New 8” can be configured for landscape or portrait mode and they all now use USB-C connections. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Oct. 14th, 2021 Garmin DriveSmart 66, 76, and 86 Portable GPS’ While portable NAVI units are becoming less necessary for the majority of drivers thanks mainly to Google Maps running on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay std. in most new cars, those without have a new model lineup to select from. Yesterday, Garmin Introduced their latest Garmin DriveSmart 66, 76 and 86 series NAVIs with easy-to-see displays, improved voice assist navigation and preloaded traveler content to help guide the way. The Garmin DriveSmart series arrives in a 6, 7 or 8-inch high-def 1280x800 display with the 8” displaying in both landscape or portrait mode. The new Garmin DriveSmart series arrives with road trip-ready functionality including Tripadvisor restaurant, hotel and attraction traveler ratings. Like previous models, the new DriveSmart personal navigators arrive preloaded with a directory of U.S. national parks to experience nature at its best, the HISTORY database of notable sites and millions of popular points of interest from Foursquare. Commutes and road trips are made easy with the Garmin DriveSmart series with driver alerts that encourage a safer driving experience and boost situational awareness. Drivers can receive warnings for upcoming speed changes, sharp curves along the route and other potential hazards to stay up-to-date on all upcoming road conditions. The Garmin DriveSmart 66, 76, and 86 navigators boast a legacy of industry-leading features, including: Real-time traffic, photoLive traffic cameras, weather and fuel prices when the navigator is paired with a driver’s compatible smartphone using the Garmin Drive app Embedded Alexa enabling the request for music, listening to audiobooks, hearing the latest news and more Built-in Wi-Fi allowing easy map and software updates without the need for a computer USB-C power cable equipped with two USB ports to charge the compatible Garmin navigator and a second device The new Garmin DriveSmart 66, 76 and 86 series have suggested retail prices ranging from $249.99 to $349.99.