Dash cams can be somewhat intrusive on the dashboard of your car, but they don’t have to be. You don’t have to use an all-in-one device with a touch screen for controlling and viewing the recordings. Instead, get just a tiny camera that will record and allow you to view it on your smartphone. A good example of this is the Garmin Dash Cam Mini.
Despite being a compact dash cam, it still features a wide 140-degree field of view, while capturing 1080P HD footage. It will automatically record and save videos of incidents, requiring an 8GB micro SD card, class-10 or faster, that is not included.
This Garmin dash cam has auto sync that enables you to control and play back footage from your drive or from when it was parked. The Garmin Drive app can save footage for up to four cameras.
With your hands busy on the wheel of your car, you can use voice control to save a video or picture, start/stop audio recording, and start/stop the travel lapse video capture feature. The dash cam provides driver alerts for a forward collision, lane departure warnings, and “go” alerts to help your awareness as you drive. Red-light and speed location alerts are available in some locations.
Please note that not all jurisdictions allow the use of dash cams. Check with your local government to determine whether a dash cam is allowed before purchasing.
Take $42 off the price of this dash cam and buy it for just $87.99. You can also get a deal on a larger dash cam.
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