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Garmin Dash Cam 35 Review

$ 104.95

Last updated on: August 18, 2019 6:14 am
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Screen Size3in
Angle of View122°
Max Card Size64gb
Min Operating Temperature-4°F
Max Operating Temperature131°F
Max Photo Resolution1920 x 1080MP

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Screen Size3in
Angle of View122°
Max Card Size64gb
Min Operating Temperature-4°F
Max Operating Temperature131°F
Max Photo Resolution1920 x 1080MP

Description

The Garmin Dash Cam 35 brings some fancy features on board without making an overkill. This unit trumps most other dash cam models thanks to its high definition recording, GPS, wide field of view, driver awareness warnings and outstanding night vision.

One rather unpopular feature with the Garmin Dash Cam 35 is that it records footage in a single continuous loop. Dash cams typically record videos in smaller, seamless loops so that the oldest clips can automatically be overwritten by the newest when the storage card is full.

With the Garmin Dash Cam 35 you may need to use a large capacity memory card that can allow a long loop. The good news is that it supports up to 64GB, which is more than sufficient even for long trips. Be sure to use a Class 4 microSD card.

Garmin 35 Main Features

Easy mounting 

This dash cam comes with an adhesive mount that attaches to the windshield. The camera itself is fitted with a socket (just next to the lens) that fits in the mount perfectly.

The good thing about using the adhesive mount is that it is easy to install and attaches on glass very firmly. It won’t come lose regardless of the terrain you drive in. On the downside, once attached you can’t switch the mount from one car to another.

If you prefer one that you can move from one car to another you can consider purchasing Garmin’s dash cam 35 suction mount separately. But chances are it will obstruct a section of your view when you use it with the Garmin Dash Cam 35.

Up to 1080P videos

Video quality is excellent in all lighting conditions. Actually you can choose between 720P and 1080P. Either way, the dash cam will adjust the aperture automatically depending on light conditions. That’s why night videos are almost as clear as day videos.

The 3-inch display screen makes it possible to view real time footage or play back videos. Alternatively you can connect the dash cam to a computer and view or save the videos. In the package is a 15-inch USB 2.0 cable for that. Garmin’s Dash CamPlayer will let you play, forward, rewind and mark videos in the computer for easy referencing.

Helpful warnings

While the main purpose of the Garmin Dash Cam 35 is to provide you with an extra eye on the road, it also enhances your driving by giving traffic alerts and notifications when necessary.

More specifically, the dash cam features forward collision, red light and speed camera warnings. They do exactly as they state – i.e. warn you when you’re too close to the car ahead of you, when you’re approaching red lights and when there are speed cameras nearby.

It’s worth noting that this is a subscription service that will cost you $29.95 per year.

GPS

The built-in GPS will log your location, speed, direction, date and time. You can view this data at the bottom of the display screen. It is important as it acts as evidence in case of an accident or incident.

G-sensor 

Also included is a G-sensor that automatically detects impacts and accidents. It saves and locks all accident-related footage for your reference.

Pros

  • Compact, discreet and conceals easily; measures 1.6 x 3.7 x 1.9 inches and weighs 4 ounces.
  • Sleek and solid construction.
  • Adjustable resolution offers options of 720P or 1080P videos.
  • Supports up to 64GB of storage.
  • Simple to install and use.

Cons

The biggest design flaw of the Garmin 35 is that the version sold in the US doesn’t record audio alongside the video footage. The European version does have audio recording capabilities though. Overall, it is a solid and elegant unit that offers helpful features without complicating functionality or usability.


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$ 104.95

Last updated on: August 18, 2019 6:14 am

$ 104.95

Last updated on: August 18, 2019 6:14 am