Garmin Dash Cam 20
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Garmin Dash Cam 20 Review
Garmin Dash Cam 20 has everything you need in a dashcam – automatic recording start and stop with the car starting and stopping, G-sensor for predicting incidents and recording before and after it and GPS tagged video files. The 2.3” LCD screen is clear and captures images and videos in HD format at 30fps that can be viewed on the screen or on your PC when you attach the dashcam to it. You can also use the Sat-Nav that needs to be attached through another suction cup.
Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a premium dashcam that records every activity when you are on the road. An automatic recorder, it can also he used as a handheld camera should you want to capture something specific. A lot of images and videos can be captured on the 2.3” LCD screen. The Garmin dash cam 20 update is available from time to time and the most updated version of the software allows you to do more. The Garmin dash cam 20 battery life is about 1 hour and this means a lot of content can be recorded for your convenience.
What are the functionalities ?
This device is an automatic recorder that starts recording when you start the car and it stops when you stop the car. The recording happens in a looping format that overwrites the oldest content in the storage. All the video files are GPS tagged and this means you can present evidence where it is required. You can also save some critical files from being overwritten if you wish to, especially where the images have been captured through the G-sensor.
How is the image quality ?
Both the images and videos captured on Garmin Dash Cam 20 are of HD quality. The image resolution that you get is 1920x1080. All the images are stored in JPEG format. The videos are not recorded as single, large files but rather as smaller files of 255Mb. The video quality is more than adequate but when you get into high contrast mode, the quality does suffer a bit.
Is it easy to set-up?
Garmin Dash Cam 20 is easy to set up thanks to the suction cup that is included in the package. It attaches to your vehicle where you want to keep it and comfortably stays in place. You can also take out the device from the suction cup if you want to use it as a handheld camera. Just take the device out of the package and it can be installed within minutes.
Conclusion: Should I buy it?
The Garmin dash cam 20 price is slightly on the steeper side at USD299.99 but it comes with a range of features including automatic HD quality recording of still images and videos, GPS positioning, G-sensor for sensing incidents and automatically recording and a 2.3” LCD screen for recording and playback.While it is not a multitasking device, it does help you when you require to claim for insurance. This dashcam is a premium product from Garmin and is an essential accessory inside your vehicle.