S2 is a 3 channel camera that will capture your activity on the route. Inside the box you will get front camera with a front and rear lens and rear/back up single lens camera.
What I love about this unit is that it comes with 3M double sided tape so you can attach the front camera to the windshield and back up camera to the rear glass. You will get two additional tapes for each camera unit. Awesome !
After several months of use, including cross country miles, the Vantrue has performed flawlessly. As previously noted, a bluetooth connection for updating the programming would be beneficial instead of removing the SD card for updating. The parking modesoperate as intended, and easily changed from movement detection to collision. I haven't used the low bit-rate mode yet, which constantly records. The camera is powered via the OBD port using a splitter cable to power other devices.
Crystal clear replay front camera, crystal clear cabin replay video and crystal clear rear mount camera. Audio is loud and clear, setting features are very user friendly and lastly., it really looks good and compliments my auto interior. Highly recommended.
Surprising quality. Videos are crystal clear and easy to access with the app. No more removing the SD card or dragging your laptop out to the car. The rear camera with the 3 channel model is small and was very easy to install. Box includes a nice little pry tool to help you hide the wire.
I bought this new S2 model to upgrade an N4 I bought a few months ago and needed to install it in another car.
Very nice WIFI and phone connectivity, as well as the new features available.
The way it attaches to the windshield is not the best, it is rustic and you can not move the camera once you stick it, the screen is at a very steep downward angle. The electrostatic film does not adhere to the glass, even if you clean it well, in less than 20 minutes the camera was hanging like a handle in the bush.
Another factor against despite being a newer model is not recording at 4K, also not being able to select the front and rear camera without the need for the interior, since sometimes it is not interested in recording what happens in the cockpit of the car.
I really chose this one just for the benefit of the WIFI and GPS. If the N4 had these features I would not hesitate to buy it, and it is a better camera than the S2.
I had difficulty connecting to the app initially until I turned off the connection to Android Auto. I’m not sure if that’s what was causing the trouble, but it seems as if that fixed it. Once I made that disconnect, it connected right away and I could view all the videos!
I really like this dash cam. The GPS feature is added insurance in case of an accident and the Wi-Fi feature will allow me download footage to my phone right away. I like the ease of navigating the menu on the touch screen and the fact that it has three cameras that have high quality video.
The App is great, but the Live View Lags a lot and I mean it, a lot. Like, you can use the app to view stored footage, but for Live view, it lags, freezes, etc. However, this feature probably can be updated in future app updates. I hope it is resolved though.
It uses adhesive which is good. But, I think in the long run, it might come off. What if I sell the car, and want to use the camera in my other car. Then I will have to buy another adhesive sticker thing.
The exposure settings for the cameras are very helpful, especially for the rear facing 3rd channel camera. With dark limousine tint, the +2.0 exposure works to capture a very clear image.
Works very well03-23-2020
Product impression: It does not look cheap. It’s well built and the outside feels like rubberized. I left it in a car through very hot summer and still no issue.
Very good resolution: See the photos. Both interior and exterior resolutions are good. Interior of my car is black leather and the person is wearing dark blue jacket but the camera still shows a good image. I redacted the face but details are pretty good. Vehicle license plate numbers can be read on 1080P (outside)/1080P(inside). The menu also offers a higher resolution but then it does not offer dual camera views.
Easy setup: Good suction cup/holder is very steady and not shaky. Well built, plug and play as the factory setting is already good for most users. Menu and buttons are simple and easy to understand. Good user interface.
Excellent/responsive customer: Customer support by email is very responsive and genuinely interested in resolving a customer’s concerns and issues. It generally takes 1 or 2 days to response but they do get back to you. They also don’t hesitate to offer exchange a defective dash cam under warranty after trouble shootings.
Optional GPS: Quick fix GPS antenna and enables speed of a vehicle stamps on video files.
Suggestion: Use good quality micro SD cards made for frequent write/delete like SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring. Check once in a while to make sure the files are not corrupted. Reformat every 1 or 2 weeks. Keep one extra SD card as backup. Throw away and get a new one if SD cards keep corrupted or turns on/off the dash cam. Also, always use OEM cable and charger. Connect USB directly to the dash cam rather than through the holder or GPS antenna if you are having any power issue. Update firmware only if necessary so that you know if the dash cam experiences some issues you can spot the issue.
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