[Amazon Canada] AUTO-VOX M3 Full HD 1080P Dual Lens Front and Rear Dash Cam Rear view Mirror Monitor with LED Superior Night Vision
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Jan 20th, 2018 6:08 am
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Jan 20th, 2018 8:37 am
My concern exactly. You are placing this device over your rear view mirror. When the camera gets dirty, you are going to be essentially rear view blind, not exactly safe IMHO.
Jan 20th, 2018 8:41 am
I don’t think you’re supposed to run this camera when you’re driving. It records, but the display turns off. It acts like a normal rear view mirror in drive mode and the back-up screen only turns on when you put the car in reverse.
Jan 20th, 2018 10:44 am
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Jan 20th, 2018 11:25 am
You need to be able to thread the wire from the front to the back the car. Not wireless but plugged in:
Jan 20th, 2018 11:32 am
Jan 20th, 2018 11:43 am
didnt get this particular dashcam but I got an equivalent on a daily deal @$70 with both front & rear cam. arrived beginning of the week so didnt get a chance to install (looks easy enough though) but I did test it out inside the house plugged into a portable car booster.
Jan 20th, 2018 12:45 pm
hi, rear cam is ONLY used as a backing up camera so I don't see any issue with that. it is disabled while you are driving forward, only enabled when driving backward.
Jan 20th, 2018 1:16 pm
Jan 20th, 2018 1:49 pm
I have its predecessor, the M2, so here's my issues with it:
Jan 20th, 2018 3:27 pm
Hard no. I’ll stick in the 2-300 range. Thanksboat73 wrote: ↑Jan 20th, 2018 1:49 pmI have its predecessor, the M2, so here's my issues with it:
Installation is a bit tricky for the rear view cam. You may have to drill a hole and add a rubber or soft grommet, but I avoided this by removing one of the screws for the trunk handle cover and using that hole to route the rear cam cable through. You'll also have to connect one of the wires to your vehicle's back-up lights. I just simply used a knife and peeled the coating off, wrapped the camera's wire onto the back up light wire, and wrapped it with electrical tape. Very sloppy job, but nobody looks in there anyway, so who cares.
- For a low-ceiling small vehicle with a small rear view camera, this mirror is oversized to the extent it obstructs my view. A few times at four way stop sign intersections, this dash cam has concealed the vehicle to my right. The dimensions with the M2 and M3 are very similar, so I'd expect buying the M3, the problem will still persist.
- Viewing angle could be wider with the M2 (140). The M3 is said to have improved this to 165 degrees.
- M2 had a gold-coloured outline for the camera lens, defeating the purpose of a camera camouflaged as a rear view mirror. M3 has addressed this with an all-black camera.
- M2 could only support up to 32GB of Micro SD storage capacity. The M3 has doubled the capacity it could support, but the seller still recommends 32GB and on-device formatting if you use a 64GB card.
- M2 had a start up and shut down little jingle that was loud. It couldn't be turned off. I haven't seen this mentioned in the M3 reviews or questions, so I'm guessing they have removed the sound.
- M2's screen was not enough to see during clear days. Seller says M3 brightness hasn't changed, just better image quality, so beware of that.
- Like a dollar store quality wrist watch, you'll either have to deal with a useless timestamp, or frequently correct it.