Blackvue DR650GW-2CH vs. IROAD V9

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Two of the best dual dashcam’s of 2016 (so far) are the Blackvue DR650GW-2CH and the IROAD V9. These premium dashcam’s make for a tough decision, nonetheless, let’s see how their features and specs line up.

Camera Resolution

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The Blackvue DR650GW-2CH supports a Full HD 1920x1080p front camera and a HD 1280x720p rear camera. The IROAD V9 supports a Full HD 1920x1080p front camera and a Full HD 1920x1080p rear camera. Both models are able to capture licence plates and other useful footage with ease, although the V9 rear camera is able to capture a little more detail with it’s 1080p camera.

Viewing Angle

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The IROAD V9 has a slightly wider viewing angle at 142° on both the front and rear camera. This allows the IROAD to capture footage that the Blackvue might miss. The Blackvue is slightly lower at 129°.

Software

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Both brands support software for Apple iPhones, Android phones, MAC & Windows. Both models have Wi-Fi connectivity to use the smartphone app & a physical connection to use the PC & MAC viewer.

Build

Both models are very small and compact, allowing for a discrete look. They both mount to the windscreen via adhesive tape for maximum strength. The DR650GW-2CH’s GPS and Wi-Fi modules are built-in whereas the V9 has external GPS and Wi-Fi making it look less appealing and potentially harder to install.

Parking Mode

The IROAD V9 uses an advanced parking mode system, allowing the camera to run when the car is off through motion detection. This feature is useful for driver’s looking for vehicle security even when they are away from the vehicle. Blackvue offers an optional accessory (Power Magic Pro) to support this functionality at an extra cost.

Night Recording

In most dash cam’s, night recording is the biggest downfall often failing to capture the necessary information you need.  IROAD has a built in feature that dramatically improves night recording performance. The ‘Night Vision’ feature uses new ISP (image signal processing) technology to adjust brightness levels for low light environments. This is one of our favourite features as it’s one of the first products to dramatically improve night time recording.

Conclusion

The IROAD V9 supports hardware that is hard to match, offering an overall better camera, wider viewing angle and built in parking mode functionality. The ‘Night Vision’ feature is also a massive bonus offering superior night time recording. The Blackvue DR650GW-2CH has a slightly better build having most components embedded into the camera, allowing it to look more compact and discrete. For overall performance the IROAD V9 is the clear winner as a better performing dash camera.

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    • The Thinkware F770 specs look promising to be one of, if not the best dash cam of 2016! Keep in mind the F770 is likely to only be a 1ch system with the rear cam being optional. I will post a full review and comparison closer to the release date.

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