When we got our hands on the VIOFO WM1 and the Garmin Mini 2, we felt like we’re comparing a 12V car charger and a key fob! The VIOFO WM1 is a tad longer, measuring 3.87 inches long, 1.04-inch thick, and 1.21-inch in height. On the other hand, the Garmin Mini 2 measures a mere 1.23 inches wide by 2.1 inches tall by 1.5 inches deep. For both dash cams, the measurements already include the lens and overall body – they’re that small.
We thought the WM1 was already light at 10 ounces, but after weighing the Garmin Mini 2, we discovered that it barely weighs 3 ounces. We like that the Mini 2 now has a supercapacitor, as opposed to its other brothers like the Garmin 47, 57, and 67, which still use lithium-ion batteries. The WM1, like the rest of the VIOFO dash cam family, employs a supercapacitor, so it’s safe to say that the VIOFO lineup is more experienced in dealing with heat and temperature concerns.
Now let’s go to the form factor. Shaped like a car key, the super handy Garmin Mini 2 has only two buttons. A USB cable can be connected to the camera's right side, while the left side houses the micro SD card slot and the audio mute button. By holding the latter, you can format an SD card. Another button on the back saves a photo and video, and when pressed long enough, connects the Mini 2 to your phone for use with the Garmin Drive app.
Meanwhile, the VIOFO WM1 includes four buttons: REC, MIC, Wi-Fi, and the One-Click Emergency Lock Button for easier navigation. The Emergency Lock Button is important for protecting videos in the event of an accident. Additionally, VIOFO added a Type-C power port in the dash cam mount rather than the camera to make it more visually appealing when installed.