Dash Cam Reviews: The 3 Best Dash Cams for Each Budget

By: Todd Covelli | Victor Padilla Posted: 9:30 AM, May 23, 2019 Updated: 12:42 PM, May 28, 2019

Looking for dash cam reviews? Then keep reading! We’ve all seen dash cams and the crazy video they capture – from the heinous to the hilarious. But which one should you get? We hit the road with tech expert Ken Colburn of Data Doctors who a has a list of the three best dash cams – from basic to advanced – for any need and budget.


1. Dash Cam Apps


Let’s start our dash cam reviews with something you probably already have laying around in a drawer. “You can repurpose an old smartphone and turn it into a dash cam,” says Ken. That’s right! You just need a phone charger, windshield mount and a dash cam app. Ken likes Daily Roads Voyager for Android and Smart Dash Cam for iOS. These record what is going on in front of your car. “They’re recording every two or three minutes, then trashing that,” explains Ken. Since both apps are free, they list of best dash cams for anyone who’s on a budget. Find them on Google Play or the Appstore.


2. Crosstour Dash Cam Reviews


Let’s continue our dash cam reviews with the dual camera Crosstour Dash Cam. “You’re getting a front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera, and it’s also got GPS in it, which is going to be a critical piece of information if you have a traffic accident,” shares Ken. The inside camera can also prove you weren’t texting or distracted – and have your back in a rear end crash. “The typical free app is only forward-facing, so if you do get rear ended, you won’t be able to use that video,” advises Ken. And it stores all of the clips on a memory card, so there’s no app to deal with. At about $99, we consider this one of the best dash cams for shoppers looking in the mid-priced range. You can find the Crosstour online.


3. Owlcam


We’ll finish with the security-focused, cellular-connected Owlcam. It has front and rear cameras, GPS, and doubles as a security system. “It’s like a ring doorbell for your car,” describes Ken. It is always connected to a cellular tower and sends a clip to your phone the instant a break-in or crash is detected – all securely stored in the cloud. “So it has the ability to send information. It has the ability to dial 911,” he adds. The $350 Owlcam comes with one year of cell service, then it’s $99 per year. And if you see something exciting, you can tell the device to save it. You simply say ok, presto and the clip is saved. Get it here.



Ready to hit the road? Now you’ve got three of the best dash cams to capture everything from the crazy to cute.


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