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Garmin Dash Cam 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews of Garmin Dash Cam 20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the zoom and battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Garmin Dash Cam 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Dash Cam 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Garmin Dash Cam 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions.

portability, image quality, price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Dash Cam 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Garmin Dash Cam 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but the zoom and battery get critical opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, battery, zoom

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving RecorderGarmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Garmin Dash Cam 20 review: It's compact, it's convenient, and it costs a little more

 

Garmin's Dash Cam 20 is the simplest and easiest-to-use GPS dash cam in our roundup, but it's pricey for the features.

Compact profile ; Integrated GPS ; Easy to use

Pricey for the features

The Garmin Dash Cam 20 is the simplest and easiest-to-use GPS dash cam in our roundup. Still, it's hard to justify the price for what you get.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Garmin Dash Cam watches your front

 

The Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a (mostly) silent witness that watches the road without attracting the driver's attention.

The Garmin Dash Cam 20 unobtrusively records crisp HD video of the road ahead. A video buffer and G-sensor automatically capture the moments leading up to an accident and those immediately following. GPS location and speed data is embedded in the...

Garmin doesn't include any software to take advantage of the captured GPS data. The AVI video format requires third-party software to view. Out of the box, the device beeps loudly and often.

With a bit of tweaking, the Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a (mostly) silent witness that watches the road without attracting the driver's attention.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Garmin Dash Cam 20 review

 

Garmin's latest product is packing GPS, but it's not a Nuvi or a navigator. It's the Garmin Dash Cam 20, a seemingly odd fit for the navigation giant, but not at all a bad first step in this direction.

The Garmin Dash Cam 20 unobtrusively records crisp HD video of the road ahead. A video buffer and G-sensor automatically capture the moments leading up to an accident and those immediately following. GPS location and speed data is embedded in the...

Garmin doesn't include any software to take advantage of the captured GPS data. The AVI video format requires third-party software to view. Out of the box, the device beeps loudly and often.

With a bit of tweaking, the Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a (mostly) silent witness that watches the road without attracting the driver's attention.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Dash Cam 20

 

The Garmin Dash Cam 20 is your own vehicular video surveillance device

Automatically records your journeys, GPS tagging of video files, G-force information for video files

Adapter required for simultaneous powering of sat-nav, No MacOS version of PC Tools software

May, 2014

Expert review by : mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Dash Cam 20 : Garmin Dash Cam 20

 

No sooner do I finish checking an in-car dash camera than another example of this product genre comes my way.

As a child, living near the northern seaside resort of Morecambe, I was sometimes taken to the fairground where a ride on the Dodgems would be a particular treat. Nowadays though, being involved in an incident of cars colliding is an entirely different...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Garmin Dash Cam 20

 

A widescreen camera to keep a “black box” record of car journeys

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Burned out quickly like a shooting star.

 

Mine stopped working in less than two months. Instead of sending it back, l decided to buy another one, this time with an extended warranty. I really do like it when it works.

Does all functions as advertised. Hands-off operation. Not distracting.

Short lifetime of less than two months.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good Dash Cam

 

I have used a dash cam for several years. I have recorded hitting deer & almost hitting other wild life. The picture is as good as my other cameras. What I like about this Garmin is the GPS feature. It gives you the location & speed you are doing. It...

GPS & SPEED Info

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Garmin Dash Cam 20

 

Works very well, installation was a breeze. Going to get another for my jeep Gets great video. I Put a larger memory card in it. Comes with a smaller card that will work just fine. No real need to upgrade card

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Great investment

 

If you have an accident at a crossing you have proof that's not your fault.. Every driver should have one

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio recorder: Yes

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.3

Energy Management

Power source type:Cigar lighter

Packaging Content

Holder: Yes
Included memory card size:4
Manual: Yes

Power

Power source type:Cigar lighter

Storage

Built-in storage media: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage media:Flash

Technical Details

G-shock sensor: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Number of cameras:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.45
Height:3.23
Weight:4.27
Width:2.6