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Garmin unveils a new dash cam line-up as eyewitnesses for any drive

Published on May 8th, 2019

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has launched its new Dash Cam 46/56/66W and the Dash Cam Mini.

There are a variety of options available throughout the new series, including an ultra-compact design, high resolution video, an extra-wide field of view, GPS, and voice control.

Want to record cross-traffic at a busy intersection or capture the most important details on the road in high-quality HD video? Not a problem. Interested in documenting the exact time and location where an incident takes place? Garmin dash cams with built-in GPS have drivers covered there as well. Searching for a compact, discreet dash camera that blends inside a vehicle without getting in the way? Thanks to the introduction of the ultra-compact Dash Cam Mini that’s about the size of a small car key, Garmin has that too.

“What’s most exciting about Garmin’s new line of dash cams is how they reinforce and fine-tune the details that make dash cams great—top-notch features like driver alerts, ease-of-use and design,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of consumer sales. “Whether it’s the simplicity of the Dash Cam Mini’s pint-sized frame, or the Dash Cam 66W’s expansive 180-degree field of view to capture more of the surrounding environment, customers will have plenty of options that cater to their specific needs.”

With the new Garmin dash cam lineup, drivers can take advantage of a reliable 140-degree or an expansive 180-degree lens that captures a wider field of view of incidents happening on the road. Select models offer the option to record high-quality HD 1080p or even 1440p video with Clarity HDR (High Dynamic Range) for enhanced performance during the day or night.

All Garmin dash cams are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, so drivers can conveniently sync video files from multiple cameras with Dash Cam Auto Sync or upload any saved incidents to a compatible smartphone. Additionally, advanced driver alerts are available on select models, including forward collision and lane departure warnings, nearby red light and speed camera notifications, and “Go” alerts to enhance driver awareness.

The new dash cam series offers multiple options for storing, viewing and ultimately sharing the footage captured. It all starts with the free Garmin Drive app that conveniently provides drivers – who have paired their dash cam with a compatible smartphone – with instant access to a saved video on the devices. Dash Cam Auto Sync and the Garmin Drive app can automatically sync video from up to four new Garmin dash cams to provide 360-degree coverage around a vehicle—from the front, back, and even the sides. Users can easily share a picture-in-picture video from any two perspectives.

Drivers can also take advantage of voice control features on many of the new dash cam models. By simply saying “OK, Garmin,” users can start and stop audio recordings, take still pictures, or start and stop the Travelapse video capture feature that condenses hours of footage, into a shareable clip—all of this without having the driver remove his hands from the steering wheel.

The Garmin Dash Cam series and the Dash Cam Mini are the latest from the consumer automotive segment of Garmin, the worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. The company’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.

For decades, Garmin has introduced new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.

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