New Garmin Nuvi 2565RT With Camera: Evidence Against Criminals?

Satellite navigation is one of the revolutionary and in some cases essential travelling tools of this century. Garmin devices were originally used on ships however they have made it onto dry land and have become successful in what is seemingly a pretty competitive market.

You only have to look around at the competition from the likes of TomTom and now even smartphones have the capabilities to direct you around your country! Now we get to the focus product which is the new Garmin Nuvi 2565RT with a camera, we are wondering if it will start to be used as evidence against criminals.

Can you image if you were in trouble for something that wasn’t your fault but your satnav caught the whole incident on film? Surely the court would look at it solid evidence and it could even sway things in your favor. It’s almost like the programs you see where the police are chasing someone and the camera films the chase, only this is really designed to record your journey perhaps to share with your friends for any tricky moments on localized roads.

We learned of this new device through an article over on Slashgear where their author Chris Davies is talking about the device. He mentions that the device is currently only available in Taiwan but it has plans to be rolled out in Japan and then in other locations around Asia and then perhaps to the US and Europe if the sales are decent.

Alongside your normal looking satnav is a camera that clips to your windshield mount and then it can record in 720p. Your recordings can then be moved from the device and archived on a computer. Not only that but Garmin have packed the little unit with other features such as Bluetooth so that it can be used as a handsfree kit, text to speech and up to 100 saved routes. Additionally we have a couple of videos that you can view at the bottom of the article so make sure you have a peek at what could be headed our way.

What do you think of the new device from Garmin? If this was available in Europe and the US would you buy one? Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments section below.