BlackVue Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

BlackVue Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

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BlackVue Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH
4.3

80 reviews

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80% · 6412 · 15%

Readable Number PlatesYes · No
Build Quality
3.3
Value for Money
2.0
Ease of Use
3.3
Video Quality
3.5
Battery Life
3.0
Audio Quality
3.0
Night-Time Video Quality
3.0

Reviews

80 reviews
anyhow d.
anyhow d.South East Queensland, QLD2 posts
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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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cn5256
cn52562 posts
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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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arauchPerth, WA8 posts
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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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O.OGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC19 posts
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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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Beachman
BeachmanSouth East Queensland, QLD29 posts
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Avoid this unit

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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Penrith DSAU6 posts
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michaeljp
michaeljp
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Not happy

I purchased the 650GW 2ch some time ago. I was fine for about 13 months then the SD card problem started. I tried various SD cards including the one from Blackvue. I kept getting the "Please check the SD card" message. I'd re format the card once a week and kept getting the error message. I disconnected the rear camera and the problem stopped. I payed for a 2ch dash cam but I've ended up with a 1 channel cam. Never again will i buy a Blackvue dash cam.

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Adel
Adel
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Perfect tools

I have this due camera for more than 2 years, and it's still perfect. I have installed 64gb as card in it and I have no issues at all.

Highly recommended. Rear and front camera. It's has nice options and I can use it with clouds as well.

All good

Thanks.

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John
JohnMetropolitan Adelaide, SA11 posts
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Piece of mind

Bought it 2 years ago for my new 4x4, really good quality and pay what you get for.

Tucks well behind the rear view mirror.

Only problem with it, it’s slow for download a video and SD card is too low at 16gb (2hrs usage before it rewrite over), Would love to have a 64 or 128gb.

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Pete58
Pete58Melbourne
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Best Dashcan

After doing a lot of research I bought this dashcam about 18months ago (and talked my 2 sons into buying one) prior to driving to central Australia. Recorded and downloaded the whole driving as i also bought additional 128gb sd cards.. Went back this year and whilst in Alice Springs it kept rebooting. As i was taking it out of cradle dashcam fell onto centre console and stopped working. Would like to get it repaired or if too expensive happy to buy updated version where i can still use the same rear camera. Just need to know if there is any repair centre in Melbourne that can give me a quote for repairs. Thanks Pete M

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George
GeorgePerth, WA29 posts
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Fabian
FabianPeel, WA10 posts
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Worked For A Total Of 4 Months Of True Time (Driving Equiv) Then Gps / Speed Failed

The camera was fine until blackvue started issuing firmware updates. It was updated to last v2.008 and speed read capture eventually stopped at some point. During the support trials of keep putting re formats of same firmware and then one attempt to do it via phone which the last method now has rendered it useless. Won't restart at all even the the last instruct after the upload from the iphone app was to re boot it now sits all day with red/green alternating flashing light plus the blue blinker. The update via sd in pc won't save it either now. Reading all reviews google wide its a common fault over time. Why else was it superseded. No confidence in blackvue product line now on.

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tilba16NSW, 254631 posts
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firemansam87
firemansam87South East Queensland, QLD6 posts
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Excellent dashcam, highly recommend!

I purchased this dashcam on 14/10/2014 and overall I am very happy with it. The one thing that I love about this cam is that it sits nicely up behind the rear vision mirror out of sight with it's nice compact mount which not many other cams have.

If they were not so expensive I would buy them for the whole family, 7 of them :-)

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Sunny
SunnyMelbourne46 posts
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Good camera but with issues

Have had the camera for nearly 2 years, but recently the time zone reverts back to incorrect time zone inspite of choosing the right time and have found that the internal battery needs replacing. Wasn't told this at the time of purchase and blackvue wants to charge upto $140 to fix the timezone, which is ridiculous.

So anyone thinking of buying one just be mindful that as soon as the warranty runs blackvue will cost you a fortune to get fixed.

Moreover it has to be sent to Perth at your own expense as they don't have any repair shops in other cities.

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Questions & Answers

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

Blair J
Blair J · Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

I have started getting a continuous loop of messages saying 'initialising sd card, please do not disconnect the power, restarting', then it turns turns off, powers back up , only to repeat.

Latest in a long line of issues with this blackvue system. Seriously regretting getting it.

Any help appreciated

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Kim C
Kim C · Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

My black view has suddenly started say ‘voice recording off’ followed by ‘restarting voice recording’ many times in a row! Why? It’s run the battery down twice overnight.

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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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