Garmin Dash Cam touted as a driver's 'personal witness'

The Garmin Dash Cam is a high-definition camera that continuously records a wide-angle view of the road while driving Photo credit: BUSINESSWIRE

Garmin International Inc. says its new high-definition dash cam is like a “personal eyewitness” on the road.

The navigation unit supplier says the Garmin Dash Cam can be mounted to the windshield of any vehicle, automatically recording the road once the engine starts.

The “integrated gravity sensor” automatically detects braking or collisions and saves the video files, according to the company.

The company says the unit is available with or without GPS capabilities, which time-stamps and geotags footage so users know the exact location and time of particular events.

The camera “never misses an incident and provides proof of what happens on the road,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales, in a statement. “It is fully automated and gives drivers peace of mind knowing any events that might occur will be captured. Features such as an internal microphone and GPS add valuable context to the video files.”

The company says the Garmin Dash Cam 10 (without GPS) has a suggested retail price of $219.99, while the Dash Cam 20 (with GPS) is $249.99. Both are slated for February releases.

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