3 Best Dash Cams [TL;DR]:
- Editor’s Pick: Garmin Dash Cam 55 – Best quality, and delivers all the features they promised.
- Thinkware X500D DashCam – Good for extra careful drivers; has both front and rear cams.
- Mobius Actioncam – Awesome dash cam; cheapest out on this list.
More and more Filipinos are purchasing cars. And as this happens, we are getting more prone to different types of possible driving accidents. As the streets get congested, people often get into these accidents without knowing why.
It’s especially hard to prove your innocence when you get into traffic drama. Both parties have a surge of emotions due to the traffic hassle, and most often than not, things get heated in an instance. Hence, the rise of dash cams.
Dash cams have been synonymous with car safety nowadays. As people’s attention span gets smaller, we rely on tools to help us alleviate discomfort in our daily drives.
These little cameras help us get the proof we need in order to win a case that we totally don’t have a fault in.
Garmin Dash Cam 55
It’s like other dashcams out there that offers tons of features, but what separates the Dash Cam 55 from its competitors is that it actually delivers on them.
The alerts on this camera are relevant and would not skew you with random irrelevant and false alarms. Also, it has multiple voice-activated functions that let drivers just focus on, well, driving properly.
For those that are into traveling long drives, they have a Travelapse feature that makes time-lapse videos that can easily be shared via an app it comes with.
Truly a dash cam technological innovator that delivers what you paid for it to do.
Thinkware X500D DashCam
It features 1080p front and rear video recording, a built-in GPS for location and speed data, and a 32 GB microSD card. The X500D also features a speed alert, forward collision warning system, and a lane departure system that is found on some of the advanced cars in the planet.
Mimicking the Vantrue cam, the X500D also has a parking mode that records videos based on nearby motion around your car.
Cautiousness isn’t a bad thing in the world of driving, and the THinkware X500D DashCam helps you with this trait, both in the front and at the back of your car.
Price: P4,000 – P4,700
Having a Mobius Actioncam doesn’t mean that you are trading your safety for its cost. See, this dash cam is so compact that it can fit perfectly in the back of your rearview mirror.
It does not ruin your car’s clean look and still lets your vehicle retain maximum windshield visibility. Even at this small, the camera records 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second, and can easily overwrite previous footage once the memory card gets full.
The Actioncam also features a downloadable software for tweaking camera settings, which is not a hassle to do.
Owning a dash cam has become a necessity in the Filipino driving scene. Safety always comes first.
And don’t forget that we might get to see the next viral video. Better get that dash cam recording that dog who almost got ran over, flipped 3 times, landed on a car, then howled like a wolf.
Do you own a dash cam for your car? Do tell us the model and brand and why you chose it down at the comments below!