Garmin has released a new wide angle dash cam. The Garmin Dash Cam 65W has a 180 degree wide angle field of view to expand the scope of its high-quality 1080p video recording capability.
The increased field of view allows drivers to capture even more detail from the vehicle’s surroundings, such as traffic congestion and road construction. The Dash Cam 65W’s wide angle enhances the way video is captured, shared and viewed.
The new model is sleek and compact with a number of features found across the Garmin Dash Cam series, including voice control, advanced driver awareness features like red light and speed camera alerts, and forward collision and lane departure warnings.
A camera-assisted sensor known as the “Go” alert is also built into the Dash Cam 65W to notify drivers when traffic ahead of their vehicle begins to move.
“The new 180-degree field-of-view allows the Dash Cam 65W to capture moments – like cross traffic details – that can often be missed with other dash cams,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.
“Coupled with the ability to help increase a driver’s sense of awareness while recording high-quality footage on the road, it makes great sense for a customer to integrate the Dash Cam 65W into their daily drive.”
As soon as the Dash Cam 65W is plugged in, the device automatically begins to record high quality eyewitness video footage in 1080p, or 720p, with a 2.0-inch LCD display screen and a 2.1 megapixel camera. The automatic incident detection (G-sensor) allows the Dash Cam 65W to save footage on impact, while also adding GPS capabilities for detailed time and location data.
The dash cam also offers a parking mode option (cable sold separately) that feeds constant power to the device when the vehicle is parked and turned off, and automatically begins recording surroundings when motion is detected.
Using the free VIRB®mobile app, drivers can use the Dash Cam 65W’s built-in Wi-Fi® to wirelessly sync their recorded videos and automatically share them with friends, family or insurance agencies.
For video storage, the Dash Cam 65W includes a 8GB microSD™ card and can accept replaceable memory cards (Class 10 required) of up to 64GB.
The Garmin Dash Cam 65W is expected to be available in June in Ireland and the UK with a suggested retail price of £199/€249.99. For more information, visit www.garmin.com/DashCam.