In addi­tion to the Garmin Dash Cam 45, our lab­o­ra­to­ry also vis­it­ed the old­er mod­el Garmin Dash Cam 55 (review). The dif­fer­ence between them lies in the cam­era matrix and addi­tion­al fea­tures.

Both mod­els can assist the dri­ver with For­ward Col­li­sion Warn­ing, Lane Depar­ture Warn­ing and Traf­fic Alert. Garmin Dash Cam 55, unlike 45, can also per­form sim­ple voice com­mands (save the record­ing, turn on the micro­phone …).

The video qual­i­ty of the old­er mod­el is much bet­ter: 2560x1440 instead of 1920x1080 pix­els. In addi­tion, the Garmin Dash Cam 55 comes with an SD card twice the capac­i­ty — 8 instead of 4 GB.

Garmin Dash Cam 45 Mini ReviewThe cam­era is equipped with a GPS-sen­sor, Wi-Fi and G‑sensor for auto­mat­ic reg­is­tra­tion of acci­dents: the video is saved at the moment of impact along with data on the time and place of the inci­dent. The mod­el also sup­ports wire­less video trans­mis­sion to a smart­phone.

Garmin Dash Cam 45 costs about 10,500 rubles, and its val­ue for mon­ey is not opti­mal. Pay­ing extra 2,000 rubles for the old­er Dash Cam 55 mod­el, you get bet­ter image qual­i­ty and a cou­ple of addi­tion­al fea­tures.


small body and good fit
dri­ving assis­tance sys­tems
4 GB SD card includ­ed


neg­li­gi­ble price dif­fer­ence with the best relat­ed mod­el
aver­age video qual­i­ty

Oth­er DVR reviews:

  • NAVITEL DVR R200 video recorder review: bud­get solu­tion with high-qual­i­ty optics
  • Test and review of the Black­vue DR750S-1CH DVR: high qual­i­ty at a high price

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