Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the babyCam, the first in-vehicle video monitor that functions wirelessly with a compatible Garmin GPS navigator¹. Aimed at facilitating driver safety, the babyCam conveniently transmits video² to the GPS navigator display. This allows parents or caregivers the benefit of daily route guidance while the babyCam monitors their children in the back seat of a vehicle. Thanks to its night vision, the babyCam also lets drivers view little passengers at night or in low-light conditions without disturbance. The Garmin babyCam is being announced in conjunction with the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas on Oct. 18, and will be showcased for the first time in booth #3134.
“We are excited to be the first company to create a new product category that integrates passenger video monitoring with GPS navigation,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Having to awkwardly turn around or pull over on the side of the road to check on your child is simply unsafe. With babyCam, parents can easily monitor children as often as they need while running daily errands.”
Drivers can easily mount the babyCam unit to a front- or back-seat headrest³ within minutes. The babyCam’s adjustable viewing angle can monitor multiple children in the rear seats of a vehicle. After driving to a destination, the babyCam reminds drivers to check for passengers before exiting the vehicle. This useful on-screen alert helps avoid incidents where a sleeping child or a loved one is accidentally left unattended inside a vehicle. In an effort to keep both hands safely on the wheel, drivers can use compatible voice-activated navigators to control babyCam with their voice. A simple voice command allows users to switch from the Garmin navigation display to the babyCam view.
When paired with a broad range of Garmin navigators1 for cars, trucks and RV devices, the babyCam syncs seamlessly to the compatible device. Furthermore, the babyCam can be powered wirelessly with two AA batteries (not included), or with a USB power cable (sold separately). The easy-to-use babyCam monitor features a child-friendly design with no sharp edges.
The Garmin babyCam is expected to be available in January of 2016 with a suggested retail price of $199.99 (Garmin GPS navigators sold separately). For more information, visit www.garmin.com/babyCam.
The babyCam is the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin’s user-friendly automotive solutions have innovative features to meet the demands of everyday driving.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at Garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us on Facebook.com/garmin, Twitter.com/garmin or Youtube.com/garmin.
Notice: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of the babyCam video monitoring system. It is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws related to the use of babyCam in jurisdictions where you plan to use this device.
¹ For a list of compatible Garmin navigators, visit Garmin.com/babyCam.
² babyCam wirelessly transmits video up to 30ft.
³ If your vehicle does not allow for mounting to seat headrest, please visit Garmin.com/babyCam for additional mounting options.