Here is are review of the new Garmin Dash Cam 67W.
Featuring an extra-wide 180-degree field of view that captures and saves important details in 1440p HD video, the compact, voice-controlled Garmin Dash Cam 67W has you covered.
Small camera, big protection. The pocket-sized Garmin Dash Cam 67W with voice control offers discreet eyewitness incident detection in 1440p HD video for vehicles on the road or parked. Its extra-wide 180-degree viewing angle displays more of the environment, including cross traffic. And Garmin Clarity HDR optics enable the camera to capture crisp details in day or night lighting conditions. It uses GPS data to pinpoint where and when events occurred. And saved incident footage is automatically uploaded to the secure Garmin cloud Video Vault for future use. Easily access the camera remotely for live-view monitoring on your phone. For added security, the Parking Guard function will record and send a video clip to your phone if your parked vehicle is hit or broken into. Helpful driver alerts, such as forward collision and lane departure warnings, encourage safer driving. And with the Garmin Drive app you can automatically sync video from up to 4 dash cams on your vehicle to see incident footage from multiple points of view.
What’s in the box?
The box contains the Garmin Dash Cam 67W, Low profile adhesive/magnetic mount, Vehicle power cables, Dual USB power adapter and Documentation.
A Closer Look
The Garmin Drive App
The Garmin Drive App can make all the changes you want to your dash cam, including uploading firmware updates, viewing live footage, checking your vault and more.
The first thing you notice is just how small the dash cam actually is. This isn’t a problem because the camera has a really great 180 degree field of view and can record up to 1440P at 60 fps – although you can reduce the quality if you want, although given the cost of memory cards it seems odd to lower the quality when you really want the best you can get!
Setting up the dash cam was very simple – download the Garmin Drive app, connect to the dash cam and follow the instructions. You can then make all the settings changes you wish, update the firmware (which only took a few minutes) and even look at subscriptions for the vault.
Sticking the dash cam to your windscreen is fairly easy, however once it’s stuck on, it’s really stuck on! There is a magnetic stick on disc included in the box that I assume it supposed to stick to the windscreen then you clip the dash cam onto it for easy removal however every time I tried to use it the magnets actually pushed the dash cam out of position and it fell off. Either I was doing something wrong or it’s just not that great an option! Either way, for a £200 dash cam, Garmin could have included a suction mount in the box. You can buy one but thats another £11.99 plus postage!
The dash cam is powered using the extra long USB cable provided in the box, along with cigarette lighter adaptor. This adaptor actually has two USB ports so you can also charge your phone at the same time instead of trying to decide between operating the dash cam and charging your phone.
The great thing about the 67W is you can just forget it’s there, until you need it. It starts when you start the engine and turns itself off when you shut your engine down. It also can record if your car gets bumped when its parked – so no more instances of not knowing who hit your car!
The footage is stored on the SD card so you can put it into your computer and review it, or you can review and upload any content you want via the Garmin Drive App. If you want to store footage in the online Garmin Vault then you will need to take out a subscription. This is the easiest option if you dont want to keep taking the card out of the 67W and then putting it back in.
One of the features of the 67W is the ability to control it with your voice. Just say “OK Garmin” or “OK Dash Cam” and tell it what you want.
The 67W will also warn you if it detects speed cameras, not that you will be speeding of course, but its a useful feature to have.
Using the 67W itself is fairly simple and basic – just use the app for everything and you can’t go wrong.
The new Garmin Dash Cam 67W is available now priced around £199.99 and for quality and features the 67W is a must have in your car – I know I won’t be going anywhere without it firmly in place.