Just combine all the top features of all dash cameras in the market and you will get the Yi smart dash camera review. Do not confuse it with the YI Action Cam since it was made to be used inside a vehicle such as in a car’s DVR. However, it is a modified version of the YI Action Cam which was made to operate during the night and also has some extraordinary safety features to help you during and after an accident. You are mistaken if you think that it is the same as the Xiaomi or XiaoYi Yi Dash Cam. The best feature of this product is that it is very simple to operate and does not contain any of the problems which often comes with more expensive devices. I will not keep you waiting and go to the Yi smart dash camera review.
I hope you know what a Dash camera is before I discuss about the Yi smart dash camera further. It is not a normal camera for taking selfies of pictures with your friends. It is commonly used by any driver for safe driving. It was built by using the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS, which is one of the most technologically advanced algorithms for visual-recognition. This feature will give the driver real-time visual of the lane, thus improving decision making by the driver and avert accidents.
It is not stealthy compared to similar models, but it stands out from the rest due to its simple controls and the size of the screen. Also, if you had an accident recently and installed the camera beforehand, the G-sensor technology enabled in the device will give you access to a previously saved footage of the events before you had the incident. Guess what, you can use that footage if you want to settle insurance-related disputes or use it to sue someone who was responsible for causing the accident. Neat, isn’t it?
It was made by a product design team consisting of a team of designers and engineers from Taiwan, Germany and China. You will not find this information in any of the Yi smart dash camera reviews. The product itself is a result of experience, good engineering, and creativity. Did I forget to mention that there is an App which you can use called Yi Dash Cam? Just go to the Google Play store or the apple store to download it for free.
Some of the main features of the Yi smart dash camera which separates it from other models out in the market are given below.
We are giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars which was based on our own review of the Yi smart dash camera. Based on our experience, we have found it to have more than average video quality and attractive packaging. There are some issues related to losing focus when it becomes too hot, i.e. the car’s internal temperature is above 25 degrees. The manufacturers of the product need to resolve this complaint from many customers. Overall, it is very simple to handle and the price is perfect for the quality and the service it provides. The best part of it is that all the instructions come in English so almost anyone can understand it. It would be a good idea for the manufacturer if something was done to fix the driver assistant feature since the false alarm goes off too often.
For comparing with others dash camera and know more about dash camera you can read our article about best front and back camera review. I hope you will get a clear idea about dash camera and it will fulfill your thirst.
There are a few things which are needed to be considered before buying the dash camera. If you want to record a video at 1080p with a frame rate of 60 fps, buy an SD card which is of a higher standard. For any other resolutions, just use a normal SD card as usual.
Although the manufacturer claims that it can record videos of up to 1296p resolution but it is better to not go above 1080p with a frame rate of between 30 and 60 fps.
We will recommend that you use a 32 GB SD card with the camera to prevent any error in the camera. Also, remember not to expose it directly under the hot sun since many users have reported problems related to it. Disable the lane departure lane option before using it. It will save you a lot of trouble, trust me. Study the reviews of the Yi smart dash camera thoroughly to find out all its strengths and weaknesses before buying it.
Another thing, ensure that you have a good internet connection after and before downloading the app. It gets disconnected sometimes.
1. Does the menu come in Chinese or English for Yi smart dash camera? Is it the same for the box and relevant documents which come with it?
Ans: All the menus and instructions are in English, so you do not need to worry. It used to come in Chinese previously.
2. Can I use Yi smart dash camera without inserting the memory card?
Ans: You can turn the camera on to play with a few settings and seeing an image on the screen. To record or play any video, the memory card must be inserted into the camera.
3. Which wifi app do I need to use Yi smart dash camera?
Ans: You can find the ‘YI Dashcam’ app on Google play store. It might also be the same on apple play store.
4. Does Yi smart camera come with a loop recording mode?
Ans: Sure it does. At present, it can record in only loops of 3 minutes but we are looking forward to updates which will give more recording choices in the future.
5. I was wondering whether Amazon sells a compatible suction cup mount for the Dash Camera.
Ans: It does sell a suction cup mount which is compatible with the device.
This was one of the best cameras made by the company Yi. We have reviewed many cameras made by Yi before the Yi smart dash camera was released. This dash camera has fulfilled almost all our expectations so far but some improvements need to be done. For example, it cannot stay exposed to direct sunlight for too long. The problem during mounting and unmounting needs to be fixed as well. We hope that the company will make an improvement in the camera in the future by adding a motion detector.
If you like our Yi smart dash camera review, we hope that you will consider buying it and give it a try for yourself. Just remember to buy the international version since the Chinese version comes with Chinese instructions. We can assure you that it will not disappoint you. Who knows, you might be so impressed by this smart dash camera that you might buy one for each of your cars!
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17 December, 2017