Ever since dashcams became popular, companies have been adding more and more features to them, making their functionality endless. This model has an interesting feature, in that it includes two cameras, one of which can be placed in the rear window of the car. This fills the void that a single camera system would leave. With a rear facing camera you can record footage of rear end accidents, which are ever so common, and you you can even document a road trip from another vantage point. Read on to hear what I think about this dashcam.
The Papago GoSafe 760 arrived packaged very nicely, and included a plethora of accessories. Aside from the two cameras, the box contained a suction mount, sticker mount, car charger, rear camera cable, and a 32GB Micro SD card. Build quality of the camera is very solid, and I really love it’s all matte black design as it helps conceal it behind my mirror. The lens of the camera can be adjusted to to a specific angle using the little “joystick” at the rear of the camera. This is a feature Iv’e never seen on a dashcam and it helps to achieve the perfect recording angle. Right beside the joystick on the rear is a vivid 2.7 inch screen. Under the screen are four buttons which are used to access the menus and adjust settings.
The camera was not hard to install at all. It basically consists of mounting the two cameras to the desired location on the front and rear windows, plugging the rear camera into the front camera, and the front camera into power. The rear camera is very small and barely noticeable from the outside, and the angle is easily adjustable thanks to it’s ball joint type of mount. Concealing the wires takes a little while though as you have to run the rear camera wire to the front of the vehicle. I chose to hardwire the camera to the vehicles fuse box using a fuse tap, as it will keep things looking neater and it won’t take up a cigarette lighter jack. The last step of installing the camera is simply inserting the included memory card.
The camera is fully usable out of the box, and nothing has to be configured if you are going to be using the default settings, however the camera is fully customizable via the menu. Settings such as video quality, recording mode, motion detection, stop sign recognition, driver fatigue reminder, volume, and more can be set using the menu. The camera also has the ability to write a time stamp as well as a GPS stamp to the video if a GPS unit is connected to the camera. Another feature that is available, which I did not yet try out, is the ability to get the cars tire pressure on the cameras screen. This feature requires a separate kit of tire valve covers with wireless sensors.
As for video quality, the camera outputs very clear videos during the day, and at night the videos are good but a little grainy. To me, the main purpose of the dashcam is to capture what is going on around the vehicle, and while crystal clear footage is nice, as long as I can make out what is going on in the video, it is not a necessity.
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