Garmin Tandem 360 dashcam keeps eye on backseat drivers (as well as the road)

Garmin Dash Cam Tandem
(Image credit: Garmin)

Garmin has introduced a new type of dash cam which doesn't just record footage of the road in front of you, it also videos the inside of the vehicle too. The Garmin Dash Cam Tandem features two wide-angle lenses, each with a 180° angle of view - with one of these at the front, and other on the back, this adds up to a complete 360° view of what is going on, whether you are driving, or parked up for the night.

The front-facing camera offers 1440p high-definition recording ant uses Garmin's Clarity HDR to capture what the manufacturer claims is crisp footage that shows critical vehicle details. 

The rear lens meanwhile has a night vision capability using the company's NIghGlo technology to record all driver and passenger interaction, even in the dark. The parking surveillance mode ensures that the dash cam works as a security camera even when there is nobody in the car.

(Image credit: Garmin)

(Image credit: Garmin)

Footage from both cameras can be synced and played back via the Garmin Drive smartphone app. There is also be possibility of connecting multiple dashboard cameras, should you also want to record rear view footage too, say.

The Dash Cam Tandem provides hands-free voice control, allowing the user to save videos or pictures and start and stop audio inside the vehicle. With built-in GPS, it automatically pinpoints the location of a vehicle to document when and where events occur.

The Garmin Dash Cam Tandem will sell for $299.99, and comes supplied with a microSD card so it is ready for immediate use.

Read more:

The best dashcams in 2020

The best home security cameras in 2020

The best helmet cameras in 2020

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.