It’s time for me to get a new one. Got any recommendations?
I was given one of these by someone who had an extra, and it works pretty well:
I also leave it running 24/7 as a security system, but I have an AGM battery for my car’s main battery that can tolerate deep discharges.
Though I would definitely buy the new 750 version that just came out.
Of course there are less expensive options…
I just heard today on the show that you already purchased a new dash cam, however for anyone else that stumbles upon this thread I’d like to recommend Wheel Witness brand.
WheelWitness HD PRO Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Lens - 16GB microSD - Advanced Driver Assistance - For 12V Cars & Trucks - Night Vision Dashboard Camera Ambarella A7LA50 Car Security DVR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OTZWJE2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_O1aZzbBH8RP10
I bought this one on sale from newegg about 6-8 months ago and haven’t been disappointed. The company even sent me a free 64gb micro sd card for an honest review on amazon after I had the cam for a couple weeks. High definition record has the clarity to read license plates which was a major factor for me. Night vision is also great. That specific model doesn’t have super fancy features but the wide angle lens captures 170 degrees and also has a gps dongle that can be used to record location as well as speed imbedded into the video. Overall great so far and plenty durable considering it fell at least twice while trying to remove my windshield sunscreen. Sorry about the format of the link if it came out bad I don’t computer at optimum efficiency!
Compared to a GoPro it’s pretty cheap. Made originally for high DB (150db+) subwoofer setups, the latest ones are now more of an action/dash cam than for bass systems. I have pounded out 161db and it takes the shake very well although at that db the audio clips at about 45-50hz. For a normal dashcam it works fine. Even over dirt roads, it’s clear enough to read someone’s license plate if needed and the audio is crisp.
The blackvue looks pretty nice for the fleet management type stuff. I’ve been thinking every cannabis delivery driver should have something like that in the car.
Looks like it needs a wifi connection, but I guess you just solve that with a wifi hotspot of some type.
If you want the live cloud access from anywhere, then yes. But outside of that it can act as it’s own private Wifi access point if you just want to view archived video from it on your phone.
I guess I should say to be clear that you don’t need a WiFi connection of any kind for it to function, since it records the data to micro SD cards.
IMHO local storage, cloud backup (if you have the data plan) and a mic is essential for a dashcam. Want to see a cop become all nice real fast? He can have his body cam off but I swivel mine to the driver window every time.