Yes, I know we don’t normally cover this sort of thing, but I’m putting this squarely into the “interesting” category. You may have seen or heard of on-board cameras in cars, particularly in the US, that continually record footage as you drive. In the event of an accident, the last few seconds are saved and it’s invaluable to the insurance company and other interested parties. Not only that, but the people on those “funny video clips” TV-shows will probably pay you some cash for the footage. It’s a win-win situation.. unless you have a really bad accident, then.. err.. can I start again?
This is the new Garmin Dash Cam. It’ll record in HD and there’s a couple of models – the Dash Cam 10 (£169.99) which records footage and marks the date and time it was taken, or the Dash Cam 20 (£199.99) which records GPS data too.
The camera is easily removed from your dashboard for security and, especially if you’re a professional driver, it’s an ideal way to record any events that could occur on your travels.
Garmin tell us..
Keeping an eye on your teenage son’s driving habits could reveal some “interesting” footage methinks.
Capture the Indisputable Truth with Garmin’s NEW Dash Cam
Garmin’s NEW Dash Cam captures high definition footage while you drive, giving you an independent eyewitness account of any incident – and therefore peace of mind. With its simple design and 2.3-inch LCD display, the device can be mounted on your dashboard and plugged into a power source in a couple of minutes. Its wide-angle lens will then immediately start filming the whole road.
Using a continuous loop, there is no need to worry about filming either starting or stopping. Dash Cam has a G-Sensor which automatically detects if there has been an incident – preserving a complete record of the event without you having to do a thing. There are two models; the Dash Cam 10 (£169.99) allows you to pinpoint the exact date and time of an incident, while the GPS-enabled Dash Cam 20 (£199.99) stamps any footage with a detailed location as well as the time.
Both models have an integrated microphone which gives you the option of recording sounds inside your vehicle, and for a close-up view of vehicle or property damage, you can easily remove your Dash Cam from your dashboard and take snapshots.
Whether you want to safeguard against a road rage incident, protect your no claims discount from unfounded accusations by a cyclist, pedestrian or another motorist, or just keep an eye on your teenage son’s driving habits, Garmin’s Dash Cam will always keep an eye out for you.
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Description: Dash Cam 20, £199.99
Dash Cam 20
Overview of Dash Cam 20
HD GPS standalone driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display
Snapshot feature allows you to take still images, even remove from vehicle to capture collision damage
Integrated microphone records the sounds inside your vehicle
Incident Detection sensor automatically saves footage of collisions and incident