Clear 1080p 60fps HD Videos Even at Night: Advanced SONY STARVIS Series IMX291 CMOS sensor is paired with 6 glass lenses and an infrared lens for sharper, more detailed captures, both night and day
360Â° All-Around View: Swivels up to 360Â° to capture footage in front, around, and even inside the car; wide-angle lens covers up to 5 car lanes; and a built-in mic allows to record audio inside the car
Included Snapshot Remote Button: Sits on the steering wheel and allows you to quickly capture the unexpected as it literally crosses your path; shoot a 20 second short video with a longer press of the button
Full-Featured VAVA Dash Cam Mobile App: Share photos and videos over social media or with an insurance company without taking out the SD card; includes live video feed and GPS tracking, travel journal, and photo filtering functions. Note: SD CARD NOT INCLUDED.
G-sensor for Emergency Video Recording: 3-axis G-sensor detects collisions and captures footage for up to 20 seconds; 320mAh built-in battery allows for G-senor activated recordings in parking mode. Note: Due to an Android bug affecting all dash cams, the phone cannot access mobile data while it is connected to the VAVA Dash Cam's Wi-Fi. If you want to use your phone's data network, simply connect to the VAVA Dash Cam's Wi-Fi when you need to watch the recorded videos only.
Description: Clear 1080p HD Wide-Angle Videos Car DVRs can make the difference in case of accident...but only if the video capture is clear enough to represent tangible proof for the insurance company. The VAVA Dash Cam sports an advanced SONY STARVIS Series IMX291 CMOS sensor that pairs with 6 glass lenses and an infrared lens for sharper images, both night and day. In addition to a wide-angle lens that covers up to 5 car lanes, the car camera features a built-in mic to record audio even inside the vehicle. G-sensor for Emergency Video Recording Looking for extensive protection, one that has you covered even when you leave your car unattended? Not only does the VAVA Dash Cam's 3-axis G-sensor capture and auto lock footage for up to 20 seconds, but the 320mAh built-in battery allows for G-senor activated recordings even in parking mode. Included Snapshot Remote Button Made to turn road trips into reviewable memories and to capture the unexpected as it literally crosses your vehicle's path, the VAVA Car Camera comes with a remote button that sits discretely onto the steering wheel. Press it once to take a snapshot, or long press it for a 20-second video. The dash cam supports class 10 or above SD cards up to 128GB so you'll have plenty of storage for your captures. Full-Featured VAVA Dash Cam Mobile App Gone are the days when you were required to take out the SD card to access your dash camera's media! The VAVA Car DVR comes with a full-featured app for iOS and Android that lets you share photos, videos, and your travel journey over social media or with an insurance company. Amongst the multiple functions are live video feed and GPS tracking, and even photo filtering. First Class Customer Service Our customer service will promptly reply within 24 hours on working days.
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5 Stars By Diana on 2017-11-09 A very nice Dash Cam. We love this Dash Cam. The video's and pictures from this VAVA Dash Cam are great, nice and clear, even the night videos and pics are clearer than our previous Dash Cam. This was easy to set up, we downloaded the phone app, charged the camera installed an SD card and off we went. My husband recorded some day and night video, which I have uploaded here and I also uploaded some snapshots taken with the camera. The mount is attached to your windscreen with a suction cup and the camera is attached to that with a magnet. Because it is magnetically connected and not a solid connection, you can manually rotate the camera to record or take pictures in any direction you want to. This Dash Cam is not only security while driving, it is also another camera for you to use for fun. My husband comes home from work late at night along country roads. He regularly comes across deer and other critters; we are pretty certain that at some point he will be in an accident with an animal. My point is.. if we are in any sort of collision, this camera will have it clearly recorded day or night, so that we will have proof for the insurance company and also the police if necessary. The camera itself is a very solid compact unit that feels like it is built to last, so we are giving our old Dash Cam to our daughter and keeping this one in our car. I have tried to show the wonderfully wide area this Dash Cam covers in the pictures, so much wider that we had before, looking through the videos today I was surprised at how much beautiful scenery there is around us that we don't really look at (Because it would be unsafe) while we are driving. We are very happy with this Dash Cam. ****If my video turns out bad you can scroll down to "Product information" on the main page, just under that you will find "Related video shorts" and my video should show up nice and clear there.****
5 Stars By Tristan on 2017-11-21 Great Dash Cam! The Vava Dash Cam started as a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year when the project's creators asked people what they wanted in the perfect dash cam. As of early late June, the project has collected over $425,000 from Kickstarter backers, proving if nothing else that consumers are intrigued by Vava's features.
We received a pre-production unit to try, and arguably the biggest draw of the Vava Dash Cam is its swivel design. The hockey puck-like camera body attaches magnetically to the windshield mount, letting you face the camera in front of you, toward the street, or into your car where it can watch you and your passengers. Hand-in-hand with this is the device's mobile app, which lets you share photos and video clips taken by the dash cam to social media.
In the box you get the camera module and suction-cup mount, a pre-installed 32GB microSD card for saving photos and videos locally, a USB cable with built-in GPS chip, a 12v car charger that also acts as a 2,300 mAh power bank, and the snapshot button that you can stick anywhere in your car to quickly take a photo with the dash cam. The Vava Dash Cam connects to your vehicle in the same way that most other dash cams doâ€”connect the camera to the mount, secure the mount to your windshield (preferably in the middle, behind your rear-view mirror), and connect it to the car charging port using the USB cable and the car charger.
Handling a dash cam that doesn't have a display on it is a little off-putting at first, but the mobile app provides a live feed if you really need it. In fact, you won't really use the live feed on the screen of any dash cam while you're driving, and the onboard screens are mostly for changing settings using the on-camera controls. The Vava Dash Cam mobile app is where you do all those things, so there's no need for an onboard display.
The $199 Vava Dash Cam. Suction mount with disk-like camera. Back pocket with the microSD card slot. It records 1080p video with a 140-degree FOV.
The dash cam will automatically turn on when you turn on your car, but, unlike other dash cams, the setup process is a little unclear. After you download the Vava mobile app and create an account, you're neither prompted to do anything nor are you guided through setting up a new dash cam. The homepage of the app has a live-feed window as well as manual photo and video capture buttons. The way to connect the camera to your smartphone is by connecting to its unique Wi-Fi network using the information and password provided on the packaging, and then you press the live-feed view. After that, your smartphone should automatically connect to the Vava Dash Cam's network whenever you get into your car, and you have to be connected to it to have access to all the mobile app's features.
While you're driving, the Vava Dash Cam records video clips in one-, three-, or five-minute intervals. You can pick your clip duration preference in the video settings, and everything recorded shows up in the Media Gallery folder in the mobile app. That folder is nicely organized by manual snapshots (or those you take with the app or the snapshot button manually), travel recordings, and emergency recordings (which are automatically saved when the camera detects sudden breaks). The contents of those folders are sorted by date, which makes finding footage easy.
You're supposed to be able to download specific clips and photos to your smartphone while connected to the dash cam's network, but I was never able to do so. Each three-minute video would be half-downloaded before the action failed and I was told to try again. You'll have better luck connecting the microSD card to your computer and finding footage that way.
Each video clip and snapshot photo has a small arrow at the top-right corner of its thumbnail that you can tap to download it. Once the file is saved locally to the app, you can download it again to your smartphone, or you can immediately share it via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Downloading clips to your smartphone is the most convenient way to get footage fast, but I was only able to do so after receiving an updated version of the Vava Dash Cam.
The original pre-production unit had a bug that prevented me from downloading any clips to my smartphone. Thankfully, that was fixed in the new unit I received, which is one from the first batch of devices being sent to Kickstarter backers.
If you don't want to bother with OTA video downloads, you can always go the traditional route and remove the microSD card from the camera to view footage on your PC. The card is also organized conveniently into Emergency, GPS, Movie, Snapshot, and Thumb albums, with the Thumb album saving one snapshot for each video clip taken. Each three-minute, 1080p clip takes up about 307MB on the microSD card, allowing you to save approximately 104 clips on the 32GB card provided.
By default, the camera records in 1080p at 60 fps, but you can change the quality of the video in the mobile app. Both daytime and nighttime footage is relatively clear, and you can even make out license plates in daytime footage. The 140-degree field of view is certainly enough to capture you and your passengers if you choose to turn the camera toward the car, and the quality is perfectly fine for social-media video clips. Thanks to its magnetic construction, swiveling the Vava Dash around 360 degrees is easy, and the magnet is strong enough to keep the camera in place through a bumpy ride.
Vava mobile app with video and photo files organized. Travel log with GPS coordinates. Profile and camera settings.
Each driving trip you take is recorded in the travel log where you can see a GPS-assisted map of your route. These maps are useful if you need to remember an unfamiliar route, but as you'll see when we discuss the DDPai X2 Pro and its similar feature, the log isn't as useful as it could be. The Vava Dash Cam also includes a "driving journal" in which you can name and save a route found in the travel log and give it a cover photo. While the travel log is just a collection of mapped routes you've driven, the driving journal lets you put a more personalized, emotional feel to special trips you want to remember.
Thanks to the power bank in the included car charger, the Vava Dash Cam can record potentially valuable footage when you're not around. The bank accumulates power when the car is on, so it can turn on the dash cam in an emergency if necessary. There's a G-sensor in the camera, so if someone vandalizes or hits your car when it's parked, the Vava Dash Cam will turn on using the power bank's battery and record a 15-second video clip. That video will only be helpful if it manages to capture the perpetrator, but it's better than nothing when you're not around to protect your car or call authorities immediately. Vava estimates this Parking Mode will be effective for up to 30 days when they power bank is fully charged, and it allowed my dash cam to record clips for hours in between my driving sessions. The G-sensor is helpful in case of an emergency when you're not around, but extra, passively-recorded clips could also let you see suspicious activity around your car when you're not around.
I personally think the "carpool karaoke" sharing aspect of the Vava Dash Cam is frivolous, but I also don't do a lot of daily drivingâ€”nor am I in the car with a group of friends more than a couple times a month. However, this might be a feature that can get both parents and young drivers on board to the idea of having a dash cam in the car. Above all, dash cams are protective toolsâ€”they won't prevent you from getting into an accident, but they can protect you after the fact using the footage they capture. While that's enough of a reason for me to install a dash cam in my car, it might not be for others. Dash cams are also tools that you set and forget; unless you get into an accident or someone bumps your car, you may never touch the camera after installing it. The Vava Dash Cam is one of the only in-car cameras to offer a social aspect in addition to regular safety features, and that social aspect will keep users interacting with the Vava Dash Cam and its app more than they would a regular dash cam.
4 Stars By Keith Kie on 2017-12-01 Incredible hardware, unfortunate app I originally backed the VAVA Dash Cam on IndieGoGo and I have been asked to leave a review of their camera on BTA-MALL.
About the Hardware: The VAVA Dash Cam has incredible image quality, it works wonderful in nearly all conditions and lighting day/night, it has a nice chime to notify the driver when it has turned on (which you can disable), the expandable mini SD card slot allows for upgraded storage if you need it, though honestly this camera is looping its recording and even 32 GB can cover a few days of commuting driving (1 hour each day for example for our commutes then it loops over old footage). The wide angle lens gives plenty of coverage of the entire front of your vehicle. We also use the battery-pack standby mode. The mount that has come with this unit has changed several times during it's development and it is now very solid, if anything its too solid. Make sure you know where you want to mount your camera before attaching as it will want to stick there for a very long time and doesn't remove easily. Though it is important to wash your inside windshield before mounting to have a clean surface as well as to rinse off the mount with cool water (NO SOAP) and allowed to dry. Stuffing the cords around your dash and following the simple self-install diagram only took about 5 to 10 minutes. The included clips are barely needed if your car has enough places to hide the cord. But if you need to use the clips they work fantastically! The G-sensor on this unit is also very sensitive, I have had to reduce its sensitivity as it would emergency record when going over speed bumps or turning a sharp corner, at the next level down I no longer have this problem. But you might want to change the default setting if you find this happening to you. The unit also has a remote button feature that lets you take still image captures that you can then share on social media, though admittedly I have never used mine ... yet.
About the phone App: The phone app is the VAVA Dash Cam's weakest link, I really hope that it continues to develop as time goes on, because of right now its not user friendly, gives very little feedback when something isn't working right, and is terrible at trying to retrieve your footage in a reliable manner. For example, if you're using an Android phone and you want to setup your camera the app will trigger your phone to notify you that you don't have a WiFi connection while connected to the camera. This unfortunately puts you in an endless loop of their demo screen video even though you connected to the camera. The solution to this has been to click the phone notification and tell Android to "stay connected" to the camera, then the VAVA Dash Cam will be connected. This is a major software flaw that I hope will be addressed soon. My other devices that use this type of connection on Android to not suffer from the same issue, so it's definitely the app. The other problem is the giant list of 1-minute video clip thumbnails that are displayed with what time they were recorded at. This is not ideal. Originally I thought it would show a scroll of all the video and allow you to highlight and download just the segment you wanted, but instead you can only click and download individual micro-files that you then have to stitch together in post (ie. if you're sharing a road trip movie, etc). To get the files off the device you have two options: 1) use the app to try and download a file (at several minutes each) over its internal WiFi or 2) remove the mini SD card and attach it to a card reader with your computer and download them all (which is much faster, but more annoying to do). Also, if you use the phone app's built-in video trimmer it will re-compress your video into a very low quality render. It is highly recommended to use a different app to trim your clips. The original quality of the video off this dash cam are VERY GOOD, so please don't ruin it with their terrible software.
Final Thoughts: This is an OUTSTANDING camera, hardware wise. You'll be very pleased with the unit just recording each day without you having to intervene with it at all. Night recordings are great, rain shots look amazing, and the sharpness will wow you! However the phone app will make you face-palm and "head-desk" quicker than you'd like. Though with all things software related, this can be improved on in the future, and I sincerely hope VAVA will take strides in improving the connection and end user experience with their app. Hopefully a "road trip mode" and a better "edit all my clips into one final video" that you can select which portion option, will be a thing someday. In the meantime I'll be using my dash cam as an insurance safety device and only slowly copy off a short clip if I ever have a close call or if I unfortunately find myself witnessing an accident. So if you know what your end-use for this dash cam will be for, then you'll know if it's the right one for you.
5 Stars By Mel on 2017-11-19 very clear video i needed a better quality dashcam and this dashcam was perfect... connection thru wifi was simple .. needed to download the app for this dashcam. I used the IOS app and it was easy to configure.
One thing i noticed was the setting all had to be done thru the app. resolution setting , recording time.. etc, u cant do it via the camera unit itself like other typical cams... but hey .. this unit is very small in profile. The app also allows u to review ur travel log , logged by the GPS module while driving. The phone app do not need to be running for the travel log to be updated, it can be synced once ur trip is complete. Viewing of video can be done thru the app or remove the microSD card n preview ur recordings on a laptop.
I luv the parking mode function. Unit has a inbuilt power source where it will monitor the vehicle for any sudden bumps to it.. and start recording, unlike other cameras where u had to have a alternate power source powering the camera.
The accessories that came with the unit - power / GPS module cable , ismart USB adaptor , suction cup holder , plastic crowbar , snapshot button , cable clips.
The video quality is superb to say the least... license plate of vehicles and road signs can be clearly read as seen in the video i uploaded. Functionality of the app is well thought out and friendly.
5 Stars By BTA-MALLer on 2017-12-03 A dash cam to socialize over! This review is for the VAVA Car Dash Cam Model # Model: VA-CD001.
This unit arrived in an impressive package with a premium feel. I liked the way the contents were arranged inside the box. The package included the dash cam itself, a Snapshot Button, a pre-installed 32GB micro-SD card, a USB port car charger, a USB cable with GPS module, a magnetic suction cup holder, user manual and an installation kit with a pry tool and a few mounting clips. The build quality of this dash cam looks solid and the black luster finish enhances its looks significantly.
This is an unorthodox disc-shaped dash cam which not only stands out by its looks, but is also loaded with stand-out features. This high quality dash cam is built with NT96663 processor and SONY STARVIS Series IMX291 CMOS sensor paired with 6 glass lenses and 1infrared filter lens. The high resolution video quality at 1080p ensures that the camera can capture extremely detailed videos clearly showing the road signs, license plate numbers, etc. The f/2.0 aperture enables crystal clear recording even in low light conditions. The higher frame rate at 60fps ensures smooth video captures that otherwise are too fast to see with the unaided eye. I was able to capture crisp videos in both daylight and night time driving with almost no noise and blur.
The suction cup can be used to mount the dash cam to your chosen location on the windshield. It has a locking mechanism which is a much better design that significantly improves the ability of the cup to stay mounted to the windshield especially on hot sunny days during summer. The dash cam attaches to the suction cup magnetically. The magnets are strong enough to securely hold the dash cam in place but easy enough to swivel, rotate and adjust the orientation as desired. The 360Â° swivel action enables this dash cam to capture footage in front, around, and even inside the car. This rotary adjustment also enables you to mount your camera anywhere on the windshield and not just the center but still be able to capture footage for up to 2 lanes on either side of your car with the wide-angle lens on this dash cam. I was able to capture details for almost 5 lanes in total, comprehensively. This wider field range significantly improves its ability to capture footages for incidents happening on either sides of your vehicle. This is especially helpful in todayâ€™s times where accidents are caused more during lane changes and people cutting through at all times. However, as a side effect, the wider angles do cause some curving of the image on either sides of the frame.
The dash cam has all of the standard features like a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery, loop recording, G-Sensor, parking mode, motion detection and ignition triggered recording. The loop time can be set for various intervals or disabled completely. The parking mode if enabled can wake up the device if it detects an impact to the car which could have been caused by a collision and capture valuable footage for up to 20 seconds. It also has a protect mode button which causes the dash cam to mark your current recording as a protected file that won't be overwritten. The ignition triggered recording ensures that the unit turns on whenever your car is started so you don't have to remember to turn it on explicitly. The cam supports a micro SD card up to 128 GB.
The Snapshot Remote Button allows an on-demand quick snap & capture at a single press of the button; a longer press triggers the recording of a short 20 second video. This is a smart dash cam that works in conjunction with the free VAVA Dash Cam Mobile App. The dash cam has its own access-point network allowing the app to connect to the cam over Wi-Fi. Once connected you could use the app to access live video from the dash cam. You can browse photos and videos from the cam, download or share them over social media and the built-in GPS module allows geo-tagging. The app also features other features like a travel journal, photo filtering options and location tracking.
This is a very well-designed and built product. However, do note that this unique & novel approach to a dashboard camera implies that you donâ€™t have an in-built screen on the camera itself so you canâ€™t watch your recordings on the cam directly. There is no user interface on this device itself so you canâ€™t navigate through the menu and its settings directly. This therefore definitely takes some time getting accustomed to, but once you get a hang of the Vava app, there is no looking back. The app makes its way more intuitive and quicker to interact with the dash cam! The Vava app does leave significant room for improvement. The UI interface looks primitive, is not very user-friendly and doesnâ€™t really look top-class. Downloading videos from the dash cam worked well most of the times, but errored out occasionally. Nevertheless, you still have the option extract the card from the cam and access it via a card reader the more traditional way. I do also wish the user guide had more â€˜meatâ€™ into it especially for novice users. I also wish that dash cams will one day come with a more generous battery capacity that could power the cam throughout the day without the need to keep it hooked to the carâ€™s 12v charging port. Incidentally, it is the USB cable that restricts the motion of this otherwise 360Â° swivel action dash cam. Lastly, taking cues from the shape & design of this product and running my imagination wild, I also wish if this dash cam came built with 2 camera lens instead of one â€“ to monitor both inside and outside the car at the same time; having an app-based interface to monitor/view live feeds would certainly make it well-worth it.
Overall, this dash cam is the result of a novel concept that has been realized into a finished product equally well. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who wants something more out of their plain Jane dash cam!!
5 Stars By A. WU on 2017-11-22 Plug'n'Go dash cam with small physical profile & 360 degree view! I currently have another VAVA DashCam (VA-CD007) on my daily work car, but I do have a second car that I drive leisurely on weekend. For that car, I have decided to give this VAVA DashCam (VA-CD001) a try. While VAVA makes both dash cams, they look totally different in outside appearance. For starter, 07 has a more traditional mounting mechanism with limited viewing angle. The 01 has a magnetic mounting mechanism, so it allows me to swivel about 360 degree view if I need to (The powering cable does limit the amount of swivel though).
In terms of image sensors, 01 uses Sony, while 07 uses Ambarella. While they are two different manufacturers, the image quality from both cams can rival each other. Which one is better is a very subjective opinion, but the goal here is to be able to read license plates. Both can achieve clear view of the plates.
In terms of installation, both 01 and 07 are quite easy to install, and both mount securely on the windshield. Both comes with cigarette lighter USB charging adapter, so that you can charge your mobile device while powering the dash cam at the same time.
One advantage that 01 has and 07 lacks is that 01 comes with a bluetooth-based push button. It allows you to record footage on demand, as opposed to relying purely on the camâ€™s built-in G sensors. Now, you can record as much road rage driving on demand at any time. Given that I live in Houston, capturing road rages are very easy peasy.
Overall, which one should you get? It really depends on your personal preferences. If you are a big fan of Sony image processor, it would be no brainer to pick 01. If you want live footages without fiddling with your smart phone, 07 is the clear winner here. Since I mentioned that it is for a car that I drive leisurely on weekend, it would make sense for me to pick a dash cam that doesnâ€™t block my view of the surrounding scenes, so 01 does work for me in this case.
5 Stars By Rob Gendreau on 2017-11-01 A fun camera that records not only images but maps your route, speed and heading The idea of a dashcam just for security didn't really interest me that much. Previous dashcams had low resolution, and weren't much use for anything but sorta documenting a crash, if that every happened.
But now with the VAVA and it's sensor and lens, you've got real photo quality. It produces both stills and video worth watching. Especially in this camera, which is the first I've tried that incorporates features specifically for road trippers and those who want to actually use this more like an action cam, to actually document their adventures.
This camera sets itself apart from earlier versions in two big ways. First, you control it with a smartphone. You connect via wifi (not BT), and you can see a live feed. From the smartphone you can initiate a recording to save, or snap a photo. And it has an included button to do the same, if you can't use your phone. And it still does the usual dash cam thing and record sequence after sequence of short videos, protected videos when you hit something (so they aren't overwritten), or when someone bashes your car even when it's parked.
Secondly, it has a GPS. It's on the wire that connects the camera to the USB power source. It records trips like any other GPS, and can marry these to some pictures to create a trip log. This is a description of the trip, with say a picture, and a map. The VAVA app claims to be able to share to social media; it didn't in my testing, but I rarely use Instagram, FB or Twitter, the services it claims to share to.
The camera records onto a microSD card. You can then get thumbnails of the auto-recorded video on your phone with the option to download them. Photos/videos you snap via the phone, or included BT button, sync to the phone's storage. You can then move them to say iOS's Photos and do stuff. Note that they weren't geotagged automatically. But I just took the GPS text files, which are regular GPS tracks, and synched the info to the images with Houdah Geo. Most any georeferencing application should be able to do the same (they have a file extension of txt, but can easily be converted to gpx). I then imported the tracks into say Garmin Basecamp, which was pretty cool. The tracks record not only route, but also speed and heading. And were more accurate than I expected.
The camera produces good quality images, but it is ultra wide angle. So it pays to tweak the position so the horizon is about in the middle. The shots I have supplied were a couple of tests just sorta laying on the dash.
One weak point is the attachment. A great thing is that it attaches via a magnet, so it's easy to just pull it off, unplug the USB power cord, and hide it in areas where you don't wanna leave it. But I wish VAVA had another mount, as the one supplied is designed to hang from the window, and depending on your local laws, rear view mirror placement, and other stickers or special RF transmitting glass, you might need to put it elsewhere, like on the dash. And it would be nice if there was a way in-camera to flip the video and photos and time/date/speed stamp (yes, it stamps speed...don't get carried away). Availability of other mounts would also allow movement from car-to-car. I have some metal camera plates that the magnet on the camera held well too, and could use these as mounting hardware. And BTW, I'd recommend earthquake putty aka museum putty for temporary (or even permanent) attachment of the mount if you wanna test positions. The suction cup is really grippy on glass though, if you can make it work on your windshield.
Since it uses standard USB power, you could use this with a USB battery off the car itself. Or attached to your computer; I took a shot doing that while I was writing this review. I don't think it's very weatherproof, of course, but using it as a camera doesn't depend on it being in the car once you've added a battery. In the car, it will turn off when the car is turned off. The GPS needs to be in spot where it can see the sky, so plan for that when running the power cord. VAVA provides a nice spudger to pry up bits of trim so you can hide the cable, and some adhesive cable guides. And the little GPS unit on the cord has an adhesive back.
The app works well. I was thrown a bit until I realizes it needs to sync the manually recorded videos and photos, so give it time to do that so you get the stuff on your phone. You can delete them or do the sorts of things you'd normally do with them on your phone. And you can also take out the microSD card; it stores the files in jpeg and mp4 format, and the GPS data in text files. So no proprietary junk to make it difficult; you can use the files just like any other generic image format.
I've attached a frame grab, a photo into the light and glare, and a shot taken using the camera off my computer and out the window. Heh.
All in all, a nice unit for recording your trips, or doing anything where a USB powered wide angle camera would be handy, especially with the ability to record movement.
5 Stars By Teachh on 2017-12-04 Sexiest Dash Cam on the Market Condensed Review: Top Notch video quality day or night and superb audio quality. Sleek packaging with every accessory included. Convenient and easy to use. No LCD screen, viewing only via app.
Pros: - VAVA Packaging - Video Quality 1080p 60 fps - Super Wide angle lens - Night recording quality - Audio quality for a dash cam - 2 port charger and extra long usb cord included - GPS Built in - App support - Motion Detection - Park Mode - 1,3,5 min lengths - Suction cup and accessories - Sleek stealth look - Can be positioned 360 degrees - Remote - Price
Cons: - No LCD screen - App and camera not completely in sync ( cannot view recordings unless app is connected when recording ) - GPS in USB cable not in camera - Super Wide angle ( may be too wide)
By far sexiest stealthiest dash cam on the market. This dash cam has replaced all my dash cams I previously owned. The sony sensor brings in crisp and clear video day or night. The remote gives you the ability to take snapshots at any given time, or to start an emergency recording. The magnetic suction cup mount is so unique and genius as it works as a swivel easy way to mount and dismount the camera. The camera has all the features you would expect from a top of the line dash cam with the exception of an LCD screen. This is okay as the camera is pretty much set it and forget it. But the app could use some work, as of writing this you cannot sync with any recordings with the memory card unless the app was connected at the time of recording. Which means to watch the video you would have to remove the micro sd and view it on a computer. The super wide angle can bring in some glare so may take some repositioning. The GPS cable makes the cable bulkier and depending on how you position the cable can be an eye sore if it can't be hidden. Despite the cons I still rate it a solid 5 Stars, the app and camera can be updated to fix the biggest issue which is not being able to view recordings on the sd without being connected when recording occurred.
5 Stars By Cool Guy on 2017-12-15 Special design. Clear image. Product packaging box looks quite elegant, impressive for gift giving. Video is recorded at 1080P with 60 fps, much smoother than the normal 30 fps. The G-sensor is supposed to automatically turn on video recording when my car has an abrupt change of direction or stop as in a collision accident or someone disturbs the car while parked. It comes with a remote to take a picture (short press) or a 20-second video clip (long press). The remote has a built-in battery. It must be paired with the camera by long pressing until the camera beeps 4 times quickly. The camera has a built-in WiFi server (pwd=12345678). My Android phone connects to it and sees the picture and video files on the micro SD card inside the camera. This product does not come with a micro SD card. I use my own card. Loop recording is allowed to flash out older recordings. The design is unique. 360-degree rotation at will due to magnetic mount with base. The power cable has an inline GPS module to supply the camera with speed information via the USB port. There is no LCD screen or any button to push on the camera itself. It is turned on automatically when power is supplied. An app on my phone is used to configure various functions after WiFi connection. For my SUV, I am able to mount it the rear window to see the rear view using my phoneâ€™s app. Sometimes, I see a slight delay. Thus, I have to be careful when using it for backup. Power from the power supply or a battery bank is needed for WiFi server to turn on. It enters into parking mode automatically when power is cut off.
5 Stars By meet on 2017-12-17 High quality Dash Cam, recommended I was quite impressed with this Dash Cam. The packaging in which it comes is very nice and elegant.
The device will need a micro SD card, and the storage is up to you. The loop recording feature in the camera will write over older data. This has a whole bunch of top-of-the-line features. The video recording capacity is at 1080p and at 60fps. Higher resolution as well as fps makes for a high-quality video. The remote that comes with this products can take picture or short videos. This is adjustable based on short or long duration when pressing the button. Pairing this with my iPhone 7 Plus was easy, so long as you follow the instruction provided.
The camera turns on itself when connected to power. There is an in-built sensor that can turn the camera on in case of an unfortunate circumstance. This can sense sudden stops, or any sudden movement to a parked car. The wifi feature is great, and can allow the phone to connect to the Dash Cam and life stream the view.
There is a magnetic mount for the camera that also allows a full 360 degree rotation. There is also an inline GPS module to connect the camera using the USB port which in turn can feed in the speed information.
I am very pleased with this, and highly recommend this if you are looking for a Dash Cam for your car.