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Garmin Dash Cam 55

Garmin Dash Cam 55

MPN: 010-01750-11
2.4 from 25 reviews · View Statistics
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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.3 (3)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (3)
  • Readable Number PlatesYes (2) · No (1)
  • Video Quality
    4.0 (2)
  • Battery Life
    3.0 (1)
  • Audio Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Night-Time Video Quality
    3.5 (2)
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Pierce Rekk
Pierce RekkSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

The worst dash cam i have ever owned

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The Good- High quality footage, good mounting point easy to mount in the car.
The Bad- the camera constantly detects a crash/event and fills the event folder (this is on each of sensitivity settings, so lets say that function is useless). My camera is wired into my electrical system to record car park events- the camera stays in car park mode and does not film continuous footage. I have never successfully captured an event. Garmin offered to replace the item. Its been 2 years with constant emails, nothing received yet. DONT BUY A GARMIN DASHCAM.

Purchased in March 2018 at Johnny Appleseed GPS Online store for $199.00.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
stji001
stji001Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 13 reviews
  • 7 likes

Average dashcam and service.

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Purchased in April 2018 at Ryda.com for $250.00.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
3/5

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Disappointed, Garmin could do better

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No problems with the picture quality, the red light and speed camera work as they should but the lane departure is completely useless. Have had the camera exchanged for a new and both have been the same. Own a Mazda BT50 and it matters not a jot if I program the Garmin for high or low. Very disappointing.

Purchased in March 2018 at Harvey Norman.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
2/5
John
JohnSouth-Eastern Region, NSW
  • 11 reviews
  • 2 likes

Beware software downloads using Mac

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I bought this as I have 2 Garmin GPS units, both of which are great. However, this unit failed the first day. I set up as per instructions ( which by the way are very vague ), added it to Garmin Express and did a software update, thats when it all turned bad. The download froze the unit. After 2 days of searching Garmin troubleshooting and reading blogs, I came to the conclusion Mac software does not work very well. Even Garmin advise using windows on updates. Thats something not in the instructions. I did eventually get it working, but adding it again to Garmin Express really killed it. Its now winging its way back to Johnny Appleseed where I bought it, am getting a refund !

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Anthony
AnthonyCanberra
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Problems within weeks of purchase. Very disappointing

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The quality of the footage is good, however, started having problems immediately after the first software update within weeks of purchase, with certain dash cam functions not working any longer. After much wasted time trying to get a software update to fix the problem and emails to Garmin I was asked to return it to them for replacement. I suggest Garmin should thoroughly test their software and updates BEFORE release - and not expect clients to do the testing for them

brad
bradwillaston

Works, but voice control needs urgent fixing.

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Video quality good. I payed extra for voice control, but had to disable it. It constantly thinks a song said to stop recording audio, or to record video or other.
Listening to a podcast is hell, it will record video or another command every few minutes.
It makes it impossible to find specific videos as there are so many saved.
I turn voice control on after every update with hope.

Edit 06-03-19 Has gotten better with every update, hasn't misheard in days.

Purchased in September 2018.

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Questions & Answers

Phil R.
Phil R.asked
Dash Cam 55

No problems with the picture quality, the red light and speed camera work as they should but the lane departure is completely useless. Have had the camera exchanged for a new and both have been the same. Own a Mazda BT50 and it matters not a jot if I program the Garmin for high or low. Very disappointing.

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David
Davidasked
Dash Cam 55

Why, why will it only work with the supplied cable? Had it for two months now and still can not get it to do anything? It keeps turning itself off? What a waste of money, for a supposedly good unit. Do you need to go to night school for six months to use it? Is there an online course?

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Garry J
Garry J

Sounds like mine....propriety cables I believe. Both mine used to work until they stopped completely and wouldn’t turn back on - poor batteries/charging management in my opinion.

David
David

Why do this? In the pursuit of extra profit they make a unit very ordinary to own and operate.

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Garmin Dash Cam 55

Details

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CategoryDash Cams
Price (RRP) $249.00
Screen Size 2"
Viewing Angle 122°
Camera Resolution1440p (Wide QHD)
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Channels 1
FeaturesForward Collision Warning, GPS, Lane Departure Warning, Microphone/Audio Recording, Motion Detection, Smartphone App, Voice Control and Wi-Fi
Memory TypeMicroSD card
Battery life30 minutes
Weight59.5 g
Dimensions 41 x 56 x 21 mm
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Replaced byGarmin Dash Cam 56
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  • MPN: 010-01750-11
  • GTIN12: 753759178727

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