Test 3 Ease of use
Checking out the menu systems
Asus’s Reco Smart is unusual in that it doesn’t have a screen. Instead, it just sits there recording and you can view the footage, if you want to, in its iOS app. This makes quite a bit of sense, since most of the time you don’t need to see what’s happening unless it’s to download a particular segment of footage. You can also use the app as a controller to do things like burst shots or time-lapses, or change the video settings. It’s the ideal camera if you just want to set and forget. Like the Nextbase camera, the RAC’s device has controls either side of its screen, and these two cameras are probably the easiest to use in-car. Mind you, the Snooper cam’s touchscreen (the only one here) is fairly straightforward. Garmin’s interface is also a piece of cake to operate, with clear and simple menus, helped by it having the largest screen among the group.