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Amazon Price: $169.99 (as of January 20, 2019 7:52 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Garmin Dash Cam 30 and 35 standalone HD driving recorders serve as the eyewitness to your drive. Wide viewing angles offer outstanding cam protection and clear, crisp video footage in intense sunlight or low-light conditions. Count on the Incident Detection (G-sensor) to instantly save video footage on effect; files are stored on the changeable micro SD card (included). Dash Cam 35 adds valuable driver awareness warnings and GPS records exactly when and where occurrences happened. Both designs can take still images, from inside or outside your car, to catch close-up collision damage. Play back video right on the display, or utilize Garmin Dash CamPlayer to review later your computer. Notice: Some jurisdictions regulate or forbid use of this device. It is your obligation to understand and adhere to applicable laws and rights to personal privacy in jurisdictions where you plan to use this device.

Customer Reviews

A good dash cam with some design issues, and the traffic camera notification costs extra.

401 people found this helpful
 on November 15, 2015
By R. N. French
Overall this is a very solid dash cam. As background, I’ve had a Garmin Dash Cam 20 for about a year. I’m putting that camera in my wife’s car and I bought the 35 for mine. I’m a big fan of Garmin products. The build quality is very good, the unit is compact and lightweight and setup is quick and easy. Video quality at 1080P is excellent and the camera adjusts to changes in light conditions smoothly and well. Night videos are clear and usable. This is a good, reliable choice if you want a no hassle dash cam. So why just three stars? Garmin did some fairly boneheaded things with this unit. As many others have noted, the US version of this product has no audio recording capability. My Dash Cam 20, which Garmin still sells, can record audio and it can be turned on and off in the setup software. If you live in Europe it comes with a microphone. Why on earth Garmin would remove the feature is beyond me. Perhaps someone from Garmin’s Automotive Marketing team, who are surely not liking the ratings this product is getting here, will comment and enlighten us. Another design flaw with this camera is the mount. On my Dash Cam 20, the ball mount socket is on the top of the unit.

Great Quality–something you can’t find with other cheap alternatives

79 people found this helpful
 on January 11, 2016
By Bottom Line Up Front
Finally installed the Dash Cam 35 in my 2016 Honda Pilot and I love it. The video is clear and I have no issues with it. I love the high quality nature of the product and I’m glad I got this over some no-name alternative that seem to be full of fake reviews. As others have mentioned, there is no audio in dash cam. Before you dismiss this Dash Cam, ask yourself if you really need audio recording. If your dash cam also records audio in your car (or has a second lens recording the inside of your car), you need to inform the people you’re driving with about the recording or it can be considered wiretapping. I don’t understand why anyone would want audio in their recordings, especially if you’re using this camera to protect yourself against other drivers (in an accident). The audio can only hurt your ability to use the video you’ve recorded. Say someone crashed into you and it looks like it’s their fault but on the recording it sounds like you were distracted with something something else at the time of the accident. You probably won’t be able to show that video to the police officer at the scene of the accident since it might partially implicate you for contributing to the accident.

Garmin Dash Cam 35 works great….

6 people found this helpful
 on March 4, 2017
By One-Day Reversal
Product works great…Have no problems with the unit. Instead of using the stick-on to the windshield I use the Garmin bean bag on dash .( in the center ) so it does not obstruct driver’s vision. No sliding problem at all. Mounting it low on the windshield works great for me…

broke within a year; exchange at my own shipping cost.

6 people found this helpful
 on December 6, 2017
By Amazon Customer
The camera kept rebooting itself and could not perform normally after I used it for 11 months. I contacted the customer support and they told me to mail the item back at my own cost. Unsatisfied both for the quality and the exchange procedure. Also the price was lower after I bought it. Update: After I received the “repaired” item, the same problem exists.

Garmin Dash Cam 35 a great choice.

6 people found this helpful
 on March 3, 2016
By K. Todd
Have been using the Garmin Dash Cam 35 a couple of months now and it works great. Can not say that for the previous dash cam(Blackview BL950) I purchased from Amazon, but was able to return it and eventually get this Dash Cam 35. The only issue with the Garmin Dash Cam 35 is the power cord is to short to allow placing the camera at the top of the windshield and run the cord around the outside edge of the windshield to the power outlet. The cord that comes with the camera is only 5 ft. long. I contacted Garmin support which provided me a part number for a longer power cord which was $24.99 plus shipping of $10.00 to resolve my issue. In the daytime the camera captures excellent video, but at night it does not capture as good details. This camera does not record audio, which was one of the reasons I purchased this model.
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