Blackvue DR550GW-2CH Dash Cam Review

BlackVue DR550GW 2CH Dash Cam

Technical Specifications
Maximum Resolution 1080p (F), 720p (R)
Channels 2
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 137° (F), 139° (R)
Max.Card Support 32GB
Other Specifications
Brand Name BlackVue
Release Date Late 2013
Day Time Video Quality Excellent – Sample Video
Night Time Video Quality Very Good – Sample Video
Reliability Very Good
Power Adapter Yes
Size 4.7×1.4 inches (front);2.6×1.1 inches (rear).
Operating Temperature -20 to +60
Discreetness Excellent
Our Rating 5/5
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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.

BlackVue DR550GW-2CH 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 – Front 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.

 Night Time Video Sample – Front Camera

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!

Where To Buy?

You can check latest price & buy the BlackVue DR550GW-2CH from following vendors:

Amazon US

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