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.
The 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
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