What Garmin 7 Inch GPS Is The Most Feature Rich?

 

As posted above, I am giving a bit of thought to a 7 inch Garmin GPS. Which Garmin 7 inch is the most feature rich?

I have

a 2797 LMT. While I like the size of the screen being easy to see, because of the size I find it a bit cumbersome to stash it out of the way. If you want it in a motorhome or any other larger vehicle then I'd say it's a good choice.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

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I just got a DriveSmart 61 with the 6" screen and I'm finding it a bit of a PITA to store in the vehicle. Don't think I could handle a 7" one.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

DS 61

Garmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-S is a great GPS with lots of features. I've had about 7 different models from a StreetSmart 330c to the 61, by far the best of them all.

Full details on the Garmin website:

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/552113

Look around, this GPS often goes on sale, much cheaper than the Garmin site.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Yeah,

the DS61 is bordering on huge. I guess I'm not that keen on how much air flow from the center dash vents is blocked when it's in use...

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(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT + DS61LMT-S Boston MA

soberbyker wrote: Garmin

soberbyker wrote:

Garmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-S is a great GPS with lots of features. I've had about 7 different models from a StreetSmart 330c to the 61, by far the best of them all.

Full details on the Garmin website:

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/552113

Look around, this GPS often goes on sale, much cheaper than the Garmin site.

I 100% agree that DriveSmart 61 is a great device. It has all the great features and I love the screen size and display brightness and resolution. Highly recommended device..

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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

DriveSmart 61

@Jim1348 … I agree that the Drivesmart 61 is a great choice in Garmin's current lineup, but be aware that it does not come bundled with a traffic receiver like the older LMT or LMTHD models did. Garmin now recommends that you use the Smartphone Link app for traffic, so they do not bundle the newest devices with a traffic receiver. These models are compatible with the older receivers like the GTM-60 or the GTM-36, but if you want the traffic receiver, you would need to purchase it separately. If you want a device that is bundled with the traffic receiver, look at the previous model DriveSmart 70LMT. Like most of the discontinued higher end Garmin models, these are now getting hard to find.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

DriveSmart 61

Their smart phone links are only for Apple or Google. evil

Nope

There's an android one too

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

yup

sussamb wrote:

There's an android one too

I use the Android version with my DS61

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Same

Android and Google are the same.

works ok

alandb wrote:

@Jim1348 … I agree that the Drivesmart 61 is a great choice in Garmin's current lineup, but be aware that it does not come bundled with a traffic receiver like the older LMT or LMTHD models did. Garmin now recommends that you use the Smartphone Link app for traffic

~snip~

I have to say that with my DS 61 the app works great. The app was hit and miss with my 2689.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

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jjen wrote:

Android and Google are the same.

Now you mention it ... I didn't connect the two since most folks call the Google version Android.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

2797 LMT

I have two 2797LMT and find them to be the sweet spot in the Garmin range. They are still available (refurbished) on the GPS city web site and are a popular choice.
The large screen is a boon if you are optically challenged and they are easy for a co-pilot to operate.

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Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

I'll need to do some research

I'll need to do some research