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Old 02-08-2015, 02:15 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Disappointed View Post
However, I am waiting for a more discreet (smaller unit) to come to the market before I will buy another one. Not sure if I want a GPS with the camera or not. I am worried about people breaking into my car just to steal the camera, a smaller unit may be easier to hide behind the rear view mirror and not as noticeable from outside the car.
Actually, they are not that noticeable from the out side of the vehicle. You could, of course, put it down when parked. A lot of people do that. I, however, don't worry about it. I leave the DashCam and the Garmin GPS unit up on the dash all the time -- five years and no problem (knock on wood).

Anyway, the GPS is only important if you want to watch the video and have the scene tracked on a Google map. Not an unimportant feature for vacation/touristy recordings. Here is, again, the screenshot that I put in the other thread.


I have dual monitors but you can shrink the map down to fit on a single screen. This, BTW, is the Player that comes with the DashCam; using Windows Media Player, of course, would not show all those extra details... only the video itself and the label in yellow at the bottom.

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Old 02-09-2015, 12:22 PM   #22
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I'm thinking of getting a body cam, like some police departments are using. Hopefully this will end those he said / she said disagreements with my DW, 'cause I know I'm right.
I have mused occasionally about doing this for catching those moments in the wilderness that would make great clips: Deer foraging, owls feeding their young, etc. Basically, this would be documenting my walks rather than my drives. Anyone do anything similar? I am wondering about costs, quality, obtrusiveness, etc.

As others have mentioned, having evidence that you were right in other situations at home seem much more detrimental than beneficial.

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Old 02-09-2015, 12:36 PM   #23
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As others have mentioned, having evidence that you were right in other situations at home seem much more detrimental than beneficial.
Yea, good point. A fellow could end up sleeping with the owls.

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