|Maximum Resolution||1080p (F), 720p (R)|
|Date & Time Stamp||Yes|
|Viewing Angle||137° (F), 139° (R)|
|Release Date||Late 2013|
|Day Time Video Quality||Excellent – Sample Video|
|Night Time Video Quality||Very Good – Sample Video|
|Size||4.7×1.4 inches (front);2.6×1.1 inches (rear).|
|Operating Temperature||-20 to +60|
|Read Reviews||20+ Reviews (Amazon US)|
|Price||Check Latest Price|
Blackvue DR550GW-2CH Dash Cam – Our Review
The BlackVue DR550GW-2CH is one hell of an awesome dual channel dash cam from a well-known Korean manufacturer, Pittasoft. Released in late-2013, it quickly became very popular due to its stunning 1080p (Full HD) front and 720p (HD) rear video recording capability (See video samples).
The look of DR550GW dashboard camera is cylindrical and similar to DR500GW; hence it’s very discreet and low profile. There’s no display screen with the dash cam and this keeps the camera small measuring only 4.67×1.42 inches (front) and 2.64×1.1 inches (rear).
Since this high end ($200+ price range) dash cam doesn’t have a display screen, Pittasoft have included a voice menu system with DR550GW. Using the voice menu functionality, you can operate the camera without connecting to any sort of WiFi device.
Furthermore, it comes packed with all the regular features that modern day dash cams come with such as loop recording, GPS, G-sensor, parking mode, auto on/off, date and time stamp in video and a whole lot more.
Using the WiFi connectivity you can stream live and recorded videos directly on to your smart phone or computer via apps. These free apps are available for Mac, PC, iPhone and Android.
The viewing angles of DR550GW-2CH are impressive at 137° for front camera and 139° for rear camera. Although they are lower than 156° of DR500GW but it’s still enough to capture what’s ahead and after your vehicle.
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.
The front camera of DR550GW really records awesome videos during day time. License plates and other details are crisp and clear.
Day Time Video Sample – Rear Camera
Being a 720p resolution camera, the rear cam of DR550GW also does a great job during day time. However, not as great as the front one, but still it’s wonderful.
There’s no doubt that the front camera of DR550GW does an impressive job even during night time There’s no distortion of images at edges and everything is really very well recorded. The dash cam really seems to have done an awesome job.
Night Time Video Sample – Rear Camera
The rear camera, during night time, is not so good. The video looks grainy and only nearby license plates and other details can be comprehended.
BlackVue DR550GW-HD WiFi – User Manual
Download the user manual for DR550GW here
BlackVue DR550GW-HD WiFi – Firmware
You can get the firmware for DR550GW 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 DR550GW-HD WiFi – Software
You can get the software for DR550GW here
BlackVue DR550GW-HD WiFi Dash Cam – Our Verdict
If you’re someone who loves to record anything that’s near his vehicle, be it ahead or after, then there’s nothing better than BlackVue DR550GW-2CH dashboard camera.
It’s been in the market for quite some time now and is a very healthy dash cam.
On the whole, we just love it and it gets a big BestDashboardCameras.com seal of approval!
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