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BlackVue DR650GW / DR650S

BlackVue DR650GW / DR650S

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4.2 from 169 reviews · View Statistics
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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.9 (13)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (14)
  • Ease of Use
    3.2 (14)
  • Readable Number PlatesYes (7) · No (4)
  • Video Quality
    4.0 (12)
  • Battery Life
    3.3 (8)
  • Audio Quality
    3.9 (10)
  • Night-Time Video Quality
    3.6 (11)
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Leo Sheppard
Leo SheppardIllawarra, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Great after sales help! Ill will be upgrading my next car with BlackVue

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Purchased in for $650.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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anyhow d.
anyhow d.South East Queensland, QLD

Rear Camera video image very dark almost unable to see video

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Both the front and rear are recording, front video output is alright but the rear video output is dark and almost unable to view. What is happening? Appreciated if someone can suggestion something, definitely not foggy.

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Travelling Sparky
Travelling SparkyMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 7 reviews
  • 22 likes

EDITED REVIEW - Started off great but regretting it now- Camera Failure!!

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Purchased in at Autobarn Physical Stores.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
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Jake T.
Jake T.Sydney, NSW

Product longevity not as expected [Revised!]

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Purchased in at Sparesbox for $495.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
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Blackvue - Lousy value for the cost.

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My adult son thought he did his research and bought a Blackvue 650gw-2ch and thus recommended I do too. We have both lost our Blackvue, as the firmware eventually seems to fight itself, eventually don't recognize memory cards and won't respond to any input via the app or computer. After running these for about 2 years, they are both out of commission, non-functional. I will not waste my money on another Blackvue dash cam.

Purchased in for $600.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Hi there cn5256, just checking if you have had a chance to get in contact with us. We would like to get your units repaired for you at no cost to you. We hope you can get back to us and have your cameras working again soon. Thank you.

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PhilR123
PhilR123AU
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Avoid BlackVue products

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Have had this for 3 years. In all this time it has been broken more then it has worked
Much have purchased 3 or 4 SD cards in this time, reformat them every 4 weeks as required but even so they only last a couple of months. A major design flaw with this product. What makes it even more annoying is that you have to buy BlackVue branded SD cards at a massive markup!!!! In the market for a new dash cam. Oh and to top it off the rear camera picture quality is terrible

Purchased in for $700.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
1/5
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David C.
David C.Queensland
  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

BlackVue quickly resolved my issue....

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I posted an issue I had with my BlackVue dash cam and this company worked very quickly to resolve it, you can’t ask for anything more than that!

It’s great to see some companies making the effort to show their customers they are valued and eager to resolve issues, for this reason I highly recommend purchasing products from this company BlackVue.

Thank you very much Chaim and staff for making this customer have faith again it is really appreciated.

Thanks again!

Purchased in for $850.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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SergiiS
SergiiSSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Great camera, slick design

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Purchased in at Automotive Superstore for $853.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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arauch
arauchPerth, WA
  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

The product doesn't last long

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Good customer service. I sent it to BlackBox in Perth to repair, the team had a prompt response and good communication for the issue, so everything was fixed very professionally also came back with a free tracking post.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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arauch

Everything was fixed. Thanks!

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Paul
PaulMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Didn't last a year...

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O.O
O.OGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 15 reviews
  • 11 likes

Second time it's faulty!

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This is the second time this camera is playing up. First time only GPS light was lighting up so it was fixed free of charge and chip replaced. Now the camera runs for a while then the GPS light stay alight and red recording light turns off. Also camera makes a funny noise. Unplug it and restart camera and same thing happens all over again. Not happy!

Purchased in .

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
1/5
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mrdantheman
mrdanthemanIllawarra, NSW
  • 9 reviews
  • 3 likes

Did not last long

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I have owned this dashcam for just over 2 years now and about 6 months ago the internal battery failed. Every time it shuts down the time and date are wrong. Recently I witnessed a hit and run accident, I was hopefull to assist with my dashcam. When I viewed the footage it was all pink! I have tried everything to get it to work again. I am now in the market for a new dashcam. I will not be getting a blackvue as they just don't last.

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Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Sam
SamGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Problems Galore

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Purchased in at Daschcams Australia for $549.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Unlucky
UnluckySouth East Queensland, QLD

Great when it worked

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My dash cam was purchased and installed by a reputable dealer just over two years ago. It has been replaced because it kept restarting and the replacement unit was repaired under warranty because the internal power in the front camera was faulty. The dealer has sent it off again today because the front camera won't power up. I'm very disappointed- I was assured this was a very good brand and I seem to have had nothing but trouble with it. I drive approximately 1000 kms a week and need a good, reliable unit for peace of mind on the road.

Purchased in at Sound in Motion for $880.

Value for Money
1/5
Ease of Use
2/5
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Blackvue 650S 2ch LEMON
Blackvue 650S 2ch LEMONSouth East Queensland, QLD

Worst Camera Ever

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Purchased in at No Limit Audio Melbourne for $900.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Questions & Answers

KylieL
KylieLasked
Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

I just got this product and I am wondering is it normal for the white light to stay on after car is parked, locked etc at night? Sorry just new to it and can’t seem to find a yes or no answer to if it’s meant to be doing it.

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KylieL
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Awesome thanks so much!

John
Johnasked
Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

Not happy.....Invalid system configuration...seems to be a real issue after reading all the comments on here.
Mine is now doing the same.....I have SanDisk extreme pro sd cards...same as I use in my drones....

Worked great until a couple of weeks ago....Have tried multiple times via my computer too re install the firmware.......

Nothing is working.....camera has only been used for around two years....not a cheap purchase yet cheap results.

Any suggestions please blackvue....and don't tell me it's the sd card as SanDisk are top quality and worked fine until now

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Yep it does take it....then does it thing and gets to I initialising the sd card....then fails saying invalid system configuration......

It was working fine up till a couple of weeks ago

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Roberto A.
Roberto A.asked
Dual Camera

Hi,
I have a Blackvue DR650S camera set.
The dash cam is working and recording, but the rear cam is not recording at all.
I upgraded the firmware to 1.014 to see if that would resolve it, but has not.
I checked the logs and it says that the rear sensor failed.
Any suggestions on how to fix this issue?

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BlackVue DR650GW / DR650S

Details

The DR650S offers a number of features that overlap with the similarly high rated BlackVue DR705S, which sits in a price tier above it. These include:

  • Compatibility with a 128GB memory card. which can record about 40 hours of footage, according to BlackVue)
  • Impact detection mode, known as ‘Event Recording’
  • Parking Mode, which uses impact and motion detection to record footage if something, or someone, collides with your car
  • Voice recording is also turned on by default. This feature records audio as well – for example, if someone keys your car, it will record the sound of it happening as evidence
  • A built-in GPS and WiFi allow your dash cam to add details about geolocation and speed to your videos, and allows you to connect to your smart device for playback.

The DR650S differs from the DR750S in only a few minor ways. It lacks the advanced Sports Mode and Extreme Modes offered, which record 60 frames per second. The highest number of fps you’ll get with the DR650S is 30 fps using the Full HD (1920x1080) resolution. A higher frame rate allows for a crisper image, and reduces motion blur.

This model also features a slightly smaller viewing angle – 129 degrees, compared to 139 degrees with the DR750S.

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CategoryDash CamsDash CamsDash CamsDash Cams
Price (RRP) $549.00
Viewing Angle 129°
Camera Resolution1080p (Full HD)
Megapixels 2.1 MP
Channels 2
FeaturesAutomatic Incident Detection (G-sensor), GPS, Microphone/Audio Recording, Motion Detection, No Screen (Camera Only), Smartphone App and Wi-Fi
Memory TypeMicroSD card
Weight124 g
Dimensions Front: 36 x 118.5, Rear: 25 x 67.4 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Replaced byBlackVue Dual Camera DR650S-2CHBlackVue Single Camera DR650S-1CH
ManualDownload manualDownload manual
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