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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 525 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Completely satisfied!

    Posted
    JoeD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Very nice product for the money. People complaining either don't know how to properly operate it or they got a faulty unit. Mine works great and never overheats (even in a dark brown truck in Oklahoma summer sun!), and it has cool driving alerts for lane departure and forward collision warning. The video quality is great and I turned sound off so I think it saves moreon the included memory card. Completely satisfied! Only thing I might do is buy the hard wire kit so I can wire it in rather than use cig lighter power. Great buy for the money, get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought 2, returned 2

    Posted
    MGin
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    Our Best Buy did not have a huge selection of dash cams. We bought two of these after a streak of vandalism in our neighborhood. Upon setting up, one was broke from the get go. The other one worked for a day and kept giving us low battery warnings. We tried home charging it to see if that would work and nothing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Performance (for this price point)

    Posted
    24x7dba
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    * Very solid 1080p video resolution when viewing from computer * Only 160 degree capture. (was hoping for 180 degree instead) * Came with 8 GB, but I switched to 64GB sd card, and got 12-13 hours out of it... * Didn't really like the glue-on magnet that come with it - which made a small ugly black dot permanently stuck on my front windshield... * Lane-change warning and Forward Collision warning features worked but not as good in my opinion - too many false warnings -- or none when a car is changing lane in front of me all of sudden...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install, excellent video quality.

    Posted
    Wally
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    The video quality from this camera is awesome, even when viewed on a big TV. No users manual is included, which is surprising for a $150 item. The quick-guide is useless, the link to the manual did not work, and the wifi app you're supposed to be able to use would not work with my tablet, which isn't even that old. The one-minute video files are a chore to deal with, and I could not find a way to change it. You can do a lot better for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this!

    Posted
    trashpanda1229
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    I bought 2 of these Garmin dash cams, one for myself and one for my fiance for Valentine's Day! I love all of the features that they have and that they can be customized to fit both of our needs. I have mine set with lane departure, front end collision, and speed/red light camera warnings. I also have it set so that it does not record audio. My fiance has his set to record audio and how his current mile-per-hour whenever a video is saved. It's easy to save videos and photos, and the app is easy to naviagate!! I definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Protect Yourself While Driving

    Posted
    JayH
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    If you have ever seen those videos where people jump in front of your car, pretend to be injured, sue you... or heard of traffic accident stories where the other sided was yelling, complaining so loud that everyone mistakes you to be the cause... well, just show them the recording. Fake witness shows up claiming you ran a red light and caused the accident, let the camera show the light was green, the other party was reason, and the witness lying. Then sue them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No comment

    Posted
    Dissatisfied
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    First of all let’s talk about the first camera that I bought that I wanted to cameras front and back it started malfunctioning on me doing its own thing I went to Best Buy they gave me a new one same brand same issue by this time too late did not offer me a store credit I ended up getting another camera and I can’t even see the thing because my mirror is blocking the view of the camera I am very disappointed I will never shop At Best Buy again as long as God gives me breath trust and believe that

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great little dash cam

    Posted
    mikeefromtheblockson
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    I purchased a dashcam to make sure that this new year would be accident free from anyone. Lately ive been having to deal with close calls due to other peoples poor driving, and now this has secured a sense of relief. Visually clear, even at night! comes with a little 4gb sd card, although i recommend upgrading if you need longer videos. but that really doesnt matter because you can save clips to your phone via bluetooth anyways. 10/10 would recommend/mend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Believe My Video!

    Posted
    Melinda
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    I had been run off the road and was fortunate it was a wide grass median and didn’t hit anything. Had the driver hit me or had I hit something, or God forbid someone, how to prove I wasn’t the one driving distracted since the driver never stopped. I researched dash cams and made this purchase. It was easily installed, easy to set up on the app and to download video or photos to my phone. I haven’t had the need for it on a collision yet but believe this will be proof of my story, at fault or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    Matt
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    This camera has excellent video capture. You must download the VIRB app and link the camera to your phone via WiFi (the camera itself has the WiFi, you don’t need an external WiFi source) There is plenty of cord to run it up and around the windshield. The only thing that may get annoying is the lane departure warning when you’re in heavy traffic. Other than that this is a fantastic camera and easy to use. Defdinatly recommend the 64gb Card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mid range dashcam for starter

    Posted
    Capitan14
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    GPS, decent angle of view, small (fits easily out of view behind mirror) to start recording where allowed as per state law to deal with those drivers on the road with ... skills. Further to record in timelapse the nice sunday and holiday drives. Good to start with and will move to the rear once a 1440P or better 2160P model of the 65W becomes available. Bought one for my brother as well as and gave him a 16GB card and USB adapter stick. 64GB cards though recommended to have a longer archive

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera......

    Posted
    MikeNYG
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    Bought during the Black Friday sale so the price was right! No heat issues for me but I do not check it every time. Turns on and records...... Picture quality is good and has features like collision alert that show up on the screen. Only thing I wish it had was a better mount system. The current one is nice but would have liked to have had a screw in mount type system since there are larger variety to choose from. Otherwise this is a nice unit and will be purchasing another one when they go on a good sale again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Posted
    Gugito
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great camera all around. Night vision could be better, but overall its worth the price. I purchased this camera after a hit and run. Exactly 2 weeks after I purchased this I was hit yet again. Insurance and other driver tried to place the blame on me. Thats when this camera saved me and paid for itself. They ruled the other driver at fault. Im in the process now in hardwiring it to my vehicle. I have 2 of these now for both of my cars. Great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great aid for 80 year old smartcar awareness

    Posted
    Zupang
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    Not only does the dash cam record HD video and audio, but also provide monitoring to identify key situations to promote driver awareness. 1) radar detector 2) preceding car approaching quickly 3) passing over solid lines on road when over certain speed and 4) car ahead taking off and not accelerating at green light. All these situations are a big help to my father remaining alert when driving while also keeping clear record of his travels; well worth the higher grade product pricing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Cam for Canada, Allergic to heat

    Posted
    12345
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought cam back in Feb, worked great until first 90+ degree day few days ago, died while I was showing my clients, would not reset/turn back on. I intended on purchasing a second one to give away to client the next day, but until this issue is resolved, will not purchase. Aside from the major issue of not working, great cam (visual and sound notifications nice as well). Appears this is an issue as other reviews state similar issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera

    Posted
    Cameron
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The Garmin 45 is an outstanding camera. I love that it has built in Wi-Fi and that you can connect your phone to it to save videos. The only problem I have with this is the app you must download in order to save/view videos. The app will freeze and trimming the video down to size to catch the incident is a frustrating task. I would still recommend this camera to anyone who wants to protect their vehicle and themselves while traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera & Features, BUT lacks information

    Posted
    kate
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    camera is great (daytime and night), and the features it offers are pretty good. i do have several complaints though: a) no manual on how to use the camera (just the basics - everything else is on garmin's site), b) power source connection (huge pain to use the really long cable, and is not compatible with a regular usb), c) no explanation of what the "beeps" mean when driving , d) no replacement mounting metal disc is supplied with item - only replacement adhesive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Dash Cam But Has Some Issues

    Posted
    DzNuTz
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    This Is A Good Dash Cam And Takes Decent Quality Photos And Videos However The Virb App To Connect To Your Phone Or Tablet Is Nearly Useless Extremely Slow When It Works But Most Of The Time Freezes Leaving The Only Option To Transfer Vids And Pics With A PC. Also The Camera Will Get Extremely Hot And Even Sometimes Shut Down..... I Have Returned This Dash Cam 45 And Purchased The Dash Cam 55 And No Longer Have Any Of The Problems Described Above.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Farming all the way

    Posted
    Krclay
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    Great little cam. After reading the negative review then the positive ones i though I would try it, I could always return it. This cam works perfectly when set up properly. For negative reviews on the alerts all I can say is check the way you drive. I did find that the speed of the download a little bit slow depending on the Internet service. If you keep in mind the device and where you're downloading to the speed is not important just be patient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera

    Posted
    Tunechi
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    Awesome car camera. It actually had more features than I thought. Like lane assist. Redlight camera notification, and many more extras. Pictures/Videos are extremely good quality. Easy to install. I’ll be buying 2 more for my other vehicles.

    I would recommend this to a friend