Summary: Tested the cams at home first, then fitted the 2 cams to my car a Nissan Qashqai. It all went well and fitted them quickly. The annoying part is the design of the Qashqai windscreen, which has such a large 'mesh type' shading around the rear view mirror which prevented me from fitting the front camera central behind the mirror, so I had to fit the camera top left side of windscreen, not the ideal position as I loose some of my view from the NS pillar, because the cam has...
Summary: The camera is just fine and dandy and works a treat. The software is less so. The Blackvue software is not of the best quality. The problem is getting it to work 'properly' on certain versions of Android. It worked first time on my Nexus 10 running Android 4.4 but got the dreaded and well documented 'Weak Wi-Fi signal' on my Galaxy S111 running Android 4.3.
Summary: Good quality picture. Very user friendly. Just one big problem. The in built GPS on this device conflicts with the signal from my factory fitted DAB radio. So what happens is my radio signal cuts out for 30 seconds at a time every minute of broadcast. To make matters worse, there is no function to turn off the GPS in order to solve the problem. It comes on every time automatically. VERY ANNOYING!!!
Summary: I bought this camera more than a month ago and is not working 24h/7 thanks to the Blackvue Power Magic Pro. I installed both camera and Power Magic Pro on my Fiat 500 without any difficulties and I didn't have any problem so far. I wasn't able to turn off the back camera LED from the setting and I solved the problem using black tape. The internal emergency battery seems not working because as soon as I disconnect power cable the camera shut down immediately.
Great camera - full review + update review (3 months on)
Lee Rudd Ecology, Amazon
8 March 2014
Summary: I got this dual camera set up after having tried the mini 0801 with mixed opinions. My main reason for getting this is I wanted something that was going to be reliable! Key points; 1. The connectors on the end of the co-axle (joins cameras) lead appears weak to me, but this is likely because they want to be discrete and flexible for installation.
Summary: Definition of the recording is outstanding and it is simple to install and use. Downloads from the unit onto iphone or computer are also straight forward. I often travel on my own and this in car camera provides a useful record of how I am driving.
Summary: I replaced my blackvue 500 with the 550. The 500 makes seamless video with great quality playback. So far the only disappointment with the 550 is that you get small breaks in-between the clips. Unless you really need a rear facing camera, the 500 is in my opinion the camera to go with.
Summary: I have had this kit installed for a while now and so far so good. Good bits: 1: Using the recommend firmware from the amazon supplier - I have had zero problems. 2: The front camera is outstanding quality and the rear camera is quite good. (1080 vs 720 basically) 3: Connecting via WiFi is just brilliant and so useful. No need to take memory card out as you can copy video to your phone.
Summary: Great camera system, takes some time to install but well worth it, bear in mind to use the parking feature without the risk or draining you battery you will need to but the power magic pro. The one down side is i can't seem to set the time right its always 1Hour behind. If that problem was sorted it would be 5 stars. I've done a video test and as you can see it performs very well. Test One [...] Test Two: [...
Summary: Apart from the technical issues these come with. There's a chance you can buy one that never has an issue. There's always good support with these products if you email the main dealer or take it up with who you're buying it from. As soon as you get around any tech issues you get just want you want.