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Canada Thinkware U1000 Trade-in Program

Canada Thinkware U1000 Trade-in Program

There’s a new dash cam on the market that has had consumers buzzing for months - the Thinkware U1000. What makes the U1000 so enticing is that Thinkware has packed cutting-edge features like eye-popping 4K video and unrivaled energy-saving parking surveillance -- all into a new, low profile and modern design.

Check out the Thinkware U1000 here. We’ve got photos, sample footage, and specs sheet for you.

Important

The U1000 Trade-In Program has ended. If you have missed the offer and would still like to trade-in your old Thinkware Q800PRO or F800 Pro for a new U1000 4K Dash Cam, please contact us at info@blackboxmycar.com for further assistance.

Quick Comparison

Resolution (Front)

Full HD @ 30 FPS

2K QHD @ 30 FPS

4K UHD @ 30 FPS

Resolution (Rear)

Full HD @ 30 FPS

Full HD @ 30 FPS

2K QHD @ 30 FPS

Wide-Angle View

140°

140°

150°

Night Time Image Correction

Super Night Vision

Super Night Vision 2.0

Super Night Vision 2.0

Parking Mode

Time Lapse, Motion Detection, Impact Detection

Time Lapse, Motion Detection, Impact Detection

Radar Motion Detection (with optional radar sensor), Time Lapse, Motion Detection, Impact Detection

Cloud Features

Locate Vehicle, Driving Impact Notification, Geo-Fencing

Locate Vehicle, Driving Impact Notification, Geo-Fencing

Remote Live View, Parking Incident Notification with Video, Locate Vehicle, Driving Impact Notification, Geo-Fencing

We all yearn to be the first kid on the block to have the cool new toy, especially when we’re talking about the U1000. But what should you do with the good ol’ dash cam that’s still sitting on your windshield? It still gets the job done, though not in crystal-clear 4K or Energy Saving 2.0.

Apple Store has a trade-in program for your old iPhones. Dell also has a trade-in program for your old laptops. And now BlackboxMyCar also has a trade-in program to help you swap your old Q800PRO or F800 Pro for the new U1000. From now until November 18, 2019, you can trade in your Q800PRO or the F800 Pro that you had purchased from BlackboxMyCar for the new U1000!

U1000: One-Channel vs 2-Channel

The U1000 comes in two different packaging options: a 1-Channel Front Camera-only single unit or a 2-Channel Front + Rear Camera bundle.

1-Channel Front Camera Only

  • Front camera
  • 12V power cable
  • microSD card
  • USB microSD card reader
  • Windshield mount
  • Adhesive cable clips
  • Quick Start manual

2-Channel Front + Rear Bundle

  • Front camera
  • 12V power cable
  • microSD card
  • USB microSD card reader
  • Windshield mount
  • Adhesive cable clips
  • Quick Start manual

+ Rear camera
+ Thinkware hardwiring kit
+ Anti-glare CPL filter

How to Trade-In for the U1000 starting at just $285

Price of U1000-1CH with Trade-in

Price of U1000-2CH with Trade-in

Q800PRO 1-Channel (Front only)

$345

$465

Q800PRO 2-Channel (Front + Rear)

$285

$405

F800PRO 1-Channel (Front-only)

$375

$500

F800PRO 2-Channel (Front + Rear)

$315

$435

Requirements

Your old F800PRO or Q800PRO has to be in working condition with no physical damages. If you have a front-only device, you will need to send us the front camera as well as front mount. If you have a dual-channel device, you will need to send us the front camera, front mount, rear camera, rear mount and front-to-rear connecting cable. You do not need to send us the power cable/hardwiring cable or your microSD card.

At this time, we can only extend the U1000 Trade-in offer to Q800PROs and F800 Pros that were originally purchased from our store, BlackboxMyCar.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to let us know if you would like to send us your current Q800PRO or F800 Pro so that we can get the process started and have all the necessary details ready for you.

Hurry, this Canada U1000 Trade-In Program ends November 18, 2019!

The expected ship-out date for both The Thinkware U1000 1-Channel and 2-Channel dash cams is November 4, 2019.

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Easy to use. Plug and play

It was easy to install and the interface is pretty simple and easy to use. The video quality is fantastic. The only thing I do not like is it writes in an MP4 format which cannot be cast onto my TV.

Great product

Super easy to install and to setup

Perfect install kit

Came by just to grab 2 low profile mini add a fuses and got the kit for a very reasonable price. So nice to have the fuse circuit tester to make the install easier

Great battery pack

Easy to install/hide and is awesome with plug and play with dashcams. Took about 5 minutes to hardwire as it comes with whatever you needed granted that you select those options.

Crazy fast shipping

Ordered the wrong spliced wire kit when I ordered the neo cellink battery and quickly bought this. Thought it was going to come in next week and it showed up the next day in the morning of all times. Had plenty of time to install my dashcam

VIOFO A129 Duo

DIY install was straight forward with parking mode working nicely. Extra mounting adhesive is a plus in the event of windshield replacement. The only negative was my understanding a 32gb microSD came with every dash cam sold. My mistake. The front & rear camera video is quire good and the cost was reasonable for the system. Waiting to see how the Texas summer treats the camera.
Overall a good purchase.

Hi Jeff, thanks for purchasing from BlackboxMyCar. Sorry for the miscommunication - this was a limited time promotion and because of the demand for the cards, we ran out of them and had to put a pause on them. That said, we hope you love your dash cam, and do let us know in the future if you have any questions.
Great customer service!

Joseph gave a great recommendation on which dashcam was the best for my car. Jonathan was knowledgeable, friendly to talk to, and had the dashcam up and running in no time! Definitely recommend BlackboxMyCar for anyone looking for a dashcam.

Thanks Matthew for leaving a review. We will be sure to let Joseph know that he's awesome :) and Jonathan too! Come back anytime.
Awesome 😎

The shipping was fairly Quick. The package was as expected.
I would STRONGLY recommended it to everyone, and especially if you bought a new car or fairly recent. You won’t be disappointed!!

Hi there, thanks for leaving a review. We're glad you enjoyed our rocket-fast 1-3 day shipping so that you could get your package so quickly. Come back anytime!
Dash cam

You guys exchange my viofo129 4k for the thinkware u1000 and am happier the service perfect blackboxmycar to the world just give them a try you won't regret it there right on point a head of the game 💯💯💪💪

Hi Junior, we do everything we can to make our customers happy! Thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar :)
VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4k

VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4K cam was easy to install. It provides a clear front and back view.

Hi Ernest, you're awesome - thanks for leaving a review!
So far looks GREAT

Have not connected the rear camera yet but the front camera shoots wonderful, clear video, even in the evening with low light. I like a lot of the features on this unit and for the price seems a great deal. I do wish there was an option to just record with no time limit for road trip videos, but it does it's job VERY well and I'm satisfied. Shipping was FAST and product arrived well packed.

Hi Mark, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar. Let us know if you need any help connecting the rear camera, but we're glad to hear that you had a great experience with us!
2 Ch THINKWARE Q800 Pro Install

Booked online, seamless process. Install done within promised timeframe. Clean install, courteous and informative staff. Will be bringing in my other car for another camera install.

Hi Dan, thanks for leaving a review. We're here to help - hope to see you back soon with your other car!
Viofo a119 v3

Was debating for a while on a dashcam and settled on a Viofo a119v3. This cam was within my budjet, and after reading reviews I decided on this one.
I also read great reviews about blackboxmy car customer service and purchased from them. The camera itself seems to have great options and video quality is bar none...….only had for a week but very satisfied...Thanks Black box!

Hi Yves, thanks for leaving a review. We're glad to hear that our team was able to help you out, and you had such a great time with our support team :) Hope you continue to love your VIOFO - ask us at anytime if you have any questions.
Great for my needs; minor software friction

First let me say that BlackboxMyCar has been fantastic throughout the process of choosing and installing my dash cams. The people behind that chat bubble know what they’re talking about, something I don’t usually expect from first-tier customer support.

Second: Overall I’m very happy with the VIOFO A129 Pro Duo. Video quality is sharp and clear, and it was easy to set up. The front camera is slightly smaller than I’d pictured it, which is nice. I’ve only had it a few weeks, but so far it’s working perfectly. Reliably fires up and starts recording when I get in the car and goes into parking mode when the car is off.

This is my first-ever dash cam and routing the cable through the headliner, A-pillar, etc., was tedious but not particularly difficult. Wiring the cameras into the car’s fusebox was also relatively straightforward, but get the circuit tester if you don’t already have one. It makes identifying always-on vs. ignition-switched a snap.

My only complaints—and these are minor nits—are mostly software issues.

The hardwire kit cable has a cylindrical ferrite bead near the connector, which makes it impossible (in my case) to hide that part of the cable—the bead won’t fit in the seam where I would otherwise stuff it.

Connecting to the camera from the iOS app requires enabling WiFi on the dash cam each time, and stopping the current recording. I’d love to be able to launch the iOS app and have it connect to the camera without having to jump through these extra hoops.

The other oddity that I haven’t really tracked down yet is that recordings using the H.265 codec play fine on my phone, but won’t play correctly when transferred to a computer. On the computer various apps appear to be playing around 1fps (maybe just showing keyframes?). I have yet to find an app that will interpret these files correctly—Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder, QuickTime player—apps that otherwise understand and support H.265. The only way I’ve found to get usable H.265 files from the phone to the computer is to import them into iMovie on the phone and re-export them. (All of this could probably be avoided by setting the camera to use H.264 instead.)

Again, these are minor nits and overall I’m happy with the VIOFO.

Hi Ray, thanks for leaving a review - behind those chat bubbles is a great team who's happy to help :) We're glad you love your VIOFO, and we will pass your feedback over to VIOFO to see what they can do. As for the H.265, unfortunately, that's the downside of the file format. It's great for file sizes, but hard for the computer to encode and play smoothly without some adjustments. That said, we did write a blog recently about it where you can learn more: https://www.blackboxmycar.com/blogs/news/h265-the-good-the-catch-and-the-how Let us know if you have any questions!
Satisfied customer

Good dashcam for the price. I am happy with my purchase! Customer support was good. They answered all my stupid questions.

Hi MH, there's no such thing as stupid questions :) Thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar!
Great cam kit, fast delivery

I had a great experience with BlackBoxMyCar and would happily order electronics from them again! I guess I'll briefly document my journey:
1. Trying to decide which cameras to get, I contacted a support person on the chat. He was very courteous and helpful and did not try to up-sell me.
2. Fast delivery, got everything in perfect condition, tested it out using the lighter power cables, yay!
3. [mostly unrelated to the seller] I decided I am not competent enough to do a good install, so I hired a professional. Post-installation everything works great and no wires are exposed. It is a spiffy setup!

Note: I am not using the cloud features at all.

Hi Snowslider, I'm so glad that our team was able to help you out with everything that you needed. Please don't hesitate to reach out at anytime if you have any further questions regarding your dash cam.
Good camera

I wish it had a button to capture incidents and commit them to a file

Hi Niska, thanks for leaving a review. Our support team has reached out to you directly to help you with this. We will also direct your feedback over to BlackVue to see if they have anything to add.
Peace of Mind

I wouldn't recommend spending a thousand bucks on a dual-channel dashcam, but I do recommend spending within your budget on a solid dashcam. That's what I did, with the Thinkware U1000. It is a phenomenal piece of equipment and the customer service I received from Johnathan/Katrina was great. The installation team managed to get the dashcam installed on my Kona in less than 2.5 hours! If you are unsure of what to get and where to get a dashcam, I would 100% recommend going to BlackboxMyCar! :)

Hi Kevin, thank you for shopping at BlackboxMyCar. We're so glad to hear that our team was able to help you out. We hope you love your Thinkware U1000 - don't hesitate to ask us if you need further help in the future :)
Escort Max 360C Radar Detector

Excellent customer service. Ordered and received
with no issues.

Thanks for leaving a review, J. O.!
Done Right!

I booked appointment online. Got a reminder a couple of days ahead of appointment. Quickly processed at appointment check in. Installation was completed in less time than I expected. Installation has a professional look and I would recommend this business due to the service I received.

Hi Doug, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear your installation was smooth for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Doing the job

The first Dash cam I used had parking mode and although it had a setting to cut off automatically at 11.9 V after a time of about nine months it took it’s toll on my battery. This time around I’ve got a new dash cam also with parking mode but now I have the Cellink Neo battery in between my battery and dash cam and it’s working flawlessly I love the fact that my vehicles battery is not being taxed. Fully charged the Cellink Neo will last for 22 hours and that’s while running a 4K front camera and a 2k rear

Hi Edward, thank you for writing a detailed review for your Cellink NEO battery :) Glad to hear that it's working out well for you!
more then expected

After installation didn’t expect an explanation of the camera function. Made it easy to understand the features.

Hi Robert, glad to hear that the features were easy enough to understand. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Works good

Works good

Thanks for leaving a review, Donald!
Great dash cash well worth the investment!

Have you ever been wrongly cited in an auto accident because of the lack of witnesses or the other party says you were at fault? I purchased The VIOFO A129 Pro 4K dash w/ GPS for both of my vehicles. Now when I'm driving, I feel a sense of comfort and security knowing if something happens I have footage. I highly recommend this product. The company is great and there customer service is excellent! Don't wait until it's too late...

HI Brannan, thanks for leaving a review! We're glad to see that you're seeing the value of a dash cam, and we can't wait to see what you capture with it. Feel free to join our Monthly Video Contest if you capture anything awesome! See here to learn more: https://www.blackboxmycar.com/pages/monthly-video-contest
Awesome!

Awesome , super friendly and helpful staff. Will go there for all my dashcam needs.

Hi Steven, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar!