BlackVue DR650GW-1CH First Impressions

The DR650GW-1Ch is the latest top-of-the-line single channel dashcam from Blackvue and carries over the advantages the best-selling DR650GW-2Ch had over the DR600GW-1Ch. The matte black body is essentially identical to the DR600GW it replaces and the best way to distinguish the 1-channel to the 2-channel is the lack of a port to connect to the rear unit. As with the DR600 these systems are not modular so if you want 2-channel recording you must purchase the 2-channel specific model.

Compared to the DR600GW, this latest model gets a 2.4 MP Sony EXMOR CMOS sensor and a 129 degree viewing angle which is identical to that on the DR650GW-2Ch. As a result we expect the same great video performance as the 2-channel equivalent although we will be doing a full video test for our full review and product page.

On the features front this is a fully loaded dash cam with WiFi support for both Android and iOS smartphones, GPS to display location and speed data, and support for memory cards up to 128GB. Blackvue's industry leading parking mode is a given and we highly recommend pairing this dashcam with either a Power Magic Pro hardwiring kit or Cellink battery pack for that reason.

One of the reasons why Blackvue has been the most successful dashcam manufacturer is their constant firmware updates which resolves any issues discovered with their cameras. We expect the DR650GW-1Ch to be a very reliable dashcam due to the fact that it uses proven technology we've seen in both the DR600 and DR650-2ch, so we can't wait to add this to our award winning Blackvue lineup!

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