Garmin GPS Models | Release Date History

 
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For general discussion about Garmin GPS history or to report new models or updates to the list, please use the Garmin GPS Model History Discussion Thread.

Includes devices in the following product lines: StreetPilot, Nuvi, Live, Zumo, Dezl, RV, Fleet and Drive. The date represents the month that the device was generally in stock from online vendors or available on store shelves. It is not necessarily the date that the device was announced to the press by Garmin.

?/1998 StreetPilot I
11/1999 StreetPilot Colormap
3/2002 StreetPilot III
8/2003 StreetPilot 26x0
3/2005 StreetPilot C3x0
7/2005 StreetPilot 27x0
8/2005 StreetPilot i3
10/2005 StreetPilot i2, i5
12/2005 StreetPilot 7x00
10/2005 nuvi 300, 350
3/2006 StreetPilot c510, c530. c550
6/2006 nuvi 310, 360, 370, StreetPilot 2820
9/2006 nuvi 610, 660, 670
2/2007 StreetPilot c580
4/2007 nuvi 2x0, 600, 650, 680
7/2007 nuvi 2x0W; zumo 450, 500, 550
8/2007 nuvi 7x0
2/2008 nuvi 5000
3/2008 nuvi 2x5, 2x5W
6/2008 nuvi 8x0
7/2008 nuvi 5x0
8/2008 nuvi 7x5
3/2009 nuvi 8x5
4/2009 nuvi 12x0, 13x0, 465T; zumo 660
7/2009 nuvi 14x0
10/2009 nuvi 1690
3/2010 zumo 220
4/2010 nuvi 37x0
5/2010 nuvi 295w, 1100; zumo 665
9/2010 nuvi 23xx
11/2010 live 1695
2/2011 nuvi 24x0; dezl 560
5/2011 nuvi 22xx
10/2011 nuvi 30, 40, 50, 24x5, 25x5, 34x0
1/2012 nuvi 35x0
6/2012 zumo 350
10/2012 dezl 760
1/2013 nuvi 42, 44, 52, 54
3/2013 nuvi 24x7, 25x7, 27x7
4/2013 nuvi 3597, fleet 590
7/2013 RV 760
9/2013 nuvi 2598; zumo 390
1/2014 nuvi 55, 56, 65, 66
2/2014 nuvi 2798
4/2014 zumo 590
9/2014 nuvi 25x9, 26x9, 2789
12/2014 fleet 660, 670
1/2015 nuvi 57, 58, 67, 68; dezl 570, 770
5/2015 nuviCam
7/2015 RV 660; dezlcam
1/2016 Drive 50, 60; DriveSmart 50, 60, 70
3/2016 zumo 395, 595
4/2016 DriveAssist 50; DriveLuxe 50
1/2017 Drive 51, 61;
2/2017 DriveSmart 51; DriveAssist 51; DriveLuxe 51
3/2017 DriveSmart 61; RV 770
9/2017 Dezl 580
4/2018 zumo 396
6/2018 Dezl 780, Dezlcam 785

The Garmin StreetPilot, introduced at CES 1998, was the beginning of a long line of "affordable" consumer grade road navigation devices (or PND's). With street prices of about $400 in 1998 money, one might argue the affordability, but it started a long string of increasingly capable navigators with ever decreasing prices.

Garmin introduced the first nuvi's back in 2005 as a major update in product design from the legacy StreetPilot series. After that first nuvi 300, there was a steady stream of new model anouncements in the nuvi series.

The Drive line of products was announced at CES 2016 in January 2016 as a re-branding of or replacement for the 10+ year old nuvi line.

The model numbering sequence and feature sets are far from logical and can cause confusion in our discussions in the forum. I thought it would be helpful and interesting to have a comprehensive reference list of the various model groups and their approximate release dates.

I compiled the above list with web research. The dates may not be exact, but I think they are in the ball park. I try to determine dates that the products are actually on store shelves or shipping from online retailers rather than using Garmin's product announcement dates. Please submit any corrections you have and I will update the list.

I included the zumo, dezl, RV, live, fleet and drive models in the list since they are so closely related to the nuvi in function. Thanks to bear007 for supplying the release dates for the zumo series and to bdhsfz6 for StreetPilot dates.

Note: This list contains Garmin models that were sold in the North America market. There are some other models that were sold only in other regions (Europe, Asia, etc.) and are not included.