Garmin International has introduced the Garmin Dash Cam, a high-definition camera that mounts to any vehicle’s windshield and continuously records a wide-angle view of the road while driving. Once installed, the camera is fully automated: it starts recording when the engine is turned on and stops when it is turned off.
The integrated gravity sensor (G-Sensor) automatically detects incidents such as braking or a collision and saves the relevant video files. Dash Cam is available with and without GPS. The GPS receiver time-stamps and geo-tags all footage, so users can view exactly where and when events occurred.
Dash Cam records 1080p, 720p or WVGA video files in a continuous loop, using the included 4 GB microSD card. To add more memory, users can add a larger microSD card (up to 32 GB).
When an incident is detected by the built-in G-Sensor, Dash Cam knows to save the current, last, and next recordings, preserving a complete record of the event.
Its 2.3-in. color display makes it easy to position the camera in the car and review video right on the device. It’s said to be easy to install using the included suction cup mount for the windshield as well as a vehicle power cable. For a close-up view of vehicle or property damage, users can remove Dash Cam from the vehicle and take snapshots.
The Garmin Dash Cam 10 (without GPS) has a suggested retail price of US$219.99 and Dash Cam 20 (with GPS) has a suggested retail price of US$249.99.
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