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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 500 reviews

87%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Investment

    Posted
    Legitbrian
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    I have this installed by a geek squad so I’m not sure how difficult it is for DIY. This camera is installed on my 2018 Honda Odyssey. It’s a great dash camera and so far since last year, it’s been performing flawlessly. The camera is small so it doesn’t protrude vision out front. I live in Los Angeles, so heat was somewhat a concern for the reliability of the camera but, again no issues. It has features such as Lane Keeping Assist, Alerts, Stop sign recognition, and a VIRB Mobile App used to import videos and photos from dash cam to your mobile device. The dash camera even alerts you when a traffic camera ticket is available on the intersection. Now for the cons, the features are kinda annoying. For example, the camera traffic camera ticket feature is annoying because, it’s GPS based so when I drive on the highway, it still alerts me even though the intersection is on the bottom of me. Secondly, the distance feature is crap because, once a car changed onto my lane he was extremely far out so it shouldn’t alert me but, it did. Ultimately I think it’s a good camera as long as if you turn off some of those features and if you can find one for around $140 as of 04/17/19. Any price higher than that is paying full price and this camera is quite old already. Thus, it’s a buy! Depending on the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good.

    Posted
    TonyS
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    So far, I have had zero issues with overheating. Previous reviewers have said that this camera has overheating issues but it looks like the latest firmware update eliminated the problem. I am writing this from south Florida in July. It can't get much hotter here and the camera has worked perfectly. The wifi connection is a little slow but when you see the size of the files it's transferring, you understand why. The image quality is excellent so I think it is worth the wait. The only thing I don't like are the alerts. Forward collision works perfectly but the lane change warning goes off continuously on curved roads and inside lanes of highways. They are easy to turn off but I wanted the feature to work. Overall, I am happy so I can't complain too much. I'm planning to have it permanently installed soon so the parked feature will work as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good protection against bad drivers

    Posted
    Chuck
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    Camera has expected functions and seems to work well. Also comes with alarms to alert you if you're drifting out of your lane, if you are about to collide with the car in front of you, or if you're in stopped traffic and don't start moving soon enough. I've found all 3 of these alarms to be oversensitive. For example, the lane departure is designed for unintentional lane drifting, but it alarms frequently even during planned lane changes such as passing. The collision warning goes off most frequently after you've been passed by someone else who then moves back into your lane and is still moving faster than you. And while the Go alarm says it only alerts you when the vehicle ahead of you has moved a "substantial distance" away from you, it frequently goes off even when the vehicle ahead of you creeps up a few feet while the light is still red. The problem with these alarms being so sensitive is that you get accustomed to hearing it and don't react to it quickly enough when the actual situation occurs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thank you for leaving a review.

      I recommend reviewing the following links for information on the Forward Collision and Lane Departure warnings:

      https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/dashcam45-55/EN-US/GUID-2F14BC49-BE4F-4902-93BF-3A256AD97144.html

      https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/dashcam45-55/EN-US/GUID-05B83C05-D9E9-4AAF-A0C1-ABA55EE1212C.html

      -MH Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent starter dash cam

    Posted
    Matt
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    I went to Best Buy really looking for any inexpensive dash cam to use on a week long Jeep trip. This was on sale and had the Garmin name on it so I was sold. This dash camera more than met my needs. Installation and operation are easy. I put a spare 64GB microSD in it (that's the max size it will take) and that will more than suffice. The video is crisp and sounds are recorded with it. You will have the date, time, GPS coordinates and speed on the display. I like the travel time lapse feature. The two hour, 17 minute trip from Assateague Island to Virginia Beach yielded a 2 minute, 37 second video I could post. Although I really love this camera I gave it four stars. To get the videos off the microSD card in a usable format you have to use the Garmin VIRB app. Because the recording is saved in one minute chunks the app has to compile the clips into a video in order to save it to another device. The compiling does take a long time so make sure the dash cam is plugged into a power source. Despite this, I intend to upgrade to the Dash Cam 65 and give the 45 to my wife.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dash camera

    Posted
    Brian
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver. My most trusted witness. But...

    Posted
    EGray01
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    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

    Great Little Dash Cam

    Posted
    GHOSTLEADER
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    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

    Works very good

    Posted
    Geezer66
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but some issues

    Posted
    MarylandGuy
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    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Posted
    Electronut
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    Garmin came out with this advanced camera to replace an older model. They reduced the size and added some bells and whistles. Very happy with purchase but as always, Garmin is greedy with its power plug. It takes a while cigarette lighter plug. You would think by now they'd go USB or at least stick a USB port on their plug. Also, they need to make it easier and cheaper to get spare window magnet mounts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Video Access, Clear Images

    Posted
    vyxl
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    The video output on this dash cam is really nice and super easy to access through the app. My only complaint would have to be a Garmin-specific vehicle power cable is needed to properly charge the camera. My car only has two power ports, with the front port being reserved for USB charging adapters, so this greatly restricts my options for wiring this up in my car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dashcam

    Posted
    8675309
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    Only reason I don’t give 5 stars is because the screen is so tiny and price. I have used several other cams in the past, and hesitated to buy this one because of the insanely high price. I use a garmin gps and like it. This camera has been reliable so far, and the video quality is great. Got the 2 yr warranty because all the other ones I had went bad within a couple months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for any driver

    Posted
    Volvo
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    Easy set up , way to use app to link footage to your phone can easily share videos with friends . The only thing I wish the hard wire cables would come with the camera so you can take advantage of the park assist can eat h over your vehicle when it's parked . But all in all great camera for the price .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Van1
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    Nice little camera. Lots of nice features. I did not know, however, that it adds forward collision detection, lane departure warning, and can even tell you when a red light is coming up and when traffic ahead of you starts moving. I also didn't know how annoying the constant, unnecessary the constant noise can be. Wish I knew how to turn it off. But, the instructions aren't that great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Longtimesailor
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    I purchased this dashcam because of the reputation Garmin has in the marketplace. For the most part, it does the job well. However, the lane departure warning and crash avoidance feature become a bit annoying as does the stop light notification. I’ll have to see if there is a way to turn these features off because they are too sensitive and sometimes give false readings.

    I would recommend this to a friend