Dashboard Cameras or dash cams have come a long way since its inception and have also seen a rise in popularity. These small handy devices give motorists and an extra layer of protection when traversing through the often chaotic roads of the country. They can supply the driver with irrefutable evidence in the event of an accident.
The first few renditions of these devices weren’t that great and had issues delivering a clear and crisp video. Over the years, however, and with the aid of advancements in technology, dashcams have improved. But these cameras still have their shortcomings specifically when it comes to the field of view (FOV) and with night time shooting.
Garmin introduces a new dashboard camera at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. The Dash Cam Tandem features two wide-angle lenses that capture 360-degree video that can even record what is happening to your car even after you have left it. The camera can also record your vehicle at night.
The Garmin Dash Cam Tandem uses a pair of wide-angle 180-degree lenses. Each lens can output a video of high-definition footage with a resolution of 1440p. The video quality is further enhanced thanks to Garmin’s Clarity HDR which is optimized for recording.
The interior facing lens comes with a night vision function that incorporates the company’s NightGlo technology. This lets the camera capture the interactions of the driver and passengers at night. The software paired with the camera is so powerful that it is even able to capture the facial details of passengers in the rear of the vehicle.
Garmin even has an app called Garmin Drive which has a Dash Cam Auto Sync feature. This lets the user download captured videos onto their mobile devices. In addition to this, it also allows the user to control up to four dual-lens cameras, which is handy if multiple viewpoints are needed. It even features voice control options as well as a built-in GPS that provides owners with the exact location of their vehicle. Topping off the camera’s features list is a built-in incident detector sensors.
Having this essential item in your vehicle will help you in emergency situations. It will even be a valuable asset for those who are part of a Transport Network Vehicle Service, as it can monitor both the outside of the vehicle and the happenings inside of it. The Garmin Dash Cam Tandem comes with a price tag of $299.99 which roughly equates to P15,208 a good value for the comprehensive safety, security, and peace of mind that the camera provides.