In this post, I am going to review the Akaso V1 Dash Cam Car Recorder.
About the Brand
Akaso started their journey by building high quality and extremely affordable action cameras. In less than 5 years, they have become one of the leading action camera brands worldwide, with sales of over a half million units annually.
Now Akaso is expanding their business into new fields, including IP cameras, baby monitors, dash cameras, fitness trackers, projectors, video doorbells and even drones.
In-Box Contents and Price
1 x AKASO V1 Dash Cam
1 x 16GB Micro SD Card
1 x USB Cable
2 x 3M Adhesive and Mount
1 x Car Charger ( Input 24V/12V, output DC 5V/1.2A)
2 x Electrostatic Stickers
1 x Hardware Kit
5 x Five Cable Clips
1 x User Manual
Design and Features
It has a compact design which does not block your view. The build quality is good and the cord is long enough to hide easily.
It comes with in-built GPS which helps in documenting the entire trip. WiFi feature allows you to look at the current video being recorded on your phone screen. You can also playback recordings, download videos on phone APP “Akaso Car” or local files.
It shoots videos in a resolution of 1296 pixels(1728*1296). It has 170° wide-angle which covers up to 5 lanes of traffic ahead and reduces blind spots.
Loop recording is available in 1, 3 and 5-minute segments. 1-minute segments are the best in terms of saving a file to see later if you forget to lock it. 24 Hours Loop Recording creates video clips, automatically overwrites the oldest file to save the current file.
The integrated G-Sensor detects collisions and automatically activates Emergency Recording that will store, lock, and protect the whole incident, thus providing evidence for insurance claims and traffic disputes.
The night vision is useful to record the trip during night time. Akaso sends a 16GB Micro SD Card with the dashcam which can record up to 3 hours. However, you can use a 128GB Micro SD card which is the highest capacity it supports.
I found the performance great in both daytime and nighttime recording. I will post the recordings on my Youtube channel. Till then, you can watch the unboxing video.
If you are looking for a value-for-money dash cam, you can go with it. It’s available on Amazon.