Product Comparison: Thinkware F770 vs BlackVue DR650S


General Specifications
Brand
THINKWARE
BlackVue
Model
F770
DR650S-2CH
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The THINKWARE F770 sets the new standard for advanced, premium Wi-Fi enabled dash cams, Featuring a new, sleek, and discreet design, while jammed-packed with features such as Super Night Vision and Time Lapse Recording, the F770 offers a next-level ultimate security and surveillance solution for the everyday driver.
The BlackVue DR650S Series is the ultimate in Cloud dashcam technology, featuring remote Live View capability. The DR650S-2CH is a dual-channel (front + rear) dashcam that combines performance and elegance. Although including Wi-Fi, GPS, impact and motion detection as well as Cloud connectivity, the DR650S-2CH sits elegantly under the windshield, behind the rearview mirror, without obstructing the driver’s field of view.
Key Specs
Type
Monoblock without display
Monoblock without display
Shooting Mode (Front)
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Thinkware F770 Dash Cam with Built-in WiFi & GPS
  • Very secure window mount, easy installation overall.
  • The only improvement this could use is more cord mounts. The front+rear kit only comes with the same five cord hangers as the front kit, and it would be more convenient to have another five for the rear.
  • I wanted to be able to read license plate numbers. I assumed high resolution would enable me to do that after looking at countless views from Thinkware posters on YouTube. The files are 1080p and are very crisp and clear.
  • I bought the F770 with hard-wire kit and rear camera. I was attracted to this unit by the comparatively rare permutation of wide viewing angle, front & rear recording in higher resolutions, HDR, and because I live in AZ a higher-end thermal specification.
  • Ok, so maybe the Thinkware isn’t stylish, but it is cool looking. It isn’t bulky or obtrusive.
BlackVue DR650S Car Black Box/Car DVR Recorder
  • This dashcam is worth the money. I've previously owned a cheap one, and after it failed to help me when someone rear ended me and drove off, I upgraded to this unit.
  • I love these cameras this is the third one I have bought. I have them in my wife's car, my truck, and my sunny day car. It is a great insurance policy.
  • This camera blows away the GoPro as a dashcam. The incredible detail the camera captures (day or night) is amazing. The camera definitely exceeded my expectations.
  • This is my 2nd BlackVue Dashcam. They are not perfect, but overall, far better than any similar products offered to the general public in the US. Solid build quality, recent software/app overhaul was very much needed, and executed well.
  • The device looks good compare to the previous version. Previous one has a silver color holder where this one has an all black holder (the part that stick to the window), so that its less visible from the outside.
Size & Weight
Height
1.25 in.
1.4 in.
Width
4.3 in.
4.7 in.
Depth
1.6 in.
1.4 in.
Weight
4.6 oz.
3.4 oz.
Video
Front Sensor Resolution
2.19 MP
2.1 MP
Viewing Angle
140 º
129 º
Night Vision
Yes
Yes
Rear Sensor Resolution
1 MP
Shooting Mode (Rear)
1280 x 720
What customers say about "Video"
Thinkware F770 Dash Cam with Built-in WiFi & GPS
  • Video quality is quite good, including at night.
  • Video quality exceeds my expectations in day and night even though with my front and rear positioning the camera has to look through a headline tint (front) and after-market applied tint (rear).
  • The video quality of both the front and rear cameras far outshine that of my Department's very expensive Arbitrator Dash Cam units for our police fleet.
  • Great video recording, even at night and the lane warnings in bad rain storms.
  • The video quality is decent, but not stellar. License plates at a stop light are easy to read, but not in traffic.
BlackVue DR650S Car Black Box/Car DVR Recorder
  • The video quality is great. the build quality of the cameras is incredible. I have had the one in my truck now (my daily driver) for 2.5 years now and it is still going very strong.
  • Video quality is pretty good. However, the interface is really quite terrible
  • Great camera system. Great clarity, easy to use, easy to install. Couldn't be happier. Rear camera is real nice, non obtrusive, clean install. I ordered one for my other car as well.
  • Nevertheless, I had mixed emotions about the blackvue. I wanted a front and rear camera that was discrete without having to sacrifice quality of the video. However, after I received the dash cam and used it, I was surprisingly satisfied.
  • The DR650S-2CH has a well known issue where the factory set lenses will drift out focus as temperatures rise in the vehicle specially when parked under the sun. Video quality degrades to the point you cannot read a license plate of a vehicle directly stopped in front of you.
Features
Recording Modes
Continuous Recording Mode, Event Recording Mode, Manual Recording Mode
Normal Recording Mode, Event Recording Mode, Parking Recording Mode
Indication
Security LED, Operation Status LED, GPS Receiver LED, Wi-Fi LED
Recording LED, GPS LED, Wi-Fi LED, Front Security LED, Rear Security LED
Sensor(s)
3-Axis Accelerometer G-Sensor (3D, ±3G)
3-Axis Acceleration Sensor
GPS
Yes
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes
Yes
Power
DC 12/24V
DC 12/24V
Extras
Super night vision, Time lapse, Front and rearview Full HD recordings, Wide dynamic range, Automatic exposure, Safety camera alert
Built-in Super Capacitor, Built-in Impact & Motion Detection, Blackvue App (ios, Android) And Viewer (windows/mac), Sleek Design and Controls
What customers say about "Features"
Thinkware F770 Dash Cam with Built-in WiFi & GPS
  • Records to both internal memory + SD card, reducing chance of data loss.
  • The Thinkware has parking mode that wakes on motion and/or impact as well as takes time lapse pictures. I’m not a fan of the time-lapse feature, but do like to have it wake on motion near my car.
  • The WiFi connection and parking mode were bonus features which did not factor into my search.
  • Otherwise: quality is excellent, installation is super fast, and the features are unbeatable.
  • Voice prompts and boot sounds are not configurable (eg, I don't care when the GPS is connected minutes after I start driving, but you can't disable that notification).
  • Not intuitive, hard to reach buttons (I have to move mirror out of the way to find a button I need to press)
BlackVue DR650S Car Black Box/Car DVR Recorder
  • Window adhesives are great! And there are a couple spares.
  • The cloud feature is near useless unless you happen to be in wifi range, but not a feature I intend to use anyways.
  • Cloud connected. When connecting to the cloud, you can view the device video from anywhere, even live chat (10 minutes per day restriction for free account)
  • ll also note, the app is trash. It's frequently difficult to connect to the dashcam, and the download rate is horrendous.
  • The only issue I have, perhaps it is the card that is in it (PNY 128GB) this camera restarts every now and then. It might be the SD card but not sure.
  • Cable for rear camera is not long enough (If you have a 3 row seat SUV), night visibility and resolution is unacceptable for the camera in this price range.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE, RoHS, Telec, RCM, WEEE
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