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Key Features:

  • 5-inch 480×272-pixel capacitive touchscreen
  • Full HD dash cam
  • Dual microSD slots

The DriveAssist 50LMT-D is not only a dashboard camera but also doubles as a fully-featured satnav, too. The dashcam captures video at Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080) or 720p (1,280 x 720). In both cases, footage is recorded at 30 frames per second.

There are two microSD card slots, one dedicated for the satnav’s maps, and the other for the dash cam’s recordings. You get a 4GB microSD card included for the dash cam, which amounts to about 76 minutes of Full HD footage, so you’re ready to set off straight out of the box.

There’s automatic collision detection as well as loop recording. You also get a number of extra useful functions: There’s Forward Collision Warning, which operates above 30 miles per hour to provide a notification if you might be approaching the vehicle in front too quickly, with three sensitivity levels available. The Lane Departure Warning kicks in above 40 miles per hour, to let you know if you’re drifting across lanes on a motorway.

A Go Alert will even give you an audio notification if the car in front starts moving while you’re stationary, ensuring no angry beeps from impatient drivers behind. Coupled with the satnav, the DriveAssist 50LMT-D is a great car companion.

At the time of review the Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT-D was available for £249.99

Read the full Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT-D review