Bumping this. After getting rear ended a third time (2 of which were hit and runs and I was stuck paying the deductible) I think it's time to pick up a dash cam. Looking for some recommendations on 2 channel cams for the front and back. Quality and parking mode are on the top of my requirement list. Did a bit of research already but want to see if anyone has had any experience with any of these.
Blackvue DR650S - 2CH
- Wi-Fi and GPS
- Front Camera: 1080p @ 30fps w/ 129 degree view
- Rear Camera: 720p @ 30fps w/ 129 degrees view
- Bit rate: 10 mbps
- Parking mode built in
- 128gb Max memory
Hey Igor, I have the DR650S - 1Ch. I got mine from Blackmycar.ca. @Ctown8
can hook you up though... I forgot at the time of purchase. Its a solid unit. High quality, low profile, customizable and a great price for the specs. Good night quality too, either low beams or full on light bar. It will not disappoint.
Mine had an issue, It wouldnt keep time. Every boot it would have to reboot once it connected to GPS. I mentioned it to Blackbox, they are doing a full RMA and waiving the Dead On Arrival - 7 Day period and I just sent it back to them. Great customer service, if you end up going through them. It appears that my camera is a fluke though, so dont be wary of them. Boot up time is generally about 20-35 seconds depending on temperature. 9 times out of 10 its recording by the time you hit the road.
The wifi works really well. The app itself has a good and intuitive layout. You can do Over-The-Air Firmware upgrades and video downloads. You never have to pull out the SD card. The PC/Mac Blackvue Viewer app is junk IMO however.
Parking mode will only work if you add in the Power Magic thingy. That will pull power as needed to provide the Dashcam with the parking capability. It has voltage cutoff and what not as to not drain the battery.
Opposed to direct wiring, you can do a Cellink B. Long lasting battery option. It can do a Single Channel up to 23 hours and a Dual Channel for 15 Hours or so. Blackboxmycar has good kit options and info. Colin can probably hook you up with the camera at a great price and then you could get a Cellink off the site.
To add on, Parking Modes only work on Li-Ion Batteried devices. Anything with a Super Capacitor will not be able to Park Mode without additional Power. However, Super Capacitors wont blow up while baking at 60degrees, will boot faster, and will have a longer life span than a Li-Ion.