The F800 Guru is the most recent flagship dash camera from Thinkware, substituting the marginally less well-endowed F770. The F800 Guru is your very first dashboard camera we have tested to guarantee cloud services.
The F800 Guru’s core specification is enhanced only subtly within the F770; it comprises a newer Sony Exmor R CMOS. This is a bit bigger at 1/2.8 inches, but in addition, having a marginally lesser resolution is 2.13-megapixels. The latter is still more than sufficient for Total HD, nevertheless. The F800 Guru’s recording resolution remains restricted to 1920 x 1080 in 30 frames per second, as was the situation with all the F770.
The video is recorded in 10Mbits/sec, which will be reasonable for Total HD, and there are not any other choices. This is a lot for most journeys, despite the fact that you just get 200 minutes of recording time the back camera simultaneously employs the very same data rate. There is no facility to shoot photographs, nevertheless.
Thinkware F800 Guru Mounting Wi-Fi and options
The F800 Guru follows an identical format to the F770, but in this instance, the camera protrudes from the close of the device instead of being within the primary body. Unusually amongst dashboard cams, the F800 Guru (such as the F770) does not possess an integrated display, forcing you to utilize the built-in smartphone and Wi-Fi program for virtually any setup, of which more soon.
This model is not designed to be taken in and outside of your vehicle frequently. A permanent connection kit can be obtained, which means that you may track the power cabling into an inner link, or there is a model using a cigarette lighter adapter instead. The latter is attached to its own cable, but so cannot be utilized at precisely the exact same time for a device like a satnav which also plugs into the cigarette lighter.
When the F800 Guru is set up, it is possible to tilt the camera down and up to ensure it points in the ideal direction. You can not rotate right and left, however, which makes it crucial to place the glue plate accurately very first time.
Considering that the F800 Pro does not have a display, many functions require using this smartphone program. There are a few buttons on which becomes the bottom of the device prior to the motorist after it is installed. These range across a fifth button which causes manual movie recording.
When the F800 Guru is powered up, it admits it’s a Wi-Fi link ready and invites one to join your smartphone then firing up the Thinkware Cloud program. This gives configuration options, such as picking brightness from three distinct configurations for both the front and back cameras, in addition to rotating the orientation of the back camera.
The Live view can help you orientate the cameras properly. There is also a range of advanced security features available through the smartphone program. But before entering these, let us have a better look in the rear-view camera.