Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder - Review
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Manufacturer: Garmin
Brand: Garmin
Model: 010-01311-00
ASIN: B00HFMN46S
EAN: 0753759118181
Available in Categories: On-Dash Video, Car Video, GPS or Navigation System, Electronics

Features
  • HD GPS-enabled standalone driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display
  • Take still images, even remove from vehicle, to capture collision damage
  • Integrated microphone records the sounds inside your vehicle
  • Incident Detection (G-Sensor) automatically saves footage of collisions and incidents
  • Play back the footage on the LCD display or review later on your computer

The Garmin Dashcam 20 isone of the bestselling car cameras on the market and comes from a trusted and reliable manufacturer. The device has all the features that you could want including GPS, start/stop, HD, wide angle, and even customer software to track your location on PC or Mac. So is it as good as it seems?

Reliable, Easy-to-use HD Driving Recorder with GPS

  • 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 incidents

Record in High Definition

Garmin Dash Cam is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display. It records both audio and video, with GPS for detailed time and location data pinpointing exactly where and when events occurred. Mount the camera to your windshield and record your drive in 1080p, 720p or WVGA. Dash Cam records in a continuous loop, using the included 4 GB microS card. To add more memory, add a larger microSD card (accepts up to 32 GB, sold separately. Class 10 required). Play back the footage on the LCD display or review later on your computer.

The camera has a wide-angle lens that captures the entire road. Its integrated microphone gives you the option of recording audio inside the vehicle.

Your Eyewitness That Never Blinks

No need to worry about starting and stopping. If Dash Cam is plugged into a powered source, it is recording.

All footage is stamped with time and location so you know exactly when and where events occurred. When reviewing footage on your computer, you’ll have a record of latitude, longitude, date, time, speed and direction of travel.

The camera features automatic incident detection (G-Sensor) with customizable sensitivity settings. When an incident – like hard braking or a collision – is detected, your camera knows to save the current, last and next recordings; thereby, preserving a complete record of the event.

For a close-up view of vehicle or property damage, you can remove Dash Cam from your vehicle and take snapshots.

Customer Reviews & Opinions


There are currently 323 customer reviews scoring the Garmin 4.2 out of 5 stars. Comments include, “This dash cam has the best and most clear picture of all”, “Love this camera. Does exactly what I need it to do“.

Some customers had minor issues including not being able to mount the camera on the dash, but having to use the window. Others said, “the suction cup mount is horrible“, “falls off the windshield daily“, “very short record time. about 12 hrs total (with 32 gb card)”.

Your Questions Answered


Q: Can I turn the cam to the right and left easily on its mount? 

A:One cool feature of this mount is you can swivel it in different directions, for example if you wanted to record activity out the side windows.

Q:Does the dash cam 20 come with a cord to connect to a computer

A:Yes…a short one connects to your USB port.

Q:Can this be used on a dashboard stand instead of mounted to the window?

A:No, in order to view the picture the rightway up it needs to be mounted as shown. Mounted with the “ball mount” down, the video will show on your monitor upside down.

Pros: 
Reliable and good quality pictures
GPS stamp
incident detection (G-Sensor) records collisions when you are out of the car
Removable to take snapshots
Cons: 
More expensive than other cams
Cannot be mounted on the dashboard
small memory card included can only hold small amount of recording time
Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder