GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 APPS

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Garmin Drive, Garmin Watch Link, and Garmin Smartphone Link are the apps available for the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device.

Garmin Watch Link: This app helps you share your navigation from the Garmin DriveSmart device to a watch that is compatible with Garmin. It helps you find a better destination and check the status of your car.

Garmin Smartphone Link: This app offers many cool features, like LiveTrack, weather forecast, photoLive Traffic Cameras, etc. To use this app’s features, your device should be connected to the Smartphone Link app.

Garmin Drive: The Garmin Drive app makes your driving easy by providing automatic navigation and dash cams.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 SMARTPHONE LINK

The Garmin DriveSmart 61 Smartphone Link app shares your vehicle details, travel history, search results, and other information to the paired smartphone. Initially, you need to install this app on your smartphone and pair the Garmin device with it. The below section explains the same.

INSTALLING GARMIN SMARTPHONE LINK

The Garmin Smartphone Link app can be installed on your iPhone or Android phone from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.

  • On your phone, open the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Search and select the Garmin Smartphone Link app.
  • Install the app by just following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the app is installed, you can start paring the device.
  • From your Garmin DeviceSmart device’s home screen, choose the Apps option.
  • Locate and choose the Smartphone Link app.
  • Select the Connect option.
  • Now, go to your smartphone and launch the Garmin Smartphone Link app.
  • For iPhone users: Accept the Garmin License agreement and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.
  • For Android users: Enable the Bluetooth option on your phone. Choose the Garmin DriveSmart device from the available devices. If the device is not displayed in the available devices list, then use the Search or Scan option. After selecting the device, complete the pairing by following the on-screen instructions.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 MANUAL

Generally, the hard copy of the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device’s manual is provided along with the device during the purchase. You can also view the device’s manual on its screen.

  • From your Garmin device’s main screen, choose the Apps option.
  • Scroll down or up the Apps screen and select the Owner’s Manual option.
  • Now, the user manual of your device will be displayed on the device’s screen.
  • You can even utilize the Search option to view the Owner’s Manual.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 SETUP GUIDE

Step-by-step instructions to set up the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device

Step 1: Update the Map & software

To utilize the advanced features of the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device, update its map & software. You can perform the update process in two different ways, and they are explained below.

  • Updating the software using a wireless network: Connect your device (Garmin DriveSmart) to a wireless network and then perform the update process.
  • Using the Garmin Express app: In this method, connect your device to a computer that is connected to the network. Now, install & use the Garmin Express application to update the map & software of your device.

After updating the map & software, you can go to the next step of the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device setup.

Step 2: Mount and turn on the device

  • Get the power cable that helps you to connect the device to your vehicle.
  • Next, connect the cable to the USB port of your device.
  • Mount the suction cup as discussed in the getting started guide.
  • Connect the power cable’s other end to your vehicle.
  • Now, press the Power button on your Garmin device to turn it on.

Step 3: Acquiring GPS Signals

  • When you turn on your navigation device for the first time, it will try to collect the satellite data of your location.
  • The data collection process may take several minutes to complete.
  • Once the device acquires the GPS signal, it is ready for navigation.

Step 4: Adjusting volume & brightness

  • Locate and choose the Volume option.
  • Now, you can see three options, such as slider bar, mute, settings displayed on the screen. To adjust the volume of your device, choose the Slide bar option and set the volume as per your desire. Similarly, based on your desire, set the volume settings.
  • To adjust the brightness of your device, go to the Settings menu.
  • Select the Display option, followed by Brightness.
  • Adjust the device brightness as per your need.

Step 5: Start the navigation

  • Look for the option named “Where To?” and select it.
  • Now, search and select the location to which you wish to go.
  • After selecting the location successfully, you can use the recommended route or select an alternative one to reach the location.
  • To use the recommended route, choose the GO! option. If you wish to select an alternative one, choose the Three-Way Direction Arrow icon, followed by the Route option.
  • The status of your travel will be displayed on the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device screen.

HOW TO UPDATE GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 LMT-S

You can update your Garmin DriveSmart 61 device’s map & software using either the wireless network or the Garmin Express app. Make sure to perform the update process before starting the device setup.

Method 1: Using a wireless network

  • Initially, connect your Garmin device to a wireless network.
  • To do so, go to Settings and choose the Wireless Networks option, followed by Search for Networks.
  • Choose your wireless network’s SSID from the list and enter its password in the given field.
  • Once your device is connected to the wireless network, select Done.
  • Now, go to the Settings screen of your device.
  • Choose the Updates option.
  • Now, your device will check for the update.
  • If available, the Update Available message will be displayed on the screen.
  • Choose the Install All option to install all the updates.
  • Complete the update process by following the on-screen instructions.

Method 2: Using a computer

  • Install the Garmin Express app on your computer if you haven’t installed it yet. To install the app, go to the Garmin Express’s official support page.
  • After installing the app, open it on your computer.
  • Now, connect your Garmin device to the computer using the mini-USB cable.
  • On the next screen, select Yes and choose your Garmin device.
  • Click on the Install All button in the Updates Available dialog box.
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HOW TO NAVIGATE WITH THE GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 GPS

Once your Garmin DriveSmart device is set up, it is ready to use.

  • To initiate the navigation with the Garmin DriveSmart GPS device, choose the Where To? option.
  • Now, search and select the desired location that you wish to travel to.
  • After selecting the location, choose the Go option to continue with the recommended route.
  • If you wish to select an alternative route or edit the recommended route, then select the Three-Way Direction Arrow icon, followed by Route or Edit Route.

GARMIN 61 PAIRING WITH PHONE AND CONNECTING TO SMARTPHONE LINK

To use features like live track and weather forecast, you need to install and pair your Garmin device with the phone using the Garmin Smartphone Link app.

  • Download and install the Garmin Smartphone Link app on your smartphone from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Make sure that the device is placed within the range of your smartphone.
  • Now, go to the Settings menu of your Garmin device.
  • Choose the Wireless Networks option, followed by Bluetooth.
  • Make sure to enable your device’s Bluetooth option.
  • Now, launch the Smartphone Link app on your smartphone.
  • If you’re using the Android phone, then enable the Bluetooth option and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Pair the Garmin device with your smartphone using the Smartphone Link app.
  • Once the pairing is done, your device is ready to use.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 BLUETOOTH FEATURES

Once the Garmin device is paired with your smartphone, all the Bluetooth features will be enabled. If you wish, you can disable them later using the Garmin Smartphone Link app. The below section explains how to configure the Bluetooth features for your Android and iPhone.

SETTING UP GARMIN BLUETOOTH FEATURES FOR YOUR APPLE DEVICE

Hand-free calling, smartphone link data, and smart notifications are the features available for your Apple device. To enable or disable the Bluetooth features, follow the below instructions.

  • Launch the Garmin Smartphone Link app.
  • Now, you can see a security code displayed on the device screen.
  • Type the same security code on the app’s screen.
  • Now, your device is connected to the Apple phone.
  • To enable the Hand-free calling feature, go to Settings on your Garmin device.
  • Select Wireless Networks > “phone name” > Phone calls.
  • To turn on the smartphone link data & smart notification features, choose the Apple phone that is connected to the Garmin Smartphone Link app.
  • Enable the Smartphone services or Smart Notifications option by selecting the checkbox beside it.

SETTING UP BLUETOOTH FEATURES FOR YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

  • Download the Garmin Smartphone Link app and install it on your Android phone.
  • Pair your device with the Android phone using the Smartphone Link app.
  • To set up the Bluetooth features, such as hand-free calling, Smartphone Link data & Smart notifications, go to the Settings screen on your Garmin device.
  • Choose the Wireless Networks option, followed by the phone name that is paired with your device.
  • To enable the Phone calls, Smartphone Link Data, and Smart Notification options, select the checkboxes beside them.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 TRAFFIC SETTINGS

To set up the traffic settings on your Garmin DriveSmart 61 device, carry out the simple instructions given below.

  • From your Garmin device’s main menu, choose Settings.
  • Locate and select the Traffic option in the Settings window.
  • Now, configure the Current Provider, Subscription, optimize the route, traffic alerts, and traffic voice prompts settings as per your desire.

HOW TO REPLACE YOUR GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 BATTERY

Carry out the simple instructions given below to replace your Garmin DriveSmart 61 battery.

  • Initially, get a replacement battery for your Garmin device.
  • Unmount the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device from your vehicle.
  • Now, get a screwdriver that helps you to unmount all the screws mounting the back cover of the device.
  • Unmount all the screws and remove the back cover.
  • Now, unplug the battery from the board and remove it.
  • Unpack the replacement battery and insert it into the device.
  • Plug the cable securely into the board.
  • Close the back cover and mount the screws.
  • Now, connect the device to your vehicle and turn it on.
  • Configure the Garmin device settings as per your desire.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

It is very common for anyone to encounter an issue while using an electronic device. The below section explains how to resolve some common problems that occur on the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device. Contact us by clicking the Call button to get remote assistance in resolving the same.

GARMIN DRIVE 61 NOT UPDATING

The update failure will occur due to many reasons. If you encounter the Garmin Drive 61 device map or software update failure while using a wireless network, then carry out the simple instructions given below.

  • Initially, make sure that your wireless network password meets the minimum password length. The Garmin device doesn’t accept a password that is less than 8 characters. It only supports passwords that contain a minimum of 8 characters or a maximum of 32 characters.
  • Check whether your wireless network supports the 2.4 GHz frequency and the security types, such as unencrypted, WEP, WPA, and WPA2. If not, try to connect your device to the network that meets the above frequency and the security type.
  • Make sure that your wireless network is stable and active.
  • Check if there is enough power available in the device. In not, use an external power option to provide extra power for the device to function properly.

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Similarly, if you encounter the update failure issue while using the Garmin Express app, then perform the following instructions.

  • Ensure that the latest version of the Garmin Express app is installed on your computer.
  • Check if there is enough space available on your computer. If not, make enough space and then perform the update process.
  • Turn off the firewall feature or the security software on your computer.
  • Close all the existing applications except Garmin Express on your computer.
  • Try to connect your computer to a private network and avoid using the public network.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 FACTORY RESET

  • If your Garmin device stops functioning, then you can reset its settings to their defaults using its Power button.
  • Hold down your device’s Power button for 12 seconds.
  • Now, your Garmin device settings will be restored to their defaults.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 NOT TURNING ON

  • Initially, check if the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device is connected securely to your vehicle.
  • If not, reconnect the device to your vehicle.
  • Make sure that you’re using the Garmin car charger cable that is provided along with the device.
  • Check whether you have turned on the vehicle’s power. If not, turn it on.
  • If your Garmin device is not turning on even after performing the above instruction, then soft reset your device. To do so, connect the device to the vehicle using the charger cable. Now, hold down your device’s Power button for 20 seconds.
  • After completing the soft reset, check if the device is turning on.
  • If not, then its battery might be damaged.
  • Replace the battery and then try to turn on the device.

TROUBLESHOOTING AN ISSUE WITH SMARTPHONE LINK

    If the Smartphone Link app is not working or crashing on your smartphone, then perform the simple instructions given below.

  • Initially, make sure that your iPhone or Android phone meets the system requirements of the Smartphone Link app.
  • Check if your Garmin device’s software is up-to-date. If not, update it, and then try to use the Smartphone Link app.
  • Restart your device and the smartphone if the software update doesn’t resolve the issue.
  • Make sure that all apps except Smartphone Link are closed on your phone.
  • Clear the pairing on your phone. To do so, go to your iPhone’s Settings screen. Tap Bluetooth > Info or Gear (besides the paired device) > Forget this device or Forget/Unpair.
  • Force close and relaunch the Smartphone Link app.
  • Turn off and on the Bluetooth option on your phone.

GARMIN DRIVESMART VOICE COMMAND ISN'T WORKING

The voice command will not work if your device’s map files are corrupted, you are using a region that is not preloaded on the device, or when the preloaded map is loaded during the map update.

  • To resolve this issue, first, check whether your device’s voice language is compatible with the voice-activated navigation settings.
  • If you encounter this issue as a result of a preloaded map, then restore the speech recognition file by following the instructions given below.
  • Make sure that your Garmin device is connected to the computer that has the Garmin Express app installed.
  • Now, open the Garmin Express app on your computer.
  • Add or select your device to restore the speech recognition file.
  • In the Home window of the application, locate and click on the Tools & Content option.
  • Go to Utilities, followed by Optional Updates.
  • Click on the Language Files command.
  • From the list of available languages, choose the desired one and click Install Now.
  • Once the speech recognition file is restored, check if the voice command not working issue is resolved.

GARMIN DRIVESMART 61 SD CARD NOT DETECTED

If there is a problem with your SD card or the computer’s USB configuration, then you might see the error message SD cars is not detected or recognized on your Garmin DriveSmart device screen. To clear this error, perform the simple troubleshooting instructions given below.

  • Initially, make sure that the Garmin Express app installed on your computer is up-to-date.
  • Check whether there is enough space available on the SD card. If not, create enough space, and then insert the card into your device.
  • Make sure that the card is inserted properly into your device.
  • Check if your device is connected to the computer securely. If not, unplug and reconnect the device to your computer.
  • Reboot your computer. Before rebooting, make sure to unplug all the external devices except the mouse and keyboard from your computer. After rebooting your computer, connect the device to your computer and check if the SD card is detected.
  • If not, connect the device to a different USB port.
  • Format your card if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

The error message “unable to register” or “invalid chart” is displayed on your device’s screen when you try to add the Garmin device from the Vessel screen. Basically, you have to use the Home screen to add the device to Garmin Express. You can clear this error message easily by adding your device to the Garmin Express app from its Home screen.

  • Launch the Garmin Express app.
  • Click the Home icon, followed by the Add a Device option.
  • Connect the device to your computer if it is not connected.
  • Now, select your device in the Devices window and click on the Add Device button.

To configure the American accent voice control on your Garmin DriveSmart 61 device, follow the below instructions.

  • On the main screen of your Garmin device, tap on the Settings icon.
  • Scroll down the All Settings window and select the Language & Keyboard option.
  • Choose Text Language > American English and tap Save > OK.
  • Now, go to the main screen of your device.
  • Tap on the Apps icon.
  • Choose the Voice Control app from the list of apps.
  • Tap on the OK button in the Voice Control window.
  • In the Welcome to Voice Control window, tap OK.
  • Now, a window titled Select a Command will open.
  • Add your voice command for all the commands displayed on the screen and save them.

You can use your device to enable or disable the audible driver alerts.

  • Make sure that your Garmin device is connected to the vehicle and turned on.
  • Now, go to the Settings menu.
  • Tap on the Driver Assistance option, followed by Audible Driver Alerts.
  • Now, to enable the Audible Driver Alerts option, click on the checkbox beside it.
  • Similarly, to disable the same option, deselect the checkbox beside it.