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BlackVue DR650GW / DR650S
4.2 from 160 reviews

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  • Build Quality
    1.8 (5)
  • Value for Money
    1.5 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    2.5 (6)
  • Readable Number PlatesYes (50%) · No (50%)
  • Battery Life
    2.3 (3)
  • Video Quality
    3.5 (4)
  • Audio Quality
    4.0 (2)
  • Night-Time Video Quality
    3.3 (3)


Paul

PaulMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Didn't last a year...

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O.O

O.OGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 7 reviews

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 March 2015.

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mrdantheman

mrdanthemanIllawarra, NSW

  • 6 reviews

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.

Purchased in February 2017.

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Sam

SamGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 3 reviews

Problems Galore

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Purchased in September 2016 at Daschcams Australia for $549.00.

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Readable Number PlatesYes
Car Modelcx5
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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 June 2017 at Sound in Motion for $880.00.

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Readable Number PlatesNo
Car ModelMazda CX-3 DK Akari AWD, 1.8L Diesel, Automatic
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Blackvue 650S 2ch LEMON

Blackvue 650S 2ch LEMONSouth East Queensland, QLD

Worst Camera Ever

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Purchased in August 2017 at No Limit Audio Melbourne for $900.00.

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Readable Number PlatesYes
Car ModelToyota Hilux
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ANGRY MUCH

ANGRY MUCH

  • 2 reviews

SLOW CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Purchased in May 2018 for $400.00.

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Readable Number PlatesNo
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ANGRY MUCH
ANGRY MUCH

Jarkko

JarkkoAdelaide

  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

Paid premium but it failed to deliver

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Purchased one about three years ago, and the sound recording failed after three weeks. I had the unit replaced as I refused to wait three weeks for it to be repaired. After 18 months of usage, the sound recording failed again. We got better value from a unit in my wife's car that was one third the price. Because of the cost and poor reliability, I can only give it two stars.

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Jarkko
Jarkko
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Hi Jarkko, no worries, look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thanks,
Tom.
Auto BlackBox Pty Ltd.

Upset Aussie

Upset AussieChisholm NSW

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Only Dash cam to Have

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Needed to be hard wired but well worth the effort. So impressed will keep it for whatever car i drive even though costly to have hardwired. Havent needed to update software after 2 years of wear. Costly to buy but so much better than cheaper dash cams. Before buying a dashcam its worthwhile doing the research. This product is worth the money.....

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Thanks very much for your review :) If you ever considering upgrading your system, then please get in touch with us so we can help you out.
Thanks again,
Tom.
Auto BlackBox Pty Ltd

Upset Aussie
Upset Aussie

Its working fine thanks

Tassie Devil

Tassie DevilHobart, TAS

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Fantastic After Sales Service

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Mish

MishGerringong

Rubbish-didn’t even last 2 years.

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Considering this camera wasn’t cheap it is very disappointing that it lasted 1 year and 10 months! And the salt in the wounds is that 6 months after I bought it the warranty went from 1 year to two years. My local electronics shop now refuses to stock them because of the failure rate and how painful BlackVue Australia are to deal with. Will never buy another BlackVue.

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Hi Mish, just following up and checking if you have had a chance to read our reply and private messages? Thank you,

Mish
Mish

Hi-would be interested to see if it can be fixed. How do I go about this? I would rather have a working BlackVue than to have to rip all the hardwired power cable setup out of my car and get another brand.


Luko

LukoSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews
  • 6 likes

Very poor app

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The app is not user friendly. Compared to much less expensive cameras this is not a good one. Camera quality is good, but if you need info from the app ie how to change passwords etc, forget about it. Mine is sitting in a draw, and I went and bought another cheaper one. much easier to use. Overall very disappointed in this camera.

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Brendon

Brendon

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Avoid

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Hi Brendon,
Just touching base to see if you have had any joy resolving the problems you were experiencing? Our support team haven't heard from you, feel free to get in touch if you would like any help.
Best Regards,
James

Brendon
Brendon

Andrew

AndrewCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 33 reviews
  • 1 like

An excellent quality basic dash cam

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Beachman

BeachmanSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews
  • 10 likes

Avoid this unit.

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The dash cam worked very well for a while then stopped working without any warning. Changing the SD card, rebooting, downloading and installing firmware are all complicated and time consuming. Theres a constant “invalid settings” warning. I’ll be looking to get my money back and get a more reliable dash cam.

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Vincent23

Vincent23Sydney, NSW

  • 10 reviews
  • 1 like

Expensive Popular Camera and Pretty Reliable

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ALL THE SEARCHES SHOW THAT THE REAR CAMERA IS TERRIBLE

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I have a fleet of cars, and one Blackvue 650 2 ch, nothing but issues from day on, cable to rear renewed, rear camera stopped no power now, multiple issues with the upgrades, and cloud etc,
I think the rear camera is better than the front on video, but it never works, so thats in the bin.
No more Blackvue for me.

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Not worth the money

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Purchased this unit 18 months ago. Had it fitted by an auto electrician complete with the power magic pro. This unit worked well for the first 6 months but then came daily issues, ranging from, loss of audio, no recordings, turning on and off at random times. Seriously every couple of weeks something would go wrong. I contacted blackvue support and with there assistance via email over a 6 month period, it was diagnosed as having a broken NAND memory??
Anyhow since it was outside the warranty period they were not prepared to fix it at there cost.
Not happy with the product, will be removing and throwing in the bin over the weekend.
Save your money.

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Customer Service from Autoblackbox WA (Aust Supplier)

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Sibron

SibronPerth, WA

  • 29 reviews
  • 15 likes

Good, but not cheap

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Questions & Answers

Benjamin C.

Benjamin C.asked

While reviewing playback from the SDCard for my Blackvue DR900S-2CH, I noticed in parking mode the playback is almost an hour not 3min which I set. And the playback is in 16X or 32X fast forward speed with no audio. Why?

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BlackVue
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Hi Benjamin,
Thanks for getting in touch with your query.
It sounds like your units parking mode has been set to Time Lapse recording instead of Motion & Impact detection.
This will make the camera record 1 frame per second for the duration of the parking time and then plays the files back at 30 frames per second so a 30 minute recording period is played back in a 1 minute file.
To change settings access the firmware settings and under the basic then recording tabs change the parking mode recordings.
If you require further assistance please get in touch on the number below.
Best regards,
Chaim
BlackVue Australia
08 6267 5167


Yorinaldi

Yorinaldiasked

After upgrade firmware, my blackvue DR650S-2CH can't connect to wifi, it says "wifi unavailable"
Can you help me about this problem ?

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BlackVue
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Hi Yorinaldi, Thanks for sending your query through. Typically for this error message disabling mobile data on Android based devices will resolve the issue. However if you are using a apple device then a network reset maybe required to get it back up and running. Can you confirm if this error message is occurring in your devices WiFi network list or when trying to connect through the app?
Best regards,
Chaim
BlackVue Australia
08 6267 5167


Goldy

Goldyasked

My Dr650GW-1CH dashcam doesn't connect with mobile phones via wifi. Always message "wrong password ". I reset default passward to "Blackvue " .But problem is same.when I start my car gave audio message "wifi hotspot not avilable "
Blackvue support tell me to reset wifi channel. But I need simple and step by step help for solve this problem. Thanks

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BlackVue
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Hi Goldy,

For the DR650GW-1CH camera, the default camera password is usually "blackvue" with all lower case letters, can you please advise if you have tried this already? Regarding resetting the password, the only way to do this for the DR650GW/S series is to remove the microSD card from the camera and insert it into a PC/laptop. You will then be able to edit the current Wi-Fi password to a personal password if you wish.

If your camera starts up and says "Wi-Fi hotspot unavailable" it simply means that your camera is out of range of the Wi-Fi hotspot you registered for BlackVue Cloud (or the hotspot is currently off). Even if this message plays, you should still be able to directly Wi-Fi connect to the camera.

Please let us know if you require any clarification on the above points or had any other questions. You are also more than welcome to ring our support number below for assistance. Thank you!

Best Regards,
Chris
BlackVue Australia
08 6267 5167


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