5.5” GPS Navigator with Smart Features and Edge-to-Edge Display
- Easy-to-use 5.5” GPS navigator includes detailed map updates of North America
- Simple on-screen menus and bright, clear maps show 3-D buildings and terrain
- Garmin Traffic is ready to use right out of the box — without use of a smartphone
- Voice-activated and ability to pair with a compatible smartphone for hands-free calling, smart notifications¹ and live traffic¹
- Road trip-ready with the HISTORY™ network of notable historic sites, a U.S. national parks directory, TripAdvisor® traveler ratings and millions of Foursquare® points of interest (POIs)
- Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity for map and software updates without a computer
For drivers who love new adventures while traveling, the Garmin DriveSmart 55 GPS navigator is the ultimate road trip companion. Featuring simple menus and easy-to-read maps, Garmin DriveSmart 55 lets you view turn-by-turn directions at a glance on a bright 5.5” edge-to-edge touchscreen display. Traffic and map updates are included along with helpful driver alerts to encourage safer driving.
Don’t Hate Traffic — Avoid It
Outsmart traffic jams or slowdowns by avoiding them altogether with timely alerts that suggest alternate routes to help you steer clear of construction zones or accidents ahead. Garmin Traffic comes ready to use right out of the box, thanks to the included traffic cable; no need to pair your navigator with a smartphone for traffic information. If desired, live traffic¹ information is available when paired with your phone.
Say “OK, Garmin,” and your navigator can listen to your voice commands and navigate to where you need to go.
Enjoy Better Road Trips with TripAdvisor
View TripAdvisor traveler ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions along your route or near your destination.
Wi-Fi Keeps You up to Date
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to keep your maps and software up to date without the use of a computer.
The Benefits of Bluetooth® Technology
By pairing Garmin DriveSmart 55 with your compatible smartphone, you can enjoy hands-free calling using Bluetooth wireless technology.
Access Real-time Features
Pair this smart navigator with your phone, and download the Garmin Drive™ app. This gives you access to real-time information¹, including live parking² and photoLive traffic cameras (where available) that show live traffic and weather conditions. When connected, text messages and other notifications¹ from your phone will display right along the side of your navigation screen.
Sites From the HISTORY Network
To make traveling more enjoyable, you’ll find plenty to see and do with points of interest from the HISTORY network. It features pictures and descriptions of notable parks, monuments, museums and historic sites.
National Parks Directory
An included U.S. national parks directory helps you discover and enjoy some of America’s most treasured natural resources and experiences. Easily navigate to places within the parks, including visitor centers, picnic areas, campgrounds, trailheads and more.
New Shops and Restaurants
This navigator comes preloaded with Foursquare data, making it easy to find millions of new and popular places.
Driver Alerts: Know Your Surroundings
To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, driver alerts warn you of upcoming sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings and more.
Maps Made Simple
The simple and easy-to-see maps show 3-D buildings and terrain, making it easier than ever to navigate where you need to go.
Garmin Real Directions™
Easy-to-understand, spoken turn-by-turn directions guide like a friend, using street names, store names and recognizable landmarks (e.g., “Turn right after the red building”).
Check Up Ahead
The map shows stops for food, fuel and other milestones — such as upcoming cities — along your route..
Find Exactly Where You Need to Go
The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to complex destinations such as airports or shopping malls. It even navigates through parking lots to find the entrance closest to your destination.
Easier to Search, Quicker to Find
A search field makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs. You’re provided with search results that sound similar to what you’ve entered.
Works with Garmin Backup Camera
For a complete navigation solution, pair this navigator with the BC™ 30 wireless backup camera (sold separately; professional installation recommended). Once connected, you can easily see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles right on the navigator’s display as you reverse.
¹To use this feature, you must download the Garmin Drive App to your compatible Bluetooth and GPS-enabled smartphone
²Parking data is available for most city centers. For coverage details, visit parkopedia.com.
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