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Connecting to BlackVue Cloud: LTE Module vs. Built-in LTE  - A $100 Cloud Connectivity Difference

Connecting to BlackVue Cloud: LTE Module vs. Built-in LTE - A $100 Cloud Connectivity Difference

If you are looking for easy Cloud connectivity in your dash cam, BlackVue is the dash cam brand for you.

BlackVue has a wide selection of Cloud-ready dash cam, categorized based on video resolution and how it connects to the BlackVue Cloud.

Connecting to BlackVue Cloud: BlackVue LTE Module vs. Built-in LTE  

Function-wise, the BlackVue CM100G LTE and the BlackVue built-in LTE module are the same. Both require a SIM card with an active plan, both connect your BlackVue cloud-ready dash cam to the Cloud, and both support Mobile Hotspot Function.

What’s the difference?

The BlackVue CM100G LTE module is a 4G LTE device that allows you to connect your dash cam to the BlackVue cloud. The BlackVue LTE module is powered by the dash cam so you don’t need to worry about it running out of power as you might with a self-powered router.

A built-in LTE means instead of relying on an external WIFI device (whether it’s a self-powered router or the BlackVue CM100G LTE module), the dash cam comes with a built-in SIM card tray so that you just need to insert an active/ valid nano SIM Card.

Is there a difference between the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus and the DR750X Plus in terms of size, weight, and installation?

The DR750X-2CH LTE Plus front camera weighs 159g and measures 137.6mm x 43mm. The DR750X-2CH Plus + CM100G LTE weighs 105g and measures 118.5mm x 36mm (CM100G LTE: 90mm x 60mm, 110g)

While the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus weighs heavier than the DR750X-2CH Plus, when you add in the weight of the CM100G LTE module, the combined weight is now heavier than the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus.

Plus, the CM100G LTE Module connects to the DR750X-2CH Plus via a connecting cable, which means when installing the dash cam + module setup in your car, you have one more device to mount also one more cable to tuck into the headliner. So you’re looking for a more compact setup, the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus does have an advantage.

Is there a difference between the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus and the DR750X Plus in terms of Sony STARVIS sensors, framerate, or video quality?

Both cameras offer Full HD @ 60FPS Front + Full HD @ 30FPS Rear and come with the same camera specs:

Front Camera Image Sensor

2.1MP Sony STARVIS IMX327

2.1MP Sony STARVIS IMX327

Front Camera Recording Angle

139-degree

139-degree

Rear Camera Image Sensor

2.1MP Sony STARVIS IMX327

2.1MP Sony STARVIS IMX327

Rear Camera Recording Angle

139-degree

139-degree

Processor

HiSilicon Hi3559

HiSilicon Hi3559

Is there a difference between the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus and the DR750X Plus in terms of recording time?

On the same 32GB microSD card, both the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus and the DR750X-2CH Plus have the same recording time:

DR750X-2CH LTE Plus

DR750X-2CH Plus

Highest (Extreme)

1 HR 50 MIN

1 HR 50 MIN

Highest

2 HR 50 MIN

2 HR 50 MIN

High

3 HR 40 MIN

3 HR 40 MIN

Normal

4 HR 40 MIN

4 HR 40 MIN

Is there a difference between the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus and the DR750X Plus in terms of power consumption, hardwired or hooked up to a battery pack?

DR750X-2CH LTE Plus

DR750X-2CH Plus

Normal Mode (WiFi/LTE ON, GPS ON)

430 mA/hr

405 mA/hr

Parking Mode (WiFi/LTE ON, GPS OFF)

290 mA/hr

350 mA/hr

As you can see, while the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus draws a bit more power during normal recording mode, it reduces power consumption significantly during Parking mode.

Both the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus and the DR750X-2CH Plus are compatible with a dedicated dash cam battery pack like the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8, Cellink Neo, and the BlackVue Power Magic Ultra Battery B-124X.

Is there a difference between the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus and the DR750X Plus in terms of pricing?

While the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus demands a bigger investment, to get the same LTE connectivity with the DR750X-2CH Plus, you will need to add on the CM100G LTE module, which will bring your final cost $100 more than the DR750X-2CH LTE Plus.

What can you buy with $100?


Do I really need a dash cam with cloud connectivity?

Before we let you go, we want to leave you with something to help you decide if a Cloud dash cam might be a good idea.

A dash cam records and stores your driving and parking footage on the microSD card inserted into the camera. While it’s convenient, many people don’t realize that the microSD card will run out of storage space, especially if you have a lot of locked event files on it. You must transfer these locked files to your phone, computer, or external storage device. That’s why getting a dash cam with Cloud storage makes sense. With Cloud storage, you can upload your videos to the Cloud and access them anywhere, anytime.

Browser your videos from your phone or a web browser

Having cloud storage doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about overwriting existing footage on your microSD card. Even with BlackVue’s Event Live Auto-Upload, where your Cloud-compatible BlackVue dash cam saves a live video stream (in real-time) to the Cloud server, a copy of the event footage is still saved on the microSD card, locked and taking up storage space. But having Cloud storage allows you to offload a single video or multiple clips so you can watch them from your mobile phone or a web browser anytime, anywhere.

Remote Live View from anywhere

Perhaps, this is one of the crucial functions of the Cloud - the ability to check on your car from anywhere with Remote Live View. When your dash cam is connected to the cloud, you can tap into it and access the microSD car via the BlackVue Cloud through a web browser or your phone. You can access a real-time video feed from your dash cam.

Benefits for you as an individual car owner

These videos pretty much sum up how the BlackVue Cloud comes in handy in various situations.

Cloud connectivity differentiates the basic dash cam from the premium models. But just because your dash cam is cloud-ready doesn't mean you need to be connected to the Cloud every time you drive or park. The normal recording functionality of your dash cam, whether in normal driving mode or parking mode, is not affected by Cloud connectivity.

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