Garmin® introduces a smaller dash cam with bigger features

New Dash Cam 45 and 55 feature driver awareness alerts and more

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the compact Dash Cam 45 and Dash Cam 55 – new standalone
driving recorders with a uniquely small and unobtrusive hardware design
and new advanced driver awareness alerts. The Garmin Dash Cam 45 and 55
offer high-quality eyewitness recording with automatic incident
detection (G-sensor) to save footage on impact, while also adding GPS
capabilities for detailed time and location data. Advanced driver alerts
such as forward collision and lane departure warnings1 are
integrated in both new dash cam models to help prevent drivers from
either driving too close to the vehicle ahead or drifting off-road. Now
with the inclusion of new voice controls2, drivers can start
and stop audio recordings and more through voice commands to help keep
their hands on the wheel and focused on the drive.

“The rise of dash cams has allowed us to align our new models with the
needs of our customer base,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
global consumer sales. “With the Dash Cam 45 and 55, customers can do
more than just record a drive. Now they can take advantage of advanced
driver alerts through a discreet dash camera that seamlessly blends into
a vehicle without obstructing a driver’s line of sight.”

The Dash Cam 55 provides high quality video captured in 1440p, 1080p, or
720p with a 3.7 megapixel camera while the Dash Cam 45 captures 1080p or
720p with a 2.1 megapixel camera. Both models project excellent fields
of view with a 2.0-inch LCD display screen. The addition of Sensory
TrulyHandsfree™ voice control2 allows users to speak
straightforward commands to the dash cam, such as “OK Garmin, save
video,” and “OK Garmin, take a picture,” or even “OK Garmin, start
Travelapse™,” to activate the video capture feature that compresses
hours of driving footage into minutes of highlights.

Helping drivers stay alert while on the road is one of the main staples
of the new Garmin Dash Cam offerings. In addition to forward
collision and lane departure warnings1 that can help drivers
avoid incidents, the new dash cams also provide red light and speed
camera warnings.3 What’s more, the models are outfitted for
the very first time with the useful “Go” alert – a helpful
camera-assisted feature that notifies distracted drivers when traffic
ahead of their vehicle begins to move. For monitoring purposes, the new
parking mode option (cable sold separately) allows the Dash Cam 45 and
55 to automatically start recording a parked vehicle’s surroundings if
motion is detected while the engine is turned off.

Ease-of-use plays a major role for drivers with dash cams, due to the
extensive amount of information a driver can experience on and off the
road with advancements in technology and ever-increasing road
distractions. As soon as the Dash Cam 45 and 55 are plugged in, they
automatically start recording video without the need for time-consuming
setups to start and stop video. With the introduction of built-in Wi-Fi®,
drivers can now wirelessly sync their videos to the free VIRB®
mobile app downloaded to a compatible smartphone to effortlessly share
recordings with friends or even insurance agencies. In cases where
close-up photography is needed, the snapshot feature allows drivers to
easily remove the dash cam from its mount to snap photos of vehicles or
property damage.

For video storage, the new Garmin Dash Cams include their own
replaceable microSD™ card and can accept memory cards (Class 10
required) of up to 64GB.

The Garmin Dash Cam 45 has a suggested retail price of $149.99 and the
Garmin Dash Cam 55 has a suggested retail price of $199.99. Both cameras
are expected to be available in April 2017. For more information, visit

The Garmin Dash Cam 45 and 55 are the latest from the consumer
automotive and camera segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider
of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks.
The company’s user-friendly navigation and action camera solutions have
innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet
the demands of everyday driving and outdoor living.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with
camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed
for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary
business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and
outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual
pressroom at, contact the Media Relations department
at 913-397-8200, or follow us at,, or

1Certain conditions may impair the warning function. Visit for details.

2Dash Cam 55 only.

3Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all

NOTICE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of Garmin Dash
Cam. It is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws
and rights to privacy in jurisdictions where you plan to use Garmin Dash

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, and VIRB are registered trademarks and Garmin Dash Cam,
and Travelapse are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi®
and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
TrulyHandsfree™ is a trademark of Sensory Inc.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as
a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting
Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
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future events, or otherwise.



Garmin International Inc. Cesar Palacios, 913-397-8200 [email protected]