- Garmin has announced the Dash Cam Live camera.
- This dash cam offers LTE connectivity so you can access live views and saved clips.
Dash cams generally require Wi-Fi or a microSD card slot if you want to upload your footage, but the new Garmin Dash Cam Live aims to make things easier thanks to LTE connectivity.
The Garmin Dash Cam Live, announced at CES 2023, indeed offers an always-on LTE connection so you can access or share saved videos at any time and access a live view from your camera. You’ll need to activate LTE connectivity by signing up for the LTE Vault subscription plan in the Garmin Drive app. The company told Android Authority that you only need this subscription and that there was no need to get a separate LTE plan via your mobile carrier.
In addition to live views and accessing saved videos, the LTE Vault plan also includes parking guard alerts (notifying you of incidents affecting your parked car), theft alerts, and location tracking. The plan starts at $9.99 a month, going all the way to $19.99 a month.
Would you buy an LTE-connected dash cam?
In terms of the more conventional specs, you’re looking at a 2.95-inch 360p display, 1440p video support, HDR video output, up to 30 minutes of battery life, and a 140-degree field-of-view. The camera also delivers voice control functionality, driver alerts (e.g. collision warnings, speed camera warnings), and an included 16GB microSD card.
In the market for an always-connected dash cam? Then you’ll be spending $399.99 on the Garmin Dash Cam Live.