We have purchased and reviewed quite a handful or dash cams over the past couple of years. So, we are not new to them. In today’s litigious society, and reckless drivers, I agree with the need for owning one. You really can’t go wrong. This camera has great specs. It is a 1080p camera, and it really does produce clear video. It picks up audio pretty clearly as well. You can use it as a camera when needed in an emergency, and it has G-sensor. So, in an accident, or an instant when the car experiences a sudden jarring, it will automatically record and save, without looping over, the entire incident. Otherwise, the camera stops the video around every 3 minutes, and starts a new one. You also won’t be able to overwrite the video, which would ruin the evidence.
(I took these photos with the Dash Cam)
When I went through my videos, they averaged 3 minutes and 4 seconds a piece. This has been the easiest dash cam I’ve had in regard to setting the date and time on. Most others I’ve had to attach them to my computer to do it, or it was an act of Congress on the cam itself, lol. This one walks you through the date, the first time you turn it on. If you press the settings button, you can set the exact time on it. This unit comes on automatically when you start your car. Now, if you plug it in after your car is running, you need to manually start it, or just turn your car of and restart it. When you turn your car off, it will turn off. This unit comes with a 32gb Class 10 micro SD card with the adapter so it can be plugged into your laptop. You need a minimum of a class 10 to get good video quality, so I was happy to see this. You can get a solid day of all day driving on a 32gb. If you like to save your videos, on a trip, I would bring back up micro SD cards. A 32gb card is the largest it accepts. The video is very clear. This unit saves somewhat of a charge. Enough to be able to view your videos from the unit, and to use it as a camera. In an accident, you can then take it out of the car to take still photos if you want to. It has an old fashioned style charging port. I always save my old cords, so I am able to charge it in home. Otherwise it only comes with a 12V charging cord. They do include two mounting plates, so you can take it from your car to your spouses, without taking the mounting bracket out. It’s a suction cup style, and it stays pretty well on your window. The cord is very long, so you could mount it in your rear view window. This would only be beneficial if your state has front license plates, in my opinion.
Overall, this unit is reliable for recording. It’s easy to take photos with, with only a touch of the screen. The menu is easy to operate. The video and voice recording is clear, very clear. The only bad, which is a negative to me, is that the Wi-Fi is not usable on this unit. The app is DashCam Remote, and it is free form the Playstore. I have a Galaxy Note 5. It won’t open on my phone. You need to have an old phone or tablet to get it to open, from what I have researched, and I have researched a lot! We have an older tablet. I can get the app to open, but it would never, ever connect to the Wi-Fi. They have updated the app after my first initial attempt, but I am still having the same problems. I am happy to see that they are taking the feedback seriously, and are working on the issue. That gives me a lot of faith in it. Does not being able to use the Wi-Fi affect the camera, nope. But, it is definitely still the best dash cam I have tested, to date!
I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Ivation Dash Cam, 32GB HD 1080p GPS Tracking, Video & Audio Recorder, WiFi Download, Motion Detection, Low Light Dashcam, Best Dashboard Camera for Car & Truck (Includes Extra Dash Mount)
If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FUTZC6W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1