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post Mar 14 2019, 03:22 PM, updated 4y ago

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Got the latest Thinkware X700 from Sicurez Dashcam Station-Malaysia for review.

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Thinkware product page: X700
Sicurez product page: X700


Technical Specs:
• Processor: Ambarella A12
• Sensor: Front: Sony Starvis CMOS 2.13M Pixels, Rear: Pixelplus CMOS 2.12M Pixels
• Viewing angle: 142.7° Wide Angle
• 3-Axis Accelerometer G-Sensor (3D, ±3G)
• Resolution: Front & rear: Full 1080P Full HD
• Support up to 64GB microSD card
• Built-in super capacitor
• 2.7” Touch LCD
• Motion detection/Time Lapse parking mode
• Super Night Vision
• Format Free 2.0 Technology
• External GPS Antenna (optional)
• Road Safety Warning System (LDWS. FCWS/uFCWS, FVDW)(requires external GPS receiver)
• Safety Camera Alert (requires external GPS receiver)


The box
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Open box
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Contents
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• X700
• Rear camera
• Rear camera cable
• Hardwire kit
• Thinkware 16GB micro SD card
• Tape mount
• Spare mounting tape
• Cable clips
• Quick start guide
• Customer service information leaflet


X700
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Tape mount
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Rear cam
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Rear camera cable
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Hardwire kit
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Spare mounting tape & cable clips
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Quick start guide
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Customer service information
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Test setup
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I will be using 128GB Netac Pro micro SD for the recordings. I’ll also be using the Thinkware external GPS receiver with the X700 for the Road Safety Warning System & Smart Camera Alert functions.


Initial firmware out of the box
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Videos
The videos below are recorded in 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 11.2 Mb/s for the front camera and the rear camera.


























Final thoughts
This X700 is the successor to the X550. Updated with Ambarella A12 & Sony Starvis sensor for the front cam from the Ambarella A7 & Sony Exmor sensor in the X550.

Not sure why they didn’t include the built-in GPS like in the X550. Adding the external GPS receiver will have to consider an extra cable to the X700 now. Also the dip switch as the power button.

Overall a great mid-range premium dashcam. Video quality is on par with the F800 Pro.

Side note – My X700 was missing the Thinkware 16GB micro SD card. Sicurez said they’ll send it over as it was included in the package.

This post has been edited by blurjoey: Mar 14 2019, 03:29 PM
tsg_7
post Mar 14 2019, 03:41 PM

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SO HOW IS IT COMPARE TO XIAOMI OR XIAOYI OR ANY OTHER PREMIUM BRAND?
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post Mar 14 2019, 03:45 PM

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QUOTE(tsg_7 @ Mar 14 2019, 03:41 PM)
SO HOW IS IT COMPARE TO XIAOMI OR XIAOYI OR ANY OTHER PREMIUM BRAND?
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Xiaomi and Yi are not premium dashcams. Those are not the same level as Thinkware.

Most you can compare with other Korean dashcams like Blackvue, Blacksys, iRoad, etc...
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post Mar 14 2019, 03:50 PM

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HOW MUCH THEY ARE SELLING THIS? DO YOU MIND TELLING HERE OR PM?
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post Mar 14 2019, 03:52 PM

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QUOTE(tsg_7 @ Mar 14 2019, 03:50 PM)
HOW MUCH THEY ARE SELLING THIS? DO YOU MIND TELLING HERE OR PM?
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Sicurez told this X700 is selling for about rm1.5k+-
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post Mar 14 2019, 03:54 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Mar 14 2019, 03:52 PM)
Sicurez told this X700 is selling for about rm1.5k+-
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fffffuuuuuuhhhhhhhh!!!!!
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post Mar 14 2019, 04:08 PM

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QUOTE(tsg_7 @ Mar 14 2019, 03:54 PM)
fffffuuuuuuhhhhhhhh!!!!!
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That's why you can't compare this with a Xiaomi or Yi dashcam sweat.gif sweat.gif sweat.gif
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post Mar 14 2019, 04:43 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Mar 14 2019, 04:08 PM)
That's why you can't compare this with a Xiaomi or Yi dashcam sweat.gif  sweat.gif  sweat.gif
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post Mar 14 2019, 04:48 PM

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Thank you for your review of the X700.
How is the parking mode compared to F800 Pro?
Are they the same, i.e. option of time lapse, motion detection, etc?

The cabling are not as neat and tidy as the F800 Pro but am considering this X700 and Viofo A129 Duo due to the LCD display.
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post Mar 14 2019, 04:56 PM

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QUOTE(widget @ Mar 14 2019, 04:48 PM)
Thank you for your review of the X700.
How is the parking mode compared to F800 Pro?
Are they the same, i.e. option of time lapse, motion detection, etc?

The cabling are not as neat and tidy as the F800 Pro but am considering this X700 and Viofo A129 Duo due to the LCD display.
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Actually is the same for the parking mode on both models.

Yeah, there will be 3 cables if you add on the external GPS as it is required for the Road Safety Warning System & Safety Camera Alert function.

But mine is considered a temporary install for review. I think the installer can do a better job hiding the cables.


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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Mar 14 2019, 04:56 PM)
Actually is the same for the parking mode on both models.

Yeah, there will be 3 cables if you add on the external GPS as it is required for the Road Safety Warning System & Safety Camera Alert function.

But mine is considered a temporary install for review. I think the installer can do a better job hiding the cables.
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I see.
Thanks for your reply.
Looks like the GPS receiver is sold separately @ RM170 at Sicurez website.

 

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