Garmin Dash Cam 55

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  1. lacibaci

    lacibaci Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had any problems with high temp. shutdowns (with software 2.90) Don't know about off-road driving.
     
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    Where are the reviews for this dashcam. I would have thought someone would have reviewed it by now on this site.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    Dash Cam 55 firmware version 3.10:

    - Improved power up when the parking mode cable is connected
    - Improved low battery handling
    - Improved software stability when the device enters mass storage mode
    - Improved video time stamp display when the device doesn't have GPS reception
     
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    Dash Cam:
    VicoVation MF3 (f) Viofo A119s V2 (r)
    Watched first 2 Videos on page 1 - Day/Night on 1440p/30fps

    Not impressed with either Day or Night tbh. Not a patch on the Vico MF3 ... and it's in a similar price bracket.
    Given ... it is only the first Video watched and may not display the Cam at its best.

    Visually - It's a bit of a brick ... and could use some Styling.
     
  5. lacibaci

    lacibaci Well-Known Member

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    I just experienced the same. I've had 55GB of parking mode video...
    I wonder how do other cameras do this? One way I was thinking would be to dedicate max size for parking mode - it would do its own rotation when max size is reached.
    Have you tried contacting Garmin about this?
     
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    Mobius, G1W-S, G1W-HC, WR-1, G1W clone, and more to come!
    Some other cams handle this by having specific card locations allocated for the different file types. This too can be a problem when that allocated space gets filled with the locked files and the expected function no longer works :eek: Yet if you allow those files to be over-written (even if only by their own kind) you could lose an incident you need which happened early in the recording :(

    It's something of a paradox and the only solution is to reduce the number of files being saved or increase the memory capacity to make enough room for everything. Once again we see that everything with dashcams is a compromise somehow :rolleyes:

    Phil
     
  7. jokiin

    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Too many ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    there are still some compromises involved anyway but one of the reasons why I feel timelapse is the better option for parking mode
     
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    Sure if the storage is the main concern. You will miss a lot of stuff with timelapse...
     
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    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Dash Cam:
    Too many ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    short duration parking is ok for motion detect type parking mode but easily overwritten before too long so storage is always a concern
     
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    The way I would want this to work is the parking mode video to be included in the normal rotation.
    This way depending on the size of your card, you would always know how far back you can go.
     
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    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Too many ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Having it included as part of the normal recycling process is better than the way the Koreans seem to favour with their pre allocated partitions for different file types which can be quite limiting
     
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    New firmware 3.30 is available:

    Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.30:
    -Improved image quality
    -Improved device stability
    -Improved safety camera alerts
    -Improved motion detection when parking mode is enabled
     
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    New firmware 3.40 is available:

    Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.40:
    -Improved device stability
    -Improved red light and speed camera alerts
    -Improved mass storage reliability
    -Fixed an issue that prevented red light and speed camera files from updating through Garmin Express
     
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