The BlackVue Wi-Fi DR500GW-HD, by Korean manufacturer Pittasoft, is one of the finest dash cams currently on the market. While it isn’t exactly cheap, it certainly sports a great design. Its stylish cylinder casing fits snugly behind your rear-view mirror, making the camera hardly discernible from the outside of your car.
Image quality is very good at day and good during nighttime. Being a small dash cam, the BlackVue doesn’t have a screen, but its Wi-Fi feature allows you to view your video footage comfortably on your smart phone. Included with the camera are viewing applications for PC and Mac, as well as for Android, iPhone, and iPad.
The BlackVue DR500GW-HD comes with a 16GB MicroSD card, which can be upgraded to 32GB if desired. Of course it has all the features that a modern dash cam can’t do without, like loop recording, auto on/off when you turn your car’s ignition, date/time/speed stamp on the video, G-sensor for impact detection, and parking mode.
This camera’s viewing angle is larger than that of most competing models, and its operating temperature bracket (from -20˚C to 70˚C) goes both lower and higher than most other dash cams. This, along with its excellent video quality both at day and night, make the BlackVue DR500GW-HD one of the top dashboard cameras to consider if you’re looking for a high-end product in 2013.
For original Full HD video quality, watch on full screen and set the video resolution to 1080p using the cog icon in the lower right of the screen.
The Pittasoft BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi is a new dash cam released for the start of 2013. This DVR is manufactured the Korean company Pittasoft. Like most Korean built dash cams and there are not many clones / fakes available.
While many owners have been disappointed with the BlackVue DR400G-HD and BlackVue DR400G-HD II due to reliability issues (particularly overheating), there is optimism that DR500GW-HD will not suffer from the same issues. Note that the DR500GW-HD does not replace the DR400G-HD II (even though Pittasoft should be well aware of the problems with that cam).
The DR500GW-HD has a few new features. The camera is covered with over 50 cooling holes.
Note that some owners of the DR400G-HD II have drilled holes into the case but have not seen any reduction in the overheating issue. Hopefully Pittasoft has done more than just adding cooling holes to address the overheating issue.
The camera is also larger than the DR400G-HD at 118.5 x 36mm (vs 102 x 32mm). Perhaps the larger size allows for a better layout of internal components or some heat dissipation devices
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Notice: New customer, who use those dash cams as first time needs to install the firmware, your own language
However, other customer, who already installed previous version(ENG) have to install ‘ENGLISH version’ ONLY to avoid firmware problem
The BlackVue DR500GW-HD English firmware has been upgraded to Ver 2.002