Nic's not happy
We had the camera professionally installed. Not long after we had the message: Rear Camera is disconnected. We changed the SD card 3 times. Reset the dash cam and it worked for a while. Then rear camera has been disconnected AGAIN!
Call the help line, it's a known fault, send through the trouble shooting tips. Did that, tried the firmware update, now we cannot use the camera at all as it doesn't go past the warning screen.
Call Navman again, oh isn't that a fun task! Repeat yourself 5 times, they don't listen, I asked 6 times to speak to a supervisor, finally get through only to have to repeat myself yet again!
Cant tell you what the camera is really like as it has never worked properly since we got it. Now waiting to get it looked at by Navman... Would I buy one of these again - oh Hell No!
Purchased in December 2018.
I like the system very much but I have a couple of questions.
I have 2 questions. 1) It takes too long to turn off after I turn off the car but if I set the LCD screen standby too low it is turning off every few seconds. 2) When turn off the car (esp at night) a picture comes on with a camera icon and does not turn off. The only way to stop that is to turn off safety cam manually. So I am disabling one of the features that I wanted. I do not want the screen on for extended periods after I have turned off the car (esp at night when it looks so obvious). How can I fix these problems. You need a much better user manual for those of us who are not technophiles.
Mivue800 Dual Dashcam
Very easy to setup.
Easy to set the settings in the menu.
I did have problems with the rear camera flicking on and off all the time (firmware update fixed that)
I keep getting a warning to turn my headlights on at night (I don't know why) my headlights are turned on, but that notification warning can be turned off.
I wish the recordings would override and record over the top of the old files, the camera will freeze once the memory card is full, you don't get any warning that the memory card is full and the camera shows that its still recording.
Its been the best camera I have used so far, I have been through 4 dashcams before this one.
Good, not great, and the camera image should be better for the price.
I just bought the Navman DDR MiVue 800 as I needed a rear view camera that worked independently and not connected to the reverse gear.
I was using a Gater HDVR400L Dash Cam which had worked and had an excellent picture.
The Navman was easy to install and the instruction are very easy to follow. The in-camera menu is good and I found it easy to set-up the unit. Thank goodness I was able to turn off the annoying "turn on your lights" and other messages.
My initial disappointments are:
1: The quality of the dash/rear camera image as it is not as good in colour as the Gator. The Navman image appears to be "washed out" and lacks colour density and I have tried to improve the image via the camera menu, but with no success.
I have not played back any recorded footage.
2: I don't know how accurate the speed measuring unit is supposed to be, but it has been a few ks slower then the indicated vehicle speed, when even travelling at a constant speed.
If nothing improves over the next week - and other disappointments turn up - I shall t return it to JB's, and reinstall the Gator
March 11th 2019 Update: Different speed readings
This is a follow-up on my previous review.
Over the last few days I have found that the speed indicated on the MiVUE800 is always 4ks slower then the actual vehicle speedo reading.
Is this normal and what is the legal use if used as evidence in a vehicle accident? - hmmmmmm
Purchased in March 2019 at JB Hi Fi Woden for $229.00.
Mivue800 rear camera issues
Brought MiVue 800 month ago front camera fine rear camera disconnecting all time (mainly purchased for rear camera ) Navman have known about this issue for quite a while to to
Purchased in January 2019.
Just purchased a car with this in it but cannot find any operating instructions that are large enough to read.
All i keep getting is a PDF that is so small you can't read it.
Purchased in March 2017.
I Had the dashcam professionally installed. The Quality of playback is so clear and very easy to use. Everything working well. A very satisfied customer. I Would highly recommend this product to anyone that wants peace of mind whilst driving your car and when leaving it parked in a carpark.
Rear camera not working.
Bought a mivue 800 dual camera, previously owned a 600 series. Came home installed the front camera and Plugged the cable in for the rear camera and you guessed it NOTHING. Tried several things to no avail. The rear Camera just does not work. Navman how do I fix it or how do I return it for a refund. I believe this may be a common problem with some of these dash cams. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Still having problems
Bought 2 units. Updated firmware. Worked faultlessly for a short time. Now we are both bombarded with the very irritating "switch on your lights" message, when they are all ready on, and the rear camera continually disconnects. We had always bought cheap cameras in the past, and decided rather than keep replacing them to pay considerably more and get more reliable units from a brand with a track record. The cheap units weren't half as irritating.
Bought the unit on impulse a few weeks ago. Then went home and read the reviews. Uh-oh I think. Went to the Navman 800 site and (1) downloaded the patch and (2) read their other suggestions i.e high quality SD cards etc. Works like a charm. Only thing, there are never enough adhesive cable clips. Had to go to Bunnings for more. For the price you think Navman could throw in 10-15 of these. Just saying is all.
Doesn't pickup rear camera.
Bought 4 dashcam as Xmas presents.
Installed the first one this morning and doesn't pickup rear camera.
Double checked my connections and all was installed correctly.
No rear camera.
Let's see what the other 3 cameras do.
Not to impressed so far, and I hate it when it doesn't do what it's meant too.
Now an EDIT.
Its hot Xmas day today.
Car must have got over 50-60degree inside.
Unit has completely switched off. Doesn't power up.
Only getting worse.
Is it worth installing in the other 3 cars.
Garbage and terrible customer support
Purchased the mivue800, worked for a short period of time, before it froze, when through the online fix, still didn't work.
Have been in contact with navman, in the end the solution is to return it to them, an absolute pain, as it seems to be an issue with the product.
Also participated in their cash back promo, apparently my application for the cash back went via the North Pole, so it didn't make it in time, even though I had emailed them well within the promo period, with the online form.
Anyway terrible product, and dishonest customer service.
So far So good
Hi, we have had our myvue 800 almost a year, only using the front camera so can’t comment on rear camera problems. As some background, this was the third unit of this kind we bought (not Navman ) and returned, nuff said! Our only problem we have encountered is that “ a start recording message “ comes and goes on the screen but the recording led remains illuminated. I have yet to check the sd card for recording but all appears ok, the sd card is a Toshiba which I assume is suitable. I have today purchased a myvue780 so my fingers are crossed for no problems having read the reviews.
I will be returning my Navman dual camera kit tomorrow!!!
I have had a gutful of the cable dropping from the rear camera. It's been returned to Harvey Norman once - I actually have better things to do!!!
You would think they would make cameras with screw in connections for moving vehicles. The actual image quality is great. However, I love out west and with speed limits of 100 - 110klms/hr, pulling over every 5 minutes to re-connect the rear camera is not an option. Thus it is going back and I better get refunded for the extra insurance I purchased.
Setting off car alarm
My camera was pretty easy to set up and hide away the cords.
Recording quality footage is really good! It’s clear and easy to access the videos/photos.
I have mounted my dash cam on my window near my review mirror, however lately it has been falling off. This is a big problem for me as it will set off my car alarms. I had woken up twice throughout the night as I heard my car alarm going off to realise my dash cam has fallen off the window. This is occurred too many times to the point that I have decided to turn my Navman dash cam off and pack it away.
I had phoned Navman to see if there is an option to stop it from setting off my car alarms but the lady did not talk about this issue she just told me the camera mount is faulty and she will send me a new one as my camera is still in warranty.
Why would the camera falling off my window set my car alarms off? How can I stop that from happening again?
Constant rear cam disconnect and format sd card issues
Previously had mivue 660 what had a tonne of features and worked perfectly well with my SanDisk SD card. Wanted dual cam so went with mivue800 and used with sd card used with previous cam.
Only recently started getting rear cam disconnected, and now constantly getting format sd card!
How bloody annoying.
Worst part is that I spent 2hrs running all the cables throughout the car and its all hidden.
After reading all the reviews it seems this unit is just filled with issues, firmware updates not fixithe issues.
Will be ripping it all out and taking it back to jbhifi for a refund!
Humphrey go cart
MIVUE 800 dual camera
I have never had a quality dash cam before , and bought the miVUE 800 Dual camera, and so i can say i still haven't a quality camera , like others on this forum ,a voice keeps reminding me to turn on the lights , then the rear camera disconnects .we have just a long drive up north and had a slight accident with trailer wheel falling off , and guess what , the camera didn't record a thing , so JB HI FI here i come .
Rear Camera constantly disconnects and the "firmware update fix" only works for a few days
I've started having trouble with mine a week after installing, Same issues as everyone else. I tried updating the firmware, which worked for a little while, and then all the issues came flooding back. Now I cant go anywhere without a reminder to switch on my lights every 5 seconds while the rear camera flashes on and off. Very disappointing product from what I told my wife was the most reliable.
Not worth the cost
I had a good dual cam (Elinz) with built in flash for night time auto recording when parked. the only problem I had with that was it often re-starts on morning long drives (above 100kms). so I decided to buy a new one from a good Brand and choose Navman. Which was my dumbest choice, which I realised after installing it.
1. The image and video quality are not even close to the standards mentioned
2. Night time recording is utterly poor. Switch on the lights seems to be a looped message irrespective of whether they are on or off.. day or night.
3. no built in battery for auto recording when parked (you will have to buy another device from navman about $80. which you get to know only after unboxing. as they write this on the box in micro text (very cleaver navman)
4. very confusing and minimal menu options.. no options to adjust recording mode.. time.. loop etc...
bought it a couple of days back at JB HiFI. I will try to return it today. if they don't take it back. I might just throw it in a bin just like what I did with NavMan's GPS that I purchased a couple of years back(faulty)
Navman MiVUE800 Dual Cam very disappointing
After all the negative reviews I did read about the dash cam Mi VUE 800 dual cam I still went a head with the purchase, thinking that peoples reviews where a bit over the top and putting a lot of trust in the Navman brand.
So two weeks ago i purchased the Mi VUE 800 dual cam for $250
Only now I wish I did trust those reviews and not purchased Mi VUE 800
To start with the clarity/crisp quality of the image is not there, considering the big brand name NAVMAN and the price.
You can't only read the number plates of other cars unless you a right behind them probably 4/5 meters aways that surely is not gonna help in case of an incident to identified other cars involved
In the first few couple of days i lost count of how many times the dash cam suction cup let go, know I have fixed it with adhesive tape ,not come off since
Issues with the micro sim card, after buying two different class 10 and several formats and reset it decided to start recording
The only positive is the very long cable for the rear camera that reaches very comfortable to the rear of the car and the rear camera had the adhesive tape ready on.
For the the past 5 years I have always had eBay (Somebloke brand) in my 3 family cars and never had any issues believe or not.
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