GARMIN DRIVE 51 USA LM GPS NAVIGATOR

Garmin Drive 51 USA LM GPS Navigator is an entry-level GPS device with driver alerts. It has a bright 5.0-inch dual-orientation display preloaded with lifetime maps of the USA. This device brings you a smoother ride with various GPS features.

Garmin Drive 51 Setup

GARMIN DRIVE 51 FEATURES

The Garmin Drive 51 device includes the following features:

  • Driver Alerts
  • Live traffic information
  • Free lifetime map updates
  • Real-time parking information
  • Garmin Real Directions
  • TripAdvisor

HOW TO USE THE GARMIN DRIVE 51

Using Garmin GPS simulator:
  • First, turn on the GPS simulator. For that, tap the Settings icon on the touchscreen panel.
  • Scroll down the settings page and tap the GPS Simulator button.
  • Tap OK and return to the main screen.
  • Tap the View Map icon and set your location.
  • Go to the main screen and tap the Where to icon to view the point of interest, restaurants, shops, gas stations, and more.
  • When the device shows the 'Simulate driving this router?' message, tap Yes to start simulated navigation.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 APP

The Garmin Drive 51 device supports the Garmin Drive app, which is available for download in the Play Store and App Store. This app works conveniently for all your needs. It is a solution for the latest Garmin automotive navigators and dash cams. To know how to get the Garmin Drive app on your smartphone, follow these steps.

FOR ANDROID

  • Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone by touching the Play Store icon on the home screen.
  • Search for 'Garmin Drive' in the Play Store and tap the app in the search results.
  • Tap the Install button next to the Garmin Drive app.
  • Wait until the download is complete.
  • Tap Open to launch the app and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the GARMIN DRIVE 51 setup.

FOR IOS

  • On your iPhone/iPad, touch the App Store icon open the Apple App Store app.
  • Search for the Garmin Drive app and tap it in the search results.
  • Tap the Get button next to Garmin Drive.
  • Wait for the download to get completed.
  • Open the app and carry out the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 SMARTPHONE LINK

Garmin Smartphone Link is an app that allows you to connect a compatible Garmin navigator and your Android phone. This app is available for download in the Play Store. To know how to get the app on your Android phone, follow these steps.

  • To begin with, open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone.
  • Search for Garmin Smartphone Link in the Play Store.
  • Tap the Garmin Smartphone Link app in the search results.
  • Tap Install next to the app and wait for the download to get completed.
  • Once the download is complete, tap the Open button and select Install.
  • Carry out the on-screen instructions and complete the Garmin Drive 51 setup.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 MANUAL

The manual for your Garmin Drive 51 device is provided along with the package during the first-time purchase. If it is not available, you can get it from the official Garmin site by following these steps.

  • On your computer or smartphone, open the default browser and visit the official Garmin site.
  • Select the Support option followed by Support Center at the top of the page.
  • Type your Garmin device model number in the search field.
  • Select your device in the search result.
  • Choose Manuals from the left-side panel.
  • Select the required manual from the displayed list.
  • If the manual opens as a PDF, click/tap the Download icon to download and save the manual.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 INITIAL SETUP (STEPS)

If you are new to the Garmin Drive 51 setup, follow these steps.

  • Start by connecting your vehicle's power cable to the USB port on the Garmin device.
  • Next, press the mount onto the suction cup.
  • Fix the suction cup to the windshield and flip the lever back towards it.
  • Fit the tab on the top of the mount into the slot and press the bottom of the mount.
  • Connect the other end of the vehicle power cable to an electrical outlet.
  • Press the Power key to turn on the Garmin device.
  • Wait for the GPS receiver to collect the satellite data and track your current location.
  • If the GPS receiver is taking too much time, go to an open area and try accessing the satellite data.
  • Set your basic preferences such as volume and brightness.
  • If necessary, you can also adjust the time settings.

You have now completed the initial setup of your Garmin Drive 51 device.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 UPDATES

Checking software version:

  • To check your Garmin device's software version, tap the Settings icon on the touchscreen panel.
  • Next, tap the Device button and select the About option.
  • Now, the current software version of the device will be displayed on the screen.

Checking Map version:

  • To check the Map version of your Garmin Drive 51 device, tap the Settings icon and select the Map & Vehicle option.
  • Tap the myMaps button to view the current version of the Map.

If you are running outdated software and Map version on your Garmin device, install Garmin Express on your computer. It will keep your device up to date with the latest software and mapping.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 CONNECT TO PHONE

    Connecting Garmin Drive 51 to an Android phone:

  • First, install the Smartphone Link app on your mobile phone.
  • Turn on your Garmin Drive 51 device and tap the Settings icon.
  • Choose the Wireless Networks option and select the Bluetooth checkbox.
  • Ensure that your device is closer to your mobile phone.
  • Next, turn on Bluetooth on your mobile phone and set the device to be visible.
  • Tap OK on the Garmin Drive 51 device.
  • Choose your phone from the list and tap OK.
  • Confirm the pairing request on your mobile phone and then launch the Smartphone Link app.
  • Use the features such as live traffic and parking information, hands-free calling, and other connected features in the Smartphone Link app to verify if the Garmin device has been properly paired with your phone.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 BATTERY REPLACEMENT

  • If your Garmin Drive 51 device battery life has been ended, replace the battery by following these steps.
  • Make sure you have a battery replacement kit handy.
  • Open the back panel of your Garmin device by unmounting the screws.
  • Unplug the battery cable connected to your motherboard and remove the existing battery from the device.
  • Mount the new battery and connect its cable to the motherboard.
  • Close the back panel and secure it by mounting the screws.
  • Turn on your device and check if it is working.

You have now seen how to replace the battery on your Garmin Drive 51 setup device.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 TROUBLESHOOTING

If your Garmin Drive 51 device is not working as expected, troubleshoot the issue on the device. We have given few troubleshooting steps for the common issue that may occur on your Garmin device. Go through the steps and execute the troubleshooting steps to fix your device problem.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 FACTORY RESET

  • Performing the factory reset on your Garmin Drive 51 device will erase all the data configured on it.
  • To begin with, turn on your Garmin device.
  • Tap the Volume icon on the main screen.
  • Tap and hold the top-right corner of the screen to open the diagnostics page.
  • Select the Clear all user data option and tap Yes.
  • Now, the device settings will be restored to factory defaults.
  • Wait for the device to get restarted automatically.
  • Select your region and proceed with the on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, perform the initial Garmin Drive 51 setup again and configure the required settings.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 NOT CONNECTING TO PC

  • To fix the connection issue between the Garmin Drive 51 device and your computer, troubleshoot the USB cable.
  • Ensure that the device shows the connection icon. If not so, check the USB cable connected at both end ports.
  • Verify if your computer recognizes the USB connection. If the problem is with the USB connection on your computer, update the USB drivers.
  • Try connecting the USB cable to a different USB port.
  • Avoid connecting the USB cable to a USB hub.
  • For Windows, open Control Panel and then enable the USB selective suspend settings.
  • Now, the device should be recognized by your PC.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 WON'T TURN ON

  • If your Garmin device is not charged, it won't turn on. So, charge your device and then press the Power button to turn it on.
  • Next, verify if you are using the original Garmin car charger cable.
  • Turn the vehicle power on and then verify if the light on the vehicle end is lit.
  • If you are getting power issues due to a fuse, change the fuse in the automotive vehicle power cable.
  • This will fix the power issues on your Garmin device.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, perform a soft reset.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 NOT UPDATING

  • If your Garmin Drive 51 device is not updating the software, try these troubleshooting steps.
  • On your computer, open the Garmin Express software and select your Garmin device.
  • Click on Tools & Content and select Remove Device below Remove From Express.
  • Restart your Garmin Express software and click the Add a Device button.
  • Connect your Garmin device to your computer and follow the on-screen prompts.
  • Check for the latest software updates and install them using Garmin Express.

GARMIN DRIVE 51 WON'T CHARGE

  • If your Garmin Drive 51 device is not charging, check the fuse in the vehicle power cable.
  • If necessary, change the fuse.
  • Check if the electrical outlet in the vehicle is supplying a stable power supply.
  • Make sure that the charging temperature range is optimum inside your vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

It takes 3 to 4 hours for your Garmin Drive 51 device to get fully charged.

If your Garmin Drive 51 device has been connected to your vehicle's power outlet, the battery indicator on the device will have a lightning bolt symbol. This indicates that the device is charging.

To turn on your Garmin Drive 51 device, connect it to a power supply and press the Power key.

Garmin Drive 51 uses Bluetooth connectivity to pair with smartphones. You can enable Bluetooth on your Garmin Drive 51 setup device through Settings --> Wireless Networks.