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Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus

Product Code: GDC55P

Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus is a dashboard camera with a 2.0-inch LCD screen that records with a 1440p with polarising filter. A G-Sensor is included to detect G-Forces which can automatically save video in the event of an incident. WiFi is included to download and share videos recorded using your compatible smartphone.

Playback can be viewed either on the Garmin 55 dash cam screen or you can view video on a computer. Video quality will be great in both bright and low-light conditions. GPS technology built in to the Garmin dash cam will save GPS location, direction, speed, date and time. A speed camera database and red light cameras are also optionally available for this Garmin dashboard camera. Protect your licence and insurance premiums by documenting proof as to who was at fault with a dash cam today.



Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus has been discontinued.

The replacement Garmin Dash Cam is the Garmin Dash Cam 57, as pictured below.

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The Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus is a dashboard camera with a 2.0-inch LCD display records in 1440p with polarising filter. Pictures can be taken witht the 3.7 megapixel camera. With a screen on the dash cam you can instantly playback recorded video on the device at the scene of any incident. Videos are captured with a wide viewing angle and the recording resolution is 1440p. Recording is good-quality during both day and night lighting conditions.

Built-in WiFi enables you to sync videos to your compatible smartphone (using FREE VIRB App). You also share recorded videos with friends, insurance agencies or legal authorities.

Parking mode monitors and records surroundings while your car is parked and the engine is off. Garmin's dash cam 55 Plus parked mode uses motion detection to begin recording (requires Garmin parking mode cable). Professional installation recommended.

GPS technology is included within the Dash Cam 55 Plus from Garmin too. The GPS will record latitude, longitude, date, time, vehicle speed and direction of travel. This information will be displayed when replaying recorded video. Knowing the time, date and location of recordings will help you view videos at particular times and locations should you need to find a particular recording quickly.

You can remove the Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus quickly from your vehicles windscreen for taking photos at the scene of an incident. The 3.7 megapixel camera allows you to capture vital evidence if you are involved in an incident.

The Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus is also voice controllable. You can start/stop audio recording, take still picture and more with your voice.

Forward Collision feature tells you if you are too close to the car in front. Furthermore Lane Departure feature alerts you if you stray from your lane.

Both speed cameras and red light cameras are alerted to. The speed camera database is provided to Garmin's Dash Cam 55 Plus by the company Cyclops.

Recording starts automatically when power is provided to the Garmin dash cam 55 Plus. Recording is continuous in a loop. A microSD is provided with the Dash Cam. The maximum sized microSD card that the Dash Cam 55 Plus will accept is 64 GB.

You can also power the Dash Cam by built-in battery which will allow up to 30 minutes of operation.

Automatic incident detection (G-Sensor) records automatically when a high g-force is detected (the dash cam 55 Plus also stores when and where events happened). Specifically, the Garmin dash cam 55 Plus saves current, last and next recordings.

Travelapse video feature is a quick way to share a select of your recordings. This feature condenses long videos to minutes of video providing highlights of recorded videos.

Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our Dash Cam FAQ's for questions from other people. If the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team. For further information online please see the Garmin Dash Cam comparison table.

Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus Features

‣2.0-inch LCD screen
‣1440p with polarising filter
‣High-quality 3.7 megapixel camera with 1440p video capture
‣1440p at 30fps, 1080p Full HD Recording at 60fps or 720p at 30fps are available.
‣WiFi connectivity to a compatible smartphone
‣Accident and event recording; 3 axis G-sensor
‣Continous video recording
‣Video quality high quality in bright and low light conditions
‣GPS capabilities records your speed, date, time, longitude, latitude and direction
‣Photo mode - switch to the photo mode to collect photo evidence with Garmin Dash Cam.
‣Supports microSD cards up to 64GB
‣Garmin Dash Cam Player Software
‣Included speed camera database and red light cameras warning
‣Microphone for recording sound in vehicle
‣Forward collision warning
‣2 year manufacturers guarantee


The Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus includes a Low Profile Magnetic Mount which is a windscreen mount for mounting to the front windscreen. There is also a vehicle power cable supplied to provide power to the Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus. The mounting of the Dash Cam 55 Plus is quick and simple. If you choose to use the Dash Cam 55 without the vehicle power cable the battery will last 30 minutes; you may choose to only rely on the battery in the event of an incident whereby you can use the dash cam outside of the vehicle to take photos of important evidence.

Garmin Dash Cam Player Compatibility

Garmin Dash Cam Player is a software program for you to view the videos recorded on your Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus recorder on a PC computer or Mac computer.

Garmin Dash Cam Player supports the following operating systems:

‣Windows 7 or later
‣Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) or newer

What's in the box? (when purchased from

Product Codes: GDC55P

‣Dash Cam 55 Plus
‣Low profile magnetic mount
‣Vehicle power cable (4 metres)
‣USB cable
‣microSD card
‣Quick start manual

Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus Accessories

The Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus includes all the accessories you need to get you up and running. However, if you'd like a longer car charger you might like to consider buying the Vehicle Power Cable and to hardwire and use the parking mode feature you will need to buy the Parking Mode Cable. For temporary mounting or easy removing of the Garmin Dash cam 55 from your vehicles windscreen consider buying the Garmin Dash Cam 55 universal suction cup mount.

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Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus Questions and Answers

Question: Having just received a Garmin 55 dash cam as a present I find that the power cable supplied is to bulky to fit into the cigarette lighter. I use many vehicles in my hospital role and am looking for a usb to micro usb to power the dash cam instead of hard wiring. is there a USB cable that will operate the dash cam?

Answer: Unfortunately Garmin do not sell a USB cable that will provide sufficient power to your Garmin Dash Cam 55. I would only recommend using the supplied Garmin vehicle power cable that plugs into your vehicles cigarette lighter socket. The reason for this is it provides your Garmin Dash Cam 55 with the correct voltage. Any other cables (e.g. third party) may provide insufficient power or too much power, causing the Garmin Dash Cam 55 to fail.

You can view all genuine and compatible Garmin Dash Cam 55 accessories.

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Garmin Dash Cam 55 Plus Technical Specification

‣Technology: Dash Cam, GPS, WiFi
‣Display: 2.0-inch LCD
‣Resolution: 1440p with polarising filter at 60fps
‣Angle of view: Wide-angle view
‣Video compression: MPEG 4
‣Video out: Unknown
‣Frame: 60 Frames Per Second (fps)
‣SD card: support up to 64GB. Includes a microSD in the box
‣Mains power: DC 12V-24V
‣Battery: Up to 30 minutes of battery life
‣Dimensions: (WxHxD): 56.2 mm x 40.5 mm x 35.3 mm
‣Weight: 59.5 g
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin Dash Cam 55 manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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