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Garmin Drive 52 & Traffic pre purchase ?

Before I purchase this unit I have 3 questions.
I tried to find answers but they sometimes include other Garmin units.
Plus even the Garmin site is not very clear.
Thanks in advance.

1- Does it include lifetime traffic and map updates?
2- Does the Smartphone Link app work with this unit? If not, which app?
3- Does it have an internal antenna for traffic or does it with a Traffic Receiver/Power cord?

Again thanks.

Comments

  • Boyd 1998 Points
    edited December 2019
    I agree their site is confusing. There appear to be versions of this device both with and without traffic. You can select the option you want here

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/612579

    AFAIK, all Garmin automotive devices include lifetime map updates. But it's odd that this device doesn't have the letters after the number that make this clear (such as LMT-S, which means lifetime maps and smartphone traffic for example).

    Doesn't appear to be compatible with any smartphone apps. Here are Garmin's two apps, the supported devices are listed

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/111441
    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/666925

    The Drive series is the bottom of the line for Garmin. There were a bunch of sales last week on the better DriveSmart and DriveLuxe models. Shop around, some deals are still available.
  • @Boyd
    Thanks for the info.
    I am doing more research on which way to go.
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