Garmin - Dash Cam™ 55 (1440p HD) Driving Recorder - Black/Copper

Record extra high-definition road footage with this 3.7-megapixel Garmin dash cam. Its voice command recognition provides easy operation, and it alerts you with lane departure and forward collision warnings for driving safety. This GPS-enabled Garmin dash cam includes an 8GB microSD card and lets you capture clear details in HD, Full HD or Quad HD.
$199.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • 8 GB microSD card
  • Garmin Dash Cam 55 Flash Memory Camcorder
  • Low profile magnetic mount
  • Quick start manual
  • Vehicle power cable, USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 25)

Features


High-quality (1440p) video recording

Allows you to capture sharp high-definition footage.

2" LCD color screen

Allows you to review footage of incidents and collisions.

3.7 megapixel camera

Captures footage in up to 2560x1440p video resolution.

Incident detection (G-sensor) technology

Automatically saves footage from collisions, so you have a record of the incident.

Built-in GPS

Records location, direction, speed, date and time of the incident for the accurate, detailed accident information.

Voice control

Control with your voice and keep your hands on the wheel.

Wi-Fi

Makes it easy to connect to wireless devices.

Travelapse™ video capture feature

An easy, fun way to share driving footage by condensing hours of driving into minutes of highlights.

Forward collision warnings

Keep you aware of your surroundings and potential dangers while you drive.

Low profile magnetic mount

Makes it easy to install the camera in your vehicle.

Records high-definition video directly to the microSD card

Accepts up to 64 GB microSD card; Class 10 required, (8GB card included).


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliantly Small

    Posted
    BioHazardous
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Bought this particular unit for the increased resolution over the other models. Voice commands are very helpful, but sometimes are triggered by just random talking that sounds nothing like "Ok Garmin" - which can get annoying. I bought the "parking" cable as well so I could have Best Buy install it, hide the cable, and never have to worry about charging a battery: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/garmin-parking-mode-cable-for-garmin-dash-cam-45-and-55-cameras-black/5791504.p?skuId=5791504 By default, it's configured to record in parking mode, which I later found out is a terrible feature. Parking mode videos are counted as "saved" videos and the camera will start erasing your actual saved videos to make room for more parking videos. Parking videos should be classified the same as "unsaved" videos and be the first to be deleted based on oldest age first. I got a 128GB Samsung EVO card for this and it took about 2 weeks for the card to fill up with the "parking" videos and warn me that it was going to start deleting saved videos to make room. The two cons being parking videos are classified as saved videos, and the voice commands randomly triggering for things that sound nothing like "Ok Garmin", I've been very pleased with the camera. It's such a small device, that it was easy to conceal in my 2017 Mazda CX-5, which has a rather large footprint taken up by whatever they have mounted to the review mirror (probably a bunch of sensors). I don't ever notice the camera except for when it turns on and off with the car. My first trip out of Best Buy after having it installed, somebody swerved into my lane, causing me to swerve off the road onto the shoulder for a second, so I'm glad I have it now, and not some cheap Chinese brand like you find on Amazon. I wanted something reliable that I knew would get updates from the manufacturer. Everything I read for reviews indicated that Garmin was responsive to customer issues and actually pushed updates because of their responsiveness, fixing critical bugs. You won't get that kind of support from the cheap brands you find everywhere. Video quality seems solid, I can make out license plates, and it does well in low light, so not much else you can ask for with video quality. Picture quality isn't as good, but I still find myself trying to save video and pictures of just interesting things when traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Bidgaf1
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great dashcam, great picture and easy to use. My only complaint would be the collision warning etc, way to sensitive. When you are in traffic it keeps alerting you even when not needed. I turned it off. The voice command feature is awesome. Only sometimes when using your bluetooth or words from the radio make it save things you didnt want because it mistakes the command .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it, BUT

    Posted
    Vinny
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Love the unit...small size, good video, voice commands work....but...had to add the parking cable for 38.18 after tax, and no fuse taps in the box, so 12.00 for taps at the parts store.....$50 extra if you want to use the parking mode, for cables and connectors that other cams include in the box....something it would cost Grmin very little to include....still, once installed, a great unit

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Garmen 55 Dash Cam: Good News and Bad News

    Posted
    DrHoo
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased the Garmen 55 dash cam and had it hard wired by Best Buy. Good News: The installation was very good, the employee was very polite and cordial. The camera is small, the mount seems secure, and the wire was long enough for a hard wire installation. The Bad News: I have a 2017 Prius, and the install didn't work well with the Prius electric grid system. The charger was not recharging, resulting in a dead camera. Apparently the car was not supportive of the install, at least at the site that Best Buy did the actual hook-up. The "application" and process for viewing the saved or "non-saved videos" is complicated and labor intensive. You have to open the ap, get the camera to the correct page, open your phone wifi, get the camera to connect to the phone via the camera's wifi and the process is time consuming and has to be done a number of times each session...as the camera disconnects easily. I have yet to be able to download a full video file of my travels to my android phone. Bottom line: I took the 55 back and received a full refund. I then purchased a 45 from Best Buy and installed it myself keeping the cigarette lighter type power source and plugging it into the power source of the Prius. This works. It does not drain the camera's battery, and keeps it recharged. I miss the voice activation of the 55, where I can say OK-GARMEN, Save Video...and not have to touch the camera button to save the footage currently running. Since the camera is so small, it is difficult for the driver to reach over and push the bottom button, without disturbing the view of the camera. With the 55, the voice activation is great. The picture of the 45 is not as good as the 55 either. I was able to buy a 45 at the store and have to wait 2 weeks to get the 55, but..I think I will return the 45 and go back to the 55 without the hard wire install. I like the camera, it is a shame that the application isn't more user friendly. Worth a try if you are looking to buy a decent dash camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but pricey

    Posted
    pizzle1982
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The dash cam is great and is easy to use. Very easy to setup also. Setting it up to pair with your phone after downloading the app is also easy to use but after that first initial phone pairing it tend to be combursome to pair with the phone again. It doesn’t just pair by itself like you would expect. Video quality is good and I like that this now records audio unlike the days cam 35 I had prior to this. But overall I like it. My fiancé has the 45 and she loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Dash Cam

    Posted
    explore42
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The mount and set up with this Dash cam is simple. In no time at all it looked like a factory install. The alarms for lane and crash avoidance is reasonably accurate and not annoying. Overall a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice camera

    Posted
    Hammer
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Like the voice command that it has small screen takes a while to download

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good product

    Posted
    sukkajet
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    small but powerful . this is good when you driving with voice control . easy to use and easy to tranfer

    I would recommend this to a friend




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