Review: Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording and a couple more electronics product reviews Monday, December 24, 2018

Review: Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4

A review of several car electronics items. From the Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2 to the VAVA Dash Cam 2K Wi and the Garmin Dash Cam 65 this assessment covers some of the most popular car electronics products around.

All of the products below get excellent reviews. For example Sport say's of the Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2: I purchased one of these to try because my son has one in his vehicle. I saw first hand the picture clarity from his and thought it would be a good upgrade from the cheaper (works when it wants to) brand I had. So far it works very well, and the convenient 2-piece mounting makes it easy to take down if I need to. It also helps to make it more stealthy to anyone outside of the vehicle. You can also add the optional GPS part if you like, but I don't have that.. -- Reviewer alex tey mentions the VAVA Dash Cam 2K Wi, easy to install to my BM car and picture quality very satisfy .GPS and one click sold separately so disappointed! -- And Singh wrote about the Garmin Dash Cam 65: Good pic and video quality

The quick summary of what is being said about each product is as follows:

Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2:

  • Mounting and picture very good: I purchased one of these to try because my son has one in his vehicle....
  • My first dashcam: This is by far my most favorite dashcam. The video quality is superior, the weather resistance...
  • Quality product AND customer service.: I'm not even sure how long I've had this cam.... it's been a long while. It's...
  • Great compact design.: Great compact design. Relatively simple hardwiring installation though I wouldn't recommend it for a a tech/mech...
  • Incorrect sd card size described.: Five stars for now as it just arrived in the box. I can tell you...


VAVA Dash Cam 2K Wi:
  • vava dash camera 2k: easy to install to my BM car and picture quality very satisfy .GPS and one click...
  • Great low profile dash cam: I really like this VAVA Dash Cam. I bought this camera back in June when I...
  • Quality of the video is good enough.: I love this device.
  • Best Dash Cam On The Market: I like everything about this dash cam. Setup was a breeze. Had no problems with downloading,...
  • The push button was NOT in the box: So far so good , didnt get the little push button !!


Garmin Dash Cam 65:
  • Best for semi: Good pic and video quality
  • Small, innocuous, and works well. Remote connecting is clumsy though.: Bought another dash cam a month prior for my wife. It was slightly larger and...
  • Good easy set up: I like it it helps the alerts are good
  • Garmin Dash Cam 55: After the first day of extensive use, I can say that it's a much, much better...
  • Amazon Alexa Rocks!: Already love it! Can control almost everything with taking hands of wheel! It very intertaining for...


THINKWARE F770 Full HD 1080p Dash Cam:
  • Good: Good
  • Best dashcam I’ve ever used: Amazing quality, tons of features, easy installation. Only downside is that it records in 1 minute...
  • Great dash cam: Bought this for my hubby's birthday present. Had an auto accessory shop install it with the...
  • Five Stars: Very nice camera worth the money. Easy install, if something changes I will update review. Update...
  • Love this unit with the optional rear camera!: Great dash cam. Easy to install and once installed (with wiring kit) automatic operation....

Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording

Category

electronics, car electronics

Price

$99.99

SKU:

B00X528FNE

Product Rating

4.3 / 5

  • DISCREET DESIGN: Signature low-profile design allows the V1 to be a well-hidden witness to the road ahead.
  • FULL-HD RECORDING: Sony Exmor IMX323 image sensor captures beautiful Full-HD 1080p video @ 30fps. WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE allows the camera to perform optimally in any lighting situation by adjusting the exposure to create balanced images and footage.
  • 170 DEGREE ULTRA WIDE ANGLE LENS: The 6 layers glass lens opens up to capture a sweeping view of your surroundings.
  • LOOP RECORDING: Video can be recorded in 3, 5, or 10 minute intervals. When the storage limit is reached on the memory card, new recordings will automatically overwrite oldest recordings. Supports high-endurance micro SD memory cards up to 256GB in memory size.
  • ACCIDENT AUTO-DETECTION (G-SENSOR): When the built-in gravity sensor detects a collision, the current video is locked, ensuring important footage is kept protected. Locked video will be kept safe from being overwritten.

Mounting and picture very good By:
I purchased one of these to try because my son has one in his vehicle. I saw first hand the picture clarity from his and thought it would be a good upgrade from the cheaper (works when it wants to) brand I had. So far it works very well, and the convenient 2-piece mounting makes it easy to take down if I need to. It also helps to make it more stealthy to anyone outside of the vehicle. You can also add the optional GPS part if you like, but I don't have that.
My first dashcam By:
This is by far my most favorite dashcam. The video quality is superior, the weather resistance is important, and setup is a breeze!
Quality product AND customer service. By:
I'm not even sure how long I've had this cam.... it's been a long while. It's worked perfectly since day one. The mount is fantastic which makes the cam easy to remove (to avoid theft when parked or those FL days when your car melts in the heat!!). I needed a windshield replacement a few months ago and although I got my mount off, I wasn't confident in the adhesive integrity so I emailed them and they sent me a whole new mount for my new windshield - no issues at all. Arrived in a day or two.
Great compact design. By:
Great compact design. Relatively simple hardwiring installation though I wouldn't recommend it for a a tech/mech novice. The camera is barely visible from the outside and is out of my line of sight which is great. I had to buy a mini micro fuse tap separately as the rexing hardwire kit's fuse tap was not compatible with my car's fuse box. Totally my fault. I should have checked my fuse size before ordering the rexing kit.So far no issues
Incorrect sd card size described. By:
Five stars for now as it just arrived in the box. I can tell you the box shows a max sd card size of 128gb not the 256 advertised.
Happy with it By:
Have been using it for a while. Could able to install & use it easily. It has great picture quality along with audio recording. Wish it had come with memory card and good adhesive wire clips.
Quality By:
Only 170 degree view, hope everything is captured from the sides!
Great device! Highly recommend By:
This device is great for everyone. I’ve had it running for a couple weeks now and have no complaints. I was even able to provide a video to a local PD for an accident I witnessed on the highway.The install was easy and I had everything done for my Ram 1500 in about 45 mins. Highly recommend this device!
Exactly what I needed. By:
This dash cam was soooo nice I ordered a second one. Exactly what I needed. You wont be disappointed.
Very good By:
Pretty good overall cant complain always onLocks video if you press ok locks video if power gets disconnected

VAVA Dash Cam 2K Wi-Fi Car DVR 2560x1440 30fps Clear QHD Video Dashboard Camera for iOS & Android On-site Instant Social Media Sharing Videos, Visible License Plate, G-Sensor (Black)

Category

electronics, car electronics

Price

$139.99

SKU:

B07D7XBK4K

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

  • Unique Design and 360°Capture: Swivels to record the front, sides, and even inside of the car; wide-angle lens covers up to 5 lanes; and a built-in mic allows to record audio.
  • iOS & Android Mobile App:Instant preview, download, edit, share videos with your friends (purchase a GPS module separately for GPS tracking and travel journal; supports iOS 8.0 / Android 4.3 and above; and Micro SD card NOT included)
  • Superior QHD Dash Cam: Advanced OV4689 CMOS sensor is paired with 6 glass lenses and an infrared lens for crisp captures of the number plates; records in either 2560 x 1440p 30fps QHD or 1920 x 1080p 60fp FHD (No LCD display; cannot be remotely controlled;
  • 3-axis G-sensor: Detects collisions and captures footage for up to 20s; 320mAh built-in battery allows for G-senor activated recordings in parking mode (due to an Android bug affecting all Wi-Fi dash cams, the phone cannot access mobile data while it is co
  • Package:1 x VAVA Dash Cam (Model: VA-VD005) 1 x VAVA Car Charger 1 x Car Mount 1 x Micro USB Cable 1 x Crowbar 5 x Cable Clips 1 x Micro SD Card Ejector 1 x User Guide Snapshot Button ( B07DC5TZB8 sold separately ) GPS Module ( B07DC54MSJ sold separately)

vava dash camera 2k By:
easy to install to my BM car and picture quality very satisfy .GPS and one click sold separately so disappointed!
Great low profile dash cam By:
I really like this VAVA Dash Cam. I bought this camera back in June when I got a new car and as of November 2018 it has been working great. I bought this to replace a Viafo A119 Wedge Style dash cam. The VAVA Cam has a nice application which you must use to view videos and setup the camera and I really like the mounting hardware and that the camera rotates so you can fix the view however you see fit.
Quality of the video is good enough. By:
I love this device.
Best Dash Cam On The Market By:
I like everything about this dash cam. Setup was a breeze. Had no problems with downloading, installing and use of app on my phone. Impressed with quality of video. Highly recommend. I also got in on the kickstarter release of the Vava Home Cam. Can't wait to receive it in December.
The push button was NOT in the box By:
So far so good , didnt get the little push button !!
Perfect dash cam - clear view - easy to handle By:
 This is my 4th dash cam Camera in this year! I installed one in each vehicle we has at home! And let me Tell you something. I am extremely satisfied with this product it’s perfect. It’s clear and you can download the videos easily to your phone. That’s why I have 4 of them! I did have a small incidente in June 2018 where someone backed up in a public parking lot without paying attention and crashed my oassanger front door. It recorded everything and it was proof for the police as they said it’s consider as ignore they witnessed the accident. I sent it to my insurance company and the other party insurance company and I got my door completely replace. I can not thank enough to have these cameras in our vehicles and I keep recommending it to people when they see it.
great features By:
Worth the 100 bucks, and the quality is great, might buy another one for my next car.
The Best 👍🏻 By:
Love it works great very easy to install and setup placed my Dashcam behind my rear view mirror you don’t even know it’s they’re also did a review on my YouTube channel
Great Dash Cam, great price By:
I received this dash cam today. The shipping was quick and you can't beat the price. Installation didn't take long.
Simple,easy to use,pretty good picture quality. By:
Dash cam. Simple,easy to use ,pretty good picture quality.

Garmin Dash Cam 65, 1080p 2.0" LCD Screen, Extremely Small GPS-enabled Dash Camera, Extra Wide 180-Degree Field of View, Voice Control, Loop Recording, G-Sensor and Driver Alerts, Includes Memory Card

Category

electronics, car electronics

Price

$229.93

SKU:

B0716G7DVQ

Product Rating

3.5 / 5

  • 180-degree field of view captures more of the environment, including cross traffic; Frame rate: up to 30 FPS. Battery life for up to 30 minutes
  • High-quality 2.1 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture; works even in low-light conditions
  • Forward collision and lane departure warnings (certain conditions may impair warning function). Plus, alerts for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras (not available in all regions)
  • GPS-enabled with automatic Incident Detection (G-Sensor) saves video footage on impact to show when and where events happened
  • Voice command (available for English, French, Italian and German) allows you to start/stop recording, take a still picture or start/stop the Travelapse video capture feature

Best for semi By:
Good pic and video quality
Small, innocuous, and works well. Remote connecting is clumsy though. By:
Bought another dash cam a month prior for my wife. It was slightly larger and feature rich, but I find its beeps, whistles, and always-on screen to be very distracting. So I bought this dash cam and found it almost as feature rich, but with this unit, I can turn everything off. Lane drift warning: BAM! Off! Traffic moving and your not warning: BAM! Off. This whistle: BAM! Off. That warning: BAM: Off! Screen always on: BAM! Off after 1 minute, but still recording! This unit, and I presume the slightly newer units in this line, are insurance. And I really like being able to customize my insurance the way I want it. The only thing I didn't turn off was the red light camera alerts, which thankfully are not needed where I live. Another thing I did like: If I had chosen to leave the screen on 24x7, it's not cluttered with your MPH, your compass heading, etc etc. It IS just the video on the screen. The alerts pop up separately. The unit is tiny, and I mean TINY, which I like. The smartphone app that allows you to download photos and videos from the unit is clumsy though. The unit doesn't have or use Bluetooth, but seems to have it's own little WiFi router built-in. You have to turn the unit's WiFi mode on manually (good security), THEN go to your phone or tablet, find the unit in your WiFi settings, connect to it, then go to the app, which will then recognize you are connected to your "camera network" and let you view/download stuff. As I said, kind of clumsy, but at least it's secure. I BELIEVE the unit's WiFi times out and shuts down after you are done with the app.
Good easy set up By:
I like it it helps the alerts are good
Garmin Dash Cam 55 By:
After the first day of extensive use, I can say that it's a much, much better camera than my old Chinese made unit in every regard. The time lapse feature was a surprise too. When recording a time lapse, it also continues to record as a normal dash cam, as well as having the ability to snap pictures, or save the videos...all at the same time. The voice control is mostly very responsive. I had to yell a bit during the rainstorm today so that it could hear me. But once you call "hey garmin, take a picture", or whatever, its quick to respond. I did disable the lane drifting feature. It seems to be too sensitive, or it was throwing false flags. Perhaps that's something that will be smoothed out in a later firmware update. The only gripe is the requirement to use the official garmin car charging adaptor. All because they want to do that whole propriety thing. So I'm hardwiring the unit into the car fuse panel to keep it clean. The cig adaptor is a definite no go for me. The image quality isGood. The menu system is far far better than my old unit. Very intuitive. Getting the app to link with the camera was a trick. But that was user error. Do yourself a favor and watch a YouTube video, it'll all make sense. All in all, this is a premium camera that deserves an A rating.
Amazon Alexa Rocks! By:
Already love it! Can control almost everything with taking hands of wheel! It very intertaining for my Uber/Lyft passengers, they love it! Picture quality could be a little better!
Lovely compact design for gps with a dash cam and traffic sensing By:
Compact design, good sensing on traffic condition. A bit tough to setup on Bluetooth/ datacable plug into car with build in entertainment system
Small but efficient. By:
Works great. Took it for a test run today and flawless. Really easy to use.
After many dash cams, I now can manage the video. By:
I have bought three dash cams before, and never was able to understand the controls. I just used my new Garmin Dash Cam 55 on a long Thanksgiving trip and my wife and I love it. Not only can we display the video to a policeman if we wish, the Garmin tells us when we have a collision threat, a police red light camera ahead, or if we have drifted over the lane lines. All with beeps and also a display message on the screen.This unit is tiny, and comes with an easily removable magnetic mount in case I don't want to come back to a smashed window in a bad neighborhood.I am going to order another one for my second car. I can use it in my RV, too.
Great dashcam.! By:
Works great!
Great device By:
Works well with my smart phone and connected car.

THINKWARE F770 Full HD 1080p Dash Cam with Built-in WiFi & GPS

Category

electronics, car electronics

Price

$249.99

SKU:

B01HC6V82I

Product Rating

3.3 / 5

  • 2.19MP Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor with 140-degree viewing angle
  • Super Night Vision and Time Lapse Recording for impressive performance in Parking Surveillance Mode
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with mobile app viewer allows you to playback recordings, and change device settings from your compatible iOS or Android smartphone
  • Includes Thinkware 32GB UHS-I microSD card and SD card adapter. Sensor : 3-Axis Accelerometer G-Sensor (3D, ±3G)
  • Optional accessories: TWA-F770R Full HD 1080p rear view camera and TWA-SH hardwiring cable to enable Parking Surveillance Mode
  • Device works in USA/CA only and that warranty covers USA/CA purchases only

Good By:
Good
Best dashcam I’ve ever used By:
Amazing quality, tons of features, easy installation. Only downside is that it records in 1 minute clips and that can’t be changed. Not enough of a bother to subtract from its rating as definitely a 5 Star product
Great dash cam By:
Bought this for my hubby's birthday present. Had an auto accessory shop install it with the hard wire kit. They concealed the wire beautifully and mounted it right underneath the rear view mirror. Note:The cam has an phone app specific to this model. We downloaded the wrong app at first. A call to the customer support pointed us to the right app and it connected fine. The cam has lots of features, alerts, etc. that we have on the car already so we don't use them but it takes great video. Recommend downloading the user manual for information because it isn't in the box. Fine device.
Five Stars By:
Very nice camera worth the money. Easy install, if something changes I will update review. Update this thing is awesome great quality.
Love this unit with the optional rear camera! By:
Great dash cam. Easy to install and once installed (with wiring kit) automatic operation. One warning, if you use the optional rear camera, when you run the cable from the front to the back camera make sure the cable with the right angle plug is at the FRONT of the car, NOT the rear camera.
Five Stars By:
Works great!
This is an excellent camera with sharp picture quality By:
This is an excellent camera with sharp picture quality. I did extensive research on many dash cams and rear cameras prior to purchasing and it paid off. Love the Thinkware F770 dash cam and the rear camera I bought along with it. Try to bundle when purchasing for better price deals. I don't understand why anyone would buy just the dash cam without buying the rear camera as well. ...I guess it comes down to WHY your buying in the first place. Either way, I highly recommend this product(s) as it is simple to use, the quality is top rate, and the videos are outstanding. It is what they say it is. Good job Thinkware!
Five Stars By:
Excellent dashcam best video results easy to use I recommend this daahcam
Exactly as promised. Video is clear. Hopefully nothing ... By:
Exactly as promised. Video is clear. Hopefully nothing will happen that makes me have to refer to any captured video however my peace of mind is worth it!