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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
    2.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    1.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (2)
  • Readable Number PlatesYes (2) · No (0)
  • 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

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

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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 !

Regg
ReggSydney
  • 2 reviews

This is the right dash cam...

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So after days of research, going through all the other reviews, checking the price and actually testing the item, I think that the Garmin 55 is just the right dash cam for me! First of all, it works just as advertised, second, it actually exceeded my expectations as how easy it was to set up and running. Lastly, for the price, it has the features that actually should have been some premium added to it but they didn't so I got more value for my money.

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Neil39
Neil39Sydney, NSW
  • 10 reviews
  • 6 likes

This has already saved my Insurance excess.

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I am well and truly in front. I purchased the camera on points. The camera and features are great. Particularly the speed/red light warnings. I had a truck wipe out my wing mirror and the truck company later disputed the Insurance claim. I had it all on camera and they had no leg to stand on. The features on the 55 are better than the other camera(Garmin also) on my other car. It's a winner.

wollie591
wollie591
  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Outstanding Dash Cam

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I recently purchased my Garmin dash cam 55, don't let the size fool you it is not much bigger than a box of matches but it packs a huge amount of useful features. Including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, red light and speed camera warning & voice control that allows you to take still images time lapse, video save, all you need to say is "hello Garmin" and a sub menu appears you just speak the one you want. It is that easy it also come with an 8gb card so you just plug and play, it has setting for centre left or right mounting whichever one you choose. It has a magnetic mount for easy removal and because of its size is not obstructive.

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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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