Still remember the solid compact dash cam with built-in Wi-Fi & battery – Transcend DrivePro 50 that I reviewed previously. Here comes the bigger brother – DrivePro 230 that equipped with a Sony Exmor sensor which can captures high-resolution images with extremely fine tonal gradation even in low light. Furthermore, it has GPS receiver, G-sensor, high-capacity Li-polymer battery, convenient snapshot button and Wi-Fi connectivity as well. Interested? Read on to find out…
A Sony Exmor sensor for high resolution imagery
Transcend’s DrivePro 230 features a Sony Exmor sensor that captures high-resolution images with superb, rich color even in low light. Built-in Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology balances the brightest and dimmest areas of captured images, ensuring that every critical shot is as clear as possible. Night or day, the camera can clearly record details such as license plate numbers at 30 fps at 1080p Full HD.
Parking monitoring mode for extra protection
In addition to on-the- road safety, Transcend’s DrivePro 230 stands sentry when the vehicle is parked at a public parking lot or on a roadside. When parked, the driver can enable the motion detection function or the time-lapse video recording function. The former activates recording when motion is detected; the latter enables users to get right to the heart of the matter without needing to view hours of incident-free footage.
Pinpoint the vehicle’s location
The DrivePro 230’s GPS receiver can log GPS coordinates, date, and time into recorded video footage. GPS coordinates precisely locate where an incident happened so that emergency road services, police, or an insurance representative can respond more quickly. The DrivePro Toolbox enables the full review of a trip, including GPS position, speed, and time of day.
Additional key features
Transcend’s DrivePro 230 also comes equipped with a Lane Departure Warning System, which checks for, and alerts a driver to, sudden changes in speed and lane. The Forward Collision Warning System warns a driver when the driving speed exceeds a preset value, such that the vehicle is getting too close to the car ahead. The system will in either case alert a driver with a warning sound and an onscreen alert. When the DrivePro detects poor lighting conditions, the Headlight Reminder will be activated. To help prevent tired drivers from getting into an accident, the Driver Fatigue Alert regularly reminds a driver of the need to rest after driving for a preset, driver-determined period of time.
Exclusive DrivePro Toolbox and DrivePro App
The user-friendly DrivePro Toolbox features a sorting function to quickly locate video clips by filename, recording date, or group. The DrivePro Toolbox also provides a screenshot function allowing for the capture of a single frame that can be tailored so that users can rapidly find the shot they are seeking. The DrivePro 230 also comes equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity that works with both Apple iOS and Android devices through the free DrivePro 230 app. While the driver is busy with the work of piloting a car, passengers can view and download videos and images captured via the DrivePro App, and also change settings to make for a safer drive.
The DrivePro 230 dashcam is backed by Transcend’s Two-year Limited Warranty. More information can be found at Transcend Website.