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qrt31
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Post by qrt31 » Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:59 am

I'm looking for a dash cam and have gotten quite confused. Initially was looking at Nextbase or BlackVue (although don't like the fact that Nextbase appears to require you to pay their inflated SD card prices). Went into my local auto parts store that does a wide variety of vehicle modifications, only to be told that any dash cam that used WiFi to communicate with a smartphone would have issues since both the car WiFi and CarPlay would interfere with the dash cam. I find this a bit strange, but the thing that lends a bit of credibility is that as a result they steered me towards a low end Pioneer model when they could have tried to sell me a much more expensive BlackVue or other higher end model. Anybody have experience with this?

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Post by eugen61 » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:11 am

qrt31 wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:59 am
Any dash cam that used WiFi to communicate with a smartphone would have issues since both the car WiFi and CarPlay would interfere with the dash cam.
I’ve been using Garmin Mini Dashcam for 2,5 years and never had issues with Wi-Fi interference. Furthermore, CarPlay can’t interfere with Wi-Fi since Carplay it’s not wireless in XC40. I had some issues in the past connecting my iPhone to Garmin Mini, but those issues were related to Garmin software, not Wi-Fi interference. Ever since I upgraded my dashcam to Garmin Mini 2 I have no issues whatsoever connecting to it and downloading footage to my iPhone.

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Post by Snow man » Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:51 am

I have Nextbase 312 GW in car for nearly a year with no problems and same mode inl my truck,I bought ScanDisk cards from Amazon,as long as it's the right class of card does not need to be Nextbase one,don't have Wi-Fi enabled on the camera,I carry spare card,if anything happens I can swap the card and upload it from of at home

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Post by EmJay » Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:23 pm

qrt31 wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:59 am
I'm looking for a dash cam and have gotten quite confused. Initially was looking at Nextbase or BlackVue (although don't like the fact that Nextbase appears to require you to pay their inflated SD card prices). Went into my local auto parts store that does a wide variety of vehicle modifications, only to be told that any dash cam that used WiFi to communicate with a smartphone would have issues since both the car WiFi and CarPlay would interfere with the dash cam. I find this a bit strange, but the thing that lends a bit of credibility is that as a result they steered me towards a low end Pioneer model when they could have tried to sell me a much more expensive BlackVue or other higher end model. Anybody have experience with this?
If you take a look at the post(s) I made a few days ago, it may be of help. I now have the Nextbase 422GW and have no interference with my systems (now the rear view camera has been removed 🥴) p.s. Scroll to the initial post and then follow the thread..........

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como
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Post by como » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:19 am

Hi,
I have been using the BlackVue 750X for just over a year without issue.
T3 Auto R Design Pro, Thunder Grey, MY2022

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Post by EmJay » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:23 am

como wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:19 am
Hi,
I have been using the BlackVue 750X for just over a year without issue.

Great to know, thanks for sharing.
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Post by Rockford » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:31 am

como wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:19 am
Hi,
I have been using the BlackVue 750X for just over a year without issue.
And me the DR900X-2CH. 👍
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