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  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice cam, but has shortcomings

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Set up, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery, Gps

    Cobra HD Drive Dash Cam The Cobra HD Drive Dash Cam with iRadar is Cobra's new dash cam line for 2019... an upgrade from their previous dash cams without iRadar (which does not supply user with GPS data). The package includes the dash cam, 32GB microSD card, adhesive windshield mount, 12V vehicle power adapter, 10' microUSB cable, 1.5' microUSB cable, and quick setup. The dash cam comes with a one-year warranty on parts/labor. PROS: ----------- * Casing is small, light, and easy to mount. The ball/joint keeps the angle you want easily. * Easy to remove camera while mount remains in place. Camera slides off rubber/plastic arm on mount so you can place in glove box or out of sight. * GPS is available which shows speed and location on digital map using the downloadable Drive HD Dash Cam Player. G-force is also shown using this program with 1 being the lowest level and 3 being the highest (most impact to the vehicle that would trigger a locked video). See more on GPS limitations in the "Cons" section. * Due to the lens curvature and wide angle (160-degrees), the video does look a bit round which is to be expected for that angle, but at 1296p/30fps, the clarity is pretty good. * There is not a touch screen but the 4 buttons on the bottom of the unit are well-placed with a menu that's easy to select items for. Most of this is only done once anyway during setup. * Like most cameras it has loop recording and is built to beat the heat. The camera does have a sensor which will detect different G-force levels and make those videos un-eraseable until they need to be erased by the user. You can also create an emergency "locked" video by hitting the blue button on the top of the unit. This video can only be erased manually by the user as well. The button is easy to press and in a good location on the backside of the camera. CONS: ----------- * There is no battery backup built-in for short-term parked recording. One must hardwire to another aftermarket module (wired to car's power source) to continue recording for specified time after vehicle is turned off unless a USB power pack is used (see 1st item in "Other Observations" section). * GPS is available; HOWEVER, it is only available if the camera is bluetoothed to your phone AND your iRadar app is running. NOTE: The unit DOES have a GPS 3.5mm jack on the side; however, on Cobra's website, it does not state that the GPS module by Cobra is compatible with this dash cam. So what GPS unit IS compatible if there is a plug for one? Also, if that same GPS module DOES work with this dash cam, it has its own suction cup mount that must be used. This is a seriously flawed design. The GPS unit should be able to be simply mounted (magnetically connected) to the dash cam. * My biggest gripe, even if GPS is used via iRadar app? The speed is NOT shown on the actual video when GPS is active. This is a huge flaw that hopefully a software update will address. The GPS info is embedded digitally in the .MOV file but can only be seen using the Cobra program (Drive HD Dash Cam Player) installed on your PC. Latitude/Longitude IS shown on the screen, but for most users, that will not likely be very useful. Seeing the mph on the video itself may be needed for insurance cases or other incidents. * Many cars have only 1 DC outlet in their car in the same convenient location. It would be nice if the DC outlet provided 2 USB outputs instead of 1 so the dash cam and one other item could be plugged in at a time. With this setup, only 1 USB device can use the cigarette lighter DC module. * iRadar app must be turned off completely or it will continuously run in the background, and run down your phone battery. So the user has to turn it on before driving and turn it off after driving. That's not a very user-friendly process. * iRadar app IMO is useless other than gathering GPS data for the camera. There are already more popular GPS/cop-tracking/traffic apps out there (Google Maps, Waze, etc) with more users which better your chances of getting real-time data when you need it. iRadar doesn't even give speed limits to side streets nor does it give traffic patterns to those side streets - only major roads or interstates. I'm not seeing a true benefit of this app other than GPS availability for the dash cam. OTHER OBSERVATIONS: ----------------------------------- * An option to maintain power after the car is shut off: Put a charged USB battery pack in-line to the DC power source that is triggered "ON". When the car is running, the battery will charge. When the car is off, the battery will keep the camera on until all power is depleted. In this instance, the battery may need to be removed if it cannot be charged thoroughly while driving. Eventually, the car being parked will drain it enough and die over time. This is probably not ideal or even worth doing, but still an option. * The Drive HD Dash Cam Player program (PC) is set up nicely and even has limited editing options - mainly cut function or remove audio/video. There are no available transitions between video clips and the interface can be a little tedious at times. Multiple projects can be open at a time via tabs at the top of the window (nice feature). Only GPS data can be seen using this program. Lat/Long is shown on-screen, but proves to be pretty useless. * The DC (cigarette lighter) module has a USB port which can be used for other items if the dash cam is not being used. * The site lists this product with an 8GB microSD card, but I got a 32GB microSD card in my box. CONCLUSION: =================== The biggest issue with this dash cam is the fact that the speed is not shown on the video. I'm hopeful that that feature will change. Cobra also needs to make clear what GPS unit can hook up to this dash cam. The input is there but no GPS accessory stating compatibility with this dash cam exists on their website. This forces the user to turn on iRadar each and every time they drive if they want GPS data. You can leave the app running in the background; however, your battery won't last all day doing this. If you decide to get this dash cam for your kid, keeping mind that they will have to turn on the iRadar app every time they use the car - if you want GPS data, that is. I'm assuming a GPS unit is not available though. If Cobra HD Dash Cam Player is used to make composite videos of multiple clips, the final video product isn't too bad. With a few tweaks, this dash cam could really be something special. Unfortunately, it comes up a bit short with convenience and video overlay items (mph specifically). PICTURES ATTACHED: 1. Contents of the box 2. all 4 sides 3. front/back 4. the sticky mount 5. HD Dash Cam Player with GPS info (screenshot if iRadar is used) 6. HD Dash Cam Player WITHOUT GPS info (if iRadar is not turned on during drive)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super high quality HD video recording

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Price

    This Cobra Drive HD is the second dashcams I have owned, and I am very impressed with the extremely high video quality. Day time recording the images are sharp and clear. With moderate street light, the nighttime recording is excellent; on the videos, license plates can be read. Both daylight and nighttime recording, the Drive HD captures all the details. The installation and operation are effortless. The USB cord to power the cam is long enough to be run through under the dashboard, the side door and up of the between the windshield car ceiling. The kit does not include a suction base, so the dash cam is meant to be attached permanently to the windshield. It is very lightweight and made of durable plastic. I live in Florida, so I am glad the product is extreme temperature protected. The kit includes a microSDHC card, and the camera can use a Micro SD card with up to 64 GB of memory. If you are in an accident, you will be glad to have recorded high-quality images/videos to use as evidence. The recording can also be useful to file a claim with your insurance company. Another great feature that I use with this product is the iRadar mobile app. The app is handy to provide real-time alert information from other iRadar users. I get alerts such as red-light cameras, speed cameras, and police locations. The computer software, Drive HD Dash Cam Player, is easy to view and edit recorded footage. I was able to combine daytime and nighttime clips into one full video. Also, with the Player, I can easily find stored clips on the card, get GPS location, and display route on Google Maps. Overall, I am satisfied with the Drive HD Dash cam. If in an accident, an excellent recorded video will be valuable. When counting the cost and benefits, this product could save you a lot of money with an insurance claim. I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    OK but could be better

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Rear camera

    Pretty decent dash cam however it could be a bit better. Being that this is from Cobra, having an integrated radar detector built in would be a fantastic idea. The size is near perfect. It's very small and lightweight. I previously used a Rexing dash cam which is very good albeit a tad bulky looking. This Cobra unit is small and is very discreet. Using the supplied 3M tape, I don't see any issues with this dash cam falling off. The screen is almost useless as it's so small. In my F150, it's tucked behind my rear view mirror so having the LCD screen is useless for me. All it does for me is let me know it's on and that's about it. The buttons and menu are quite good. There aren't too many settings to configure however the buttons work fine and is quite intuitive. Seeing the screen is so small, having it be a touch screen would've made it near useless. As for the "radar" detector bit, that's kind of available with this unit but only if you purchase a subscription. With it, you can get notices of speed traps, cameras and such which is always beneficial. Without the subscription, it's just a normal dash cam. Assuming you don't get the subscription, this is simply an overpriced dash cam. If you wanted a dash cam, you can get one for far cheaper than this unit. If this thing had integrated radar detector built in or the subscription prices were a bit more reasonable, then this would be a great pickup. As a dash cam, it's better to pickup another lower priced unit for the same, if not better, features and form.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good but could be easier...

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Gps

    First, I wish vehicle manufactures would make it easier to get power to window mounted devices. It took years for them to get USB power ports in vehicles, why not a 5V power port by the mirror (USB C please). The Drive HD Dash 2308 provides some great features. Installing it obviously depends on your vehicle, I have a new 2019 Mazda CX-5, with the full electronics package, I mention this because the bump behind the mirror holds more and more electronics in newer vehicles, I'd originally planned to mount this dash cam to the windshield beyond the window electronics package, but there it was too much in my field of view, distracting. So I mounted it to the electronics package, avoiding the ventilation. The ball mount just barely made this possible, an inch lower and the ball joint prevented articulation. Now getting power to it, with the included 12' cable required running the cable across the top of window, down the left edge of the window, past the fuse box (another good place for a USB port), back around the steering wheel to get to the cigarette lighter outlet, with 6" to spare. There must be a better way! But with it installed I moved forward. The iRadar app was easy enought to install and pair (BT) with the dash cam. The app is divided in to 2 sections, a GPS map view and a dashboard view (looks like a dashbaord speedometer which also shows compass and the speed limit). I found the speed was quite accurate, lagging by a few seconds, but the speed limit was only displayed on larger streets, many smaller streets with a 25-35 limit were not shown (My car's GPS did show them). The GPS view will track the car on a map if you've hit the locate button in the lower left corner, when the compass is displayed you can drive right off the map. The map has pretty good detail, including the shape of buildings (quite helpful when driving around strip centers). The app pairs with the dashcam via bluetooth. and with the GPS on your (modern phone) is can record the "bread crumbs" of your route, very accurately so you can review your travels including direction and speed of travel, and exact path. When you approach red light cams they are displayed on the map, you have to look for them, unless you enable the devices alerting, which will verbally notify you of there approach (about 1/4 of a mile in advance). This is a really nice feature, it can also warn you of spotted police, photo enforcement, caution areas and traffic jams. These require a subscription (device comes with a 1 year subscription), I've not used it long enough to see how useful this is, but it seems like a good idea. I believe all devices report back info to iRadar HQ, and then as you move into an affected area the device can notify you of an area of interest that's been reported by others. The quality of the image in 1080P and 1296P are both exceptional; their PC based app allows you to assemble multiple trip segments (you choose the segment length 3m, 5m & 10m) I suggest using 3min as it faster to load and review. The app allow you to zoom in on details, at 1080P you can see license details at about 20', after that they are pixelated, at 1296P you can zoom to about 30' and make out license details. In daylight both images are excellent, at night the image quality drops off significantly. Unless your in a brightly lighted areas, picking up the detail beyond 20' or so was just so-so. Here's my issue, to review any video, you can look at it on the 2" screen (not very useful, except to verify you've caught an activity). But to do anything else with it you have to connect the camera to your PC or remove the tiny card (mine came with a first rate, high speed, 32Gb SanDisk micro SD card). I don't suggest popping the card in and out too often, as this is the most likely way to damage the card. The dash cam comes with a short (18") cable to use with your PC. I wish there were a way to move video's from the dash cam to your phone, this WOULD SIMPLIFY so many activities. Phones today are pretty powerful devices. Is suspect this would require a point to point wi-fi connection, rather than bluetooth. But I've had smart cameras that could do this for years (5+yrs or so). This is big disappointment; the dash cam would be so much more useful if it's contents could be accessed from your smart phone. That being said, the frequency that I'll look at my dash cam footage is pretty infrequently. But still I'd really rather review what's been captured on my phone rather than on the devices 2" screen. All things considered, the quality of the moving images captured is quite good, I recall the first 640x480 dash cams with pixelated everything, blurry motion. This is SO much better (in good lighting). The GPS tracking tied to the video is pretty cool, in a kind of creepy way (I'd not want to turn over the info if I was pulled over and at fault - and it's accurate, from what saw). Their video editing app is pretty good (wish it was available from my phone), it ties the information together very nicely. All told it's very good at what it does, I really wish it could be easily powered from an electronic mirror with what's included in the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Unpack, mount, power up, and drive off

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Video quality

    The Drive HD Dash Cam with iRadar by Cobra has been one of the easiest pieces of technology I have had the opportunity to work with. From unpacking the Drive HD Dash Cam and the miscellaneous items to mounting and powering on the unit, all of this process was SUPER easy. No special configuration, no need to remember to turn the camera on, just turn your car on and drive off. The Drive HD Dash Cam can provide video footage at a resolution of 1296P and screen captures of the same resolution by pressing the "Snapshot" button. A built in microphone so that you can record both the audio and video of your drive. When the camera is recording, it does so in loops. So instead of having the device simply stop recording, it will auto wipe old video data and continue recording for as long as the camera has power. One of the best features of the Drive HD Dash Cam is the on board G-Sensor, which in the event that the camera detects a minor or major bump, the camera automatically goes into Emergency Recording. This is the same type of recording that you get when you press the small blue button at the top of the camera. This will make it easier to locate the video file when you are able to connect the camera to a computer using the built in microUSB port (which serves as the power outlet when in use in your vehicle). Overall, a great product with a bit of a lacking companion app, but the Drive HD Dash Cam with iRadar by Cobra gets the job done without any specialized fuss.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Features?????

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Video quality

    This is my first dash cam so good instructions on how to operate the features would have been nice, but Cobra is lacking in that dept. After downloading the iRadar app I had to go the settings (physical button on bottom of cam) to connect the device. The instructions tells you in diagram to get the RED iRadar app but after that your on your own. Now it’s not hard to figure out but if your a first timer with a dash cams it probably will take a little extra effort, this is my biggest gripe. On a positive note from what I can tell? You just hit the record button and forget for continuous recording and it records automatically when you turn the car on, picture quality is good. Things get iffy when iRadar is concern because I did not get any alerts regarding radar but I honestly don’t know how it works since there are no instruction on it so that is a real bummer. Other good thing is that it comes with a 32 gig SD card and physical set up is straight forward. As far as a basic dash cam, it seems like a good product but radar feature may be more a gimmick (the feature I really wanted) so a little disappointed in this product. Video of quality here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7CPRY5Sdqs&feature=youtu.be THE GOOD: Clear video Small form factor Come with 32 gig SD Card THE BAD: Poor instructions Tiny LCD screen Not really sure if I set up iRadar right or not?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Disappointed

    Posted .
    Cons mentioned:
    Collisions warnings

    This is comparable to Anker or Aukey dash cam that cost less than $100. I expect Cobra to have better image and video quality but I am disappointed. It does not capture license plate number clearly. When connected to cell phone running iRadar app via bluetooth, it gets the GPS location from the phone and embeds it to the video and picture. Lane Departure and Forward Collision Warnings is not very useful, I get false positive on lane departure every time. As for Forward Collision Warnings, it will be too late to stop the car when it goes off. Note it is not necessary to use the dash cam with the iRadar app, it can work by itself. Connect to iRadar app suppose to give you speed trap or other warning but I never get those. You are better off with Waze. It is very nice they include a 32GB Sandisk Ultra high endurance micro SD card but I wish also include a suction cup mount.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cobra cam

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    The screen is too small my expectations of the screen was a lot better but for a small car it think it’s fine.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sturdy and Compact

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Price, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Rear camera

    First impression is how compact this dash cam is, I have my parking pass hanged on my rear view mirror and it literally hides behind it.I tried to install it on my mom's 1967 GMC ice cream truck since she drives its a moving liability, but I was not able to install so I highly recommend to check if your vehicle is compatible. The video quality is as advertise, it has something of a fish eye angle for a wider recording (160 degree angle). The video is very sharp for such a small screen. 1296p. An HDMI input is located on the side of the camera. I like that it uses an 3M adhesive when installing instead of the typical suction cup, so it feels very sturdy when installed properly. I have not used the app feature of this dash cam, so I cannot review on that, but I will be doing that this weekend. I will follow up on the app features. The dash cam does not come with some kind of cable holder so it won't hang around underneath your rear view mirror. You'll need to buy additional parts to really hide the cable. I did like that the dash cam came with a 32gb SD card so you don't have to buy it. I did read that the dash cam app has additional features for fee of $49/yr or $5/month. I really like this dash cam and the price is good too.I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Feature Packed, Easy Setup, Great price!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Price

    The Cobra Drive HD dash cam with iRadar is a great addition for you driving safety and insurance documentation. It includes 8GB MicroSD Card , Adhesive Mount, and Vehicle Power Adapter. I was up and running in 5 minutes. It would be nice if Cobra had some videos for popular models of cars on how to run the power cable under the panels but YouTube is your friend here. There are kits to allow you to plug right into your fuse box. The power adapter plugs into a USB receptacle and a cigarette adapter is provided if your vehicle does not have one. The1296p super Hd video that works in well in daylight or at night, I had no problem identifying details in recorded video. The iRadar is a cool feature, it warns you where red light cameras are as well as locations where police have been spotted. I can confirm this feature works as advertised. The iRadar Smartphone App tracks your location speed, time stamp and sensor info in on your smartphone. The App is great and has an excellent map and speed limit info for your current route. This camera has has some advanced features that warn you of if you drift out of a lane or approaching an object in front of you too quickly. This is a great feature to have adding preventive collision protection. The camera automatically records continuous loops erasing the unneeded footage. If the camera detects an impact it will save that footage for documentation. The camera also has motion detection that will record while the car is parked, this can detect anybody tampering with your vehicle or a parking lot collision. This dash cam is advertised to withstand extreme temperature conditions this could mean better durability in an automotive environment with it’s extreme temperatures when parked. I did not test this but it is a welcome addition to protect it from early failure. If you have a newer Cobra radar detector you can also link it to the iRadar app for additional features. Cobra has made a great dash cam packed with useful and easy to use features. The iRadar app is great and works on IOS and Android. This is a great addition at a bargain price for the features it offers and will add high end protection features to any vehicle.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just a so so dash cam

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Set up, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery, Resolution

    This dash cam is pretty small so it doesn’t obscure your view of the windshield. The screen on it is very small and for someone a bit older it is very hard to see anything on it. I’m not a fan of the screen size or resolution. The recordings are better than the screen resolution. I’ve used other cameras without a screen and find it just as easy to watch the recordings on my smart phone, so the screen isn’t a benefit for me. It is easy to set up and fairly easy to use. It has a microphone which can be muted, which is nice. You can also take still photos with the touch of a button. Another plus is that if you end up in a frontal accident and it clearly isn’t your fault, you have a recording of the accident. You can also get a camera that mounts on the rear that hooks up to this one. It plugs into my cigarette lighter just like many other devices, but my cigarette lighter is always powered on, so that is another draw back for me. I have to pull it out so it doesn’t run my battery down. On the positive side, it does start up fairly quickly. If you want to use the iradar companion app, then you need to have your phone connected to the dash cam. My iphone connected quickly and easily to the dash cam via Bluetooth. You do have to set up an account before you can use it though. It is also nice that the app has a map to follow where you are, showing the local speed limit and the speed you’re going next to it. While I'm not a huge fan of it, it does seem to work as advertised. My biggest complaint is really the low resolution screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It Does it's Job

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    This device works as advertised. No issues. I only wish it had come with a suction cup holder vice the adhesive stick on tape.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    FIRST DASHCAM

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    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    GOOD QUALITY AND PICTURE. I NEED TO GET ONE IN ALL OF MY CARS.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent dash cam

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Price, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Collisions warnings

    The Cobra HD Dashcam with iRadar is one of Cobra’s latest offerings in the dash cam space. After road testing it for week, here are my thoughts. The Cobra HD Dashcam is one of the smaller dash cams around and is a plus for me. The roughly 2” is fairly sufficient for my needs. The kit comes with a low profile windshield mount which uses 3M double tape. But personally, I’d prefer mounts using suction cups. Cobra is supposed to sell the mounts but it seems to be made for radar detectors. Other items in the box include a 10-ft usb cord for power, an 18” cord for file transfers, an auto power supply and some quick start guides. The unit itself is unobtrusive and has the basic functions and features one would find in most dash cams. On the left side would be a connector for the optional gps module and a micro-sd card slot. And while the description says it comes with an 8GB card, mine (as well as others’) came in with a 32GB sd card which is a plus. And like the other dash cams out there, video is looped and the 32GB gives you a long history of your drive. On the right hand side, you have the micro usb port and a mini hdmi port. (I wasn’t able to test the mini hdmi port as of this writing as I have seemed to lose my only mini hdmi cable.) The unit does not have a touch screen, but it has four tactile buttons for the menu screen. Also, there is an “emergency” camera button on the center top of the unit. This buttons allows you to record video in protected mode, meaning once the video recordings loop, that particular video will not be erased. And on the top right of the unit, there is a power on/off switch which also asks as a volume button. Like all modern dash cams, it has a G-sensor so that video starts recording when you move the car and also enables your unit to record in “emergency” or “impact” mode in case of collision. The level of sensitivity of the G-sensor can be adjusted in the menu. Aside from that, this model has a collision mode and a lane change mode. While for the most part the collision mode may be annoying and not really needed for my driving habits because it constantly beeps if there is anything near in front of you, I still see value in it as it can be helpful in poor visibility conditions or if you are just tired. The lane change mode I still have to see it actually work. I was not able to get any alert during my initial week of using it. As for the video mode, all settings from the 1296p Super HD mode to 720p at 30fps, proved to be very good and clear. I also have tried it at night and clarity was acceptable. What I like about the dash cam is the 160 degree viewing mode. Most cheaper dash cams have a viewing angle of 110-120 degrees. Personally, I have set mine at 720p at 30fps as the video quality is sufficient enough for insurance purposes in case of collision. And I can have more videos recorded before the loop starts. After all I am not recording video for showing in a huge 4K TV. But it’s a nice touch if you have that feature. Cobra by the way has included a PC app for video editing. It is simply a basic editing tool and if you have another editing tool, you can dispense with this as the videos recorded are in MOV format. The features of this dash cam which makes it different form other dash cams are the ability to add in a GPS module and the iRadar app. I am not particularly impressed with the iRadar app ad GPS module as both require a smartphone to function. First of all the iRadar app for this dash cam only provides a map when used together with your smart phone. In order to enable navigation, you have to purchase a separate GPS module. And all smart phones already have built-in map app. And the salient features of iRadar is the roadside alerts. The catch is that the alerts are crowdsourced from other iRadar users and the full features are not free. This is pretty much a hard sell for me because Waze can similarly do it for free plus it obviously have navigation features. That said, the Cobra Drive HD is still a good performer but I would have to remove a star for the limitations of the iRadar app. Nonetheless, I would still recommend this unit to others as this performs well as a dash cam in its price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Durable camera

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    It's a great camera but it doesn't have portability that means it can't record outside of the car

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Traffic cam

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    Good camera still not able to retrieve photos r videos

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love this!

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

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    Have been wanting one of these for a while. Got it for my drive across country. Wanted for security reasons.

    Features

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent Camera, skip on the extras

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Collisions warnings

    The Drive HD camera works really well as a day time dash cam. It's easy to use and does exactly what you would expect, it take continuous looping video while you're driving. It will automatically start recording as soon as it powers on. The video is pretty good quality, though the quality at night really degrades. Because it doesn't have a light or night vision, it's almost impossible to see anything. But, if you drive mostly during the day, you'll be pretty pleased with the quality. Other Features:: The Drive HD also has some "smart" features that aren't as impressive. The box says it has the ability to detect lane departure and collision detection, though I don't think it works. I have been using this for a few days now and have yet to get a lane departure warning, even when trying to trigger it. I have tried to hit anything so can't speak to the collision detection but, I wouldn't put money on it. The camera also has a "sentry mode" to keep watch oer your car while it's parked. Not really sure how useful this feature is, given that if someone really wanted to mess with your car, they would just take the very noticeable camera glued to your windshield. I get that it may be a deterrent but, it just seems like another thing for someone to steal from your car. The iRadar app:: In short, there is no reason to use this app. The app itself is a map and speedometer that supposedly features community driven alerts like speed trap monitoring and accidents but, I don't think anyone is actually posting to the app because, I have yet to see an alert. You get a one year subscription to the app with the Drive HD but, after that you have to pay a subscription and to be honest, I'm not really sure what you get from this app that you can't get from a free navigation app. The map on the app doesn't feature navigation so there really isn't a need to keep it up if you need navigation and the speedometer really doesn't do anything either. Overall, the iRadar app is a hard pass. Conclusion:: If you're looking for a dash cam, this one work but, don't buy it for any of the other features because, they just don't work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camara and not just for beginner's..

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I was cruising downtown when my dash cam spoke to me and told me that I was approaching a red light camera..That was a surprise I thought that they were deemed illegal in Miami..I'm glad a had it because I was approaching an intersection and the light had just turned yellow and I had enough time to stop, not so much for the guy driving next to me. he went thru it and i'm sure he is going o get a special letter from the city of Doral..

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice Dash Cam

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Set up

    I got this dash cam to just record my daily commute to record for my son who will start driving soon on what not to do when he gets in a car. Setup was straight forward and linking the camera with the Android app was one of the easiest things I've ever done. I installed and opened the app and next thing I knew it detected the camera. The extra "novelty" features of lane drift and collision warning are just that novelty. I'm sure over time, with some firmware revisions it might get great and I'm sure if I played with camera position I might reduce the false alarms, but for now it isn't there and just adds a distraction beep. That said the camera works great. It ties in with the iRadar app to pop up speed trap warning etc. I didn't get to see that work, since luckily the back roads I take daily are fairly empty. Overall I'm happy with the camera recording my drive, not only to show my kids what it is like on the road, but I do like there is a recording in case of an accident or dangerous driving. If you need a dash cam and want a few extra bells and whistles, this is a good choice. Setup is easy and using it was straight forward.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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