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Garmin DriveSmart 65 - Traffic - GPS navigator

Mfg # 010-02038-02 CDW # 5605621 | UNSPSC 52161518

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  • Traffic
  • automotive 6.95" widescreen
  • GPS navigator
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For drivers who love new adventures while traveling, the Garmin DriveSmart 65 GPS navigator is the ultimate road trip companion. Featuring simple menus and easy-to-read maps, Garmin DriveSmart 65 lets you view turn-by-turn directions at a glance on a bright 6.95" edge-to-edge touchscreen display.
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Garmin DriveSmart 65 - Traffic - GPS navigator is rated 4.30 out of 5 by 147.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over the years I have had many Garmin GPS I love my Drive Smart 65 it is my favorite electronic item that I own plus I trust its accuracy for all my driving destinations.
Date published: 2024-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features This is my second Garmin GPS, My first one was Garmin 62, the Garmin 65 just as good even, my only disappointment is that they removed the time and replaced it with direction I’m traveling. It’s OK it could have been inserted elsewhere and kept the time, which I feel is more important then direction.
Date published: 2024-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THANK YOU I bought this a month ago and I'm so happy i did Great buy
Date published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great navigation The navigation and display our great. The only thing that I have is a problem with the speech recognition, if you say the place where you want to go it will answer you back did you say and then will show something totally different on what you said. The speech recognition is very poor.
Date published: 2024-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn't go anywhere with out it Traffic backup conditions, directions, weather, never got lost
Date published: 2024-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Larger screen is great I bought this Garmin a few weeks ago and so far I love it. Took me a little while to setup with the help of a Youtube Video it was a snap to setup.
Date published: 2023-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great directions This new Garmin is one of the best buys I have ever made. Clear precise directions.
Date published: 2023-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the bigger screen We have used Garmin GPS devices for many years and this is our 3rd upgrade. The GPS works great although the voice prompt comes too late for a quick turn. I wish this device had the fuel efficiency that existed several years ago.
Date published: 2023-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good not great gets you there/ Voice command only works 50%. Good screen size.
Date published: 2023-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best GPS I have ever used! The GPS is relatively easy to use and is very accurate. I use it just for fun when driving even when going to places I already know where I am going. I like the traffic warning features comes in very handy. Would recommend this to anyone who wants a GPS!
Date published: 2022-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this model! Got this as a replacement for a damaged earlier model and love its features. Typical fine Garmin performance and utility.
Date published: 2022-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought 2 DriveSmart 65's I bought 2 DriveSmart 65's when I thought the nuvi 1450 I had for over 12 years had failed. I found later it just needed a higher amperage power source or time to fully charge the battery before I tried to update it. Our two Sienna's have built in navigation but it comes with a manual that is 3/4 inch thick and necessary to read to use. Map updates cost more than two good Garmin's whose manual is not needed but useful. The 65's work much the same as the older unit. Easy to program, gets you there on the best path and traffic has saved us several times by avoiding accidents and traffic problems. Great product!!
Date published: 2022-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from E Z 2 use So nice. But need more characters on this review. X
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works very good I am still liking my GPS so far everything is working very good. Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Featries My Gamin has wonderful feature's but I am unable to figure out how it works. So far I have tried numerous was to get it to work. I have tried putting in names or addresses in my Garmin but it has not worked so hopefully it will work one day. If you have anyone who can call me and give me advise I would appreciate your services.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the way it tells ahead . I trust Betty ( my Garmin)more to get us there then my wife.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate and easy to read Excellent user interface, even for someone who has used several different types of this product. Large clear screen that provides great examples roads, signage and available businesses and travel sites.
Date published: 2022-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful in many situations I use this both in the USA and all over Europe. It is 5 stars in the USA and 4 stars in Europe. Addressees and road situation updates can be a challenge in Europe and although not as accurate or user friendly as in the USA it is still helpful in Europe.
Date published: 2023-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from needs improvement When a GPS is new, it wrongly tells you to go left when it’s right and vice versa. After you find a place and save it, it finds the place just fine. I also feel that they should offer the voice in different accents for fun, for example a British accent!
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and screen size I purchased this a few weeks ago, it is so good I purchased another for my second vehicle.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won’t boot up after updating and activating I’m not sure what is going on but I can’t get it to work right after an update and activating issue…it’s just sitting in its box until I get around to sending it back…not what I expected from Garmin.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great size, easy to read very happy with this GPS. easy to read with great features.easy to update
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid GPS This is my 4th or 5th Garmin. Like the larger screen (not too big). The system is different from older models so locating things takes some getting used to. Like the added elevation and trip programming.
Date published: 2023-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice size with great graphics This replaced another Garmin GPS that was over 10 years old. Very happy with my decision.
Date published: 2023-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great It works great! Have owned two Garmin's before, always worked great, bought another one.
Date published: 2023-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely easy to use! I love my Garman I know I will never get lost when I use it it may not always be the fastest route, but it gets me where I want to go!
Date published: 2023-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad I had some real trouble with it, saying that roads were closed. And they weren't, it took me an extra hour to get to the Indiana Ohio State football game. When in reality, the road that they said was closed. Wasn't the same thing happened this morning when I tried to go play golf?
Date published: 2023-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NeededanewOne My last Garmin finally had it’s day! Like the features so far on one trip.
Date published: 2023-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very rewarding yes I’m in love with my DriveSmart 65 w/t and wonder how I got along without it. Even though it comes with few basic instructions I have practically mastered it in just a couple of days. It provides me with so much more than just a map. Road hazards, vocal communication, weather maps with radar, total trip planning, locates food, fuel, and hundreds of other types of useful information. Thank you, Garmin. Now I’m “good to go”.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Using Your Phone I bought this unit to make traveling easier, not just with efficient navigation but with additional information of interest or necessity well displayed on a great screen. Great device at a fair price. HIGHLY recommended.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Garmin DriveSmart 65 And Traffic Received this for Christmas. It was working fine and then it lost the audio. After working with it for a few days the audio finally came back. Still do not have the Bluetooth working.
Date published: 2024-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb update to old Garmin; with one exception I replaced a 7 year old Garmin Nuvi with this one. All was well until I attempted to download the new map offered by Garmin Express. My Verizon DSL is slow, but I didn't realize how slow until I saw the download time of 10-12 hours. In short, the DSL would kick out after no more than 15% of the new map was downloaded. This was likely due to a large file limiter built into the DSL software. For whatever reason, I was stuck with no existing map on my brand new GPS. Fortunately, I was able to locate a computer repair shop with a much more speedy connection...... download speed was 20X faster than at home. This is the only way I was able to get the updated maps. Now I am stuck with whatever the current mapping is, as I don't dare attempt another download with my slow DSL.
Date published: 2024-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new Garmin 65 w/traffic I've owned 5 Garmin GPS models. This unit is by far the best of them all. I had bought the Garmin 66, but the screen was smaller than my older model Garmin 60. The resolution on the 66 is superior to the 65. I'm still trying the settings. You have to access the traffic on the side by selecting the ... buttons and it shows a nice illustration of the traffic conditions. I'm happy with the purchase of the Garmin 65.
Date published: 2024-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound After work fine the volume went to a very low adjustment, could only hear a very faint voice, no adjustment would fix it,very disappointed
Date published: 2023-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just stops working sometimes I have had this for about a month. Twice it just stopped working for a few hours. Then it starts working again. I had to go to my google maps to get to my destination. It is great when it works though.
Date published: 2023-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, don’t like the mount I upgraded from a Nuvi 1450. Love all of the new features, but the way the mount attaches to the unit is a pain. Liked the 1450 mount better.
Date published: 2023-09-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great improvement I replaced an older model Garmin with the DriveSmart 65 and I'm happy that I did. The larger screen is easier to read. Traffic alerts me to trouble ahead. I still have things to learn. I would like to preplan a route like I could do long ago with Delorme.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade This is a big improvement over my Garmin 55. Bluetooth and voice command work great.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great GPS My old Nuvi finally wouldn't load the new map updates. I decided to get a DriveSmart 65. I really like all the things it will do. Excellent replacement choice.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satellite connection! I use this especially when I don't have cellular connections. Also I love that I can input GPS coordinates for locations. I do a bit of overloading and this device helps tremendously since I can save several locations.
Date published: 2023-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A worthy GPS Just drove 9 days from Eastern Carolina to washington state. Very reliable and easy to use. Well worth the cost!
Date published: 2023-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so good So far it is working better than the previous one this one replaced under warranty, it has not quit working and I hope it stays that way. You still need a software patch to be able to turn off the sound for school zones like you can for everything else, I can't be the only one requesting!
Date published: 2023-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Improving This is my second unit (my first unit took too much abuse - my fault). Bought and love the improved software model.
Date published: 2023-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best garmin yet Works great, looks great, Better than the built in in my New Ford
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quirky When functioning properly it is a great device. It seems to be difficult to maintain bluetooth connection even when the phone is close by. Settings disappear when connection is lost and have to be reset. Time will tell I suppose
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great assistance and quick rerouting I used first time last month in LA . Very good comparing to old one I had since 2015
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New and improved I love the size of the screen this new and improved unit that I have is probably the best I've ever seen I am so impressed with all the new features I enjoy travel
Date published: 2022-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite an improvement over my 5 year old Garmin Started to have problems with my old Garmin GPS. Did not want to be on a trip and loose directions. Garmin Drive Smart 65 seems to be a bit larger and brighter. Only problem I have is setting up traffic.
Date published: 2022-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great GPS! Easy to maneuver; very intuitive; recommend this product
Date published: 2022-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trust the Garmin I purchased the DriveSmart 65 to add to my new car which did not come with a GPS. I drove from LA to CA and the GPS found motels and restaurants along the way. Once I thought it was taking me in the wrong direction and followed my instincts, but I was wrong. The Garmin was right. It is very good at finding nearby businesses. It also guided me around heavy traffic in large metropolitan areas. I love it.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Garmin purchase I have an older Garmin 5.5”x5.5” screen. It is also a drive smart. I started taking it out of my personal vehicle and using it in my work vehicle after my transfer. I finally decided to purchase a new Garmin and went w the 65. I had to update it via my computer and the app to give it the locals roads which I did not expect it would require. The update took a little over 2 hours or so to load and make the unit useful. After that the unit is a champ and processes requests faster and more accurately than the older unit. Glad I spent the money. Even happier that it was on sale during Christmas. Now it’s time to live life by logging some trips and favorites into the new Garmin.
Date published: 2024-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choicer I purchased one of these ten months ago because the one that was no way to get an activation code for the one that came with my 2017 Dodge Journey. I wanted a large screen so that it was easy to see while driving without being distracting. I wanted voice command and one to connect with my audio system so that I could hear it clearly. This unit does it all and at a reasonable price. Was it worth the price…Yes! Does it perform as described…Yes! Would I recommend or buy it again… Definitely Yes! Would I trade or upgrade for a fancier one with more advanced features…. NO. This one is great! My only issues have been the suction cup loses its grip every few months, and every five months, the unit just stops working and goes blank. After I let it recharge for a couple days, it restarts and I’m up and running again. I don’t think either issue is due the unit’s malfunction. I’m sure the windshield has an oil build up, and possibly my auto charger malfunction since it works perfectly for five months without recharging. Otherwise, I love it! I would definitely buy it again.
Date published: 2024-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device!! Over the years I have purchased a number of Garmin products all of which have worked well my last purchase was the Garmin DriveSmart 65 we have used it extensively (my vehicle GPS is somewhat dated) and have found it to be 1. easy to operate 2. easy to follow & 3. all the trip info necessary to make your journey enjoyable . Family members have borrowed my DriveSmart and have commented on how accurate and easy it was to use. It's a keeper. Doug
Date published: 2023-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Traffic Love my Garmin. When on vacation and locally, it advises us when there is traffic or problems ahead and provides the time delay. It also gives us alternate routes when necessary. Great product.
Date published: 2023-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. Bought my Garmin during my trip to the east coast. Was worth the purchase.
Date published: 2023-11-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one yet I’ve had mine for a while now and love it and all its features. It gets better every time I update the maps. I wouldn’t go anywhere without it
Date published: 2023-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slow to connect to satellite signal!!! This is my 2nd unit of this device. This one is too slow to connect to satellite signal compare to previous one and sometimes the spelling of the location is wrong.
Date published: 2023-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the new features Very easy to use . . . . rapid response . . . . excellent graphics and images.
Date published: 2023-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features Had this for a month. Replaced an old model. works great.
Date published: 2023-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the large print Have always used Garmin, but this is the best one yet. I can't read it without my glasses. This unit has a ton of features which is great . I do like getting messages displayed right on the screen. The battery does not seem to last as long as others though.
Date published: 2022-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well Has some problems with our roundabouts. we have over 140.
Date published: 2022-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super!!!! My device is awesome! Detailed updated maps and has a perfect size. No regrets, fellows!
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from big screen A big improvement from my 15 year old Garmin. I really like the big screen and finding destinations is easier too.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from door to door feature this garmin cannot find addresses,but my cell phone has no problem finding them.I deliver cars and need exact directions which this garmin does not supply.
Date published: 2022-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good update from my old Nuvi My old Nuvi 1490 finally got too outdated and this new 65 is faster and a big improvement in every way.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge disappointment This thing cannot figure out the quickest route to your destination. Some places it can't even find.
Date published: 2022-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrible When I put in an address it takes me a different route and each time when I switch directions he keeps on wanting me to go a different route which is much longer and out of the way Also the device tells me the interstate is closed that I was driving on, when it is not, and the device kept on telling me to take the detours. It was a good thing I knew where I was and I knew it was wrong. I love my old Garmin and it works great never have issues
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed Liked it but here was my issue. When we came into Colorado on interstate I 76 and the only direction I get is when I turn off I 70 at Grand Junction, 400 miles away. I know now that I 76 turns into I 70 in Denver. So we drove thru Denver, roads covered in snow and watched the signs and never once was I given what lane to be in or anything. Big Help. It gave me lane support thru Chicago on I 80 and we took it all the thru town never getting off I 80 and it gave us lane recommendations all the way. And No Compass. Garmin has been making these products way too long to have this issue. My old was better and was almost 20 years old.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I have seen or used. Purchased one month ago, so it has been used on several near-by trips in addition to daily trips. I reside in a rural area, so a trip for groceries, supplies, to the post office, etc. is a drive of at least several miles, and usually is a multi-destination event. The Garmin’s capability to provide traffic and route information is very helpful and has shortened the time and miles for us as well as avoiding some of the heavier traffic.
Date published: 2023-10-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features - Poor bluetooth voice I got this about 2-weeks ago from Amazon. The unit is good but the bluetooth voice is extremely low even when the phone and garmin phone volume is at max. Do not recommend if handsfree bluetooth is one of the main purpose of buying.
Date published: 2023-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time for an upgrade The Drive Smart 65 was purchased to replace an older Gar=min Nuvi that was nine years old. The Drive Smart is a huge improvement over the Nuvi. Bigger screen and better navigation features Used it for the first time a few days ago on a trip that was over two hundred miles and was impressed at the navigation prompts. Instead of just instructing to turn at an intersection the prompt said turn at the traffic light. Where we were heading there were multiple turns with more than one street intersecting and it was easier to turn on the correct intersection.. Looking forward to using the Drive Smart for future road trips.
Date published: 2023-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over all liked it, but it is NOT loud enough Over all like it, but it is NOT loud enough. Def. a shortcoming.
Date published: 2023-06-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Driving aid I have used Garmin to help navigate my mothering for about 23 years, It helps to keep monster my speed even when posting are not visible.
Date published: 2023-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Garmin DriveSmart devices! This has an awesome big screen! This is my third device. Only bought new ones because of upgrades. Garmin produces great products!
Date published: 2023-10-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Functioning Purchased several of these units over the past year and have not been disappointed with their performance, The display is crisp and clear and the ability to integrate speech to the search process is awesome. Software and mapping updates can be accomplished more quickly and efficiently with Garmin Expressas well as via Wi-Fi connectivity. Highly recommended for drivers.
Date published: 2023-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connection to my cell phone I bought it to take a trip, and performed perfectly
Date published: 2023-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor mapping tool Would not buy this Garmin again. There are better options
Date published: 2023-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful upgrade I received this as a gift, when my nuvi finally got broken. So much better than the old one. Would be 5 stars, but sometimes the speed limits don't match.
Date published: 2023-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good unit the unit has good features, pretty easy to navigate. The display in a sunny day has much to improve. The glare is so high that you can not see the screen.
Date published: 2024-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit It's large screen works great in my 1970 MGB GT and my a bit older eyes. Has all thr features on could want! Great unit and surpasses my other older Garmin units.
Date published: 2024-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Route Only thing I don't like it does not have a option for gas on this route, hotels. The Garmin GPS I had before did.
Date published: 2023-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My smart phone works better I had a garmin in 1999 and I feel like I’ve been transported back there. I’m using mapping apps on my phone instead. They’re much better…more accurate, more informative and cheaper.
Date published: 2023-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drains Battery Recently purchased and placed in my truck. Unable to start truck the next time (appx 2 weeks later) I needed to use it. After the truck was towed in it took hours tocheck the entire electrical system and recharge the batteries because they were completely drained. Per the shop, it appears the new GPS did not shut off when the truck was shut off and completely discharged the truck batteries. Lesson learned - unplug everytime I park the truck. Other than that, everything works good on the new device and the Garmin people were great helping me transfer saved locations from my old (very dead) Garmin to the new device. Fifth Garmin device. Overall a very satisfied customer.
Date published: 2024-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I just got this GPS - perhaps, it's about 2 to 3 weeks ago. And it tells me when there is an accident in my intended path of travel. It would say something like "stay in the second lane from your right." Also, it says stuff like "turn right at the second right turn."; "turn left at the light.". Yeah, it is really very good; its communication is simply great!! It is enjoyable!!! :)
Date published: 2024-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the features I'm still getting used to all the data it can provide but am loving the experience. It was not easy for this unsavy computer user to pair with my phone (orginal Garmin bought in 2008 did not hve to be connected to computer or cell phone) but love the data it brings. I am still larning all it can do and have a few questions - may end up back at Best Buy for answers and tips.
Date published: 2024-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery issue Battery on a full charge, only lasts about 20 minutes when not on auxiliary power.
Date published: 2023-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin DriveSmart 65 & Traffic Terrific!! This is the 4th Garmin I have owned in the last 25 years! Needed a new one since my 2 older ones power cords don't work as well with my new car. I don't load apps onto my phone because the large screen on this Garmin is awesome! I use Garmin to help us find fun places to visit and places to eat while traveling on vacation. Love the free map updates!!!
Date published: 2023-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great screen size Have used it on several trips for the most part was great but could not see an accident area avoidance. Voice is clear.
Date published: 2024-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. Good loud audio. This was long overdue but my nuii 7 series just kept running away. It recently started hanging sometimes.. Wow the difference! This is so easy to use and I love the ability to communicate with the smart phone
Date published: 2022-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Features Brought this device about three months ago and found it to be great for price. This is my second Garmin device. Turn onto a One-Way Street got instance notice it was night traffic was lite avoid accident.
Date published: 2022-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instructions Although the device is great. The directions are very poor. So many features that aren't clearly explained. It needs a booklet. You can usually go on line and get the answers, but doesn't help when you are in the car.
Date published: 2023-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great updates I am very happy to have this although I have not traveled yet.
Date published: 2022-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bigger screen, more features Significant improvement over my old NUVI's. Was able to transfer all old data from NUVI 52LM to the Drivesmart 65 using 2 USB cables, and a Win 10 PC running Garmin Express -- great. More features than I've been able to try.
Date published: 2022-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is the best Garmin that I have ever bought. Was easy to set up and more accurate than google
Date published: 2023-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat My Expectations I have had this now for over a year and it continues to impress me with its usability and features. Display is very crisp and updates have improved several features, such as local travel information. The data information set that is provided is not overcluttered and allows for easy viewing along the route. It is heads above the factory unit that came with my pickup and so much easier to update.
Date published: 2023-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of information Been using this on a couple of long trips. Works great. One complaint, and it might be me, when a phone call comes in I can’t hear it though this device. I have tried all volumes up, so far no luck. Still trying to figure it out. Over all great product.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much improved features! I am very pleased with this GPS. Easier to push the X on notifications
Date published: 2022-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin weakness ! I find the voice control be be horrible at locating an address correctly
Date published: 2022-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed in Operation My unit will go into a 'dark mode' that makes it almost impossible to see. It then in a short time, shuts down. All this inexplicably. After a time, when I press the on/off button, it returns to normal. Then it may repeats the 'dark mode' - shut down activity.
Date published: 2022-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied and very functional Pairing this with the back up camera is ideal for older cars and avoids costly wiring. the ordering process was not so easy as it was difficult to determine just what was compatible with which accessories. Also, there is limited information on line on how to install the back up camera. The features are fine and typical if you are used to the Garmin format. The active traffic is accurate but lags behind Waze in current data.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Unit Great Unit easy to Operate. Links to my Backup Camera
Date published: 2023-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth it! Great GPS! The voice recognition is a bit iffy, but everything else rocks!
Date published: 2020-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice size screen until you use the up ahead We like it, but liked the old up ahead when it just showed the icon and miles to it. Now it tells the name of restaurant, etc. and it takes up 1/3 of the screen. Tried to find a setting to change it but was unscessful.
Date published: 2023-10-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some great features I bought this a couple years ago and glad I did it really gives. A clear route that you’re going on problem is you can’t change the route if you want to go a different way it’s really difficult to change the route on there other than that it’s good.
Date published: 2023-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting Around I have two Garmin devices - one for International travel and one for USA / Canada. Both are super. Map downloads have become easier over the years and displays equally improved. I don't go any where without my Garmin Drives
Date published: 2023-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Temp Replacement for Garmin drive smart 66 Had to buy the 65 due to my 66 not turning on at all. When I called Client Services I was told to mail in the defective unit (Less then 6 month old). I was never told I can get a replacement if I pay a deposit, so I had to purchase the 65. bit of disappointed in the 65 and the support, the cable is NOT compatible between the units and setting up the 65 is different from the 66 setup
Date published: 2023-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great navigator Got as gift, easy to read print and easy to type as has larger keys, great update directions, large easy to see screen.
Date published: 2023-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More details and features, I didn't realize how much I relyied on my Garmin until I didn't have one.This new unit has much more map detail,more options and phone answering capabilities that make it even more convenient.
Date published: 2023-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from size of screen size of the screen, and clarity especially using my backup camera
Date published: 2023-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drive Smart 65 Garmin is always a great product. Would have gave a five but they got rid of the Garage app aplication. You could get different voices. I really wanted to get YODA voice back. Its is way better than voice on now. Try to get it off old GPS wrong format. Is there anyway you could get would be great and all 5 STARS.
Date published: 2023-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute garbage In the middle of Death Valley the gps asked me to take a non existent dirt road
Date published: 2023-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Expected I debated replacing the battery in the Nico 2597LMT but after purchasing the Drive Smart 65, I’m very pleased with the larger screen… Glad I made the purchase…
Date published: 2023-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved us driving in Orange county We have used it for our trip to Florida and while in California. It got us through the mess telling us to drive on the right, then drive to the left. Without that, we would have passed our exits too many times. This unit did not always give us two or three warnings for the upcoming exits and the lanes to get in to, so being the navigator was required. To use this unit alone would not have been nearly as good as having another person keeping close tabs on the upcoming moves. I noticed my Garmin has Live Traffic. Hmmm, I didn't know it did and don't know how to use it. I used the Nuvi 1350 for years and switching to the 65 was not that simple.
Date published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't find some street addresses I like most most of its features and functions. The only thing I feel bad about is that it doesn't find some street addresses.
Date published: 2023-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not very durable, remember you asked me for this r I bought the DriveSmart65 some time ago. Recently the Wi-Fi capability on this device stopped working. It has been sitting on its mount attached to my car. No abuse was given to it. Not what I was expecting! DISAPPOINTED!!!
Date published: 2023-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't invest in the Europe maps The Garmin is great in the US; however, it is useless in the UK. Normal navigation aids will locate using the postal code. The European map set can only find major cities and streets. Since much of England is rural, this was an expensive bust.
Date published: 2022-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful device. i have had about 3 garmin gps units and like them all and the newer the better.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin’s are great. I now have 2 model 65s and an 86. These are among the 7 Garmin’s I have purchased over more than 2 decades. From the first hand held device to the ones now available, Garmin’s are loaded with wonderful features and easy to master.
Date published: 2023-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I travel 12 states this includes... I travel 12 states this includes a lot of dirt roads and Mountaintops for the kind of work that I do. My Garmin Drive Smart 65 and Traffic is on point 95 % of the time every once in a while, it will get confused when I reach high mountaintops but besides that it works really well in towns and highways. Features that I like are speed changes, where speed traps are and the ease to travel state to state. (The things I don't like about most Garmin's) is the mounting brackets do not like dirt roads it usually ends up on the floor of my truck and when it gets confused on mountaintops.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Garmin65 I’ve had my Garmin for a couple of months now and really enjoying it. The larger screen is easier for me to see and the features are easy to use. I think I’ll buy another one for my wife
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I purchased this in October of 2022 and have owned 2 other models by Garmin before this one. I have to say, this is the Best of the 3… I love the HEADS UP on oncoming school zones and speed limit changes, along with the TRAFFIC reports. It’s really nice to SEE my PHONE NOTIFICATIONS on screen at a simple glance without taking my eyes off the road… I have the BIG SCREEN view of my Garmin in the center of my dash board, attached to the windshield, and it makes it so easy to check out the information without looking away from the road… You must own one to really see how Great they are!!
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin DriveSmart 65 I love it it is great I would recommend it to anyone
Date published: 2023-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. I can see the information without straining my eyes.
Date published: 2023-10-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Improvements I upgraded from a much older model and I am happy with all the new features.
Date published: 2023-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Great It worked quite well. I was very happy with all the features.
Date published: 2023-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Easy to use. Good information. Great screen. Speaker quality in the telephone interface could be better.
Date published: 2023-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from problems continue Bought about a month ago, and am still fighting to make it operate correctly. Problem is even with Garmin provided cable, the screen goes dim after about 15 minutes of use. Thinking was a vehicle problem, I attempted to use it in another vehicle....same problem. Sigh
Date published: 2023-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incomplete user data A method to load the contents of my older Garmin WAS NOT PROVIDED. I need to keep my saved address data.
Date published: 2022-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product has bugs We bought the Drive Safe 65 for a trip to the Canadian Rockies two days before we left for the trip because our previous Garmin died. The drive safe worked well for the trip except in the cities where there were multiple exits off the thruway that were adjacent to each other. The device would say exit right, but if there were two off ramps at the location, it didn't differentiate as to take the first or second ramp. When we returned to Cleveland we asked the Drive safe to find restaurants along our route home. It showed three restaurants per page for Mentor Ohio. The first one was 2.8 miles away, the second and third were 65 miles away. The same mileage differences showed up on the second and third page. I called Garmin about the problem and they advised me to reload the maps, which I did. The very next day while testing the device on a local drive, the screen went blank and would not restart. Once again I called Garmin and they sent a replacement. When it arrived, the replacement was a refurbished unit to replace a device that was just a month old. I complained to Garmin about the rplacement and they ended up exchanging that unit with a brand new in the box device. So far that one is working well, but still requires you to look at the screen to see which way to turn at some intersectiotimes.ns, which means you aren't able to keep your eyes on the road at critical times. I do like the ability to ask for a detour to my route, changing the volume, etc using the voice command. Finding the round hole in the back for the windshield mount can be a bit frustrating. The large screen is nice. Garmin still hasn't figured out how to tell you to folllow a state or US route number through a town. Instead it says tur left on such and such street when there ften aren't any signs showing street names.
Date published: 2023-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the bigger screen This is an excellent GPS that can update via Wi-Fi or connection to a computer. Very accurate and the voice is pleasant.
Date published: 2024-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harder to use, than suggested. I bought this product, to hopefully have up to date information, while traveling. My old Garmin Nuvi, would direct me in the wrong directions at times, and my final destination was not where it should be. I copied all my old information into my Drive smart 65. On 1 particular route I take, I tried to re route, the way I want to go. Trying to do this has been a hassle, as it won't let me edit my directions, in a way that I can figure it out. A user manual coming with the unit would be really helpful, for those of us who are technology hampered.
Date published: 2023-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good It does everything I expected. EXECPT it's not compatably witth the geocaching programme GSAK
Date published: 2023-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect upgrade The Drive-Smart 65 purchased to replace a Drive-track 70 which was damaged. Had the Drivetrack refurbished and given to someone who had a Nuvi. The larger screen is a huge improvement and it can be safely be used at speed because the touch is so positive. If you learn and remember all the steps you can operate the glass cockpit without taking eyes off the glide path. I hope the aircraft units are as good.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Best GPS software, much better than google stuff, this unit responds, updates quick, after you miss a turn, or decide to go another way, super accurate, great display, clear info layout...great stuff....super clear directions, and functionality...I like how it tells ya what lanes to stay in on multi lane exits, free updates for LIFE!! Garmin software and products are much better than using a phone....more accurate, and just better response...better programming indeed. Very reliable.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really clear Worked perfectly, and with wireless backup camera on the Garmin screen, lots of convenient and safe camping travel.
Date published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my new Garmin! I've used Garmin GPS's for a lot of years. This one is the best. It connects to your phone and your vehicle. Making hands free, really hands free. The Mapping and GPS also works very well. The only issue I have found is do not leave it in your vehicle on really cold nights or days. It will not work until it's warmed up. So if your headed out and in a hurry, it's not happening with this one. But it doesn't really take long to warm up..
Date published: 2024-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Smart Drive is great This GPS is the best I've ever had. Super good features and maps are excellent. My only negative is it doesn't come with a very good user manual so I did download the manual and it was 27 pages long. I'm still learning some of the features.
Date published: 2024-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely useful I am so happy with my Garmin gps. I've taken several trips and I feel very comfortable using it. I hope this will connect to a rear camera.
Date published: 2024-03-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Features/screen size and touch feature Features, Screen size, touch screen which allows you to save exact location does it for me.
Date published: 2024-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Csmper It does so many things well. Great for hands free phone when vehicle doesn't have it. Like the pictures of the ramps. Lots more features to discover
Date published: 2024-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Is working great. Love the large screen. Easy to install and it looks great.
Date published: 2024-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Smart Drives 65 I purchased the GPS a couple weeks ago and I'm very pleased with the performance and well as the screen visibility...I have always brought Garmin GPS products and will continue to do so.
Date published: 2024-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Primary Use Excellent; Clarity Needed re Software My unit replaces my quite-satisfactory older Garmin that was no longer supported. The larger screen and added capabilities are notable improvements. Basic use was easy to grasp. However, when I wanted clarity on expanding categories, there was no data and it was not to be easily found on Garmin's web site. Similar situation when installing optional maps. The first issue required a chat with tech who, after a few moments, explained that I needed to have more additions for the category to be active. The latter issue was quickly solved through YouTube access which also opened up a world of other options. In sum: nice hardware, but clarity/depth needed on Garmin's web site regarding software.
Date published: 2024-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nuvi series is much better The screen is great but I didn't care for the fact I had to connect my cell phone in order to activate many of the features. If I have a cellphone connection why do I need a seperate GPS? But the deal breaker for me was the fact I could not cutomize the display to show more data fields such as Elevation, which the cellphone maps do not show either. So I returned it.
Date published: 2024-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second one. A replacement for one that was stolen. Please add a feature that displays the local time continuously. Also, add a capability to tell me the amount of memory still available. A great unit for local and cross country travel.
Date published: 2024-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Garmin!! I purchased this Garmin a while ago as a replacement for my older Garmin that I had for many years. When the older/smaller Garmin didn't want to work any longer, I had to set this up this new Garmin about 2 weeks ago and I totally love it. I used my prior Garmin since circa 2007 so it was well worth the money and paid for itself over-and-over. Garmin is the best and I wouldn't have any other GPS brand.
Date published: 2024-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the bigger screen This has more features than my old one. Very easy to use.
Date published: 2024-04-12T00:00:00-04:00