Garmin launches nuviCam all-in-one sat nav & dash cam
The integrated dash cam continuously records and automatically saves files on impact. Other features include Forward Collision Warning, which alerts drivers if they’re driving too close to the car ahead, plus Lane Departure Warning, which will use alerts if the driver drifts off the road or into oncoming traffic.
In addition, Garmin Real Vision takes the guess work out of deciphering hard-to-see house numbers by displaying the camera view along with a bright arrow to direct drivers where to go when approaching select destinations.
“The nüviCam goes beyond helping drivers get from Point A to Point B,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The intuitive driver-assist features not only lessen the stress of getting you to your destination, but the nüviCam also provides peace of mind in knowing that your commute is being recorded and can be referenced should you need it.”
The nüviCam features a 6-inch pinch-to-zoom glass display with a high-definition dash cam built in to the back of the device. When powered on, the integrated dash cam continuously records on the included microSD card, and if an incident occurs, the device’s Incident Detection will automatically save files on impact. GPS records exactly where and when events occur and drivers can play back the video on the device or from a computer using garmin.com/dashcamplayer. There’s also a Snapshot feature on the nüviCam that allows drivers to capture still images in or outside of the vehicle if desired. The included magnetic mount enables the device to be easily and quickly secured or removed from the vehicle.
Other navigation features include voice-activated navigation and Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone sold separately). Smartphone Link, a free mobile app that connects nüviCam with a compatible iPhone or Android smartphone, can also provide real-time data services, such as weather or safety cameras to the sat nav.
Drivers can also pair the nüviCam with the Garmin BC30 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately) to see what’s behind their vehicle when they reverse.
The nüviCam comes preloaded with detailed maps of Europe and free lifetime map updates are included. This sat nav also features Garmin Digital Traffic via DAB for the life of the device.
The Garmin nüviCam is available in May 2015 with a suggested retail price of £299.99. For more information, visit www.garmin.com/nuvi