However, like the latest models from Tom Tom, one of the key new features is the addition of Wi-Fi, so you can download maps and other updates without the need for a computer.The Drive Smart 61 LMT-D Europe uses Garmin’s standard windscreen mounting system.The Drive Smart 61 sample I was sent in for review came with maps for the whole of Europe, not just the Western nations.This includes complete coverage of most countries in Eastern Europe, with only Belarus and Moldova partially covered.The traditional address method of destination discovery is available, too, or you can search points of interest categories.A Trip Planner lets you create journeys with multiple waypoints.This isn’t magnetic, but it’s relatively easy to connect and disconnect the device. In addition, the car power adapter is on a captured cable, so you can’t use a USB connection or attach anything else to the lighter socket at the same time.The captured cable is a necessity, though, because the DAB radio receiver for the traffic service – of which more later – is housed within the plug.
The next turning is detailed in a strip along the top of the screen.Originally used transmitters, Garmin is so much better. I have not lost contact with any of the dogs at all in the time I switched over to these, even in heavy brush and hilly country and at a good distance away. Originally I bought them to replace one or two of the old Garmin collars, but after finding them so much better I replaced all my collars and chucked the old ones away.Can just take a quick glance at the receiver screen and know exactly where they are and what they are doing. Emmy became caught in a coyote neck snare while running for sage grouse. Highly recommend these amazing collars especially on long runnier hounds.The navigation experience hasn’t changed since the past few models, although the large 7-inch screen with a class-leading 1024 x 600 pixels makes everything very clear.Traffic updates and other messages appear in a pane that takes up about a quarter of the right-hand edge of the screen.