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Garmin Dash Cam 20

We have collected and analysed 8 expert reviews and 238 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 85/100. The average review date is 03-12-2014. We have compared these reviews to 381207 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: 16-12-2017.

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Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by the usability and price. The image quality and portability also get good reviews.

portability, image quality, price, usability

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

2017-12

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the zoom and battery.

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

2017-12

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.

2015-09

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

2014-05

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.

2014-03

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...

2015-07

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

Garmin Dash Cam 20

 

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

2014-06

Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin Dash Cam 20 Review

 

The Garmin Dash Cam 20 offers high-definition video, photo and audio capture, and you can watch playback directly on the device. It gives you two options for how to record and save your footage so you can choose what is more convenient for you. The...

Consumer review by: ReallySadUser (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.

2016-01

Consumer review by: jgilliam1955 (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

2015-12

Consumer review by: Matt (currys.co.uk)

GARMIN Dash Cam 20 Dashboard Camera - Black

 

It just works straight out of the box

A little expensive but you get what you pay for

2015-10

Consumer review by: Mark (currys.co.uk)

GARMIN Dash Cam 20 Dashboard Camera - Black

 

Easy to use good quality solid camera nice size

Small case to put it in when not in use to keep it good after all it is not a cheap camera

2015-09

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio recorder: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.84

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 (satellite): Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Number of Cameras:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.69
Height :8.21
Weight:121
Width:6.6