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It's from Amazon and specifically designed for our cars!

 

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Looks interesting. I was thinking of getting a dash-cam just yesterday. I think I'll get this one. I'll wait a few days for new posts in case it is too good to be true.
Anybody have recommendations for rear dash-cams ?
 

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I like the idea but I am not convinced by lack of reviews, reddit thread that seems to have fake messages praising it or the fitcamx homepages are not that .. nice.

I might still buy it if many enough try it on this forum :).
 

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Looks interesting. I was thinking of getting a dash-cam just yesterday. I think I'll get this one. I'll wait a few days for new posts in case it is too good to be true.
Anybody have recommendations for rear dash-cams ?
Fitcamx website offers front and rear channel dash cam; Amazon page only offers front.

I personally would go with a more trustworthy brand like Viofo, Thinkware, Blackvue, Blueskysea, or Vantrue.
 

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I don't know anything about it either, but I like that it looks stock (most folks wouldn't know it was there or what it was for) and that it doesn't require running wires to power it. the 3 year protection plan they offer for $22 might be a good idea

They've been selling similar unit for other VW models for quite some time
 

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I ordered a similar 4K one from AliExpress: 62.4US $ 48% OFF|New ! Full HD 4K 2160P Car DVR Wifi Video Recorder Dash Cam Camera For Volkswagen idx4 idx6 prime pro pure/1st Edition ID.4 2021|DVR/Dash Camera| - AliExpress

You can see pictures of what I received here: Dashcam

The one I received looks more like the bulky Amazon one you linked to but I was expecting the compact, curvy look. The app is VERY basic compared to the BlackVue app (which I use with our other car) but it does work with a decent image when I benchtop tested it with a 12V power supply. I also bought the version without the easier installation that plugs into the mirror power connection because that power source shuts off when parked. If you want a dashcam to record when you're parked, it needs to still get power from somewhere that's always on.

I'm going to try and return it since the bulky size isn't going to make it any less intrusive than just installing my old BlackVue. Oh well. It was worth a shot.
 

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The website for the Carbaohui implies that you can see the camera image on the built-in screen in the ID.4. But then again, the product images aren’t of that product or of an ID.4. Did the installation or use instructions you got clarify whether it worked that way?
 

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The website for the Carbaohui implies that you can see the camera image on the built-in screen in the ID.4. But then again, the product images aren’t of that product or of an ID.4. Did the installation or use instructions you got clarify whether it worked that way?
I think they meant that the recorded videos are playable through the car's media player....by taking the micro sd card out of camera and then plugging it in to the console USB-C port using an adapter.
 

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The website for the Carbaohui implies that you can see the camera image on the built-in screen in the ID.4. But then again, the product images aren’t of that product or of an ID.4. Did the installation or use instructions you got clarify whether it worked that way?
The cable dongle that connects to the camera includes what looks to be a RCA video out. You would only be able to connect that to an aftermarket head unit that has that input. That does not apply to the ID.4.

I got authorization to return it for a refund so it’s definitely going back.
 

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Interesting idea. I put in an order for the trim piece that goes around the mirror that this replaces and was going to see if I could wire up usb charging for my Garmin dashcam there.
 

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I ordered a similar 4K one from AliExpress: 62.4US $ 48% OFF|New ! Full HD 4K 2160P Car DVR Wifi Video Recorder Dash Cam Camera For Volkswagen idx4 idx6 prime pro pure/1st Edition ID.4 2021|DVR/Dash Camera| - AliExpress

You can see pictures of what I received here: Dashcam

The one I received looks more like the bulky Amazon one you linked to but I was expecting the compact, curvy look. The app is VERY basic compared to the BlackVue app (which I use with our other car) but it does work with a decent image when I benchtop tested it with a 12V power supply. I also bought the version without the easier installation that plugs into the mirror power connection because that power source shuts off when parked. If you want a dashcam to record when you're parked, it needs to still get power from somewhere that's always on.

I'm going to try and return it since the bulky size isn't going to make it any less intrusive than just installing my old BlackVue. Oh well. It was worth a shot.
Oh damn that's disappointing, I also ordered this although it's a different listing. There are even reviews with photos of it and everything! I wonder if they are fake.
 

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Oh damn that's disappointing, I also ordered this although it's a different listing. There are even reviews with photos of it and everything! I wonder if they are fake.
I don’t think there is an official version so fake is harsh. I’m thinking that the 1440p version is the one in the pictures. They may have needed the larger form factor for the 4K electronics and never updated photos. I’m slightly tempted to try out the 1440p and see if I get the sleek version but I’m not a fan of dealing with China logistics.
 

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I don’t think there is an official version so fake is harsh. I’m thinking that the 1440p version is the one in the pictures. They may have needed the larger form factor for the 4K electronics and never updated photos. I’m slightly tempted to try out the 1440p and see if I get the sleek version but I’m not a fan of dealing with China logistics.
I meant I wonder if the reviews are fake. I ordered the 2k version so I will report back.
 

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I meant I wonder if the reviews are fake. I ordered the 2k version so I will report back.
The reviews seem generic but maybe that's because they are translated from Korean... Both reviews do indicate the "1600p" version and the form matches the curvy pictures so that seems to be the right version to get. Just keep in mind that the version that taps into the mirror power connector will only record when the car is "on". I really want parking recording since the car is one gigantic electric power source and powering the camera when parked shouldn't be an issue for the car's electrical system.
 

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The reviews seem generic but maybe that's because they are translated from Korean... Both reviews do indicate the "1600p" version and the form matches the curvy pictures so that seems to be the right version to get. Just keep in mind that the version that taps into the mirror power connector will only record when the car is "on". I really want parking recording since the car is one gigantic electric power source and powering the camera when parked shouldn't be an issue for the car's electrical system.
i’ve never had a dash cam that does parking monitoring. the cops around here don’t really do their jobs so not much benefit to recording petty crimes on a dash cam. Plus I don’t want to drain my battery while parked.
 
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