Dash Cam - Do you have one?

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    Greetings, I’ve been contemplating a dash cam (2018 WRX) Do you have one? If so, I would be interested on your thoughts regarding:
    • What brand
    • Front only or front and rear
    • Installation effort
    • Is it worth it
    Thanks!
     
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    Yes front only. If I did it again I would get front and rear.
    Installation was easy its suction cup mount.
    Worth it. Well haven't been in an accident no. But have recorded myself being cut off about x10000 times.
     
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    Hey thanks!

    A couple of questions:
    • What brand/model
    • Did you hard wire it or are you just plugging it in?
     
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    ditto what JJ said. But I never used mine so gave it to my parents. Next one will be front and rear.
    Might hardwire it this time though. Super easy on most cars with the dome light in it's own housing right there to tap off of.
     
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    I have the Yi brand. Bought on amazon. It uses a sticker mount on the windshield and I put it behind the rear view mirror so I don't see the camera when driving. It is usb powered though the glove box port like Jason and I ran the wire under the headliner and behind the passenger A pillar so no exposed wires. It has wifi and an app so if something worth saving happens you can download it straight to your phone without having to unplug anything or remove the memory card.
     
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    idget Want to pokéman? PM ShortytheFirefighter Staff Member

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    Slightly OT, but how's the quality of the Yi hardware and the UI for their app? Looking at one of their action cameras.
     
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    I have this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Gener...pID=41cvALwtQnL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    Front and rear. Easy to install and the flat mount keeps it relatively discreet when tucked up in the black frit area of the windshield. It was totally worth it when someone nailed me on the passenger side while trying to make a sudden left turn from the middle lane while I was alongside in the left lane (3-lane one way road). I sent off the video to my insurance agent who then immediately was able to prove my innocence and the claims process went swiftly and smoothly afterwards. I have the same cam installed in my wife's car as well, and I usually wear a helmet cam when I'm biking in the city.
     
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    I have nothing to compare it to but I have been pleased. I got the camera for about $50 and it records 1080p and auto loops on the memory card. The app is simple to navigate and is easy to pull clips from. If you were downloading a lot of footage it would probably be pretty slow but it works fine for downloading 20 second clips.
     
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    Do you have a 20 second clip of you taking it in the rear in the BRZ? Or did you only have the “forward facing” camera at the time?
     
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    My rear has been untouched thank you very much
     
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    Nice. What brand?
     
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    I saw your rear, it was definitely “touched”.
     
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    This place is always guaranteed entertainment. Love it.
     
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    I have a ThinkWare Q50 I believe it is? It get's zero use because like an idiot, I didn't look in to the software that was needed, and it does not work with Mac OS, only PC. I'd be willing to part with it if you're interested. It has a great pic quality, just doesn't work with my devices.
     
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    momento m6 .
    Easy to install has front and rear
    Its kinda expensive though
    Worth it as it got a license plate of a guy who stole from home depot.
     
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    Thx. I have a Mac too.
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/Falcon-Zero-F360-HD-Included/dp/B00E56WY18

    Falcon Zero F360. Dual cameras that can both be rotated, night vision, audio recording. Fits over your rear-view mirror and has the bonus of making your rear-view mirror view much larger. Downside is that your sun visor won't go down all the way. Have been using it for over year as an Uber/Lyft driver with no major issues. Once in awhile you have to reformat the SD card, as it's constantly rewriting 8 hours of video.
     

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