The LTE-connected dash cam lets drivers access a live view of their vehicle and share video from the Garmin Drive app.  -  Photo: Garmin

The LTE-connected dash cam lets drivers access a live view of their vehicle and share video from the Garmin Drive app.

Photo: Garmin

Garmin's new Dash Cam Live is an always-connected LTE dash cam that offers drivers access to a live exterior view of their vehicle. With the purchase of an LTE subscription, drivers can use the Garmin Drive app to access an on-demand view of everything within sight of the Dash Cam Live in their vehicle.

Drivers will also receive theft alerts and other incident alerts when parked and away from the vehicle.

The camera records high-definition 1440p video with a 140-degree field of view, featuring Garmin Clarity HDR optics, providing a clear witness to any potential incident.

“We are thrilled to offer our first LTE-connected dash cam, so drivers can have access to their vehicle camera without the limitation of a Wi-Fi connection,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales in a statement. “Much like the popular doorbell security camera systems that give you a view around your front door, Garmin Dash Cam Live can serve as your eyewitness 24/7 for ultimate peace of mind and situational awareness.”

With Dash Cam Live, saved video clips are automatically stored for 24 hours in the online vault and can be accessed using the Garmin Drive smartphone app. The camera is always on, meaning it automatically records and saves video of incidents, tagging time, date, and location of saved video with the built-in GPS. When users are ready to access or share recorded video, the LTE connectivity also makes Dash Cam Live so users are not dependent on Wi-Fi connectivity to share a video clip.

Convenience and Safety Behind the Wheel

Drivers also can control the camera with their voice. Through spoken commands, drivers can save video, stop/start recording, and take still pictures, while keeping their hands on the wheel. Users can also benefit from in-vehicle alerts, such as forward collision, lane departure, and speed camera notifications to help encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness.

Dash Cam Live is built to withstand harsh vehicle environments, including direct sunlight and hot interior temperatures. It’s also ready to use right out of the box, featuring an included microSD memory card, so drivers can mount their camera and hit the road.

For drivers to use all the connected features of this LTE dash cam, they must purchase a monthly Vault subscription plan in the Garmin Drive app. These plans enable 24/7 connected features, including live view, location tracking, theft alerts, and parking guard notifications as well as the ability to extend the storage duration of video clips for up to 30 days.

Dash Cam Live is being launched at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.