Russia’s roads are far more dangerous than our roads and for that reason, Russians have been using dash cams to ensure their insurance policies and their reputations as good drivers remain intact. This trend has moved to the UK and the sale of dash cams are on the rise.
In recent years there has been an increase in cash for credit incidents with some drivers slamming their brakes on to ensure the car behind hits into the back of them and other examples. If you wish to avoid those kinds of claims, then a dash cam can go a long way to helping you.
Also, dash cams can be a great way of filming a road trip, if you wish to cherish the memories of that trip.
Here are the top 5 dash cams you should consider if you fancy treating yourself to a dash cam.
Cheap Value for money – Nextbase In-Car Cam 101 Go
This is the best valued dash cam on the cheaper market, with a brand new one costing £50. There is a drawback in that this doesn’t come with an SD memory card and you will be required to buy one separately.
This compact dash cam comes with a twist to grip suction mount and a long cigarette lighter charger. As soon as you plug this dash cam into the power, it triggers the recording. It comes with a date and a time stamp so you know exactly when it happened, however it does not have GPS. This means you will miss out on knowing your location and speed. It does however, come with a G-sensor sensitivity, so it is aware of sudden speed changes.
Mid-range – Mio MiVue 658 WiFi
This dash cam is close to £130 more expensive than the Nextbase cam, coming out at £179.99. This is another great compact dash cam with a touchscreen, suction mount, but doesn’t come with a memory card, so you need to buy one for this one too.
This one does come with GPS so you can know your location and speed and a G-sensor so it can detect sudden changes in speed. It has a 150-degree wide-angle lens and in addition a Parking Mode with motion sensor. It can also connect to Wi-Fi and therefore allows playback, back-ups and sharing on a smartphone.
Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT-D
This dashcam is another increase by £100 taking the costs of this one up to £279.99. You will be happy to hear that this dash cam you get a 4 GB Micro SD card, you don’t have to buy one separately.
Functionality wise, you get a combination of Garmin’s famous sat nav system and the dash cam features. You get specific GPS location and speed detection, so if you are reporting for an insurance claim or wanting to know for a road trip video, you will know for certain. It can easily connect to your smartphone, which means you can also use it for hands-free calling.
This dash cam has a variety of fantastic features that also includes driver assist functions and incident recordings. The price is high, but it can be well worth it.
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