Thinkware U1000

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Anyone else upgrading to the U1000 ?
Black box my car has a trade up program from the Q800 Pro. U1000 Is 325$
 

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Looking into this unit as well to replace my old Strret Guardian.

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Anyone use one of these units yet? Looking for recommendations of how they handle the heat before dropping $499 on one.
I’m curious about the heat tolerances as well, but given that we’re heading into fall now and then winter, it may be a while until we find out. Perhaps our friends down under will be able to let us know sooner?
 

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I’m curious about the heat tolerances as well, but given that we’re heading into fall now and then winter, it may be a while until we find out. Perhaps our friends down under will be able to let us know sooner?
The primary retailer in Australia I would expect to have this model, does not. So temperature tolerances may not be that great.
That said I have an F800 PRO, it's the single worst purchase I have ever made for my car, wait for DOD to produce a 4k camera, my DOD RC500S puts the F800 pro to shame on video quality, day and night.
 

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Been running one for a couple weeks. I only have one comparison video. I think @Vortex is working on some real comparisons.

I ran the Thinkware F770, then Blackvue 900s, now the Thinkware U1000. A few initial impressions:

-I like the form factor (for my application).
-Wifi seems more reliable then the 900s. 900s just seemed glitchy for me.
-1 min 4k is around 200MB on the U1000. Blackvue 900 seemed like it was around 90MB. Probably explains the higher detail.
-Color/exposure seems a little wonky. But for me, detail is more important. If I want good color, I'd grab a real camera.

Well, here's a little YouTube compressed-to-death video. Oh, a little Ka band fun too:

Cheers,
Paul
 

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My 1 minutes 4k recordings from my 900s are 192.944 MBs. Not sure why yours would be less than half of that. I'm using H265.
 

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My 1 minutes 4k recordings from my 900s are 192.944 MBs. Not sure why yours would be less than half of that. I'm using H265.
Ahh. That makes sense. I must have mine on a lower setting. Shoot. Probably make my comparison worthless. I'll go add that to the YT description. Thanks.
 

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So I've been working on my updated "best dashcams" video for a little while and have been running the U1000 for maybe 2 or 3 weeks now. I am VERY impressed with this new dashcam overall. It features noticeably better video quality than the DR900S both front and rear, the low light sensitivity is quite a bit better, I like the single physical button on the dashcam for manual recording instead of the hand waving thing, etc.

I still prefer Blackvue's cloud capabilities and a few other minor things, but overall I think the Thinkware is a much better choice nowadays.

Regarding the heat issues, I've been told that one of the reasons that the U1000 was delayed (and same reason with the A129 Pro, speaking of which), was to ensure that they are good when it comes to high heat areas. It was released in the fall so we're not going to have good tests available until closer to next summer, but I have been told specifically that this is something that they worked on quite a bit.
 

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My U1000 Black Friday deal comes in tomorrow. I'll leave the detailed reviews to Vortex. This is my first Thinkware so it will be a learning curve.
 

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