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Garmin - Dash Cam™ 45 Full HD - Black-Front_Standard

Garmin - Dash Cam™ 45 Full HD - Black

Model: 010-01750-00SKU: 5791502

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 496 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I hate lose cables

    Posted
    Havrek
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    I really want one of these but cable management is driving me crazy. Even though the device is super small there is a lot of cable to route to the power source. I ended up returning before using because I didn't like how the cable looked in my car

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      The power cable is designed to be routed up and out of sight around the windshield, tucked it into the gap between the windshield and the trim. Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small and handy

    Posted
    HWHTX
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    Has the main features I was looking for. One issue is that it doesn't like the charging cable that came with it, although it does charge the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome small dashcam

    Posted
    Jose
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    I like how small this dashcam is and how easy it is to use. I also got the garmin direct connect wire to avoid having the cord hang to plug it in. I do find the some of the warning beeps annoying but the recording quality is great and being able to see the videos on my phone is awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent camera, horrible power cord & customer srvc

    Posted
    und09
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    The camera is pretty decent, license plates can be a little grainy and unreadable unless the vehicle is stopped right in front of you. The main thing is it is clear enough to show police what happened should you need it. My biggest issue is the power cord. I have been through 2 power cords in the year I have had the camera. With the new software upgrade the camera won't take a random mini USB, it has to be specific for the camera or it will think it is plugged into a computer and not record. It is obviously a bigger issue then just me since all stores, including Garmin online store, are sold out of the power cord. I have contacted Garmin support multiple times and they don't seem to care calling it normal wear and tear. I expected more from a big name company.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for price

    Posted
    Snake89
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    The camera itself is a really good dashcam for the price you pay. The foreword collision warning could be better but it doesn't affect the overall performance. The only problem I have is the power cord that's included with the camera. After two weeks my cord crapped out on me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin 45 Dash Cam

    Posted
    HikerBob
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    5 Stars: Ease of operation, basically plug and play. 1080P Video quality is Excellent. Small size is very unobtrusive when mounted on windshield. Audio quality is also very good. All videos are automatically labeled with date/time, lat/long and vehicle speed, which was a big plus for me. The dash cam came with a 8Gb microSD card but I replaced it with a 64Gb microSD for greater storage capacity. Dash Cam comes with cigarette power cable which was easy to route along my car's headliner. I have ordered the "hard wired" power cable, so I can utilize the cam's "parking mode" feature, which requires the cam to be hard wired. I recommend doing the same, otherwise the Dash Cam will only record video while the ignition is on. I also purchased a 37mm Circular Polaroid Lens (CPL) filter and 28-37mm adapter mount that fitted over the dash cam's lens to cut down on early morning/late afternoon windshield glare (see second attached photo). For total hands-free operation, go with the Garmin 55 Dash Cam. A little more expensive, the same size as the 45 but with voice recognition vs manual buttons

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small is good

    Posted
    Noreaster
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    This Dash Cam is so small you forget it is there. I had mine installed just to the right of my windshield mirror. The software and the IPhone app function well. I was initially not pleased with all of the beeping from the lane departure, car in front motion after stop, and collision avoidance warning. My car has lane departure and active collision avoidance so the camera was duplicative and a bit annoying. But these features were easy to program out of the cam. The cam has 4 control/programming buttons. Since the cam is so small, the buttons are tiny. They take a little time to get used to. Installation, if you want the cam hardwired, seems to be a little complex. I had mine done by Geek Squad for very little money. Well worth it. To hard wire so that the cam will record if it sees motion when parked, requires a special cable. Overall a great camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend