Unlike its DriveAssist 50LMT cousin, the single-channel Garmin Dash Cam 35 produced excellent video in all lighting conditions. And its large (for a dash cam) 3-inch display makes it a bit easier to see what’s going on than the 2-inch types used in the Cobra CDR895D and Viofo A119.
The thin, slightly stiff buttons and lack of onscreen hints for them made using the Dash Cam 35 a bit trickier than it was for the others. Sure, the buttons are only dual-function, but memorizing stuff we don’t use very often isn’t our favorite pastime. Need to snap a photo in a hurry? Hope you remember the proper button.
The Dash Cam 35 offers red-light and collision warnings, but no lane-departure warning. Of course, if you really need any of those, we invite you to ride a bicycle instead.
Also unlike the DriveAssist 50LMT, with its hefty suction mount, the Dash Cam 35 uses semi-permanent adhesive. You’re also told to let the connection cure for 24 hours before attaching the camera.You’ll want to be very careful placing and aligning said cup-and ball-mount, as the adhesive is very sticky.