If you've been in a major accident or even a little fender-bender, you know how fuzzy the facts can get in heat of the moment, when you're full of adrenaline, staring at your ruined car, and another driver is shouting their side of the story at you. Well, Garmin can refresh your memory with the Dash Cam 20, your very own unblinking eyewitness. And unlike many other models, the Dash Cam 20 includes a GPS receiver which will record the latitude, longitude, date, time, speed, and direction of travel along with the video files in order to provide a more complete presentation of the incident.
This compact dash cam fits in the palm of your hand, so it won't clutter up your field of vision and it's easy to swap between cars. You simply install the cam in the sturdy suction cup, attach it to the windshield, and plug it into your car's 12-volt power point, you're done. The fully automated camera starts recording once the engine is turned on and stops when the engine is turned off. Simply enjoy the peace of mind — the Garmin Dash Cam 20 is loop-recording a high resolution, wide-angle view of the road to set the record straight if something unexpected happens.
Little black box
In the golden era of distracted driving, it's an unfortunate reality that not every driver's eyes are always on the road. If you're involved in an accident, this device's built-in G-Sensor detects hard braking or a collision, and knows to save the last, current and next recordings, preserving a complete record of the event. An integrated microphone allows audio recording capability; if you need to take the cam out and get some snapshots of damage, it has photo capability as well.
Dash Cam 20 records 1080p, 720p or WVGA video files in a continuous loop, using the included 4 GB microSD™ card. The included card will give you 1 hour of video at 1080p; 2.25 hours at 720p; or 4.75 hours at WVGA. To increase storage, you can add a larger microSD card (up to 32 GB). Its 2.3-inch color display makes playback and camera positioning simple.
Warning: The use of this device and/or a windshield mount may be restricted in some states or jurisdictions.