Overview: The Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a stand-alone recorder
with GPS which
mounts to your windshield with the supplied suction cup mount. It has a 2.3" LCD
display, and comes with a 4 GB microSD card. As it records, the time and date
and location data (coordinates, speed, and direction of travel) are embedded into the video so you'll know exactly when
and where a captured event
Recording: The Dash Cam 20 records in a continuous loop onto a microSD
card. It records both audio and video as you drive, or video only (if desired).
As long as the Dash Cam is receiving power, it is recording. As the available
memory runs out, it starts recording over the oldest recordings. You can also
take still photos at any time by pressing the Photo button on the front panel.
Resolution: The Dash Cam 20's 3MP camera sensor records high definition video
in AVI format (H.264 compression) at 30 frames
per second onto the microSD card. You can set the resolution to 1080p, 720p, or
VGA. The higher the resolution, the shorter the available recording time on the
Display: The unit is equipped with a 2.3" color TFT LCD display. You
can use the display to properly aim the camera while recording, or for playing
back recordings. The brightness of the screen can be adjusted in the menu.
Lens: The Dash Cam has a wide-angle lens that gives you a full view of
the road. You can manually adjust the exposure for brighter or darker lighting
Microphone: An integrated microphone records audio inside the vehicle.
If desired, the microphone can be turned off so the unit records only video.
Rechargeable Battery: The built-in rechargeable battery is
charged when connected to vehicle power through the cigarette lighter adapter.
Normally, the unit will be plugged into vehicle power as you drive. If you need
to remove the Dash Cam from the vehicle, the battery has enough stored power to
operate approximately 1 hour.
microSD Card: The Dash Cam 20 comes with a 4 GB microSD card. A
microSD adapter is included for viewing on devices that will accept only
full-sized SD cards. The Dash Cam 20 is compatible with microSD cards (and
microSDHC cards) up to 32
GB. Speed Class 10 microSD cards are required. The available recording time for
microSD cards is as follows:
|microSD card (# of files)
|4 GB (6 files)
|8 GB (15 files)
|16 GB (30 files)
|32 GB (60 files)
Automatic Incident Detection: The Dash Cam has a built-in G-sensor,
which can detect when a collision or hard braking occurs. When the G-sensor
detects an incident, the previous, current, and next recordings are
automatically saved. This way, a complete record of the moments before, during,
and after the event is preserved. The Event Detection Sensor needs to be
calibrated before use, and the sensitivity adjusted as needed.
Installation: The Dash Cam 20 is designed to be mounted on
your windshield using the included suction cup mount. It should always be
mounted in the upright orientation, otherwise the resulting video will be upside
down or sideways. If connected to an ignition-switch powered outlet, the Dash
Cam will turn on and off automatically as you turn the ignition on and off.
Viewing Videos and Photos: You can view recorded video and
still image files on the Dash Cam's LCD screen. You can remove the microSD card
and view the files using a card reader on your computer. Videos and still images
are stored in separate folders. When viewing the footage on your computer,
you'll have a record of latitude, longitude, date, time, speed, and direction of