Unit is good, mount is BAD
Great and cute little unit, however like most of the reviews the mount itself is very bad. The unit keeps falling off :( Unable to use it for that sole reason, not happy.
Navman mivue730 Dash cam
After reading reviews mine has been falling on the windscreen all the time so I don't bother using it anymore.never buy another that has suction cup on windscreen.it works well beside falling of all the time and it would be good if you could hard wire.
Purchased in December 2017 for $119.00.
Great little cam, but windscreen mount could be better
My daughter bought me the MIVUE730 as a Christmas gift and after having it mounted to the windscreen for 7-8 days, it fell off and was left dangling by the cord.
Have tried several times to re-stick it to the windscreen, but it falls off within 15 minutes.
$40 to replace is a bit rich for something in use for only a week.
Now searching for something to attach it with.
Purchased in December 2018.
Very Good Basic Dash Cam
This is my first dash cam and i wanted a basic good quality one and this fits the bill very well. I have had it over a month and it has worked perfectly. Easy to set up and compact. Most days have been 35' C plus and no problems. I have viewed the recordings on my desktop with the Mivue app and the visual and sound quality is very good. Excellent value for money. I researched many brands but went for the Navman partly because they were the only company to respond to the reviews on this site, including the bad ones, and some of these responses indicated memory cards are not all the same and can cause problems. I decided to ring their customer support line and they could not be more helpful, explaining about the memory cards and emailing me information on how to pick the right memory card. Very happy to recommend this product.
Very good video but has issues when its a hot day.
Camera works perfect on normal/cold days
But on a hot day, the following issues occur:
The light blinks in weird way, with no pattern, and sometimes the screen goes black and it will show:
Connecting to USB...
I tried pressing buttons but nothing worked. I plugged out and than plugged in after sometime and it turner ON by itself after about 30 seconds. It DID NOT MAKE ANY VIDEO for those 30 seconds.
Thats not what I expect. A dashcam should work fine in all weather conditions. Shouldn't it?
OK video, bad mounting system
The video and features are ok for the price but the mounting system is terrible.
It has a suction cup mount and non-adjustable arm with a ball joint on the end, with this silly design the lens of the camera is 100+mm away from the windscreen, combined with the wide angle lens it is looking out basically the whole window, and picking up the reflections across the whole inside of the window, reflections off the dashboard, stereo lights, hands on the steering wheel, it's terrible, if it could be mounted closer to the glass it would not see all the reflections and the picture quality would be much better. (I wont go into how the camera shakes every time you go over a decent bump in the road)
Much better than expected..
I bought this as it was on sale ($90) and I needed to replace a dead miVue 530. Relative to the 530, it is miles better in every way; better quality video (day and especially night), onscreen speedometer, much clearer sound, wider FOV. In absolute terms, it is a very good camera for the money. My only concern is how it will perform when it warms up in summer.
Plugged it in and it won't even format the SD card.
Purchased this new from Bing Lee and after hooking it up, step 1 is to format the SD card but it won't let me do anything. I press the menu button to select 'format' but nothing comes up. It just sits there telling me to format the card but won't do anything. Using SanDisk Ultra as recommended by salesman.
Warm weather malfunctions
Bought new 1 month ago, functions well until 25C or above then beeps often & will not record. Has corrupted files, have formatted and same deal works fine below 25C but not over that temperature.
Have taken photos & video & can load onto computer. Have the latest firmware all good until temperature rises.
Better than expected!
Purchased on sale from JB-HIFI for $129. Takes quite nice video, boots up quickly and have no trouble connecting to the PC and reviewing footage as the camera simply works as a mass storage device and records in MP4 format. Anyone wanting to get their first dash cam and aren't sure they want to spend up big yet, this seems to be a great budget option that won't fall to bits quickly like they cheaper brands.
good camara. bad engineers!
got this for a birthday, started to use it, its fine. from what i can tell its quality picture.. but that the catch.. i cannot load my videos to my computer - rendering this product next to useless. i have followed the given instructions. and nothing happens. i cannot load the movies onto the computer. so one possibility is to perhaps(not sure if this works yet) load the sd card into a phone, then on to the computer. but what a waste of time, money and resources!
functionality wise- its not bad, pretty small which makes it fumbley if you have big fingers. but other than that its ok. very compact which can be classed as a postive.
its black so it blends in and doesnt stand out.
it does seem to run a bit hot at times. so it will be interesting if something does happen.
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