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G1W Dash Cam

Post by Moused » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:04 pm

Figured this was the best forum for this... and I wanted to share some info.

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I grabbed a G1W about a year back, it's a pretty well known 'cheap' dash cam - $50ish from ebay or the like..
To anyone without one, or thinking about grabbing one... This beasty has held up very well for something cheap and expected to break in the first week.

The quality is pretty good for what it is, definitely passable as a dash cam... Plates are readable at a closeish distance.
It claims to be 1080p, and the files are technically 1080p... but the quality doesn't exactly reflect that.

The cabling is long enough to route from behind the mirror, down the A pillar, and tucked in behind the cigarette lighter.
It powers on with the car, auto records and loops over old footage. I've caught some quirky little situations driving around..


Cons I've stumbled across:
  • - The 'G Sensor' can't be turned off in my version - so any decent pot holes, and the cam locks the current file (it assumes you've had an accident).
    This would be all well and good, but eventually it'll fill the card up, to the point it can't record anymore - I have to format it once every 2 months or so.
  • - The battery has died over the course of constantly charging and discharging. It's likely a cheap POS too.
    When losing power to the cam (car off), the battery doesn't hold enough charge to finish it's current file on occasion - corrupts the file.
    This happens once in a blue moon, but it sucks.
There's a newer version now - the G1W-CB - C standing for capacitor which solves the battery issue; B being black (mines a vibrant gold with a silver ring around the lens, not exactly stealthy). I assume the G Sensor is fixed in this newer one too.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Blueskysea-G ... 3cfa26f5a0

I can't speak for the quality of the one I linked, but the one I grabbed awhile back was definitely worth it.
Highly, highly recommended dash cam.

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Re: G1W Dash Cam

Post by BorepYano » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:13 am

I just use my phone mounted slightly higher than usual. (it helps that i have a phablet as well - samsung note edge; it's easy enough to get these up high enough above the dash because of their stupid size lol)
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Re: G1W Dash Cam

Post by Strkszone » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:49 pm

Crap... I wish I found that link before I made my order on Amazon, spent around $75 for it. Oh well. :|

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Post by Moused » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:28 pm

Strkszone wrote:Crap... I wish I found that link before I made my order on Amazon, spent around $75 for it. Oh well. :|
Yours come with an SD card? Works out about the same if so

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Post by shiggz » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:25 am

What about something like this:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TOPO-1080P-F ... 2804b8b6d9

Cheaper and seems just as good if not better? (HDMI input, probably has true 1080P?)
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Re: G1W Dash Cam

Post by Strkszone » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:24 am

Moused wrote:
Strkszone wrote:Crap... I wish I found that link before I made my order on Amazon, spent around $75 for it. Oh well. :|
Yours come with an SD card? Works out about the same if so
Yeah, got an SD card. Thought it was only in America, so just got it from there. Exchange rate not working for us though.

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Post by Technikhaus » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:43 pm

I received mine a couple of weeks ago, it's exactly what you'd expect for the $40 I paid :p

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151715881067?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

That's the one I purchased.
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Post by mezje » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:43 am

I use the G1WC got it for $35ish or so on sale, great little unit!

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Post by Strkszone » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:50 pm

Any idea how to get the G1W-CB (capacitor) to record while the car is off as well? :( Mine just shuts off and won't turn on when the car isn't on and the battery is fully charged >:(

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Post by BorepYano » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:47 am

Strkszone wrote:Any idea how to get the G1W-CB (capacitor) to record while the car is off as well? :( Mine just shuts off and won't turn on when the car isn't on and the battery is fully charged >:(
Black Box Capacitor model must be plugged in at all times to continue recording.
I assume you will have to hard wire it to the battery + transformer, if you want it to record while the car is off
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Re: G1W Dash Cam

Post by Moused » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:28 pm



Soo..... This happened earlier today. Cam def pays off to have, the guy didn't stop.

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Post by Daniel2019 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:31 pm

As if you didn't just chase the c**t haha.

Also was that Alter Bridge playing?

And did you get him to stop and have a chat?
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Re: G1W Dash Cam

Post by kiz » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:33 pm

f**k, what a knob, and they just kept going too....
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Re: G1W Dash Cam

Post by mezje » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:21 pm

Can't believe they just drove off, unbelievable, cam pays off for sure.

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Post by Moused » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:36 pm

Daniel2019 wrote:As if you didn't just chase the c**t haha.

Also was that Alter Bridge playing?

And did you get him to stop and have a chat?
I did chase him for awhile after... He didn't end up stopping despite my efforts lol..

And yes, tis Alter Bridge :hb:

I eventually gave up and pulled over to see the damage..
I was a little hesitant to floor it after him because I didn't know the damage, you know

Anyways he didn't actually hit me, just forced me into the gutter.. I was pretty shocked, I expected to see my guard caved in
My rim is pretty butchered on the left. Major next level gutter rash, and the tyre is a little torn..

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Post by Daniel2019 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:41 pm

Maybe that's why old mate didn't stop.

Still, off to the local cop shop you go.
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Re: G1W Dash Cam

Post by Moused » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:34 pm

Daniel2019 wrote:Maybe that's why old mate didn't stop.

Still, off to the local cop shop you go.
Indeed.


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