Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon Alexa

Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon Alexa

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Just ask Alexa.


Just ask Alexa to listen to your favorite songs and shows from Amazon Music, Pandora®, SiriusXM®, iHeartRadio and more1.


What’s on your agenda for the day? While you drive, Alexa can read you your calendar events. Or if you need to remember something for later, ask her to create a task list for you.


Your morning drive is now your news and weather briefing. Get the forecast along with the newsworthy stories of the day.


No one likes coming home to a dark house. Control your Alexa-enabled smart devices — including lights and locks — right from the car2.



Everything you need for a smarter drive.


Say “OK, Garmin” to control the device with your voice. Get directions to addresses, points of interest and more. For everything else, just ask Alexa.


Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity makes it easy to keep your maps and software up to date without using a computer. Onscreen cues show when new updates are available.


When paired with the Garmin Drive™ app, live traffic3 helps you avoid delays and find detours. Also, view detailed weather forecasts, current conditions, animated radar and more.


Pair with the Garmin Drive app to gain access to real-time information3, including live parking4 and photoLive traffic cameras (where available).


Built-in BLUETOOTH® wireless technology lets you sync your compatible smartphone with your navigator to make calls without taking your hands off the wheel5.


When paired with the Garmin Drive app, you’ll be able to see text messages and other notifications5 from your phone displayed on the navigator's screen.

The easy way to get where you’re going.


Outsmart traffic jams or slowdowns with alerts that suggest alternate routes. Garmin Traffic comes ready to use right out of the box with the included traffic cable.


View TripAdvisor traveler ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions along your route or near your destination.


Make traveling more enjoyable with pictures and descriptions of notable parks, monuments, museums and historic sites.


Discover and enjoy some of America’s most treasured natural resources. Easily navigate within the parks to visitor centers, picnic areas, campgrounds and more.


Easy-to-understand, spoken turn-by-turn directions guide like a friend, using street names, store names and recognizable landmarks.


To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, driver alerts6 warn you of upcoming sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings and more.


Preloaded Foursquare® data on your navigator makes it easy to find new shops, restaurants and millions of other popular places.


A useful “Up Ahead” feature shows upcoming stops for food, fuel and other milestones — such as upcoming cities — along your route.


Your navigator includes map updates and comes preloaded with street maps for the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bahamas.


From personal navigation and dash cameras to backup cameras and Alexa-enabled technology, Garmin has you covered from all angles. Find the right device for your drive.



Simplify your drive using the Garmin Drive™ app


1 Drivers should focus on driving and only use this function when safe to do so. The Garmin Drive app must be open and running on the user’s smartphone in order for the Alexa functionality to work and for access to live services.
2 Customize features, and explore thousands of skills in the Alexa app. Some skills require linking to your Amazon account; smart home devices sold separately.
3 To use this feature, you must download the Garmin Drive app to your compatible smartphone (sold separately) enabled with BLUETOOTH technology and GPS
4 Parking data is available for most city centers; for coverage details, visit
5 Requires smartphone (sold separately) enabled with BLUETOOTH technology
6 Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions. Learn more about purchasing an update subscription
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Product Specifications

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 6.8”W x 3.9”H x 0.7”D (17.3 x 9.9 x 1.9 cm)
Display size 6.0"W x 3.5"H (15.2 x 8.9 cm); 6.95" diag (17.7 cm)
Water rating No
Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels

8.45 oz (239.6 g)

Display type multi-touch, glass, WSVGA color TFT with white backlight
Battery type rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 1 hour

Maps & Navigation

Preloaded street maps Yes


Sunrise/sunset times - RV No
Round trip routing No
TripAdvisor® Traveler Ratings Yes
Camera-assisted features for forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, "Go" alert and Garmin Real Vision™ No
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands) Yes
3-D buildings and terrain Yes
Smartphone platform compatibility

Compatible with Android™ 6.0 and later. Compatible with iOS 11.3 or higher. Made for Phone® XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPad Pro (10.5-Inch), iPad Pro (12.9-Inch) 2nd Generation, iPad Pro (12.9-Inch) 1st Generation, iPad Pro (9.7-Inch), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation)

Preloaded topographical maps No
Track recorder (breadcrumbs) No
Track support No
Amazon Alexa voice service Yes
Time management Place orders for home delivery, shop Amazon, etc.
TOPO map support No
Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs) Yes
2 microphones; beam-forming technology Yes
VIRB® control No
Wireless ANT+® technology No
Simple truck profile No
Clarity ™ HDR No
Control music and media from smartphone or MP3 player No
Dust rating No
Compatible with Garmin Explore™ app No
Requires cellular data connection Yes
State & country border notices - Trucking No
News and infotainment Listen to news, audiobooks, podcasts and more
3D Terrain No
Dual-orientation display No
Magnetic Mount No
Rider alert warnings for sharp curves, state helmet laws, speed cameras and more No
Wi-Fi® map and software updates Yes
Bluetooth® calling Yes
Ultimate Public Campgrounds No
Stream media and Alexa responses through vehicle stereo Yes
HOS violation warnings No
Planned & dynamic fuel stops No
Glove-friendly touchscreen No
Smart Home Remotely control smart home devices
Includes automotive mount No
Trucking points of interest No
Motorcycle or powersports specific points of interest for cycle repair services, dealers and more No
Requires Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone


Sunlight readable and weather resistant No
Incident Detection (G-Sensor) No
Includes traffic Yes
Galileo No
Elevation profile No
Speed limit changes No
Helmet law notifications No
Downloadable USGS Quad Sheets No
Removable battery No
Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance Yes
Downloadable satellite imagery No
Mile marker info - Trucking No
Access to live services via app (traffic, weather, etc.) Yes
State border notices - RV No
Internal storage 16 GB
Data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light and speed camera warnings and more Yes
Works with vehicle stereo Connect via AUX (cable sold separately) or Bluetooth
Service History Log No
Includes map updates Yes
LiveTrack via app No
Truck & Trailer Services directory No
Truck-specific speed limits No
Millions of Foursquare® points of interest Yes
Mile marker info - RV No
Built-in dash camera with automatic incident detection No
GPS speed and location info in video No
Pair with compatible inReach® devices No
iOverlander™ points of interest No
Smart notifications via app Yes
Pitch and Roll gauges No
RV Parks & Services directory No
Custom map support No
1" ball adapter with AMPS plate No
Compass No
Music Connect with a wide array of free- and subscription-based music services. Ask Alexa for music by artist, title or genre (Spotify not supported at this time)
Headphone jack/audio line-out No
Route shaping through preferred cities/streets Yes
Sunrise/sunset times - Trucking No
Barometric altimeter No
IFTA fuel logging capability No
Backup camera compatible yes (BC™ 30 or BC™ 40)
Built-in Spotify® & Pandora® music players No
Garmin Adventurous Routing™ No
Access to Alexa skills Customize features and explore thousands of skills in the Alexa app or the Alexa Skills Store. Some skills require linking your Amazon account
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) Yes

In The Box

  • Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Traffic receiver/vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Documentation


Compatible accessories for this item are:

High-speed Multi-charger

Deluxe Portable Friction Mount

BC™ 30 Wireless Backup Camera, North America

Suction Cup Mount

Suction Cup Mount

FMI 65 Data and HD Traffic Cable, North America

GTM™ 36, North America

8 GB microSD™ Class 4 Card with SD Adapter

GTM™ 60 HD Digital Traffic Receiver

Universal Bracket Mount

Portable Friction Mount

USB Cable

Portable friction mount (new design)

Vehicle Power Cable

Vehicle Power Cable with Extra USB Charging Port

AC Adapter Cable, Europe

Universal Carrying Case (up to 7-inch)

AC Adapter Cable, U.S.

FMI 45 Data and Traffic Cable, North America

16 GB microSD™ Class 10 Card with SD Adapter

BC™ 40 Wireless Backup Camera with License Plate Mount

FMI 15 Data Cable







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