Thinkware F770 Dual Channel Dash Cam
The unique Thinkware F770 dual-channel is among all dash cam to rely on Wi-Fi connections and Android or iOS applications.
There is also Wi-Fi and GPS / power status lights, but feedback (warnings, notifications, etc.) through friendly sound. For local control when your cellphone is impractical, there is a power button, record, Wi-Fi, and mic on the unit. Using F770 takes time to get used to, but the combination of the overall methodology works very well.
If there is a deficiency in the F770, this dash cam has a length of approximately 4 inches and a width of about 2.5 inches, it might cover a large patch of your windshield. It may be necessary to choose where to place it (behind the mirror is a place that good) before installing it using semi-permanent adhesive. The F770 can record two video channels simultaneously, but it requires an optional $ 80 720p rearview camera.
The video produced by the F770 is very good. That includes night shooting, which experiences minimal light flares and offers many details. Daytime videos are very rich in color.
The F770 dash sports features are 1-fps parking surveillance to memory usage limits, departure lanes and collision alarms, and safety cameras and speed warnings. Even shipped with a 16GB micro-SDHC card.
If you are focused on cell phones, or just like the idea of using your cellphone to control your dashboard, the F770 is the truth. If you are looking for something more traditional.
But if you want the latest Thinkwave F800 is probably the choice
Thinkware F770dash cam specification
|Dimensions||7.7 x 6.6 x 4.5 inches|
|Video (Front Cam)||HD 1920 x [email protected]|
|Video (Rear Cam)||HD 1920 x [email protected]|
|Image Sensor||SONY Exmor CMOS Image sensor|
|Display||No display, accessible via APP|
|Storage||MicroSD, up to 64GB (class 10)|
|Operating temperature||14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C), storage |
temp is -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
|Dual cash cam||Yes|
What’s in the box?
The F770 is a basic model, with 12V / 24V power cable, windshield installation, four clips on the windshield edge, 3M backup adhesive tape, 32GB micro USB cable with two adapters (for microSD and USB), and a user manual.
There is also a bundle that includes the back module, which is synchronized with the F770, and a cable kit if you want to install it permanently in the car.
If write down in the list then what is in the box is as follows.
- Front Camera F770 Thinkware
- Rear camera
- 32GB Thinkware MicroSD Card
- Cable Device
- Replacement Installation Adhesive Tape
- 12V Cigarette Adapter
- Cable Mounting Clip
- USB MicroSD Card Reader
- User guide
Thinkware F770 Feature
When first reviewing Thinkware’s 2 channel F770, it was very beautiful, especially the 1080P rear camera that featured a large Sony sensor.
The safety camera warning system is also impressive and the packaging used by Thinkware is some of the best we’ve ever seen.
Some customers don’t like the design and feel that the color is too bright.
With the new F770, the revised front unit design will attract more buyers because of its very low shape and wise shape with a completely nice black touch.
Close wire management is also a nice touch that adds to the device’s subtle appearance.
Thinkwave F770 dash cam, the marking is better and the buttons are bigger.
Even though the controls are still not as straight as BlackSys, the company still makes F770 operations every day easier.
The mount is slightly slimmer which makes the unit feel smaller and maintains a lens that can help reduce glare.
The rear camera while the video is good, one small handle is to be reversed for the right to face up and no wifi application to flip
The rear camera can also be reversed after the mount is mounted on the windshield. Another useful update on the video speed stamp option.
Feature summary including:
- Wi-Fi to watch in a car with your smartphone
- Internal chip for camera warning traffic
- Time Lapse recording to save space
- Super Night Vision for clear recording 24 hours a day
- Parking mode function that records movement or impact even though the hardwire harness included is used
- 140-degree viewing angle
- Road safety warning
- Save two records
- Thermal self-protection and fail-safe recording
Thinkware F770 Video quality
In terms of video quality, the F770 takes on a much higher bitrate recording location than most other 2 channel dash cameras on the market.
This camera adds the Super Night Vision feature which significantly increases video clarity at night even in areas with low light.
Another feature is the time lapse function for parking mode which takes 1 frame per second video that uses far less storage space than traditional parking mode videos.
It also plays 15x faster so it’s easier to scan through recording.
A recommendation for those who want to use parking mode is to use a larger SD card to save recordings longer than using this time lapse feature.
Below as example video with use Thinkware F770
Thinkware F770 Installation setup
Installing the F770 in the car is easy.
The ideal placement is high on the windshield, with the camera module parallel to the center of the hood.
That way will give you the best results in terms of coverage and feature compatibility; some functionality depends on whether the F770 is properly aligned to work at its full potential.
Once installed, you only need to insert a microSD card, connect the power cable to the camera and attach the other end to the 12V socket and you are ready to use.
The F770 starts recording automatically, so you don’t have to worry about pressing any buttons before you start driving.
After it’s done, you might also want to use the clip provided in the box to route the cable, because if it doesn’t, it will only hang.
Noteworthy is that, depending on how the 12V socket is held, it is possible that it will provide power that is connected when the engine is turned off.
Thinkware F770 Functionality
The default settings on the F770 work pretty well for most people, but there are some things you might want to change or recognize before you start using them.
Outside the box, the F770 records audio from the car. The idea here is that, if you get into a sensitive situation, you will have audio recordings in the video to solve any problems. If it’s something you don’t want, this feature can be deactivated by pressing the microphone button on F770.
The F770 is set to be used in a car, so if you have an SUV or truck, you have to go into settings and make the appropriate changes.
To do that, you need to use the Dashcam Viewer application on your smartphone. To connect to the F770, turn on Wi-Fi and use “123456789” as a password.
The arrangement impacts front collisions and the lane remains alert. This system works very well, even though you don’t have to depend on it while driving.
The F770 also offers safety camera warnings, which function for red lights, speed cameras, average speed areas, and places where you might meet the police (maybe, with radar weapons). You need to download data from a Thinkware site and upload it to F770 to take advantage of this feature.
Like other dash cameras in range, the F770 maintains recordings before damage to internal memory. It is useful as a backup if the microSD card is damaged. And, if you need to delete recordings quickly, there is a format button on the F770 that allows you to do so.
And there is a built-in GPS too. The advantage is that time and date are synchronized automatically, speed is embedded in the video, and you also have the coordinates. If you use a Windows application or macOS, you can see where you are on the map at the right time in the video. That is a very useful thing
Overall, the F770 is a great update on the cam dash that has performed well. The changes are subtle but overcome many small problemsIt is best if the camera can still record when WiFi is active and the system is partitioning the memory card with settings because Thinkware prioritizes continuous mode recording.This is a very small complaint and on the market, this 2 channel is our favorite Full HD + Full HD cam because of its very slim design, outstanding video quality, and the quality of development of a great Thinkware device.
- Dual-channel, front/rear video capture
- Voice feedback
- Excellent daytime and nighttime video
- Wi-Fi connection to your phone makes setup and other tasks super-easy
- Using your cell phone as a display adds another layer of complexity