For previous VIOFO models like the A129, we have received feedback that the old series' buttons were overly confusing with unclear functions. For example, to turn on its Wi-Fi, you had to hold down the double square button on the right, or press the three vertical lines (after stopping recording) to enter the menu.
The main dash cam on the new VIOFO WM1 has fewer buttons, particularly REC, MIC, WI-FI, and the Emergency Lock button, but they are designed to be more straightforward and a one-hit press. With the wifi button for example having an actual wifi symbol.
One thing that the VIOFO WM1 has which the A129 does not is the intelligent Voice Notification. This new feature, that also comes in the VIOFO A139 Pro, acts as your personal assistant, informing you of dash cam events such as video protection, changes, and memory card errors.
While previous VIOFO dash cams usually produce annoying - and sometimes distracting - beeping sounds for notifications, the new WM1 keeps you focused on the road with the help of a clear and concise voice.
And even if the WM1 is more handy, VIOFO managed to make the emergency lock button for this model bigger. This allows users to quickly lock the file at the scene, providing evidence for insurance claims and traffic disputes. While it is also present on the VIOFO A129 Plus, the button is visibly smaller.
Both the VIOFO WM1 and the A129 Plus are compatible with optional accessories such as the Bluetooth Emergency Remote and CPL filter.