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Garmin BC 40

Wireless backup cam for select Garmin portable navigators

Item # 150BC40

No drilling, wire-snipping, or wire-routing required.

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Item # 150BC40

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About the Garmin BC 40

Totally wireless backup cam

If you're already using a compatible Garmin portable navigator, the BC 40 wireless backup camera is a must-have for your car, RV, or commercial truck. The camera requires two AA batteries, which provide enough power for up to three months. Install the BC 40 using the included license plate frame mount, connect the camera wirelessly to your portable navigator, and you're ready to back up — it's that simple, with no drilling, wire-snipping, or wire-routing required. When you need to replace the batteries, the camera snaps out of its license plate mount for quick access.

Totally wireless backup cam

If you're already using a compatible Garmin portable navigator, the BC 40 wireless backup camera is a must-have for your car, RV, or commercial truck. The camera requires two AA batteries, which provide enough power for up to three months. Install the BC 40 using the included license plate frame mount, connect the camera wirelessly to your portable navigator, and you're ready to back up — it's that simple, with no drilling, wire-snipping, or wire-routing required. When you need to replace the batteries, the camera snaps out of its license plate mount for quick access.

Prompted by your voice

When your portable navigator is powered up, just say "Show video," and you'll see a wireless video feed of what's behind your vehicle. When you're ready to turn off the rear view, say "Hide video," and you'll be able to use your navigator's other features.

Compatibility

This useful camera works with a variety of compatible Garmin portable navigators with built-in Wi-Fi. You'll have a signal range of up to 25 feet, making it perfect for larger commercial vehicles.

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Product highlights:

  • wireless rear-view camera system
  • Garmin portable navigator required for display (no screen included)
  • two AA batteries required for power
  • no drilling or wiring required
  • color video output
  • IPX7 weather-resistance
  • license plate mounting hardware included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 010-01866-00

What's in the box:

  • Wireless backup camera
  • Mounting bracket
  • 2 Dual-sided adhesive pads (1.5" x 0.75")
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Important Safety and Product Information

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution Up to 720p
Parking Guidelines Yes
Lux Rating Not given
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Both
Horizontal Viewing Angle 160
Vertical Viewing Angle ---
Wireless Yes
Plug type Wireless

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Features

Overview: The Garmin BC 40 wireless backup camera works with select Garmin GPS navigators to provide a clear view behind your vehicle as you attempt to back up. A backup camera helps you easily spot vehicles, pedestrians, pets, and other hard-to-see obstructions behind your vehicle to minimize the risk of "blind zone" accidents whenever your vehicle is moving in reverse. On-screen guidance lines help you more easily gauge the distance to obstacles in view. The battery-operated camera has a built-in Wi-Fi transmitter, which wirelessly transmits the camera footage directly to the GPS device. The BC 40 mounts to your vehicle with the included license plate bracket. No drilling or wiring is required.

Compatibility: The BC 40 works with select Garmin portable navigation devices. Some navigation devices may not support the BC 40 without the latest software, so you should update your device prior to pairing with the camera. The BC 40 is only compatible with the following Garmin devices (sold separately)(as of May 2019):

Power Requirements: The BC 40 is powered by two "AA" batteries (not included). For best results, lithium batteries are recommended. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are not recommended. With average use, the lithium batteries last up to approximately 3 months.

Wireless Operation: The BC 40 wirelessly transmits a wide, clear video image up to 25 feet away via Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) or Bluetooth. When you insert the batteries, the camera automatically goes into pairing mode, and remains in pairing mode for up to five minutes. To pair, you should bring the navigation device within 5 feet of the camera. Up to 4 BC 40 wireless backup cameras can by paired with a single compatible Garmin device to give you multiple views behind your vehicle. The navigation device lets you cycle through each camera view. Depending upon the navigation device, you can show or hide the camera view using voice commands, such as "Show Video" or "Hide Video." When the camera detects the vehicle is moving forward, it automatically stops sending video, and the navigation device returns to normal operation. The time out for the camera video is 2-1/2 minutes, whether or not your vehicle has moved forward.

Camera Updates: Periodic updates to the camera software are available from Garmin. Software updates are received automatically from the paired Garmin navigation device. The software of both the navigation device and the camera should be updated regularly to keep both up to date. The software version of the camera can be checked on the display of the paired device.

Camera View: The Garmin BC 40 backup camera offers a 160° wide-angle view, allowing you to clearly see behind your vehicle. The camera's resolution is up to 720p (with a compatible Garmin navigator) with a frame rate of up to 15 fps. You can adjust the camera angle up and down to give you the best view behind your vehicle. The backup camera settings can be adjusted in the menu of the paired navigation device, including Flip Video, Guidance Lines, Rename Camera, Set Default Camera, Unpair, Automatic Activation, and Video Resolution.

Guidance Lines: Guidance lines are provided to assist you in backing up your vehicle and parking. When setting up the camera, you can adjust the lines left or right, and up or down so they reflect the outside edges of the vehicle. If you change the camera angle, you should immediately realign the guidance lines.

Construction: The BC 40 camera is designed to withstand harsh conditions. It has an IPX7 water rating (IEC 60529), and can withstand rain or snow. The recommended operating temperature range is -4° to 158°F (-20° to +70°C).

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wireless [ Gary  Sep 12, 2019 ]
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Because I don't want to pay 500 for a wired camera I hope your right about this working with my gps [ Orville  Apr 01, 2019 ]

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