After the video resolution, we went over the convenience features of these two dash cams, especially those that are needed for the fleet.
The BlackVue DR770X-2CH Truck Dash Cam is a standalone dash cam, which can be connected to the BlackVue Cloud for free, when paired to a WiFi source. On the other hand, the Nexar Fleet Dash Cam is a dashboard fleet solution that comes with a Nexar One dash cam, whose Cloud capabilities can only be fully utilized if you sign up for a subscription.
Diving deeper into the BlackVue Cloud’s features, we are amazed with how the DR770X-2CH Truck can help fleet managers massively with its state-of-the-art fleet management features, though it’s worth noting that the fleet plans do require a subscription for the BlackVue Cloud, and the free plans would be for the consumers.
Want to check what’s happening to your vehicle or driver on the road real-time? There’s Remote Live View. Want to know their exact location, plus save time and fuel in finding the best route? Hello GPS Tracking. Want to talk to your driver without keeping him distracted? Two-way Voice Communication is the key! There’s also a Live Auto Upload and Video Backup feature that secures all your footage automatically to the Cloud, giving you the peace of mind that you have sufficient evidence in case the situation calls for it!
And here’s another cool feature we found - Event Map. We got the chance to see the other BlackVue users on the road, and helped us get notifications about what’s happening around - accidents or hard braking incidents - which are useful if you’re managing more than one vehicle. You can access everything through the BlackVue App available in iOS or Android, or the BlackVue Web Viewer.
Looking at the Nexar Fleet Dashboard and Nexar App, it also has remote vehicle tracking features, although not as advanced as the BlackVue Cloud. Unlike BlackVue, Nexar doesn’t have fleet manager/owner-to-driver solutions like Two Way Voice Communication, so when you have to contact your driver using Nexar, you will still have to call them through their phones which can cause distraction on the road! It doesn’t have an Event Map feature, so you can’t track what other dash cam powered trucks around you are up to. The Live Auto Upload is also a non-existent feature on Nexar, which we find really important in ensuring that we don’t lose a copy of our footage.
To be fair, the Nexar Fleet Dash Cam also has GPS tracking and real time event notifications to keep you informed of what’s happening on your vehicle, and where the location is. It also has a Remote Live View feature - which can be limited due to the road and cabin facing camera configuration available. All of these features are also present in the BlackVue Cloud, although the big difference here is that Nexar Fleet charges you per feature every month. No Event Map, no Two-Way Voice Communications, no Live Auto Upload, but with subscriptions. Yikes!