Garmin® Introduces Helpful Driver Alerts to Its Dash Cam Family
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the new Dash Cam 30 and Dash Cam 35. Representing the next generation of the Garmin Dash Cam™, these two high-definition standalone driving recorders easily mount to a windshield and record footage in a continuous loop. Garmin Dash Cam starts recording when the vehicle is turned on and stops when it is turned off1, serving as a driver’s true eyewitness on the road. The Incident Detection (G-sensor) automatically saves video footage on impact. New driver alerts2 allow Dash Cam to not only record the drive ahead, but also offer helpful alerts that encourage safer driving behavior for customers.
“Owning a Dash Cam for your vehicle shows good sound judgment,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Garmin Dash Cams provide the reliability and high quality standards that drivers deserve. Now with the addition of new driver alerts to the Garmin Dash Cam, we can proudly promote safer driving behavior for our dedicated customer base.”
Helpful driver alerts include Forward Collision Warnings3, which provide alerts to users when they are driving too closely to the vehicle ahead. Furthermore, drivers have the advantage of knowing where red light or speed cameras are placed with the red light and speed camera warning4 alert. Driver alerts are available only on the Dash Cam 35 model.
Garmin Dash Cam models are available with and without GPS. The GPS-enabled Dash Cam 35 allows the camera to label footage with date, time, latitude, longitude and speed so that customers know exactly when and where events take place. The date and time may be manually set on Dash Cam 30.
Both Dash Cam 30 and 35 have excellent fields of view and capture video in 1080p and 720p with crisp detail in bright or low-light conditions. Dash Cam 30 has a compact 1.4-inch LCD display and Dash Cam 35 offers a larger 3.0-inch LCD display.
With the inclusion of the snapshot feature, customers have the freedom to remove these dash cams from their mount to snap close-up photography of their vehicles or property damage. Additionally, users can conveniently play back video footage directly on the display of the device, or download the free Garmin software at Garmin.com/dashcamplayer to review and organize video files at a later time on a computer.
Video footage is stored on the replaceable microSD™ memory card, which is included with purchase of the Garmin Dash Cam. Both Dash Cam 30 and 35 accept microSD cards (Class 4 required) of up to 64GB.
Garmin Dash Cam 30 (without GPS or driver alerts) has a suggested retail price of $169.99 and Garmin Dash Cam 35 (with GPS and driver alerts) has a suggested retail price of $199.99. Both cameras are expected to be available in the fourth quarter of this year. For more information, visit www.garmin.com.
Garmin Dash Cam 30 and 35 are the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin’s user-friendly automotive solutions have innovative features to meet the demands of everyday driving.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at Garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at Facebook.com/garmin, Twitter.com/garmin, or Youtube.com/garmin.
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1Dash Cam has to be connected to a switched power outlet in the car for this feature to work.
2Dash Cam 35 only.
3Certain conditions may impair the warning function. Visit Garmin.com/warnings for details.
4Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions.
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