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BlackVue Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

BlackVue Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

4.2 from 78 reviews

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4.2

78 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    2.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (2)
  • Readable Number PlatesYes (0%) · No (100%)
  • Video Quality
    3.0 (1)
  • Audio Quality
    3.0 (1)
  • Night-Time Video Quality
    2.0 (1)
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arauch

arauchPerth, WA

  • 7 reviews

The product doesn't last long

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I bought 03 Blackvues, two as a gift and another for my daily use. One as a gift has not worked since new, however, the manufacturer replaced it for a new one and it is working. I was not so lucky with mine Blackvue DR650GW-2CH, that after 3 years stopped working. I replaced it with a cheap and more reliable brand. I will never buy anything from Blackvue again since 66% of failure for a brand new and expensive dashcam is totally unacceptable. The image quality of my current affordable camera is far better too.

Purchased in August 2016.

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O.O

O.OGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 9 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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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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Customer Service from Autoblackbox WA (Aust Supplier)

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BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Not happy

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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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BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue
BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Perfect tools

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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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BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Hi Adel,
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Really glad to hear how happy you are with it :)
Thank you,
Auto BlackBox Pty Ltd.

John

JohnMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 5 reviews

Piece of mind

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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

Best Dashcan

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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, WA

  • 20 reviews

Works well, paid for itself, wireless no longer works

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George
George
BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Hi George,
Glad to hear it!! Please get in touch if you have any other questions.
Thanks,
Tom.

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Fabian

FabianPeel, WA

  • 4 reviews

Worked For A Total Of 4 Months Of True Time (Driving Equiv) Then Gps / Speed Failed.

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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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tilba16

tilba16NSW, 2546

  • 14 reviews

BlackVue DR650GW-2CH

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firemansam87

firemansam87South East Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews

Excellent dashcam, highly recommend!

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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

SunnyMelbourne

  • 16 reviews

Good camera but with issues

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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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Pete

PeteGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 6 reviews

Outstanding service.

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Had to have the wife's BlackVue DR650GW -2CH camera repaired recently by autoBlackBox.com.au in WA and would like to say what a pleasure it was to deal with such a professional organisation that gave you a level of courteous service with a speedy turnaround time. Certainly would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone.

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Wallyworld

WallyworldMaroochydore, Queensland

Had some issues at the start but been running fine ever since

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Bought and had the Blackvue DR650GW-2CH cam and T-Power UPS hard wired into my Mercedes Benz W205 C250 around mid June 2015 by Maroochy Car Sound. Had some issues at the very start with the DTV as a result of the cable to rear camera not being shielded properly but once that was resolved its been running fine ever since. I like the fact that I can now rely on it working every time I drive anywhere and it gives me peace of mind. I would never go back to the other brands. I have tried several other brands and they did not come close.
I like the fact that whilst the car is parked I have assurance that I am filming anyone that tries to scratch or steal anything.

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Scott P

Scott PSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Best Car Camera on the Market

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The Blackvue is the best car camera on the market. Crystal clear picture, excellent features and easy to use software that easily bluetooths to your smartphone. If you're in the market for a car vamera, do yourself a favour and buy one of these for your vehicle, you wont regret it.

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Sandy

SandyNewcastle, NSW

  • 8 reviews
  • 35 likes

A Definate Necessity

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I have learnt quickly in Newcastle & Central Coast NSW that double centre lines, traffic lights and stop signs around here are only for be law abiding citizens. And sorry, that's very few, considering I see 70 year olds overtaking in school zones and back streets and 8/10 drivers heading towards you with their drivers side wheels 1/2 metre across centre lines oblivious to their poor driving skills. In the UK, you would be arrested and charged. Anyway, I purchased this CAM out of necessity. The CAM works well and does the job its intended for.

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BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue
Sandy
Sandy

I will upload one soon. Crazy driver 1/2 metre over double centre lines around a blind corner (curb side parked cars and vans in our lane block line of sight) and head on crash in to tractor - ouch !

Derick

DerickWA, 6171

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Worked well at first, now causing problems.

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Worked great at first, but now continually telling me that it is 'restarting'. Put a new genuine micro SD into machine but same result. Ongoing attempt to update software, change mamory card, etc, now means that 12 month warranty is up. Will you replace the camera Blackvue, or shall we go statutory warranty?

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BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue
Derick
Derick

I hope so, because I have 3 of these cameras - one in each family car....

Cheers.

BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Great Product!

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Awesome service and support from Automotive Superstore, I now have a camera front and rear in each of my cars and feel much safer! Took a little while to install and setup but now I couldn't be without them. They're going to be invaluable in case of an accident. Over the Cloud is great for backup of important events too

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Haydn

HaydnSydney

Very happy with my choice

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Pretty happy with the BlackVue. It has great resolution, simple install and I thought the ability to watch video on the iPhone app was great too - I bought mine from www.automotivesuperstore.com.au and got a bargain with the hardwiring kit and SD card as a bundle with next day delivery. Would recommend.

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BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Hi Haydn, Great to hear from you and glad to hear you are happy with your new BlackVue :) All the best.
Tom.
Auto BlackBox Pty Ltd.

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Questions & Answers

Tan H.

Tan H.asked

Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

My front camera when view on my smartphone. Show rainbow colour. Rear view working. Any ideas?

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ANGRY MUCH
ANGRY MUCH

Have you tried slightly point it down while you're on view with your phone and see if there is still rainbow. It could be the sun reflecting on your window, if you still see rainbow could be your lense. If it is in warranty get in contact who you got it from and send it back.

BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Hi Tan,
Thanks for your question.
As others have previously stated, you can try re orientating the camera to reduce the direct sun exposure, however if this doesn't have the required effect you are welcome to contact the BlackVue support team. We may be able to offer a repair option even if the camera is out of warranty.
Feel free to get in touch 9-5 Mon-Fri AWST
Best Regards,
BlackVue Australia
08 9267 5167

Mark

Markasked

Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

Can I have it powered up all the time .

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BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Hi Mark,
Thanks for your question.
In short the camera can run continuously, however this is dependent on a suitable power supply.
BlackVue offers 3 power supply options:
1. Power Magic Pro (PMP) This allows the camera to run of the car battery with a voltage cut off, ensuring the car will start upon return. Typical run time approx 4 hours.
2. B-112 Auxiliary battery will allow 6 hours of run time.
3. B-124 Bluetooth auxiliary battery will allow 17 hours of run time.
The above run time are based on a fully charged battery, the battery need approx 40 mins to fully charge.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions.
BlackVue Australia
08 6267 5167

Mark
Mark

Thank you, I'll look into one of these

ShagShag

ShagShagasked

Dual Camera DR650GW-2CH

Hi there,
In June 2016, I purchased two DR650GW-2CH for my wife and myself. Now I'm having issues with them.
About a week ago, mine stopped working, only the blue GPS light is on and it doesn't record anymore.
My wife's one when I remove the power it switches off without shutting down.
Could you please help?
Thanks!

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BlackVue
BlackVue Australia T.BlackVue

Hi ShagShag,
Thanks for your question and sorry to hear that your camera is having these issues. Can I suggest trying to format your microSD card in a PC and double check that all the file shave been deleted.
Furthermore, feel free to call our support team on 08 6267 5167 and they should be bale to offer some more extensive troubleshooting.

Thank you,
BlackVue Australia.

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