The 70mai Smart Dash Cam Pro – lots of features, great images, nice videos.
I have been using the 70mai Smart Dash Cam Pro for the past few months. It was my first time using a dash cam in a vehicle. I mounted it to the window of my truck and let the camera run with a 64 GB SD memory card. Our family had taken the RV to the good ‘ol Rocky Mountains between Alberta and British Columbia. It was a good test of the camera’s capabilities and features.
Don’t mind the datestamp on the photos – I forgot to sync it. These images were taken in the past few months.
Features – 70mai Smart Dash Cam Pro
70mai Smart Dash Cam Pro offers some interesting features for a $70 USD price tag.
For one, the camera offers resolution of up to 2592p x 1944p compared to most HD cameras at 1080×1920. You’re going to get some pretty clear photos, but you might need to get the 64 GB SD card to make the most of those pixels. I used the 1080×1920 for most of my recordings. the 2592x1944p were large files.
Parking Monitor: This is a cool feature. The camera will continue recording if it senses motion in front of your vehicle. This comes in handy in case someone bumps you or causes some commotion in front of your vehicle while you’re away.
G-Sensor and Emergency Accident Lock: Luckily, I did not have to use this feature. However, most cameras come with this feature of automatically recording when an accident occurs.
GPS: The 70mai ‘pro’ version came with a GPS module attached. I think this helps the camera with it’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). However, the potential to record GPS coordinates could be of value for future features.
ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance System: Not every vehicle in the world comes with this feature. Having it on your camera for a price tag of $70 USD (amazon.com) may interest you. I think this feature is a work in progress, and when 70mai gets it working, it’s competitors may need to take notice.
Voice Command: I didn’t know at first that this camera has voice commands! It scared me 🙂. I was talking about taking a photo, and <click>, the camera says it’s taking a picture. I said, “take video” and the camera starts taking an ’emergency video recording. This could come in handy when an incident occurs, and you need to keep record of what’s happening.
Summary: 70mai Smart Dash Cam Pro
It looks like the 70mai Smart Dash Cam Pro can compete with the bigger names in the dash cam marketplace. They are offering features that will probably get better and easier to use. However, the concept of having features like Voice Command, or ADAS for a $70USD price tag (at time of writing) seems like a good combination. I enjoyed having a 70mai dash cam pro on my window.
The camera has a solid build quality and it mounts to the window with ease. There are some things I think the 70mai manufacturer could work on, but we’ll talk about those things in our community.automatelife.net forum below:
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