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    Anyone bought a Garmin dash cam 56? Iím. Wondering how to dismount the dash cam from the adhesive window mount!
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    Hi Kev
    I have the Garmin Dash Cam(not sure if it is the 56 though?) bought last year. To remove the camera just a gentle pull as it is attached via a magnet and just unplug the cable from the side.
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    I am sure you mean the Dash cam 65 and Henry is correct. Just a gentle tug. I find with mine it is easier if you tug at a slight angle.

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    +1
    Excellent magnet

    I have the 55.

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    Yes!! Thanks-just pulls off. Nothing in the instruction though!
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    Default Re: Garmin dash cam - Toyota Genuine Dash Camera

    I recently bought the new Hilux Legend50 and want to install a dash camera. A Google search showed there is a Toyota Genuine Dash Camera out there, at least in Canada and Australia:

    http://heatherhudson.ca/wp-content/u...1/Dash-cam.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad0GhdMq7YI

    After numerous enquiries through my Toyota dealer, it seems that it is not available for South Africa.

    Any one with more info ? If it is not available, what can we do to make it available ?

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    Garmin Dashcam is one of the best items I have owned.

    Firstly the size - no bigger than a matchbox - take a look at the size of the other brands! excellent video quality, voice operated and regular software updates from Garmin Support.

    Seems to be able to take the heat on the windscreen while other brands can't.

    What would I like in future - a stabiliser - for those off road excursions. I think here Gopro rules with a huge variety of stabilisers available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Garmin Dashcam is one of the best items I have owned.

    Firstly the size - no bigger than a matchbox - take a look at the size of the other brands! excellent video quality, voice operated and regular software updates from Garmin Support.

    Seems to be able to take the heat on the windscreen while other brands can't.

    What would I like in future - a stabiliser - for those off road excursions. I think here Gopro rules with a huge variety of stabilisers available.
    "Garmin Dashcam is one of the best items I have owned."

    What model do you own? or is there only one?

    Edit: I see its the 55
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    There are three in the range 45/55/65.
    I have the 55.This model has the advantage of more resolution settings than the others and voice control: I use 1440p.

    1440p, 30fps: Records video in 1440p resolution at 30 frames per second.NOTE: This option is available only for the Garmin Dash Cam 55 product model.

    1080p, 60fps: Records video in 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.NOTE: This option is available only for the Garmin Dash Cam 55 product model.

    1080p, 30fps, HDR: Records video in 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second using high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. HDR imaging records multiple exposure levels for each frame and can improve video clarity in high contrast or low-light conditions.NOTE: This option is available only for the Garmin Dash Cam 55 product model.

    These below in all models:

    1080p, 30fps: Records video in 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second.720p, 30fps: Records video in 720p resolution at 30 frames per second.



    https://dashcameras.net/garmin-dash-cam-55/
    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/567282
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    Takes a 64Gb memory card and the trick with these SD cars for dashcams is to buy a heavy duty card as they record every time your car ignition is switched on. I have finally unravelled SD card specs.

    It comes with a 4Gb card which you will want to replace with a 64Gb..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Takes a 64Gb memory card and the trick with these SD cars for dashcams is to buy a heavy duty card as they record every time your car ignition is switched on. I have finally unravelled SD card specs.

    It comes with a 4Gb card which you will want to replace with a 64Gb..
    Hi Paul, can you suggest a good place to get the 64 GB card and at what cost?
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    Henry - I bought mine on Takealot. One should try and buy a heavy duty card not just the standard camera card.

    Will go through my files to find the details.

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    I want to get this one
    Garmin Drive Assist 51LMT-S with Built In Dashcam

    Full Garmin GPS that has traffic alerts and map updates included with built in dashcam
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    These were on special this morning
    Adata Micro SDXC UHS-I A1 Memory Card - 64 GB
    Now back up to R199

    UHS-I Class 10 data speed – supports Full HD 1080P video recording
    - A1 qualified – help to install and run APPs faster
    - V10 video speed class: can record a minimum 10MB of video per second
    - High compatibility across multiple devices: smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and video recorders
    - Write-in protection & ECC (Error Correcting Code)
    - Rugged durability: waterproof, shockproof, anti-static, X-ray proof, and wide temperature support (-25įC to 85įC)
    - Standard: SD 5.1
    - R/W performance: up to 100/25MB/s
    - Speed Class: UHS-I Class 10 / V10
    - Dimensions (L x W x H): 15 x 11 x 1mm
    - Weight: 0.25g
    https://www.takealot.com/adata-micro...b/PLID53565265
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Henry - I bought mine on Takealot. One should try and buy a heavy duty card not just the standard camera card.

    Will go through my files to find the details.
    Thank You Paul, much appreciated.
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    I've been using Garmin Dashcams for quite a number of years (6 I think). They are robust and just keep going. Had to use the footage in 2 accidents (luckily minor ones). The important thing is that they should be setup and forget type of things. You should not need to bother with plugging them in and remember to turn them on etc. If they become a hassle you will simply stop bothering to turn them on after a while. Garmin has good warranties and support.

    Some tips:
    4x4direct sell piggyback fuses. You simply plug this into one of the fuses in the dash fusebox that turn on with the ignition. Its got space for two fuses. So the original and the piggyback circuit is still fused.
    Hide the cable in the A pillar and roof lining. The A pillar trim usually just pops out. google and youtube. A dangling wire is a hazard and is ugly.
    Amazon regularly have specials on micro sd cards. Shipping is dirt cheap. The newer garmin units take a 64gb. Samsung and sandisk can take the hammering.
    Keep the bundled 8gb/16gb card in the vehicle so you can pop out the sd card with the accident footage immediately, make sure to save the footage if you do. Put the smaller one in so you can capture any other hairy moments that might follow.
    Its a nice way of grabbing pics or videos of the road or outing. A 64gb will keep 4 to 5 days of video if you're overlanding or on a dunes trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veneficus View Post
    I want to get this one
    Garmin Drive Assist 51LMT-S with Built In Dashcam

    Full Garmin GPS that has traffic alerts and map updates included with built in dashcam
    I have one of those, can highly recommend it. Only seems to take 32GB microSD card, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jola View Post
    I have one of those, can highly recommend it. Only seems to take 32GB microSD card, though.
    Did you test that size limit or is this because of the info you have read?
    I do see that some info state max 32GB


    Hmm just found this according to these guys you can get 128GB one working
    You need to copy everything from the smaller one over and then install in Garmin
    https://www.gpscity.com/questions?qid=66660
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    Also found this
    https://www.garmin.com.my/sd-support

    According to the info here they have been testing 64GB cards and they do work
    This is just the list they tested that works
    So there should hopefully be a way to get these to work correctly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veneficus View Post
    Did you test that size limit or is this because of the info you have read?
    I do see that some info state max 32GB


    Hmm just found this according to these guys you can get 128GB one working
    You need to copy everything from the smaller one over and then install in Garmin
    https://www.gpscity.com/questions?qid=66660
    Thanks, will try.

    I have a 200GB that I am replacing with a 500GB in my notebook, will try that.
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