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After 2 accidents in my company vehicle within 6 months (first one not my fault, the 2nd "shared" responsibility), I decided it was time to get one of these so god forbid I get into another accident, I have irrefutable proof of what happened. While I had the Daily Roads Voyager app installed on my phone, it wasn't always practical or possible to remember to cradle the phone and fire up the app. I wanted something that was foolproof and required minimal interaction so I can concentrate on the road.
The product delivers as promised. It powers up and starts recording automatically when you turn the ignition on, and stops recording and shuts down when you turn the ignition off. Other than the initial set-up and installation - there's nothing to do or think about after that. There's an orange button under the screen to lock a video file if you see something interesting you don't want overwritten. If you need to download video to your computer, you need to eject the micro-SD card (manual says "TF card" - but it's the same thing as a micro-SD).
Video quality is decent - not HD, but 640x480 for each camera which is sufficient to capture what you need in the event of an accident. Sound quality is fair... it's overdriven and distorted.
The GPS locks in fairly quickly, but the display shows your speed in kilometers, not MPH - and there's no way to change that that I can find. However, the software that comes with the unit allows you to display your speed in both KPH and MPH. For some reason a flashing icon in the display means it hasn't gotten it's time from the satellites, and the manual says to set the time zone - but can't find a time zone setting in the menu.
The JPlayer software shows both the forward and rear facing cameras, and if you have a connection to the internet, Google Maps along with your "breadcrumb" trail.
As others have said, the manual is translated from Chinese and not proof-read by someone who's been speaking English all their life. But it's not too hard to figure out what they're talking about. I turned off the G-force recording as it seemed to keep recording stuff and locking the file even while the vehicle is parked. Don't really need that feature anyway so I disabled it. And the picture here on Amazon is different than the product you get - but there are a number of these out there that other than the physical appearance, are the same.
Otherwise, pretty easy to set up and install.
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Initial post: Dec 1, 2012 6:09:26 AM PST
Lisa Lace says:
U stated it records when u turn on the ignition. Does it record when the vehicle is turned off? Looking for a cam that can record while i`m parked. Also if can tell me how long can a 32g card record for.
Posted on Jul 19, 2014 10:26:55 AM PDT
Gadget Guru says:
To switch from KPH to MPH, you click the KPH indicator in top area of the software interface when viewing videos. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to save that setting, so you have to do it every time you run the software. There's nothing in the setup menu to make the choice permanent and even the .ini file doesn't have options for it listed.
I'm not sure if you could copy the software to your computer and run it from there and have it retain the setting or not. I may try it at some point just to see if it just isn't able to remember it running off the card. Of course, it's means your newest files won't automatically show up in the bin and you'll have to manually load them from the card. It may be easier just to click the button each time.
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