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What Does the Thinkware CONNECTED App do on a Thinkware Dash Cam?

Having a dash cam is a recommended solution to your worries, whether you are a parent who wants to ensure that their children are driving safely, a driver who wants to secure their car even when it is unattended, or a fleet manager who wants to keep track of the logistics status.

While there are many dash cams available, Thinkware went above and beyond to bring you peace of mind with the Thinkware Connected App, the ideal companion for its Q1000 dual channel dashcam.

What is Thinkware CONNECTED?

Thinkware CONNECTED is Thinkware's newest software application, providing users with access to cutting-edge surveillance and security features such as receiving impact notifications and remotely monitoring what's going on around your vehicle on the Q1000 Dash Cam via your smartphone.

Thinkware Connected: The Total Thinkware Dash Cam Advantage

Strong Impact Notifications while Driving

When a very serious impact is detected, the Thinkware CONNECTED will display an alert message on the app and send an emergency message to your registered contacts. The message will include critical information such as the location of the accident and a link to a 20-second impact video clip of the accident (10 seconds before and after the impact). This clip is automatically saved on the server, and you can access it at any time.

Impact Notifications when Parked

If an impact is detected while the car is parked, the app will automatically receive a notification. If the user gives consent, a 20-second video of the incident (10 seconds before and after the incident) is also saved on the Thinkware CONNECTED server and can be viewed later from the app.

*The dash cam must be set to Parking mode.

Send Emergency Message

When the driver presses the REC button on the dash cam for more than 3 seconds to request assistance, an emergency message is sent to all registered contacts.

In this case, a 10-second video (5 seconds before and after the incident) will be automatically uploaded to the server. You can register emergency contact details of your family, friend or associate to request for help in the event of an emergency.

Remote Live View

Using the Thinkware CONNECTED app, you can see what the camera is seeing in real time as well as the current location of your vehicle. This allows parents, fleet managers, and vehicle owners to monitor the activity of their vehicles no matter where they are.

Vehicle Status & Driving History

The Thinkware CONNECTED App allows you to view important information such as whether the vehicle is parked or driving, check the battery voltage, and even remotely turn off the dash cam if the battery voltage is low. You can also view your driving history, which includes information such as date, time, distance, route, and driving behavior.

View Captured Image of Most Recent Parking

You won't have to remember where you parked your car with Thinkware CONNECTED. This feature displays an image of your front and rear views of where you last parked, as well as the vehicle's location. You can also view your previous Parking Captured images by going to 'Parking History.'


Geo-fencing keeps parents and fleet managers informed of vehicle arrivals and departures. If a vehicle enters or exits a pre-defined geographic zone, the dash cam will send a push notification to the Thinkware CONNECTED mobile app. The radius of the zone can be easily set by tapping on the Google Maps display and selecting the desired radius, which ranges from 100m to 600km.

Is the Thinkware CONNECTED app for free?

For the first three months, the Thinkware CONNECTED service is free with your compatible dash cam. Following that, you can select one of three plans:

Smart: $2/month (+$1 per extra Dash Cam)

Home: $9.99/month (+$8 per extra Dash Cam)

Enterprise: $19.99/month (+$14 per extra Dash Cam)

What do I need to set up the Thinkware Connected app?

Before setting up, you must have a hotspot or WiFi connection with internet access, a smartphone with data plan, the Thinkware Dash Cam Link App, the Thinkware Connected app with an account, and lastly, your Thinkware dash cam. In terms of the app differences, the Thinkware Dash Cam Link App to connect to the internet, while the Thinkware CONNECTED to access CONNECTED features.

Can multiple phones be signed into the same Thinkware Connected account and receive the same notifications?

No, you can sign in to an account on only one platform at a time. For example, you will get logged out from the app on your current smartphone if you sign in on the app on another smartphone.

Can I receive impact notifications from multiple dash cams?

Yes, each dash cam must be registered to your Thinkware CONNECTED account. Depending on your plan, you can register from 2 to an unlimited number of dash cams on one Thinkware CONNECTED account.

How do I connect the Q100 via hotspot?

The Q1000 Dash Cam must first be connected via Wi-Fi to the Thinkware Dash Cam Link App to connect to the Hotspot Device for Connected Features.

  1. While connected via Wi-Fi to the Thinkware Dash Cam Link App, select the ⋯ symbol to open the More menu.
  2. Select "② Network Service".
  3. Select "③ Network Connection".
  4. Select the ④ ➕ symbol in the top-right to add the Hotspot Device.
  5. The Hotspot Device's Network will show in the available options. If your desired network is not visible, click on "⑤ Enter network directly" and follow the steps on the screen to input manually.  
  6. Enter the ⑥ Hotspot Device's SSID and Password in the fields, then select "⑦ Connect" at the bottom of the screen.  
  7. You should see the Hotspot Device listed under "⑧ Current Network" with the status Connected.

*The smartphone used to set up the Internet connection on the dash cam cannot also be used as a mobile hotspot for the dash cam. A different hotspot device/smartphone is required.

How do I register the Q1000?

Once the Q1000 shows as connected in the Thinkware Dash Cam Link App, you may now download and open the Thinkware Connected App.

  1. Within the Thinkware Connected App, create or login into your Thinkware account.
  2. Enter your mobile phone number to set up Emergency Notifications.
  3. Select "③ Register dash cam"
  4. Select "④ Register with barcode" and scan the barcode on the bottom of your dash cam.
  5. You will hear "USIM Registration Requested, press the REC Button to proceed." Press the REC Button on the dash cam once.
  6. You will hear "Connected to the internet" and the LED will turn to solid orange.

Your Thinkware Dash Cam Link to Overall Peace of Mind

As of now, the Thinkware CONNECTED service is still in beta version so some features may vary from one use to another.

Other than that, whether you're a first-time driver's parent or a fleet manager, Thinkware CONNECTED features such as Remote Live View, Strong Impact Notifications, Vehicle Status & Driving History, and Emergency Messages provides total peace of mind that no standard dash cam can offer.

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