An adequate dual camera unit with some poor design aspects and a quirky interface
[Edit: I have reduced my stars after experiencing the stupidity of the SD card formatting. The allocating of fixed amounts of space to different file types is utterly stupid - all it results in is a waste of significant space on the card. We hoped to see a file from earlier today only to find it had been overwritten after just four hours, despite there being 20% of the card free. As a software developer I cannot conceive of any logical reason why they made this stupid decision.]
We were recently unfortunate enough to have our car written of...f in an accident but fortunate enough to capture the accident on a dash-cam (which solved a heap of contradictory claims). As a result of some issues with that dash-cam I had to get a replacement quickly for the new car while the old unit is being assessed and repaired. The new unit is a Navman MiVue 800 - a dual camera dash-cam with a 2.7" screen, in-built GPS, event recording and parking mode. Unpacking the box, I briefly wondered where the actual device was, there were packets of cables, clips, the rear camera, the window mount and, oh yes, a small blue box which contained the device itself - I guess I was subconsciously expecting something phone/GPS size but this thing is small. The unit does NOT come with any microSD card, you must provide this yourself - any decent class 10 card will do. My first issue was to mount the camera on the windscreen. I'm not a fan of suction cups, they can be too obstructive visually so I had to find somewhere where it would least interfere with my field of view or the sun-visors. An unexpected problem I had was that the first morning before starting fitting the camera I discovered that the suction cup had fallen off the screen overnight, despite not even having the dash-cam attached. I had cleaned the glass carefully and thoroughly so this could be a problem if the camera cannot stick well and falls off while driving. After a number of failed attempts to get the stupid thing to stick reliably I eventually found I could jam it between the mirror arm and the window, held in place with a thick cable tie - not pretty or ideal but adequate. My only other option would have been an optional rear view mirror clamp ($25) - according to Navman phone support I could buy these at JB HiFi, though not according to our local JB HiFi who found no listing for it.
Rear camera drops out and so does main camera now
I like so many others on here have the same problem. Rear camera keeps disconnecting and I’ve actually just disconnected now and don’t even use it as it just keeps dropping out. Now the main camera occasionally turns off. I’ve updated it to the latest version but hasn’t improved.
Don’t buy one you’ll regret it.
Great when it works...which went from rarely to never.
The dash cam is great when it works. From the day I bought it I've had issues with the rear camera disconnecting. Navman is aware of this issue however continue to sell the faulty product, they even specifically provide a 'possible fix' for the problem with a software update on their website, however this update didn't solve the problem. Have called Navman who advised I return it to the retailer for repairs. I then had to return my device to JbHifi who sent it to an authorised repairer, this didn't fix the problem so then it was sent off again.... The second time it still didnt fix the problem with the rear camera working intermittently. Went to return it to JbHifi a third time and they said because the item was over a year old now they couldn't replace or repair it and I'd have to go through Navman direct. To make matters worse the dash cam now won't turn on at all so ever the front camera doesn't work....except for when it sporadically decides to turn on mid drive one a week.
Purchased in October 2018.
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 su...pervisor, 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 no...
Purchased in March 2019 at JB Hi Fi Woden for $229.00.
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.
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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. ...
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.
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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.
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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 an...d 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?
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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!
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 .
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Questions & Answers
We have the Navman MiVue 800 but I cannot get any audio to record. I'm assuming from the silent playback that the problem is with the recording. This problem has been there since new and only less than a year.
I presume you have been through the settings and enabled the sound option. If so, sounds like a dodgy unit.
the screen of the DDR MiVue800 says format card. I use the menu to do that but the card doesn't get formatted. The screen is shows both the front and rear views but of course isnt recording them. The sd card and unit are 15 months old with daily use. I purchased a new sd card but the until wouldn't format it. I formatted both cards on the pc. Re inserted both cards but the message stays the same. What do you advise? Thanks Neil
Sounds to me like either the card is faulty or that it's an unsupported type. Try another card (different type) and if that works then there's your answer.
I recently purchased this and I have set the parking mode sensor as 'high', yet when I simulate a physical bump when my car is off it hasn't recorded?
And when it has recorded in parking mode, there are only files from the front camera and none from the rear camera. I specifically asked whether it records from both cameras to a staff member from Autobarn who said that yes it does record the rear too, but there are no files being saved from the rear.
How can this issue be fixed, as the whole reason I purchased this device was because of the peace of mind that comes with parking mode.
I appreciate any helpful feedback.
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