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?
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.
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.
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:
Look around, this GPS often goes on sale, much cheaper than the Garmin site.
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...
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..
@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.
Their smart phone links are only for Apple or Google.
There's an android one too
I use the Android version with my DS61
Android and Google are the same.
@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
I have to say that with my DS 61 the app works great. The app was hit and miss with my 2689.
Now you mention it ... I didn't connect the two since most folks call the Google version Android.
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.
I'll need to do some research
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