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Dashcam comparion: BlackVue iRoad and Thinkware

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Hi there,

I am in the processing of comparing different dashcams. There are lot of opposing opinions so I thought I would do some further research. My criteria was to future proof so that it at least lasts a couple of years BUT not get the latest which might be overkill/too expensive. Like I don't think it's necessary to have 4K. I think getting from the US also might be an option (even despite not having local warranty). I prioritize safety and so an ACTUALLY useful driver assistance system would be great!

The ones in my comparison set are:

iRoad x9
$460

Front and rear at full HD 1080P at 30fps, 90 degrees rear I think, 150 degrees front, Driving Assistance Features / Road Safety Warning System, prevents battery discharged, Wi-Fi 
Does not overheat too much. Reviews are quite mixed

BlackVue DR750S-2CH
$568, even lower in some places

Front camera with Full HD (1920 x1080 @60FPS), Rear camera with Full HD (1920 x 1080 @30FPS), 139º wide view angle, WiFi built-in, Cloud service compatible, Endures higher operation temperature than earlier models. Reviews are quite mixed, but skewed a bit negative. Although this US site shows very good reviews. 

Thinkware Q800PRO 2K QHD Cloud Dash Cam
$699

2K QHD Front + Full HD Rear,  140°. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that includes Lane Departure Warnings, Front Collision Warnings and more.
Reviews are quite mixed, but skewed a bit negative. Although many review sites say it is feature packed.


This US site compared a lot of the dashcams: https://www.blackboxmycar.com/pages/best-dash-cams#budget-friendly-4k

Clearly, the iRoad x9 has similar features like driver warning systems without overheating and is cheapest but reviews for ALL are mixed.

What have your personal experiences been after using it for a while? Which would you go with?

 

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Supersonic

I have this in the car for 3 year plus. Still working. Better than 1080p. Only drawback is if parked under hot sun for a long time, might overheat and shut down for a while till the air con cools it down.  Comes with a big button switch to snap photo easily. Not the cheapest but very compact.

 

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3rd Gear

My Itronic ITB100HB still working ok since I got it end of Y2012; coming to 8 years already. I find camera with poly lithium battery not as lasting than those with capacitant battery.

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Turbocharged
11 hours ago, serendipity said:

Hi there,

I am in the processing of comparing different dashcams. There are lot of opposing opinions so I thought I would do some further research. My criteria was to future proof so that it at least lasts a couple of years BUT not get the latest which might be overkill/too expensive. Like I don't think it's necessary to have 4K. I think getting from the US also might be an option (even despite not having local warranty). I prioritize safety and so an ACTUALLY useful driver assistance system would be great!

The ones in my comparison set are:

iRoad x9
$460

Front and rear at full HD 1080P at 30fps, 90 degrees rear I think, 150 degrees front, Driving Assistance Features / Road Safety Warning System, prevents battery discharged, Wi-Fi 
Does not overheat too much. Reviews are quite mixed

BlackVue DR750S-2CH
$568, even lower in some places

Front camera with Full HD (1920 x1080 @60FPS), Rear camera with Full HD (1920 x 1080 @30FPS), 139º wide view angle, WiFi built-in, Cloud service compatible, Endures higher operation temperature than earlier models. Reviews are quite mixed, but skewed a bit negative. Although this US site shows very good reviews. 

Thinkware Q800PRO 2K QHD Cloud Dash Cam
$699

2K QHD Front + Full HD Rear,  140°. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that includes Lane Departure Warnings, Front Collision Warnings and more.
Reviews are quite mixed, but skewed a bit negative. Although many review sites say it is feature packed.


This US site compared a lot of the dashcams: https://www.blackboxmycar.com/pages/best-dash-cams#budget-friendly-4k

Clearly, the iRoad x9 has similar features like driver warning systems without overheating and is cheapest but reviews for ALL are mixed.

What have your personal experiences been after using it for a while? Which would you go with?

 

Hi Bro, your comparison might not be apple to apple. 1080p 30fps and 1080p 60 fps have alot of differences.then if we talk about 2K then another story alrd. so very hard to do a direct comparison.

I will recommend either blackvue or thinkware. as they have local distribution and they will have local presences. if there is any wrong, you can still go back look for them.

I am more a thinkware person, I find thier dashcam design more forward thinking and every year they have new model so to make the pricing more competitive. if you are buying the past model. 🙂 hope this help with your decision!

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Neutral Newbie
5 hours ago, kobayashiGT said:

Hi Bro, your comparison might not be apple to apple. 1080p 30fps and 1080p 60 fps have alot of differences.then if we talk about 2K then another story alrd. so very hard to do a direct comparison.

 I will recommend either blackvue or thinkware. as they have local distribution and they will have local presences. if there is any wrong, you can still go back look for them.

 I am more a thinkware person, I find thier dashcam design more forward thinking and every year they have new model so to make the pricing more competitive. if you are buying the past model. 🙂 hope this help with your decision!

Thanks very much, and is the driver assist actually helpful? 

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