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Best Settings for the BlackVue DR590X-2CH Dash Cam

One does not underestimate the power of a BlackVue, as even its entry level dash cam, the DR590X, boasts solid features that can change the way you think of standard models. To maximize what the DR590X has to offer, we will show you our recommended optimal settings for this dual-channel dash camera.

How to Change Settings on the BlackVue DR590X Dash Cam

To configure your settings, pair your smartphone with the BlackVue dash cam via Wi-Fi direct.

  • Go to your smartphone's Settings > Wi-Fi and connect to your dashcam.

  • Open the BlackVue app. Select WI-FI > to access the Firmware settings menu.

  • After making any changes, go back to the Firmware settings menu, tap and tap Save.

Note: You can also change the settings through your computer using MacOS or Windows

Basic Settings

Time: Your Preference

Select your time zone to auto-sync with GPS time or you can set the time and date manually after enabling Manual time setting.

Video Quality Settings

Resolution: FHD@30 + FHD@30

Resolution and frame rate is fixed at "FHD@30 + FHD@30". This means the front camera records Full HD video at 30 frames per second, and the rear camera records Full HD video at 30 frames per second.


Image quality: High

You can adjust the recording image quality (bit rate) settings.

  • Highest (Front: 12 Mbit/s, Rear: 10 Mbit/s)

  • High (Front: 10 Mbit/s, Rear: 8 Mbit/s)

  • Normal (Front: 8 Mbit/s, Rear: 6 Mbit/s)


Enhanced night vision: ON

The dash cam has an intrinsic night vision feature. If you want to enhance it, enable Enhanced night vision.


Brightness (Front and Rear): 2

You can adjust the recording brightness level of the front camera from 1 to 5.

Recording Settings

Normal recording: ON

When turned off, the dash cam does not record in normal mode.


Parking mode recording: ON

There are two parking mode options. Choose "Motion & Impact detection" to save a parking recording when motion is detected in the dashcam's field of view. If the G-sensor detects an impact or bump the dash cam saves a separate event recording file.


Rear camera recording in parking mode: ON

When turned on, the front and rear camera record simultaneously. When turned off, the rear camera stops recording 5 minutes after entering parking mode.


Voice recording: ON


Date & time display: ON


Speed unit: Your Preference

Select between km/h or mp/h.


Video segment length: 1 minute

Video segment length is fixed at 1 minute.


Lock event files: Your Preference

Turning on this option will lock the following recording types and stop them from being overwritten by newer recordings.


Front and rear camera rotation: Your Preference

If you installed the camera in a flipped position, use this setting to rotate the front or rear camera image at 180°.

Sensitivity Settings

G-Sensor (Normal mode): 3

Up and Down, Side to Side, Front and Back from 1 to 5.


G-Sensor (Parking mode): 8

Up and Down, Side to Side, Front and Back from 1 to 10.


The G-sensor measures the movement of your vehicle through 3 axes – up and down, side to side, and front and back. When the G-sensor detects significant or sudden movement (such as an impact or collision) it will trigger an event recording.


Motion detection (Parking mode): 2

In Motion Detection Parking Mode, the dash cam continuously buffers video and saves a parking recording when motion is detected in the field of view.

System Settings



Recording status: ON

Front security (Normal mode): ON

Front security (Parking mode): ON

Rear security: ON

LTE (Parking mode): ON

Wi-Fi (Parking mode): ON


Impact detected in parking mode: ON

Notifies when exiting parking mode if an impact had been detected during parking mode, however, it ignores any impact detected within three minutes before exiting parking mode.


Volume: Your Preference

You can adjust the volume of the voice guidance (announcements).


Scheduled Reboot: ON

The dash cam reboots automatically once-a-day if in parking mode at the set time for improved stability. If the dash cam is recording at the set time, the scheduled reboot is skipped. You can enable/disable and change the time for scheduled rebooting. Default time is 03:00 am.


Speed alert: OFF

Set a speed limit (up to 300 km/h or 200 MPH) for the speed alert. When the vehicle exceeds the specified speed limit, the dash cam beeps and switches to event recording. After saving one event recording file the dashcam switches back to normal mode recording


Battery Protection (Optional - Hardwiring Power Cable installation only): ON

When the battery protection is on, power is supplied to your BlackVue while the vehicle is off (ACC+ off) and also prevents the vehicle from battery discharge while it is parked. When enabled, BlackVue will automatically power down according to the set cut-off timer and voltage.


Note: Recommended settings for low voltage cut-off is 12V or higher during winter. - If battery protection is off, BlackVue will not operate when the vehicle is turned off (ACC+ off).


User text overlay: Your Preference

You can create a user text overlay of up to 20 characters using a combination of English letters (A – Z, a – z), numbers (0 – 9), and symbols (:;‘/+-_()$#). The text is overlaid in the top-left corner of the recorded videos.

Wi-Fi Settings

Login credentials

You can change the dash cam's SSID and Wi-Fi login password.


Wi-Fi auto turn off: ON

Wi-Fi will automatically switch on when you turn on the dash cam and remain on. You can adjust the settings for Wi-Fi to automatically turn off where Wi-Fi turns off if it is inactive for 10 minutes.

Cloud Settings

Enable Cloud Lite service: Your Preference

If you don't use the Cloud Lite service, you can turn it off.


Push notification settings: Your Preference

FW Language: Your Preference

BlackVue DR590X-2CH Dash Camera: Redefining Entry Level

With some of BlackVue's best technology, including advanced parking recording and built-in Wi-Fi, the DR590X is a great dash cam to start as it blends performance and reliability into a super stealthy design - all for a very reasonable price.

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