The latest gadget from the renowned Garmin Company is their incredible Garmin dash cam 20. This car camera has been designed to change how you and anyone else uses your car entirely.
The driving aid has especially been handy regarding safety. It is fitted with lots of features enabling you to capture all the trips done in your car effortlessly. This is very useful especially if you are involved in an accident, or any other road incident, and you need a piece of evidence to support your claim.
Features of the Garmin Dash Cam 20
Even though it is mainly used at the dashboard, this camera can still be attached almost anywhere in the car. At the dashboard, this camera is supposed to hang from the windshield through suction cup mount activated by a lever. Its compact designing of just over 5.6.cm² and 3.7 cm thickness makes it small enough to not obstruct your view and big enough to watch its recordings.
High quality videos
Videos in this dash cam are recorded through the fixed-focus HD camera with a fantastic broad field view. The camera is capable of recording different video qualities from WGA, 720p to 1080p. The quality of images from this camera are just insane! It doesn’t matter whether it’s during the day or dead in the night. This camera delivers quality images that you can use to identify people and other finer details.
Easy to use
At the other side is a 2.3” colored LCD. This screen not only shows you what the camera is recording but also gives you access to the rest of the Garmin Dash Cam 20 menu controls. With four physical buttons at the bottom, you can pause, play, forward and rewind your videos. For safety purposes, and to avoid the distraction of the driver, the display usually dims off and turns black a few seconds into your journey. You will, however, continue to see a mild red light blinking which means that it is still recording.
Below the power button of the camera is an SD card slot. When purchasing the Garmin Dash Cam 20, a 4 GB microSD is already included for ready to use storing purposes. In case you need more storage space you’ll be happy to know that this unit supports up 32GB of memory.
When you open your package, you’ll find that it is is packed with a power adapter (12 volts) that goes inside the Mini-USB port located at its edge. When the camera detects power through this port, it automatically turns on and starts recording. Similarly, when you shut off the engine, the camera will also recognize the power cut and shut down automatically after 15 seconds. With this camera, you will, therefore, never go through cases of forgetting to switch the camera on or off.
Drive worry free knowing that your Garmin Dashcam 20 has internal G sensors meant to detect shocks and bumps. If triggered the camera will produce a beeping sound as it captures and saves the recorded video moments before and after the bump. This protects footage in case of an accident. As a driver, you can adjust the sensitivity of the sensors to avoid false positives especially if you are on a rough road.
The Garmin dash cam 20 is a brilliant gadget that every car needs because you just never know what might happen. Are you ready to get your very own?