Dash Cams

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Upstatetrucker, Nov 17, 2021.

  1. Upstatetrucker

    Upstatetrucker Bobtail Member

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    Any owner Operator using a dash cam these days ? I'm thinking about getting one but with all the cams on the market and not being all that tech savvy I thought it would be best to ask around.
     
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  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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  4. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    if any are using...?
    Yeah, it is a must have thing, if you ask me. I am using Garmin Dash Cam 67W. Simple and no issues so far.
     
  5. Upstatetrucker

    Upstatetrucker Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I will look into them as I use KT for logs and really don't want to use them for a dash cam and be locked into a monthly contract.
     
  6. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    I think that KT contract is annual, even though you can pay for it on monthly basis. Besides, their dash cam, from what they told me, records things and they have it on their server too. I don't know if I want to share every visual second of my whereabouts. Even though they have it from the GPS but they already are spying too much with other stuff...like whenever you go over the speed limit or break hard...which may not even be accurate.
    Yeah, I would buy my own 'independent' dash cam and there is a huge variety to choose from.
     
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  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Any owner op who doesnt have a cam is quite frankly an idiot. Too many things happen and to many "hammers" out there to NOT have a cam. No cam and a wreck = driver gets blamed 99% of the time.

    That said go garmin
     
  8. BigNorm4Life

    BigNorm4Life Bobtail Member

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    I have the Garmin Dash Cam 55... it does a good job of being able to see who cause an accident

    but

    if I was in a hit and run situation... it’s not “HD Enough” to catch not even two or three characters on a license plate at a good distance

    I’m willing to invest $800 or so for a real good high end dash cam if there’s any recommendations
     
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    Siinman Road Train Member

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    I have the black vue. DR750X-1CH Plus - 256GB
    It is kind of expensive but works great. Was 450 bucks.
     
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  10. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    Garmin for the win. It's the only camera I've ever had that has never crashed and I've had every one under the sun, including GoPro's.

    The phone software for the newer 67w sucks ###, but the camera itself is pretty reliable.
     
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    Same
     
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