4BlackVue DR650GW / DR650S

BlackVue DR650GW / DR650S

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4BlackVue DR650GW / DR650S
4.2

171 reviews

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78% · 13331 · 18%

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Build Quality
3.1
Value for Money
2.6
Ease of Use
3.1
Video Quality
3.9
Battery Life
3.3
Audio Quality
3.8
Night-Time Video Quality
3.5

Reviews

171 reviews
Jason
JasonGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC4 posts
  Dual Camera DR650S-2CH

Not happy

I’ve had this camera for years, so why has the app keeps changing? It now says incorrect password which is a lie, I was only in it about 4 days ago. Show details
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gb130175
gb130175Sydney12 posts
  Single Camera DR650S-1CH

Warranty is very good

I had an issue early on with mine. Returned it to the Australian supplier now it works much better. May have been afaulty power cord as new one works fine. Updates for DR650S hard to install. May not be supported. Good after sales support appreciated. Show details ·  1
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Leo Sheppard
Leo SheppardIllawarra, NSW7 posts
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anyhow d.
anyhow d.South East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

Rear Camera video image very dark almost unable to see video

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. Show 3 replies
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Travelling Sparky
Travelling SparkyMetropolitan Adelaide, SA20 posts
  Dual Camera DR650S-2CH
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Jake T.
Jake T.Sydney, NSW
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cn5256
cn52562 posts
  Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

Blackvue - Lousy value for the cost

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. Show details
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PhilR123
PhilR123AU5 posts
  DR650GW / DR650S

Avoid BlackVue products

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 Show details
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David C.
David C.Queensland10 posts
  Dual Camera DR650S-2CH

BlackVue quickly resolved my issue

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.

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SergiiS
SergiiSSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
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arauch
arauchPerth, WA8 posts
  Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

The product doesn't last long

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. Show details ·  3
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Paul
PaulMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  Dual Camera DR650S-2CH
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O.OGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC19 posts
  Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

Second time it's faulty!

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! Show details
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mrdantheman
mrdanthemanIllawarra, NSW10 posts
  Single Camera DR650S-1CH

Did not last long

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. Show details
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SamGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts
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Questions & Answers

Lyndal D.
Lyndal D. · DR650GW / DR650S

we are trying to locate the password for our blackvue we tried blackvue does not work does anyone else knows what it may be we have used before but cant remember and now we cant get into the app

Ray
Ray · Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

I have a new DR650gw but the front camera playback is upside down and the small letters are mirrored

Peter B
Peter B · DR650GW / DR650S

My DR650GW 2 Ch appears to be recording, but I cannot see the recorded footage on my iPhone 12. When I try to connect via the BlackVue Wi-Fi the phone app keeps looping me through the setup process. Could the problem be that I have to switch off the Apple Car Play on the phone to access the recorded footage via Wi-Fi?.....Thanks

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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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BlackVue Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH
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  • Discontinued
BlackVue Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH4.3 
BlackVue Dual Camera DR650S-2CH
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  • Discontinued
BlackVue Dual Camera DR650S-2CH3.6 
BlackVue Single Camera DR650GW-1CH
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  • Discontinued
BlackVue Single Camera DR650GW-1CH4.7 
BlackVue Single Camera DR650S-1CH
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BlackVue Single Camera DR650S-1CH4.3 
CategoryDash CamsDash CamsDash CamsDash Cams
Price (RRP) $549$399
Viewing Angle 129°129°
Camera Resolution1080p (Full HD)1080p (Full HD)
Megapixels 2.1 MP2.1 MP
Channels 21
FeaturesAutomatic Incident Detection (G-sensor), GPS, Microphone/Audio Recording, Motion Detection, No Screen (Camera Only), Smartphone App and Wi-FiAutomatic Incident Detection (G-sensor), GPS, Microphone/Audio Recording, Motion Detection, No Screen (Camera Only) and Wi-Fi
Memory TypeMicroSD cardMicroSD card
Weight124 g96 g
Dimensions Front: 36 x 118.5, Rear: 25 x 67.4 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)
Replaced byBlackVue Dual Camera DR650S-2CHBlackVue Single Camera DR650S-1CH
ManualDownload manualDownload manual
Awards 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2 more2017, 2018, 2019 and 2 more2017, 2018, 2019 and 2 more2017, 2018, 2019 and 2 more

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