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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 528 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Ride Security

    Posted
    Majnoona
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After having been in an auto accident and the crash report did not quite reflect what really happened, I knew I needed a good dash-cam. I looked through several brands and models with the Best Buy employee. This one was, and still is, the best one for the money. Clear pictures, clear video and very clear audio. All of these can be adjusted. If you don't want it to record any audio you can turn that feature off. The view at night is very clear. There are other features in case you have an older car... of which you can also turn off if you have a newer car. It has lane departure warning, too close to an object warning, warning you to brake, etc. Plus, it is very small and discrete. I put mine on the top left corner of my windshield. Unless you look directly at the windshield, you cannot see it from other directions. It is clearly visible from inside the car, but still small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but for price could be better

    Posted
    impliedobject
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Not a bad choice overall. It does suffer from some flaws that other dash cams I have had do as well. - good video during day but suffers at night - very picky on the SD card. My first card fell in the parameters given but the camera would not accept it each time it was turned on without ejecting and re-inserting the card. Gave up and got a different card. - forward collision in my opinion is a marketing gimmick. There is no laser to properly judge distance. Gets really bad in stop/go traffic. My camera always seems to think I am going to die all the time - lane departure is so hit/miss, it is pretty pointless. Does well on solid lines but very poor on the dashes. - wish the WiFi would stay connect to phone all the time (like the Bluetooth ones do). Would make getting videos much easier (not having to reconnect all the time0 and you could make changes to the camera from the phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thanks for the feedback. Updating the software on the dash cam should resolve the SD card issue. If you haven't installed Garmin Express please download it from the following link:  www.garmin.com/express

      Also, the sensitivity of the forward collision warning system can be changed. The options are from off to high sensitivity. This Garmin FAQ link will provide detailed steps:  http://bit.ly/2tZSby2

      Thanks again for the feedback. If you need any assistance, Garmin Product Support would be happy to help. Our contact information, including telephone number and hours of operation, can be found on at: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/

      Thanks, James Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far I like it

    Posted
    Dustty
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have only had the camera for 2 or 3 weeks, but am happy with it so far. I purchased a larger memory card as the included one is only 8GB if I remember correctly. I put the sd card included in my Garmin GPS I use in the truck, so no waste now. I have looked at a few of the early recordings, and I am pleased. They are clear recordings that are easy to view and show good detail. The alerts for traffic cameras, lane assist, and vehicle accident detection are useful and can be adjusted in the settings if personally found to be annoying. Best Buy gave me a price adjustment of $30 for the Black Friday sales. I do like Best Buy service as they are very accomodating to do the right thing. All around I'm very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Paid for itself

    Posted
    Alan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Within a month of purchasing this camera I had a driver come into my lane and hit my front fender with her back fender. She was crying and admitted fault. She didn’t have her insurance paperwork which would be an additional citation. I decided to be nice and not call the police. I got her license and phone number and we went on our way. After she texted her insurance info I made a claim. They said she claimed I hit her in an intersection. So I sent them the video as well as an earlier photo of her on her phone while driving. They settled at that point, hope she gets dropped! Lesson is “no more Mr. Nice Guy, I’m calling the police” and showing the police the video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dash camera

    Posted
    Brian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have 2 of these units now, one in each car, and find them to be an overall great camera. The magnetic mount means I'm no longer having to deal with failing suction cups. Do be warned that the magnets can be stronger than the adhesive on a hot day!! Small form factor means you barely notice it (I mounted mine close to the mirror so I don't see it). Driver assists are a little spotty since its based on what the camera sees and not sensors built into the car. I've caught many ref light runners, speeders, reckless drivers, and more on these cameras. It pays for itself in the event of an accident and having video evidence proving who is at fault. Hopefully saving have to pay a deductible!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overheats and dies

    Posted
    TheMitchster
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    First sunny day in my truck, outside temperature only 53 degrees, camera died and would not turn on for 30 minutes in the shade. I contacted Garmin support. They said if camera is at latest firmware then there was nothing else they could do. Well, this is being returned to Bestbuy. Thankfully I didn't buy this anywhere else but Bestbuy. I can trust that when something goes wrong, Bestbuy will refund your money or exchange. I will look for another dashcam that is ready for the extreme temperatures that obviously occur in a vehicle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Dash Cam

    Posted
    GHOSTLEADER
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I’ve owned one of these cameras for little over a year it’s compact easy to mount and easy to use. Has excellent video recording capabilities with Bluetooth connection for sending your videos to a cell phone. I’ve used this dashcam in hot environments as well as in extremely cold conditions and it’s worked flawlessly. I don’t leave home without it. Purchased this one for my Wife’s vehicle so I know she’s protected shoul something happen on the road. This is a great Dashcam you won’t be sorry. The reason for four stars is there are little glitches that cause you to have to power down the unit and restart but it doesn’t happen regularly so it’s not a big issue for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver. My most trusted witness. But...

    Posted
    EGray01
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Needs a sharper eye. Even at 1080p resolution, i have to be very close to the vehicle in front of me to see their license plate, it's always important to know when something that requires attention happens, not necessarily an accident. Needs a better dynamic range. If a license plate is looking straight at the sunlight, my dashcam will see nothing but a blinding white color. The cam is fast and i love the ability of built-in wifi so i can upload the content to my smartphone and have a backup copy. Very accurate speedometer, and stunning angle of view. I give it a 3.9 star

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works very good

    Posted
    Geezer66
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Works as it is supposed to and all the bells and whistles work great. The screen times out, but keeps recording, red light camera works perfect, and the alarm when you get too close to the car in front of you while driving works good. The only problem I've had is with VIRB. I get it loaded on my phone and connected to the dash cam, the video clips appear,but when you try to play the segment it flashes between the picture and writing and doesn't play the video. I can take the micro sd card and put it in my laptop and the videos play well, Virb does not work. I've had mine working for about 2 months and it works very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Has features I didn't expect

    Posted
    Rayne
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This dashcam is great! When driving if it detects an accident, it automatically records the last three minutes leading up to the crash. You can also snapshot with a single click. It tells you when you are departing your lane, when you're getting too close to the car in front of you, and when your at a light, it will tell you when the cars in front of you start moving, just in case you're not fully paying attention. overall I'm very pleased with the purchase of this device, it performs above any expectations I had. The only issue I see with it, is that they should make a suction cup mount for it. Once you mount it somewhere you can't move the mount, it's a magnet with double sided 3M tape.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Eh

    Posted
    ThatGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Well I can't really give it a complete and full review as I believe it was a returned product. The hardest to the cigarette port was already lose and unwrapped and the USB already in the camera. I drove and it did perform the lane warning and close warning and you can control the volume or just turn it off. But the recording was only one minute and it did not only record my trip back but it recorded over my trip to my destination which was very upsetting. Everything was lost and very little was recorded even though there were plenty of memory left on the USB. In the end I returned for a full refund. The box was not sealed should have been the major sign that I should not over looked but it was a last minute Online purchase for a trip I was going on in 2 hours that night.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not satisfied

    Posted
    felix

    Not sure why it gets so many 5 stars here but so many one star at Amazon. I am not satisfied with this product at this price. Remember, this is GARMIN! Every time I turn on the device I have to setup language and locale, and agree the warning. For a CAR camera this is not reasonable. Why the settings cannot be saved automatically? Video quality is pretty bad (at this price), grainy. And it has strong distortion even at center area. High temperature while it is working. Have to return it back to store the other day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Note that a software update has been released for this dash cam. A software update may be helpful in resolving any problems you are experiencing. The software of the device can be updated with the Garmin Express program, which can be downloaded here: www.garmin.com/express Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dash cam

    Posted
    Katy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This dash cam has surpassed my expectations. It alerts me if there’s vehicles near me when driving & changing lanes. It automatically starts to record when my vehicle is involved in an accident. Loved that it’s super small & hardly takes up any room on my windshield. Also can’t forget to mention the free cable it came with that allows for a special feature of recording while my car is parked, so no more people hitting my car while parked & taking off. Now it will record the car & get the license plate clear with the HD video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Jose
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    As a truck driver I need it one not just for security but to show my friends back home some stuff. Works great, records for 3:00 maybe more in the settings don't know since I haven't read the manual. Picture quality is HD very clear, easy to upload to your phone [android] and share online, only thing I didn't like was the 4GB MicroSD card as it gets full quick but I bought a 64GB I think so now it holds way more without overwritten some videos. Has the capability of record while parked [vehicle off] but you have to buy the Ifema required separately, overall awesome dashcam.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overheating Garbage

    Posted
    JeffL
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I thought the product was great until it started to get above 50 degrees outside. I had it wired to always be on when my car was driving... it worked great until it started getting warmer outside and then I noticed that the Dash Cam would turn off. I would touch the Dash Cam and it was extremely HOT. I updated the software to the latest version as of April 2018 and no change in operation. It is too late to return and now I have a piece of Overheating Garbage

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Sounds like the display may be timing out. This model includes a Display Timeout setting which will automatically dim the display of the device after a period of inactivity. The device will continue to record video even while the screen is dimmed (indicated by a red light), provided the microSD card remains in the device and the device remains powered on. This Garmin Support article gives all the details to enable or disable the Display Timeout setting:  http://bit.ly/2EmVOCW Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but some issues

    Posted
    MarylandGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is my first dash cam and thankfully I bought the warranty plan through Best Buy. I installed this dash cam with the parking enabled cable. The issue I’ve had with it is sometime it will ask me to insert the memory card when it’s already in and it will go in and out of parking mode when I’m driving. I took back my original one with the warranty and got a new one and it does the same thing. I’m pretty sure this wouldn’t happen if I just used the supplied power cable. Other than this, it works well. Although the quality isn’t good enough to read license plates even up close.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small but powerful

    Posted
    Chaz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Works great. It's so small that I haven't even noticed it on my window from the outside. I love the warning you get when you cross the solid line on the highway, as well as the warning you get when you're driving too close to a vehicle. I was at a red light last week and I was tuning my radio. The light turned green and traffic started to flow. I didn't realize it until the garmin dash cam sent a message with a beep telling me that traffic was flowing. That was unexpected. Love this garmin 45 dash cam. 2 thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect but....

    Posted
    Cdbjr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is my second Garmin dash cam, I had the older model that didn't record sound. This version does and I like it a lot! The picture is crystal clear, the menus are pretty straight forward. The only issue I have with it is that it's very hard to use the WiFi to download videos onto my phone. I can't even download pictures that I thought I took, I mean I see it in the unit but it doesn't show up in the share area. Anyways I have to hook it up to a computer to download items, hopefully there's an update in the firmware.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Garmin Product Support would be happy to help. Our contact information, including telephone number and hours of operation, can be found at: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/ Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased overall.

    Posted
    DEC1981
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Had two of these, one for each car for 90 days now. Only a couple of issues. I have the VIBR app downloaded to my phone and even at 720p video won't play. I only see a circle spinning. Also one camera stopped working today. It would not power on. It worked when not plugged into the adapter and worked when hooked up to the computer but the moment I put plugged it in it stopped working. troubleshooting by phone trying to update did not solve the problem. Fortunately Best Buy made an exception and exchanged it for me. I love the camera itself, that's why I have one in each car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dash cam

    Posted
    ClearWaterWI
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I’ve had this camera installed for a few weeks and so far so good. The video is good and the low light capabilities are also good. I wish the wireless transfer of video/pics to a computer or phone (in my case) involved less steps. By the time I get through all the clicks through the menu, my phone sometimes reverts back to the original wi-fi SSID I was using and drops the camera wi-fi. It would be great if there was a quick, one step button that brought you right to the transfer menu. Otherwise, I’m happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend