TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Blackvue vs Thinkware

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ALLMYNE, Aug 16, 2017.

Tags:
  1. ALLMYNE

    ALLMYNE Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Charlotte
    hi.....new to the dash cam world and want to make the best decision the 1st time

    I'm trying to figure out the pros / cons with the Blackvue vs Thinkware:

    FEATURES - I would like the ability to have 24/7 monitoring, live view and notifications sent to my phone for any issue that arises
    Do both top models offer the same features or is there one that stands out?

    DEPENDABILITY
    Does one offer more dependability and ease of use then the other?

    QUALITY OF CAM
    I'm not that concerned with quality of cam since I'll be looking at the new DS750S coming soon vs the new F800 and it appears both will be very similar

    TY!!
     
  2. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,317
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    #2 SMAlset, Aug 16, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017
    Sounds like you want Cloud connectivity. I know Blackvue offers that now although we don't use it. The thing that influenced our decision when we bought back in March was the minimal look of BV's barrel cameras, i suppose the wiring was a bit simplier although we had it installed for us, but also importantly to us was we wanted continous coverage in recording which BV's 650S offered. From what I read from TW 770 users on dashcam forum and confirmed in the TW manual was that the recording in parking mode was truncated. We like the idea of seeing a continuous stream in case something important off to the side before the camera in Parking started to record didn't otherwise get recorded. Believe the truncating was a compromise due to the rear camera being full HD and subsequent file space. How well the developers write the code and frames, bit rate and compression algorithyms play into that. In the end it really comes down to what works for you but do read thru the manuals on both new models to get a good comparison. Sometimes better spec numbers don't yield the best results so don't base it solely on the specs. Hopefully it won't be long until both new models are available.
     
  3. ALLMYNE

    ALLMYNE Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Charlotte
    Appreciate this insight.......ty
     
  4. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Kaneohe
    ALLMYNE, looking for help regarding dashcams? Read this: Ultimate 2017 Tesla Dashcam Guide | TeslaTap

    Also if you want live view and notifications are you prepared to add a hotspot to your S/X so it can connect the dashcam to the cloud for you?
     
    • Informative x 1
  5. Xiao ma ge

    Xiao ma ge Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2017
    Messages:
    154
    Location:
    Hongkong
    I use the TeslaHome Dash Cam ,which can take picture by gesture with no wire .
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    3,080
    Location:
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    My Blackview has performed flawlessly since day one over the past 18 months.
     
  7. lii8

    lii8 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Norway
    Is the picture quality (Full HD front-rear / wider angel / greater pixel) on the TW 770 and 800 so much better that its worth the extra money versus the BV650s?
     
  8. sorka

    sorka Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    4,557
    Location:
    Merced, CA
    How do you unmount the camera to remove it if you need to?
     
  9. Russell

    Russell Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Silicon Valley

    Mine has performed horribly. I've had to replace it 3 times since installing it 10 months ago.
    For about 3 weeks everything works fine then GPS and Wifi become intermittent.
    I have to power it off and on to make it(GPS and Wifi) work again and then it only lasts 1 day.
     
  10. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4,695
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
  11. AllThingsFasT

    AllThingsFasT Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    California
    There's a quick release holster for the BlackVue to remove the actual camera. I believe the mount itself uses some sort of silicon based adhesive that can be replaced should you want to change the location of it.
     
  12. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,317
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    For anyone reading this at this point in time. Be aware there is a new Blackvue dashcam that was suppose to be out already (4K, the DR-900S) but it's been delayed: [BlackVue News] A Few Words On The Upcoming DR900S 4K Dashcam - BlackVue

    We held off updating our DR650S-2ch to hopefully buy this one when it's out. I know with the upgrade to the 750S the cabling still worked, just the barrel of the dashcam was a bit larger and needed to be replaced, which wouldn't be a big deal. I thought I heard/read the cabling would still work for the 900S but until it comes out I wouldn't take that for granted. We do like the profile of the barrel Blackvue cameras. The software has improved in many ways since we bought our 650S although we were disappointed in their bit rate change with the 750S. Hopefully it won't be much longer until the new 4K one comes out and hope they really do make it the best out there quality wise. We currently use a 128Gb mini SD card with it and find we are pretty happy with the amount of recording time we can get from it, even with continuous parking mode. Not sure where this new one will come in and that's a concern too.
     
  13. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Kaneohe
    Good info. I have both the 650S and the 750S in my car. I also thought the mount for the 750 was larger (inside) than the 650S. After I tried it, I found they are (inside) the same. So, I just swapped out the 650 primary for the new 750S primary and bingo, was up and running. I reconfigured my rear cam to the left side and mounted the 650S and its rear on the back window (primary) and the other cam on the right side window. Now, I have 360 degree view.

    I use small media. I am not filming a movie, so I only need to capture an incident that occurs then I can remove the recorded media an put a fresh one in. I personally think there is too great a risk of losing the cost of high capacity i.e. 64 and 128 gig media. So, I use 16's. That gives me all I need in a couple of days before it rolls over and starts recording on top of the oldest.

    I am looking forward to the 900. I will get on on Massdrop.com as soon as they are offered and move the 900 to the 750 and the 750 to the 650 and sell the 650 on ebay (again).
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC