Written by Jesper

Compare the Garmin DriveSmart 61 LTM-D to the LTM-S

The Garmin DriveSmart 61 LTM-S and LTM-D are almost exactly the same, but differ in terms of traffic information. With the DriveSmart 61 LTM-S, you receive this information via your smartphone, while the LTM-D uses the digital DAB+ signal. Here, we'll explain what this difference means in practice.

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-D

Traffic updates via DAB+ | Free speed trap updates | Hands-free calls
198,-
in stock
  • Because it refreshes every 30 seconds, the traffic information about motorways and provincial roads is always up to date.
  • Incoming calls, messages, and notifications from your smartphone also appear on the screen of your navigation system.
  • Call hands-free via the navigation system and avoid accidents and fines.
  • You won't receive traffic information about city centers.

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S

Traffic updates via smartphone (GPRS) | Free speed trap updates | Hands-free calls
179,99
in stock
  • Traffic updates on your smartphone (GPRS) keep you up to date on the current traffic situation on highways, provincial roads, and city centers.
  • Incoming calls, messages, and notifications from your smartphone appear on the screen of your navigation system.
  • Call hands-free via the navigation system and avoid accidents and fines.
  • Because it only refreshes every 2 minutes, the traffic information isn't always up to date.
  • You use data from your phone plan with traffic information via your smartphone.
Garmin DriveSmart DAB+

LTM-D: extremely fast, no information about city centers

The Garmin DriveSmart 61 LTM-D receives traffic information via DAB+. This radio signal is digital and interference-free. As a result, the traffic information is always up to date: the information refreshes every 30 seconds. This way, you avoid a traffic jam that has just occurred. With DAB+, you receive traffic information on highways and provincial roads. This means you're not always aware of a speed camera or a traffic jam in the city center.

Garmin DriveSmart smartphone

LTM-S: complete information, but less up to date

On the Garmin DriveSmart 61 LTM-S, you receive traffic information via your smartphone. You simply connect your phone to the DriveSmart via the free Link App and Bluetooth. Because the navigation system retrieves traffic information via your smartphone, it uses data from your phone plan. You receive information about highways, provincial, roads and city centers. You're are also aware of a traffic jam in front of an open road bridge. Your navigation system updates the traffic information every 2 minutes. You might discover a traffic jam when it's too late.

Conclusion

The Garmin DriveSmart 61 LTM-S and LTM-D differ only in terms of traffic information. In addition to information about highways and provincial roads, the LTM-S also provides traffic information about city centers. But because it refreshes every 2 minutes, the traffic information isn't always up to date. The LTM-D refreshes every 30 seconds and is more up to date, but it doesn't provide traffic information about city centers.

Jesper
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