Anker Roav C2 Dash Cam £47.48 Sold by AnkerDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Anker Roav C2 Dash Cam £47.48 Sold by AnkerDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 18th Apr
  • A nice camera from Anker. Not bad for the price and good for supplementing evidence for insurance fraud.


  • TOTAL NIGHT-VISION: NightHawk technology and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) video system deliver completely balanced images and footage. Clearly capture speeding license plates-day or night.
  • RICH, CLEAR VIDEO: Advanced Sony Exmor IMX323 sensor and Ambera A12 chipset combine to capture every drive in brilliant, 1080p detail.
  • SEE THE WHOLE ROAD: Equipped with an f2.0 wide-angle aperture lens, comprised of 5 lens elements, to capture 4 lanes of traffic and record more than just the car in front.
  • EXTREME TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE: Designed with a steel frame to disperse heat away from internal circuits. When plugged in: Operates in -4℉-158℉. Using battery power (for the parking monitor): Operates in 32℉-158℉.
  • WHAT YOU GET: Roav DashCam C2, Trim Removal Tool, 2-Port USB Car Charger, Suction and 3M Sticker Mounts, User Manual, Happy Card, our 12-month product replacement warranty and friendly customer service.Note: Operation requires a microSD card (not included). 32GB Samsung or SanDisk class 10 SD card recommended.
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While I'm huge fan of Anker products, even lowered price for something appears to be a standard (which means non-GPS version) of a7810 dash cam with bulkier-than-usual case and non-standard mount seem to be too high.
Anything better from another brand at this pricepoint ?
HaraldBB39 m ago

While I'm huge fan of Anker products, even lowered price for something …While I'm huge fan of Anker products, even lowered price for something appears to be a standard (which means non-GPS version) of a7810 dash cam with bulkier-than-usual case and non-standard mount seem to be too high.


Is gps any use in these ?
Pointless without Parking Mode
snoopy1818 m ago

Is gps any use in these ?


Yeah GPS proves that you were in an incident at a particular location as evidence.
mhl53 m ago

Anything better from another brand at this pricepoint ?


Yi Dashcam is comparable and has WiFi (Which is very useful as you don't have to faf about removing the MicroSD and can easily view videos on your phone). I can recommend it, and TechMoan did a favorable review.

Its cheaper at only £35 at Amazon

Techmoan Review
abhijitdash12327 m ago

Yeah GPS proves that you were in an incident at a particular location as …Yeah GPS proves that you were in an incident at a particular location as evidence.


But doesn't taking photos afterwards just prove the same thing? Or if it's a bad one the Police report would confirm the location?
Keyser0098756 m ago

Pointless without Parking Mode


Why? Unless you've got at least three cameras to monitor the whole perimeter of the car and they're all wired into a hot supply with a low volts cut off, parking mode's about as much use as a chocolate teapot. It would be possible for somebody to key every panel on your car and nick your wheels and not be seen on dash cam.
Far better concentrating on quality of video, as dash cams are always going to be most valuable in moving traffic incidents.
snoopy1857 m ago

Is gps any use in these ?


Debatable. Footage leading up to an incident should be all you need to prove location.
qbs29 m ago

Debatable. Footage leading up to an incident should be all you need to …Debatable. Footage leading up to an incident should be all you need to prove location.


That’s my thoughts
qbs40 m ago

Why? Unless you've got at least three cameras to monitor the whole …Why? Unless you've got at least three cameras to monitor the whole perimeter of the car and they're all wired into a hot supply with a low volts cut off, parking mode's about as much use as a chocolate teapot. It would be possible for somebody to key every panel on your car and nick your wheels and not be seen on dash cam.Far better concentrating on quality of video, as dash cams are always going to be most valuable in moving traffic incidents.


Our Car just been hit on side where we park, but our Yi Cam unable to capture that due to no parking mode.therefore i am keen to get one with parking mode.

Any idea how long the parking mode battery can last for? does it work on motion detector?
The price showing £59.99 now?
qbs1 h, 17 m ago

Debatable. Footage leading up to an incident should be all you need to …Debatable. Footage leading up to an incident should be all you need to prove location.


It’s more to do with proving your speed and speed can’t be calculated without GPS
qbs1 h, 36 m ago

Why? Unless you've got at least three cameras to monitor the whole …Why? Unless you've got at least three cameras to monitor the whole perimeter of the car and they're all wired into a hot supply with a low volts cut off, parking mode's about as much use as a chocolate teapot. It would be possible for somebody to key every panel on your car and nick your wheels and not be seen on dash cam.Far better concentrating on quality of video, as dash cams are always going to be most valuable in moving traffic incidents.



Buy one with the voltage cut off incorporated into the Dashcam either Thinkware or Blackvue will suffice....not sure of the wheels being nicked or someone keying every panel....sounds like you need a CCTV camera installed ...
snoopy182 h, 54 m ago

Is gps any use in these ?


Yes, but GPS version is more expensive.
Happyday12341 h, 21 m ago

Our Car just been hit on side where we park, but our Yi Cam unable to …Our Car just been hit on side where we park, but our Yi Cam unable to capture that due to no parking mode.therefore i am keen to get one with parking mode.Any idea how long the parking mode battery can last for? does it work on motion detector?


You always need an external battery for proper parking mode. And preferably dual camera set up. And battery management system (depending on your driving - if you drive on long distance and parking during short period, battery will be able to recharge, Otherwise you need permanent charge plus management unit to avoid draining out your car battery)
During the spring/summer simple power bank with solar cell may be the solution, but it may be not enough during winter
Edited by: "HaraldBB" 18th Apr
Happyday12341 h, 35 m ago

Our Car just been hit on side where we park, but our Yi Cam unable to …Our Car just been hit on side where we park, but our Yi Cam unable to capture that due to no parking mode.therefore i am keen to get one with parking mode.Any idea how long the parking mode battery can last for? does it work on motion detector?


The on-board battery is more commonly a capacitor and may last up to 10 minutes depending on model. As I've said elsewhere, parking mode's a chocolate teapot.
onthecheap1 h, 4 m ago

It’s more to do with proving your speed and speed can’t be calculated wit …It’s more to do with proving your speed and speed can’t be calculated without GPS


But can easily be calculated from footage, skid marks, impact damage etc.
Keyser0098748 m ago

Buy one with the voltage cut off incorporated into the Dashcam either …Buy one with the voltage cut off incorporated into the Dashcam either Thinkware or Blackvue will suffice....not sure of the wheels being nicked or someone keying every panel....sounds like you need a CCTV camera installed ...


That's the whole point. A dash cam was never designed for monitoring what's going on all around your car.
mhl3 h, 33 m ago

Anything better from another brand at this pricepoint ?


Search for A7LA70 on internet portals. GPS versions starting under 50 quid
qbs8 m ago

That's the whole point. A dash cam was never designed for monitoring …That's the whole point. A dash cam was never designed for monitoring what's going on all around your car.

Think your missing the point of what parking mode means
Happyday12342 h, 32 m ago

Our Car just been hit on side where we park, but our Yi Cam unable to …Our Car just been hit on side where we park, but our Yi Cam unable to capture that due to no parking mode.therefore i am keen to get one with parking mode.Any idea how long the parking mode battery can last for? does it work on motion detector?


I have tried in vain to get a continuous recording system set up on my car. I’ve tried using a USB power bank - but most cut the power off when charging. I’ve also tried a power bank that does support pass-thru. Problem is that it only trickle charges if it detects something is plugged into it.

ive looked into these voltage control setups, but they are very expensive and uncommon. Upto now I haven’t managed to find a perfect solution sadly.
And parking mode still uses a lot of battery (almost as much as continuous recording) as the sensor and circuitry are still active.
@118luke . @HaraldBB , @qbs

Thanks for your advice and suggestion. I was blamed by my wife for that getting parking mode version after the car got hit, haha.

The simple solution maybe to use usb/powerbank ….or get this Anker to bring my wife smiley face back!
Keyser009872 h, 16 m ago

Think your missing the point of what parking mode means


OK. Tell me what I'm missing. How can a dash cam with, say, 170 degree field, mounted at the top of your windscreen, monitor more than a tiny, some would say insignificant, area of your car?
onthecheap5 h, 0 m ago

It’s more to do with proving your speed and speed can’t be calculated wit …It’s more to do with proving your speed and speed can’t be calculated without GPS


I have my gps switched off, can`t see the relevance if I am doing 73mph and someone drives into the back of me
118luke4 h, 3 m ago

I have tried in vain to get a continuous recording system set up on my …I have tried in vain to get a continuous recording system set up on my car. I’ve tried using a USB power bank - but most cut the power off when charging. I’ve also tried a power bank that does support pass-thru. Problem is that it only trickle charges if it detects something is plugged into it.ive looked into these voltage control setups, but they are very expensive and uncommon. Upto now I haven’t managed to find a perfect solution sadly.And parking mode still uses a lot of battery (almost as much as continuous recording) as the sensor and circuitry are still active.




Quality and advanced niche functions usually doesn't come cheap. Life...
qbs3 h, 54 m ago

OK. Tell me what I'm missing. How can a dash cam with, say, 170 degree …OK. Tell me what I'm missing. How can a dash cam with, say, 170 degree field, mounted at the top of your windscreen, monitor more than a tiny, some would say insignificant, area of your car?


You say that... but all the damage I’ve had when the car has been unattended - has been towards either the front or rear of the car. It would have saved me a costly bumper respray if my camera had been continuously recording
118luke4 h, 38 m ago

You say that... but all the damage I’ve had when the car has been u …You say that... but all the damage I’ve had when the car has been unattended - has been towards either the front or rear of the car. It would have saved me a costly bumper respray if my camera had been continuously recording


Possibly, but constant recording requires constant power which means flat battery. Parking mode will typically state that it records the 10 seconds before and 60 seconds after activation. To do that, it either needs a time machine, or it's on all the time but only records and saves that specific event. It's still not guaranteed to catch the event you want to see.
Dash cams are frequently loaded with all sorts of features that either don't do what you'd hope they'd do, or aren't necessary.
Few manufacturers are all that keen on telling you details of the key components - the sensor, lens and chipset - and they're the parts that'll determine whether the dash cams worth having or not.
HaraldBB6 h, 10 m ago

[Image] Quality and advanced niche functions usually doesn't come cheap. …[Image] Quality and advanced niche functions usually doesn't come cheap. Life...


"Power-PLUS is a power management device connecting to car battery which working with Dash Cam/Blackbox DVR, continuously providing power after engine-off while parking, and monitoring your battery status. Power-PLUS detects car battery status to cut-off power to prevent car battery from being drained out (discharged)."

This is just a fancy switch. It still doesn't give you continuous power. You can get the same functionality for a lot less.
qbs9 h, 2 m ago

"Power-PLUS is a power management device connecting to car battery which …"Power-PLUS is a power management device connecting to car battery which working with Dash Cam/Blackbox DVR, continuously providing power after engine-off while parking, and monitoring your battery status. Power-PLUS detects car battery status to cut-off power to prevent car battery from being drained out (discharged)."This is just a fancy switch. It still doesn't give you continuous power. You can get the same functionality for a lot less.


yes, you can have it for less than a quid, just connecting your dash-cam straight to car battery.

Continous problems with flat battery will be totally free bonus.
HaraldBB21 m ago

yes, you can have it for less than a quid, just connecting your dash-cam …yes, you can have it for less than a quid, just connecting your dash-cam straight to car battery.Continous problems with flat battery will be totally free bonus.


You're missing the point. Power plus isn't an independent power supply, so you're no better off. At a pre-set voltage, it switches off to save your car battery at which point your dash cam's dead. So what's the benefit that justifies the price over numerous other alternatives that do the same thing for less than £10?
Edited by: "qbs" 19th Apr
Because:

1. Car battery is much bigger than any power bank (in terms of electric capacity) and in normal use will never run out. Protection is needed only for longer periods. And it's can be charged quickly.

2. Any powerbank need charge too. And it's usually charging much slower than discharging. Powerbank with solar cell can be solution during spring/summer but unlikely during winter. If car is being used mostly for commuting, standard powerbank is definitively insufficient solution
onthecheap18th Apr

It’s more to do with proving your speed and speed can’t be calculated wit …It’s more to do with proving your speed and speed can’t be calculated without GPS


Don't think that's true - bbc.co.uk/bit…/1/
HaraldBB4 h, 8 m ago

Because:1. Car battery is much bigger than any power bank (in terms of …Because:1. Car battery is much bigger than any power bank (in terms of electric capacity) and in normal use will never run out. Protection is needed only for longer periods. And it's can be charged quickly.2. Any powerbank need charge too. And it's usually charging much slower than discharging. Powerbank with solar cell can be solution during spring/summer but unlikely during winter. If car is being used mostly for commuting, standard powerbank is definitively insufficient solution


You still haven't got it have you. You'd be surprised how easy it is to drop a car battery voltage low enough so that it won't start a car. That's why nobody with half a brain will direct wire a dash cam into a supply that isn't either switched, or if unswitched, monitored and controlled by a low volts shut off.
Power plus is an overpriced shut off that won't help in the slightest with continuous monitoring which is what this discussion was about.
BraddersJ2 h, 47 m ago

Don't think that's true - …Don't think that's true - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/maths_i/numbers/dst/revision/1/



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