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Garmin 55 dashcam review

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by T-Rex266, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Nov 16, 2017 at 9:49 AM
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    So I’ve had it installed (thanks @csuviper!!) for around a month. So far, very impressive. Other than the alerts (which you can enable/disable individually) and other great features it comes with, it’s really neat. Here, you’ll see my neighbor tripping over himself :laugh: that my dashcam picked up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZvGLcfTeRI
     
  2. Nov 16, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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    Installed

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  4. Nov 16, 2017 at 9:52 AM
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  5. Nov 16, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    I lol’d and slow down as I saw him falling ready to help if need be..but I legit lol’d (I keep audio off on the dashcam so you can’t hear it)
     
  6. Nov 16, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    Sorry you're laid up after surgery. Kinda pleased to see you post this follow-up tho. You guys take install pics?
     
  7. Nov 16, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    I purposely have not watched a single episode of any show we record for 3 days to keep me busy lol.

    I didn’t, no. @csuviper may have. All we pretty much did was drop the overhead console, and ran the wire up the mirror, through it and down into the driver side kick panel. This way, it’s always on opppsed to an cigarette adapter cable...that, and it’s a much cleaner install. Let me know if there are any pix you want and I’ll get some when I can do a running start into my truck like I usually do :anonymous:
     
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  8. Nov 16, 2017 at 10:26 AM
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    does it also record audio?
     
  9. Nov 16, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    is the mount just an adhesive to the windshield?
     
  10. Nov 16, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    Yes. Speed, Audio, GPS etc. user can enable/disable.

    Other alerts include traffic moving, lane departure, and a few others. You can also save photos and download anything via the app..so no need to use your computer if you choose not to

    Yessir.
     
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  11. Nov 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    Great review, thanks for posting. Now I want even more.
     
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  12. Nov 16, 2017 at 2:31 PM
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    Sean,

    how did you wire it?
     
  13. Nov 16, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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    With this park kit. I like how I can set the “off” time to when it’s in park, or extend the time to keep recording. I set my timer to two (2) hours. Why? If you’re parked in a lot and someone backs into you, or damages your vehicle there’s a much better chance of identifying them. The video is super clear!
     
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  14. Dec 23, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    You guys a terrible influence. It ain't Christian to make me spend $250 right here at Christmas time. But I did. Should be ashamed of yourselves.
     
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  15. Dec 23, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    Best $250 you’ll spend. I love that dashcam!
     
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    ^^^^^Ahhhhhh....possible ToyTec Customer Appreciation Day Raffle item???? say it's Sooooooo.....
     
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    I don’t think they sell them. I bought mine at BestBuy
     
  18. Dec 23, 2017 at 1:33 PM
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    Well heck..Donate yours then. Heh Heh. Hmm..I've got a $125 BB gift card. Half way there...
     
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  19. Feb 19, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    Hey Sean With that packing cable does it matter where the little sensor box goes?
     
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    Which sensor box
     
  21. Feb 19, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    No, shouldn’t matter although I don’t recall that part. Should be wired up to something that’s always on. It’s tied to your ignition, not the box.
     
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  23. Feb 19, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    Oh really I thought it was where the sensor was were it senses movement.
    Ok cool
    I got a cellink B battery witch I’m ganna hard wire to acc and will only charge when truck is on. When truck is off camera will get power only from this cellink B instead of my main battery.
     
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    LOL, your neighbor almost bit the dirt, lmao then he looks at you like this,

     
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    I was about to get one of these, but the one thing that I do not like about it is the mount. it has a super strong adhesive that requires a grenade to remove it. the instructions literally say to be sure you stick it where you want it because once its on, its on. for me, that mount point is over the visor tint. I wish they had a suction cup option....
     
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  26. Mar 7, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    Got mine installed today. :yes:
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  27. Apr 13, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    @T-Rex266 is this a good thread to post dash cam videos? Or garmin 55’s videos lol
     
  28. Apr 13, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    New thread or I can change the title of this one if you'd like.
     
  29. Apr 13, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    Nvm lol found a thread about dash cam complitation videos. Lol funny how you find stuff when you look eh. :frusty:
    Thanks.
     
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    @T-Rex266 , Thanks for doing this review--very helpful! I was about to purchase a Rexing V1, but now I'm seriously considering getting this. For the hard-wiring, did you get fuse taps/"add a fuses" or did you tap straight into your wiring? Also do you know if it's possible to just use the "ACC" wire into a circuit that isn't always hot?
     

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