Blackvue DR500GW-HD WiFi Dash Cam Review

BlackVue DR500GW HD Wifi Dash Cam

Technical Specifications
Maximum Resolution 1080p
Channels 1
Loop Recording Yes
G Sensor Yes
Auto On/Off Yes
Parking Mode Yes
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Display Screen
GPS Yes
WIFI Yes
Viewing Angle (diag.) 156°
Max.Card Support 32GB
Other Specifications
Brand Name BlackVue
Release Date Mid-2013
Day Time Video Quality Excellent – Sample Video
Night Time Video Quality Very Good – Sample Video
Reliability Very Good
Power Adapter Yes
Size 4.66×1.42 inches
Operating Temperature -20 to +70
Discreetness Excellent
Our Rating 4/5
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BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi Dash Cam – Our Review

If you’re looking for a superb dashboard camera in higher end ($200+) price range, then the BlackVue DR500GW-HD is definitely a brilliant choice. It comes from a Korean manufacturer, Pittasoft and was released in mid-2013.

Unlike BlackVue DR550GW-2CH and BlackVue DR750LW-2CH (both dual channels) the DR500GW-HD is a single channel dash cam and thus records what’s ahead of your vehicle and not after it.

The cylindrical look of BlackVue DR500GW-HD is very distinct and provides all the stealth that a dash cam needs. Absence of a display screen helps keep the camera small and discreet at 4.66×1.42 inches only.

DR500GW-HD comes with a 16GB memory card (supports up to 32GB) and has got all the regular features like loop recording, date and time stamp in video, G-sensor, auto on/off, parking mode, GPS etc. One interesting feature that comes with it is WiFi.

Using the WiFi feature of DR500GW you can view video footage on your smart phone (See Video). It’s equally compatible with Mac and PC. The software for Mac, PC and even for Andriod, iPhone, iPad come with the dash cam itself.

Video quality during day time is excellent and very good at night as DR500GW-HD records very clear video at 1920x1080p (Full HD) @ 30FPS (See Video Samples). However, Timetec Road Hawk 1080p records much better videos during day and night than DR500GW.

The viewing angle of DR500GW-HD is one of the largest at 156˚ and also the operating temperatures are more flexible than its competitors at -20°C to 70°C.

BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi Dash Cam – Video Samples

We request you to view the video in full screen and choose the maximum resolution; this will give you a better understanding of video quality captured by the dashboard camera.

Day Time Video Sample

Day time video quality of DR500GW is really stunning. You can easily read distant license plates clearly.

Night Time Video Sample

The night time video quality of DR500GW is way better than its competitors. There’s a lot of detail that this dash cam captures even in low light conditions.

BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi – User Manual

Download the user manual for DR500GW here

BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi – Firmware

You can get the firmware for DR500GW here; (please take caution while updating firmware of your dash cam; we aren’t responsible if your dash cam suffers any loss after firmware upgrade).

BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi – Software

You can get the software for DR500GW here

BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi Dash Cam – Our Verdict

So, if you’re looking for a dash cam that’s super discreet, records awesome videos, has all features that a modern day dash cam needs and has WiFi capability then there’s nothing better than the BlackVue DR500GW.

Priced at $282.76 (Amazon US, at the time of writing, check latest price) it may seem to be a bit expensive initially, but the video quality and reliability are worth it.

It gets a big seal of approval from us!

Where To Buy?

You can check latest price and get your BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi dash cam from the following vendors.

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