Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

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Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#1 Post by law_wish » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Thinking of getting one, anyone using this, is it worth the money? Cos it cost $120 to get one, standalone DVR might be cheaper.

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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#2 Post by jasonlee » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:45 pm

I think GDR10 cannot work on its own but needs the software from the host. You will need to add the cost of the host. What are you planning to use as the host?

It is worth it if you bought it as Nuvi 2575R but to buy separately, I don't think it is worth it. Just my opinion though.
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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#3 Post by SilverBeauty » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:15 am

Besides being cheaper, a stand alone DVR can act as night watch dog for vandalism with motion sensing where as GDR10, you need to leave your GPS in car. :-'

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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#4 Post by law_wish » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:46 pm

SilverBeauty wrote:Besides being cheaper, a stand alone DVR can act as night watch dog for vandalism with motion sensing where as GDR10, you need to leave your GPS in car. :-'
I am using it more for driving recording purposes. Cos is small and i can hide in my car after removing as i am working in a sensitive area whereby no camera is allowed. Accordingly to the sale person, it is plug and play from my garmin 2565. Now i need to solve my set battery problem first.

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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#5 Post by jasonlee » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:48 am

law_wish wrote:
I am using it more for driving recording purposes. Cos is small and i can hide in my car after removing as i am working in a sensitive area whereby no camera is allowed. Accordingly to the sale person, it is plug and play from my garmin 2565. Now i need to solve my set battery problem first.
Dear Bro law_wish,

Yes, you can use your N2565 as host and it is sort of plug and play but not exactly. The software and controls are in your 2565 and your GPS has to be on before you can activate the camera. Your GDR 10 needs the host currently a 2565 or a 2575.

Earlier you asked about the cost so surely your GDR10 plus 2565 will cost much more than a 2575R. Since you hv already bought the 2565, it is a bit late to do anything about it but for other brothers who have not yet done so, do consider to buy the 2575R if you eventually would like to have the recording function instead of buying the 2565 and GDR10 separately.
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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#6 Post by law_wish » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:45 pm

JasonLee wrote: Dear Bro law_wish,

Yes, you can use your N2565 as host and it is sort of plug and play but not exactly. The software and controls are in your 2565 and your GPS has to be on before you can activate the camera. Your GDR 10 needs the host currently a 2565 or a 2575.

Earlier you asked about the cost so surely your GDR10 plus 2565 will cost much more than a 2575R. Since you hv already bought the 2565, it is a bit late to do anything about it but for other brothers who have not yet done so, do consider to buy the 2575R if you eventually would like to have the recording function instead of buying the 2565 and GDR10 separately.
Dear Jason,

Thanks for the reply. I bought my Garmin 2565 at $279 (PC show price) and if i bundle together with GDR recorder will be only $379. If i buy separately later, then will be $120 for the recorder. 2575 selling at $449 which only analoge TV is inbuilt which i do not need it.

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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#7 Post by wsian » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:42 pm

Actually there were many complaints about GDR10 in Taiwan. This model has already been replaced by improved model GDR20 (F=2.0mm, diagonal view 110°, avi with H.264 compress, G Sensor). Just strange that we don't see the new recorder over here.

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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#8 Post by law_wish » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:53 pm

wsian wrote:Actually there were many complaints about GDR10 in Taiwan. This model has already been replaced by improved model GDR20 (F=2.0mm, diagonal view 110°, avi with H.264 compress, G Sensor). Just strange that we don't see the new recorder over here.
Oh ok. Thanks for the info. So shall i wait for the new model to reach us since GDR 10 is giving problem. :-k

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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#9 Post by wsian » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:15 pm

If you compare the specifications, it is more of the image recording quality issue, especially during night & rainy day.

GDR10


GDR20

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Re: Review on Garmin GDR 10 driving recorder

#10 Post by law_wish » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks for the great video comparison. This forum indeed have a lot helpful moderator and fellow forumer.

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