Transcend Drive Pro 220 GPS Wifi Car Dash Camera £87.23 @ Amazon
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Transcend Drive Pro 220 GPS Wifi Car Dash Camera £87.23 @ Amazon

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Found 29th Jul 2015
Price matched Ebuyer. Usual price around £129.

Remember you can also buy £40 gift card from Amazon & receive £10 bonus( subject to acceptance) making this a sweeter deal.

Excellent reviews.

Comes with a 16gb Micro sd upgradable to 64.
GPS receiver, LDWS, FCWS, speed alarm and parking mode
F/1.8 aperture for low light conditions – better for both day and night driving
Built-in li-polymer battery to ensure uninterruptible recording
Full HD 1080p recording and 130 degree wide angle glass lens
Wi-Fi and DrivePro app

*The GPS can also be disabled should you wish.

83 Comments

How easy to install?

Just noticed there's a few on amazon warehouse for £79

very easy to install I bought the other half one, stick on windscreen plug in and away you go. I'd format the memory card on your laptop before use.

settings are easy to use on it setting date and time etc

Original Poster

Mr Hunter

Just noticed there's a few on amazon warehouse for £79



Yeah, I originally had my eye on those. They were £108 earlier but then I noticed they dropped to £79 inline with the new price drop.

but u have to remove every night.
thieving fekkers everywhere!

130 degrees vision compared to 160 degrees on the model below

Original Poster

Yeah, I thought that was a bit odd and annoying, guess they had their reasons.

DevilzGtr

130 degrees vision compared to 160 degrees on the model below


Greater field of view then reduced the recorded resolution of the image in front of you. So it would make reading a number plate less likely.

What is really annoying is this was £90 in the recent Prime only day and I bought one.
Yes I can ask for the difference back, its the fact it was supposed to be a great deal

Original Poster

Oneday77

What is really annoying is this was £90 in the recent Prime only day and … What is really annoying is this was £90 in the recent Prime only day and I bought one. Yes I can ask for the difference back, its the fact it was supposed to be a great deal


It was a good deal. They are just price matching Ebuyer with this now.

Original Poster

Have you been using it Oneday77. I've just ordered it as Im in France and boy they are reckless bordering stupid here.

rhinopaul

Have you been using it Oneday77. I've just ordered it as Im in France and … Have you been using it Oneday77. I've just ordered it as Im in France and boy they are reckless bordering stupid here.


It's in my wife's car but to be honest I haven't viewed the footage yet, not had the chance. Will look at it tonight.
As with all dash cams, they are easy to fit. Just make sure the 12V socket you use in the car comes on with the ignition, otherwise this will either drain your battery or record all the time.

Is there a way to swap these around. I want it in my car but when we go away etc use the other car. Easy swap?

Original Poster

Mr Hunter

Is there a way to swap these around. I want it in my car but when we go … Is there a way to swap these around. I want it in my car but when we go away etc use the other car. Easy swap?


You could buy an extra suction mount. £6.99

amazon.co.uk/Tra…8YM

this is a good quality cam, but rather big...

rhinopaul

Have you been using it Oneday77. I've just ordered it as Im in France and … Have you been using it Oneday77. I've just ordered it as Im in France and boy they are reckless bordering stupid here.


I've now checked the footage, day time only and I think it's fine. The GPS location and time etc is neatly tucked in the bottom left edge of the image. Pause is sharp enough to read a number plate, not perfect but good enough.

Heat i guess, if you want to pretend your Russian.

tony211166

but u have to remove every night. thieving fekkers everywhere!


He he, that's one thing that put me off from buying a transcend cam, that it is almost permanently fixed to the screen. Wish they came with suction mounting (I know you can probably buy third party holders). Bought a NextBase 420g cam last year on blackfriday sales for £90 ish, works great, miss the wifi feature on transcend, but then it is portable. I guess this has some other features too, like lane warning, remember seeing the prime day offer, was tempted to get one for missus, but resisted.
Edited by: "LordLardy" 29th Jul 2015

Can't beat the " mini 0805 " ... I have one front and rear in my car, tucked behind the mirror in the front you can't really see it unless you got your nose on the screen, and the back one I have tinted privacy glass..as do most newer cars these days, so you cant see it at all, and it doesn't make a bit of difference to the quality of the recording.

The picture (last picture on the Amazon page) makes it look HUGE! Doesn't fit behind the mirror, so using the suction mount seems a must.

Also, what size power is this as I have a mini USB already wired into my dash for my Road Angel.

Can it be mounted sideways, I.e. tuck it in the top left hand corner?

Careful with GPS cams...

If you're involved in an accident and you were doing even 1mph over the speed limit your insurance company will undoubtedly void your policy.

Look guys , had this for over a year now and its a fantastic little camera. Its not big as someone suggests as it sits snuggly behind my rear view mirror.(remember you dont want a distraction when driving). It comes with a cable long enough to run the 1/2 lenght of the windscreen down the passenger pillar and then into my cigarette lighter. The 16gb is fine and sits on a loop system continually recording. You do have the facility to save any files at any time. The quality even in low light is excellent. You will not be dissapointed.

the__cat

Careful with GPS cams... If you're involved in an accident and you were … Careful with GPS cams... If you're involved in an accident and you were doing even 1mph over the speed limit your insurance company will undoubtedly void your policy.



You're using this to prove blame, since when has insurance been voided by speeding let alone a couple of mph?? If you show them footage of you being a tool before/during a crash, to be fair, you're a bit of an idiot!!

Careful with GPS cams...

If you're involved in an accident and you were doing even 1mph over the speed limit your insurance company will undoubtedly void your policy.

I dont think thats going to happen . You are rammed from the back whilst doing 31mph in a 30 zone and the Insurance is void - utter tosh.

st8

Can't beat the " mini 0805 " ... I have one front and rear in my car, … Can't beat the " mini 0805 " ... I have one front and rear in my car, tucked behind the mirror in the front you can't really see it unless you got your nose on the screen, and the back one I have tinted privacy glass..as do most newer cars these days, so you cant see it at all, and it doesn't make a bit of difference to the quality of the recording.



​he's correct , I've been watching a lot of YouTube Techmoan videos and he readers the mini 0805 very highly .

ordered the 200 the other week and footage is pretty good. Will return it for this as looks a bit better in terms as having the battery. The lens isn't as good but will do a side by side

frakison

You're using this to prove blame, since when has insurance been voided by … You're using this to prove blame, since when has insurance been voided by speeding let alone a couple of mph?? If you show them footage of you being a tool before/during a crash, to be fair, you're a bit of an idiot!!


While 1mph over the limit is an exaggeration, he hasa point.insurance companies will use anything to avoid paying out and if you're speeding, even justa few miles over the limit, it could be used to void the claim even if it wasn't the cause of the accident

MinerWilly

​he's correct , I've been watching a lot of YouTube Techmoan videos and h … ​he's correct , I've been watching a lot of YouTube Techmoan videos and he readers the mini 0805 very highly .


http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_113549.html
This one.

I have the g1w and I would not recommend it - lot's of fakes -mine is correct but not reliable after a couple of weeks, the other thing to note is that if you park towards the sun during the day it will probably melt and distort the plastic.
wished I had bought this one!

DEEKYBOY

Careful with GPS cams... If you're involved in an accident and you were … Careful with GPS cams... If you're involved in an accident and you were doing even 1mph over the speed limit your insurance company will undoubtedly void your policy.I dont think thats going to happen . You are rammed from the back whilst doing 31mph in a 30 zone and the Insurance is void - utter tosh.



No it isn't. An insurance company will use absolutely any excuse to not pay a claim in full or part. If there's one single shred of illegal activity which could be exploited to remove the insurance company's liability it will be used to void any claim.

I got the model below this one, which is still for sale from Amazon, superb unit, I recently had to send it back for a replacement as the power adaptor had failed - not surprising as I have had mine on non stop for the past three years. Amazon didn't make a fuss in replacing it. It has retained excellent image quality over the years and was a doddle to install. I would very much recommend one.

the__cat

No it isn't. An insurance company will use absolutely any excuse to not … No it isn't. An insurance company will use absolutely any excuse to not pay a claim in full or part. If there's one single shred of illegal activity which could be exploited to remove the insurance company's liability it will be used to void any claim.


So is it better to get a non gps version?

Excellent find..been looking to buy one of these for a while now and this has good reviews. Many thanks..just purchased one!

frakison

You're using this to prove blame, since when has insurance been voided by … You're using this to prove blame, since when has insurance been voided by speeding let alone a couple of mph?? If you show them footage of you being a tool before/during a crash, to be fair, you're a bit of an idiot!!



The point is not about showing your insurer evidence that you were driving like a tool. It is simply that if you surrender what you believe to be innocent footage of an accident it could be used against you to void your policy.

It could be that you were driving at 31 in a 30 zone 20 seconds before you had an accident. The insurer could argue that if you hadn't broken the law in the moments leading up to the accident it may not have happened at all. If you check your policy's wording it may mention terms such as "contributory negligence" and "due care". Driving above the prescribed speed limit could be considered negligent and the insurer (or 3rd-party's insurer) could argue that you weren't driving with due care in the moments leading up to the accident on those grounds.

The law is not something you should ignore, particularly when dealing with insurers who use every contractual stipulation to their benefit if required.

winchman

So is it better to get a non gps version?



All I'll say is that GPS isn't a requirement and usually visual inspection of footage is enough to determine where blame lies and who was involved. GPS would only really be used to confirm the location of the incident and the speed at which you were travelling when the incident occurred.

the__cat

The point is not about showing your insurer evidence that you were … The point is not about showing your insurer evidence that you were driving like a tool. It is simply that if you surrender what you believe to be innocent footage of an accident it could be used against you to void your policy.It could be that you were driving at 31 in a 30 zone 20 seconds before you had an accident. The insurer could argue that if you hadn't broken the law in the moments leading up to the accident it may not have happened at all. If you check your policy's wording it may mention terms such as "contributory negligence" and "due care". Driving above the prescribed speed limit could be considered negligent and the insurer (or 3rd-party's insurer) could argue that you weren't driving with due care in the moments leading up to the accident on those grounds.The law is not something you should ignore, particularly when dealing with insurers who use every contractual stipulation to their benefit if required.



Not a chance, I drive multiple cars for work purposes and NONE of them agree with the GPS or even speed boards, e.g. 30mph on the dash of both the focus and fiesta I drive clocks 28mph on the GPS and 27mph on the speed board I pass. There is simply NO WAY that a 3mph excess will invalidate a clear non fault claim. This is the point, I would only EVER use this to prove a nonfault claim, I'm not going to make it easy for a third party if it's my fault!! As such, the insurance will not be paying out anything, your footage will help them to negotiate blame, why would they invalidate it?

However, if you're doing 36mph in a 30 zone, and you produce this as evidence for someone pulling out on you, I reiterate, you're a tool!!! This is an optional thing, unless you declare it to get a discount (which is stupid seeing as if you forget to turn it on/take it, then they CAN invalidate a claim!), as such, you use your common sense. If it helps your claim, you produce it, if it doesn't, lose it, simple!! Otherwise just get a non gps version, problem solved!!

the__cat

All I'll say is that GPS isn't a requirement and usually visual … All I'll say is that GPS isn't a requirement and usually visual inspection of footage is enough to determine where blame lies and who was involved. GPS would only really be used to confirm the location of the incident and the speed at which you were travelling when the incident occurred.



So like I said, get the non gps version or see if it can be disabled on this before buying

frakison

Not a chance, I drive multiple cars for work purposes and NONE of them … Not a chance, I drive multiple cars for work purposes and NONE of them agree with the GPS or even speed boards, e.g. 30mph on the dash of both the focus and fiesta I drive clocks 28mph on the GPS and 27mph on the speed board I pass. There is simply NO WAY that a 3mph excess will invalidate a clear non fault claim. This is the point, I would only EVER use this to prove a nonfault claim, I'm not going to make it easy for a third party if it's my fault!! As such, the insurance will not be paying out anything, your footage will help them to negotiate blame, why would they invalidate it?However, if you're doing 36mph in a 30 zone, and you produce this as evidence for someone pulling out on you, I reiterate, you're a tool!!! This is an optional thing, unless you declare it to get a discount (which is stupid seeing as if you forget to turn it on/take it, then they CAN invalidate a claim!), as such, you use your common sense. If it helps your claim, you produce it, if it doesn't, lose it, simple!! Otherwise just get a non gps version, problem solved!!



It's not as clear cut as you think it is. For one, the fact that your speedo doesn't tally with GPS is completely irrelevant. Speedo readings are always incorrect due to multiple variables and you'll probably notice that the faster you go, the more of a difference there is between the GPS and the speedo. GPS is way more accurate at faster speeds than the speedo, so insurers will use that metric instead of what you think your speedo said.

I agree though; common-sense would tell you that if your evidence is going to land you in trouble, don't provide it. Just be aware though that if the insurer suspects that you do possess evidence which could affect the outcome of the claim, whether it voids your policy or not, and you don't provide it, the insurer could also use that as grounds to void your policy.

If the 3rd-party's insurer suspects that you are withholding evidence that may void your policy it too will use that against you. They could refuse to meet costs for a courtesy car, etc, which would therefore be paid by your insurer in the interim. If your insurer thinks for one second that they won't recover the costs from the 3rd-party they won't provide your courtesy car - it's as simple as that.

Let's just say you are involved in an incident and the 3rd-party denies responsibility and says he thinks you were speeding. You say you weren't. The other guy says "he had a dash cam go look at that". You've not submitted the video because you were speeding. What happens then? I can guarantee your insurer ends up paying your costs.

Read this...

citizensadvice.org.uk/con…im/

frakison

So like I said, get the non gps version or see if it can be disabled on … So like I said, get the non gps version or see if it can be disabled on this before buying



Yep

DEEKYBOY

Careful with GPS cams... If you're involved in an accident and you were … Careful with GPS cams... If you're involved in an accident and you were doing even 1mph over the speed limit your insurance company will undoubtedly void your policy.I dont think thats going to happen . You are rammed from the back whilst doing 31mph in a 30 zone and the Insurance is void - utter tosh.



​I have the black up 500 and winycam. you can turn off the gps stuff on the blackvue via settings. I think the winycam you can buy with or without GPS. even if you buy the GPS version you can just unplug it.
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