section are units that are designed especially for RV's or Trucks. With specialty features that give you the ability to customize your routes based on your Truck or RV's specs. Enter the vehicles length, width, weight and height and these GPS units will be sure to keep you on the right track and on roads that you are allowed to be on.Available in a variety of screen sizes there is sure to be a unit that's right for you.


Garmin RV 770 LMT-S RV- A large 6.95” Edge-to-Edge Display shows detailed mapping, RV Specific Routing and RV points of Interest. WiFi Map Updates, Bluetooth and Driver Alerts are just the beginning of this high end unit. Preloaded with liftime maps and traffic.
Garmin DezlCam LMTHD- The top of the line truck unit. The Garmin DezlCam LMTHD has an internal DashCam with HD recording providing all kinds of great features, collision avoidance, collision recording, tailgate warnings and more. The 6” dual orientation glass display shows the truck specific routes from the preloaded maps of North America clearly and it includes Lifetime Maps & Traffic, Voice Activated navigation, Bluetooth, Smartphone Link. 
Garmin Dezl 580LMT-S Truck GPS- The Dezl 580 LMT-S from Garmin is a top contender in trucking GPS. Offering Lifetime Maps and Free Live Services, the 580 provides custom truck routing based on the size and weight of your truck. Easy Break Planning provides timely notifications for breaks with UpAhead Services showing Truck Stops, POI’s, Weigh Stations and More.
Garmin Dezl 770LMT- An Updated version of the first genreation Garmin Truck GPS unit is here. Compatible with the BC 30 backup camera the large 7” glass display will allow you to better access to retain info and track your trips and includes lifetime maps & traffic, Lane Assist and will even operate as a display for your backup camera with the external video input. Truckers everywhere are going to want this unit.


Motorcyle Navigation -. The units in this category come preloaded with Maps of North America, provide turn-by-turn directions, offer a glove friendly touch screen and are enclased in a rugged and waterproof housing perfect for the open road.


Garmin Zumo 595LM- With a bright 5" sunlight readable touchscreen that has dual articulation with glove friendly operation. It's Waterproof to IPX7 Standards and rugged enough to resist fuel spray. Each unit offers lifetime maps for U.S and Canada. 
Garmin Zumo 395LM- With a 4.3 sunlight viewable display showing detail maps of the U.S. and Canada. It also offers Bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling. The unit includes driver alerts keeping the driver aware of approaching sharp curves, speed changes, railroads, animal crossings, and even school zones.