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Absolute Junk and unfit for purpose.
Difficult to set up due to constant reminders on phone app to remove SD card and update Firmware on your computer immediately after you have updated it time after time. Ignores and your previous settings when you turn the car on. 4 days of frustration was enough to remove unit and get a refund.
Quality of recorded footage is good for the files that it has actually saved. Ignores your loop recording settings and records what it wants, when it wants, and saves what it wants. Couldn't trust it to have a recording of any incident when it matters....Extremely unsatisfied with the connectivity and usability of the camera. It is flawed to say the least. The phone app, and the tech savvy terminology used on the Kapture website for upgrades (that don't actually work) left me frustrated and dismayed.
Purchased in December 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $129.00.
not recording properly
freezes, record slow motion, full of hiccups while recording! the 850 model was much much better....
Firmware updated for 1.3 version but still the same. please see videos to see the "stops, hiccups, etc..." I don't recomend
Purchased in December 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $129.00.
A worry at first but after firmware update, all sorted - great unit
Had the older model 820 which lasted about 3 and half years.
Good discreet location behind the mirror.
Got very frustrated with the settings reverting to default each time, and incorrect 40km/hr alerts when on 110km/hr freeway.
Nearly gave up, ready to throw out, but after reading others on this website were having the same problem and read suggestions to "load new firmware", I did this and this is all fixed and working great with excellent video/photos etc.
Fairly easy to install. I'm using a 64Gb high quality card.
You can watch your iphon...
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores.
Similar Issues to other owners
I also get frequent Wifi is already on messages. Also speed limits that are incorrect.
Also settings not being saved and reverting to default However some of my issues ( and I have done numerous resets, default reversions and firmware update) resolved when I replace the 128 G Mini SD with 64Gb card. I had the camera hard wired and I would be happy to replace it but nned to find a dashcam with the same power adaptor!
Purchased in January 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $124.00.
Had this poor excuse of a dash cam for 3 months. From day one was rubbish.
Firstly didn't accept 128gb card when stated supports it. I contacted support got told to upgrade firmware done that.
After that upgrade camera did not save any settings after camera was switched off. Contacted support again. Another firmware upgrade to follow. After that upgrade wifi on/off notification keep on turning on randomly and park mode settings never saved after camera is switched off and videos could never be accessible through wifi and app. Aft...
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $149.00.
KPT-892, not worth it
I bought the dual camera version of this (KPT-892, exact same front unit). Initially I thought it would be decent enough to do the job. It's got a good build, records a good image and is a nice discreet package. Unfortunately it can't handle much heat. After only a couple hours in the Queensland sun (with windows down so the interior doesn't get too hot) the unit would overheat and not function at all.
As well as this, the adhesive pad which sticks it to the windshield would let go from less heat, so every day (sometimes repeatedly) I would h...ave to stick it back on the windshield before starting. It even fell off once while I was driving. The Android app to change settings via wifi is useless. I couldn't change any settings or view any files. Fortunately I have a spare iPhone so I used it to change the settings, but still couldn't view or download recorded video anyway. I returned it for a full refund from JB HiFi. All in all, if you're looking in this price range, don't get one of these. There's far better devices available for the same money.
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores.
Piece of junk
Will not mute the stupid incorrect warnings. Tells you all the time that the speed limit in a 110km/h area is 40. Bloody annoying waste of money that would have been on the side of the road if it wasn't stuck to the windscreen
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $99.00.
terrible until they sort out the app
I agree with the reviewer above. Kapture.... if you are listening ... please sort out the App so you can actually control the settings. Hopefully someone is listening. Camera is great and easy to set up.
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $125.00.
Not the best if you pay full price
I brought when on sale for $124.
They film ok for price when on sale but I don’t recommend buying one at full price as it’s not worth $250 in my opinion.
A bad thing I noticed is when I have actually needed it, when I check the footage it has missed parts between the 1 minute blocks. It’s let me down a few times now and honestly it was useless as it missed around 5 seconds and it was the 5 seconds I needed.
Another thing I’m not a fan of is it’s one piece so if you try to take it off the windshield, it’s quite tricky without braking it.
Good points are
They dont have a separate gps antenna that you need to stick somewhere as the older model had so installation pretty easy.
The app is easy to use.
Purchased at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $124.00.
Questions & Answers
Hi, what is the benefit for sticking the electrostatic film on the windshield. Also is it should be on outside or inside the windshield?
Hello, I received the KPT-890 Dash Camera for 2020 Christmas gift. After reading the reviews I was a little dubious about its effectiveness. However, I have not had any problems so far . I am now getting a message on the KPT-890 app that there is a firmware update available so my question is can I use the same SD card to download the firmware update or do I have to use a new SD card? It is not very clear in the website instructions. Thank you for your Help.
I believe you need to use a new card or you can format the one that's in the dashcam.
Why does my settings reset everytime I drive? I turn off the stupid alerts saying 40kmh in a 90kmh zone and next time I drive it isn’t saved so I have to turn it off again and again and also lower the volume. The settings should be able to be saved this is ridiculous.
Ethan, you need to upgrade the firmware on the camera. This will fix this problem. Go to the kapture website to download the latest firmware on your computer and install on to the SD card. Follow the instructions on the support page. It actually works and fixes the problem.
Legend, thanks for your help
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