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Topfit Tesla dash cam?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by y2kcurt, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. y2kcurt

    y2kcurt Member

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    Anyone seen or used this dash cam before? It appears to be built custom for the model S. Super easy install.

    Thoughts

    yourwhip.com
     
  2. Cebe

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    Looks pretty cool. Keep us posted if you decide to order one.
     
  4. CSalemi

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    I picked one up on eBay.
    Installed it tonight - it took all of five minutes,
    and it looks like it was custom fit.
    Seems to be working well, but I've only tried it on a short ride.
     
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    That link is 404 for me.
     
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    I just bought one from Topfit through Amazon. Install was easy and custom design looks clean. The obvious problems I see is 1) all announciation from the camera upon powre up is in Chinese, and the manual is mostly in Chinese. Also the app is mostly in Chinese. Functionally, the wi-fi streaming of video from the camera is horrible! It's not close to being smooth even at low res of 720p. video stuck for 2-5 seconds before render frames for less than one second. Haven't manually copied out the videos from the micro SD card yet, and will try that later.
     
  8. b00st3d

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    I read somewhere that you could change the language to English?
     
  9. cranker2k

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    Yes, there is an option in the app's settings to change language. But it only display some English. Many buttons and dialog boxes are still in Chinese. I'm Chinese and I'm even annoyed!
     
  10. Herbie65

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    If you spent money on a dash am, I would go for BlackVue or Thinkware. The rear camera and recording during parking are killer items for me.
     
  11. CSalemi

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    One problem I have with the Topfit:

    - the clock doesn't work when the car powers down. The date stamp is always wrong unless you open
    The app and it resets to match your phone

    It's cheap, easy to install and looks good, but is not high quality.
     
  12. Andypapa

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    The Topfit Dash Cam Voice Language could be updated to English, i got a file of from Topfit seller, tried to update the language, it works well.

    1. Download the English Update Procedure.
    Tesla Model S Dash Cam:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/49bfz711iswa9pq/AACt1TPX27G5o2ZaZtL1A6WYa?dl=0
    Tesla Model X Dash Cam:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qual2lmc9nnjj9j/SD_CarDV.bin?dl=0
    2. Take off the SD card from dash cam after Shut off the power of car
    3. Copy the English Update Procedure to SD card
    4. Insert the SD card into the dash cam, then turn on the power of car, and waiting for 3minutes(upgrading now, you will see a red light flash)
    5. Turn off the power of the car and take off SD card after you hear the English voice of DVR Starting
    6. Format SD card (please choice AFT32 on File System, like picture shows
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    7.
    Insert SD card into dash cam Restart the Tesla car the language update finished.
     
  13. Andypapa

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    yes, you can do it. emailed to the seller, they will help you.
     
  14. arijaycomet

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    Make sure you buy the correct version. There is a MS and MX version, and then AP HW1 vs AP HW2 versions... so just be sure you get the correct one for your vehicle.

    I got one for my AP HW1 Model X and wrote about it here:
    TESTED: TOPFIT Customized Dash Cam for Tesla Model X SUV

    Really happy with it for the "fit and finish" -- there are certainly other units that are cheaper to buy, but more expensive to install. I liked that this was DIY install, and looks like it belongs there with no wires poking out. Enjoy!
     
  15. Shelly_Ho

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    it's said that Topfit has updated it, announciation can be changed into english. is it true?
     
  16. Shelly_Ho

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    yes, the topfit seller send me an attached file tell me how to change the Chinese language to English. They are very nice and helpful.
     
  17. Sandy Chamois

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    I just installed one in my MX AP2, the app was already in English.
     
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    I can't seem to find a version on amazon for my 2013 :(.
     
  19. Shelly_Ho

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    I found Topfit have model s with 1.0 autopilot system dashcam, model X 1.0 and model X 2.0 dash cam on amazom. they are hot selling on amazon.
     
  20. Andypapa

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    yes, you can ask the seller to get the update file, i did .
     

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