Staying on course with the Garmin


I hope all’s well  – the building work is still coming along nicely at home and Toby and Ellie have coped with all the many tradesmen coming and going throughout the day coupled with the loss of their usual access to their garden. They finally got that they have to go around the side and under the scaffolding in order to get there – but only after I had to show them first – bashing the back of my head in the process!

My daughter Ali was trawling through her jewellery box looking for a hair clip for her Ellie and she found this fetching Pink Crystal number – Elli’s face says it all!

I’m enjoying the Ring Video Doorbell (featured in my last blog) – as you may have heard me talking about on-air I was expecting a delivery of Wednesday’s delicious 12-Piece Pie Selection Todays Special Value off from The Real Pie Company last Friday but it was actually delivered on the Thursday, whilst I was out. However, my Ring Doorbell sent a notification to my iPhone that the driver was on my doorstep – for some reason he didn’t press the Ring Doorbell button but knocked on my front door and possibly hearing my dogs left the box on my doorstep. This was not a problem as I simply asked one of the builders to pop round to the front and bring the box in! I hope you managed to secure your pies too!

This weekend I’m presenting some great tech in the form of the Garmin DriveAssist this neat device combines the benefit of a satellite navigation device better known as a sat nav and an in-car video camera better known as a dash cam!

Garmin have been at the forefront of sat nav devices for many years and I love the fact they’ve combined the two devices together. This means less clutter on your windscreen and not only will you be guided on your journey, you’ll have an accurate record of it too. It comes with lifetime UK and Ireland maps, and digital traffic alerts.

Many drivers are using dash cams as driving in the UK these days can be eventful and a record of your journey may prove very useful in the event of an incident occurring. Garmin describe this model as “an eyewitness that never blinks”. The Garmin DriveAssist comes with a compact, built-in dash cam that continuously records your drive. If a collision occurs, Incident Detection G-sensor will automatically save files on impact, and GPS records exactly where and when events occurred.

You can easily play back your video footage right on the device, along with a map view of where you were, at the time of the incident. If you like, you can also watch footage later on your computer using our Dash Cam Player. The snapshot feature on the device also allows you to capture still images, so you can even remove the unit from your vehicle to take close-up pictures of any collision damage. For storage of your recorded video data, a replaceable microSD card (class 10) is included.

I shot this video on my way to work so you can see how the dash cam records. You can also see it has the time of day, location and speed imprinted on the footage.

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One of the many features I love is the Garmin Real Vision feature. When approaching select destinations, your navigation display will switch to camera view, and a bright arrow will point to where you need to go. How cool is that !

Whilst I hope you are never required to use any footage as evidence, it is peace of mind knowing it’s recording every foot of your guided journey.

Hope you can join me at midnight this Sunday for it’s launch at The Q. We’ve a great price for the day, stock permitting, and easy pays as well as our famous 30-day money back guarantee.

Until next time stay notified and on course !

Dale x

1 Comment

  1. martin forbes October 14, 2017 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    hi dale have not written in awhile old computer broke down new computer working okay hope your okay iam not bad hope your son and daughter are getting on at university allright hope you dont mind me asking

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