Xiaomi 70mai Dashcam Pro English Version 1944p w/ GPS $61.39 US (~$88.45 AU) Priority Shipped @ Gearvita

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Another week, another Xiaomi deal. This time on the 70mai Dashcam Pro English Version with both the GPS and non-GPS variants on sale.

Features include resolutions up to 2592×1944 30fps (H.265), micro SD card support, WiFi, app connection including transfer of footage, emergency recording in collision, parking mode, ADAS (GPS Module) and thanks to the Nuance speech engine, voice commands including "Take picture", "Record video" and more. Under the hood it's using a Sony IMX335 sensor with a 140° wide angle f/1.8 aperture lens and a built-in battery for the parking mode.

I recommend watching this quick 5 minute review to see what it's capable of.

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    Car just got written off in an incident where one of these may've saved me a fair bit of $.

    How good's this model?

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      Looking at the video I linked and some other samples around YouTube I think the quality is quite impressive including the wide angle resolutions. The collision detection would have definitely helped in your case I think too.

    • +1 vote

      i had one but it broke due to the extreme heat we sometimes get. need to find one that can handle 45degree days

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        The Blackvue is good for extreme heat, but then again you pay for it.

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          My BlackVue DR650GW internal battery gave out after 1 year in the summer heat and it's now dead after 2 years sadly. However my Viofo A119 v2 is still going strong.

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          I would steer clear from Blackvue, my 650S loses focus under heat and recently started to restart itself from time to time just under 2 years of use. I second the guy above that my viofo A119 is still going strong.
          Got my Blackvue for 400 after discount, what a rip off.

        • +1 vote

          I've had a blackvue (DG440W rings a bell)since Oct 2011. Still works perfect.

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        I've got the older version and it's been through 2 Sydney Summers and still working fine.

  • +9 votes

    I can't comment on the quality of the camera itself but I would avoid dashcams with internal batteries in Australia. They can't handle our summer heat.

    Better off picking up a capacitor type and wiring it up for 24/7 power.

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    I think $15 for the GPS is worth it.
    Anyone used these on the rear windshield (station wagon)?
    Can you use it as a reverse camera in conjunction with your phone?

    Thanks

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      The issue sometimes with the GPS is if it measures your speed too; I've heard some people talk of insurance companies using it to get out of payment.

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        Good point!
        However I very seldom go over the limit (strange, I know) so I would rather have it show that I am under…

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          They can tell how fast you're going by measuring how long it takes you to pass some landmarks in the footage - like power poles etc. They can measure the distance using google maps and then work out your speed - cops do it as well as insurance companies ….

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      this gps doesn't work as gps

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        It does with the latest firmware update.

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          so it now logs/maps your location data and speed ?

          are you using one ? or mind to quote the source of your info ?

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            @phunkydude: Email from 70Mai:

            Hello everyone!

            The most requested features for 70mai finally come out! You can now see the real-time speed and GPS location on 70mai Dash Cam Pro videos, after updating the dash cam firmware to Version 1.0.5.

            [Instructions]

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    if only this had motion detection while parking, I never thought i needed that feature until someone scratched my car recently

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      doesn't it? In the specifications it says "parking mode"…

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        That only detects collision while parked I believe, that's what i saw in the youtube review OP posted

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          Got one in my car and yes, it picks up any "unusual shock" during parking and record as an emergency video and notify next time you turn the car switch on. Even when driving if the car come across a shock, say on a speed hump it could activate. Have been using for the last 3 months and found it great. Easy installation and app on iPhone works a treat.

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            @NishV: If it records as the shock happens, I'm assuming it won't show what happens leading up to the shock right? Is it important to have that feature too?

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              @aragornelessar: On parking i believe the camera is in passive mode and reacts to g-sensor to record an emergency video. So yes, imminent reason may not be recorded. Anyway on running mode videos are recorded in a loop and in case of a shock/impact, saves an emergency video as a separate file. Emergency videos will not get over-written and have to be deleted manually.

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                @NishV: Yeah I'm just wondering how often insurance requires the 'reason' for impact, or whether the recording of the aftermath of the incident is usually enough for them. Guess it depends on what happens but wondered if they reject it enough to have post-incident footage as useless?

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            @NishV: For a 64GB card, how many hours of video recording can it store?

            The specs say support up to 32 or 64GB SD card. Do you know if a 128 or 256GB card would work?

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    I have ordered one for the rear recording.
    Let's see what it can do.

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    How does it compare to this Xiaomi Mija Dashcam? https://gearvita.com/xiaomi-mijia-1080p-car-dvr-camera.html

    The specs say support up to 32 or 64GB SD card. I believe a 128 or 256GB card should work fine right?

    For a 64GB card, how many hours of video recording can it store? Thanks

  • -1 vote

    Just a reminder. The Chinese Editions are the best editions of 70mai dash cams. Because in China manufacturers always use the best sensors and chips so one with inferior hardware will lose the competition.
    In other countries manufacturers all use shit hardware and sell them at whopping high prices. People still happy because they don’t know they can get much better result with 1/10 or even less money.
    70 mai dash cam have two models in China: 70 Mai dash cam and 70 Mai dashc Pro.
    70 Mai dash cam uses Sony IMX323 sensor and Mstar processing chip, it is still clear image but can never compare with the Pro. Sells for about 40AUD.
    70 Mai dash cam Pro uses Sony IMX335 sensor and Huawei Image Processing chip, support 1944P recording and image quality is much better. Sells for about 60AUD without GPU module. The GPS and car parking module are sold independently.
    This 70 Mai Pro is the overseas model with IMX323 and Mstar chip. So it is actually a 70mai basic model in a Pro enclosure. This is still much better than those using shit hardware. They still win the competition. However it is just not as good as the Chinese Edition.

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    Would people recommend this or the Blueskysea B1W?

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    I received my one today and it didn't come with the GPS module even though I ordered the Dashcam with the GPS module. Sigh, now I will have to send them a ticket asking why they didn't send me one, wish me luck…

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    Received nothing so far…

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