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VIOFO A129 IR

by VIOFO
Save $70.00
Original price $309.99
Current price $239.99 + FREE 1-3 Day Shipping

Overview

VIOFO A129 IR Dual Channel

The A129 IR is the highly anticipated 2-channel dash cam offered by VIOFO for Uber, Lyft, and Taxi drivers. It takes advantage of the Sony Exmor R Starvis Image Sensor along with a new and improved lens to offer Full HD on both front and interior cameras at 30 frames per second. With the VIOFO app, taking out the memory card will no longer be necessary as it provides live preview, video download and playback, and settings adjustment. It also offers a 2" HD screen which allows for easy setup and playback of videos as a convenient alternative to using the VIOFO app.

To enable parking mode, please select the 3 Wire ACC Hardwire Kit and upgrade to the latest firmware. For more information on the benefits of the VIOFO 3 Wire ACC Hardwire Kit, click here.


Resources

Check out our First Look and review of the Review! For more information, see below for our video reviews, sample footage, and guides.

Review: A129

Sample Footage: A129

For more YouTube videos on the VIOFO A129, click here.

What's Included

  • Front Camera
  • IR Interior Camera
  • Memory Card
  • 12V Power Cable
  • Rear Camera Cable
  • GPS Adhesive Mount
  • Cable Clips
  • 1-Year Warranty

Specifications

RESOLUTION

Front: Full HD 1080p @ 30 FPS | Interior: Full HD 1080p @ 30 FPS

GPS

Included

PARKING MODE

Yes

G-SENSOR

Built-In

WIDE-ANGLE VIEW

Front: 140° | Interior: 160°

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

-10°C - 65°C (14°F - 149°F)

LOOP RECORDING

Yes

MAXIMUM SD CARD

256GB

LCD SCREEN

Yes (2.0")

WI-FI

Yes

MICROPHONE

Built-In

SPEAKER

Built-In

FILE FORMAT

.MP4

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

China

WARRANTY

1-Year Manufacturer Warranty

FAQ

What is Parking Mode?

Parking mode is offered on most of the dash cams available at BlackboxMyCar. While it is important to protect your vehicle while driving, it is just as important to have your vehicle protected while it is parked. When the dash cam is in parking mode, footage will only be saved when there is an impact and/or motion. Parking mode can be enabled with a hardwiring kit or a battery pack.

For more information on parking mode, click here.

What is a Hardwire Kit?

A hardwiring kit enables parking mode. It allows your dash cam to remain powered on even when the vehicle's ignition is turned off. Installation is a breeze as you will only need to find an accessory fuse, constant fuse, and a grounding point.

What is a Battery Pack?

Most customers purchase the battery pack to avoid using the vehicle’s battery to power their dash cam. The battery pack is charged by either being hardwired into an accessory fuse or by being plugged into one of the vehicle's 12-volt cigarette sockets. We recommend the hardwiring the battery pack as it charges the battery pack quicker.

For more information on Battery Packs, click here.

How much footage will my memory card store?

On average, a 2-channel dash cam writes 16GB/hour and a 1-channel dash cam writes about 8GB/hour.

Click here to see all the memory cards we carry.

Do I need a Rear Camera?

Accidents or events don't always happen at the front of the vehicle! Having a rear camera provides coverage for any events or accidents that may happen at the rear of the vehicle.

For more information on rear view cameras, click here.

Do I need a IR Rear Camera?

An IR camera is designed to record the interior of the vehicle in low light conditions. This option is very popular among rideshare drivers.

For more information on why rideshare drivers need dash cams, click here.

What is a CPL filter?

A CPL filter attaches to the dash cam lens to eliminate lens flares, light reflections, and windshield glares.

For more information on CPL filters, click here.

Where do I find the Latest Firmware?

Find the latest firmware and all downloadable content here.

Customer Reviews

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[NEW ARRIVAL] VIOFO A129 IR

I’m so happy to have selected this particular model of car cam! The videos are so clear & professional looking. Installation was a breeze after taking the time to really following all the instructions, & visualizing it on the You Tube channels. I wasn’t keen on spending the extra money on the high end cams, seeing as I wasn’t sure I would really enjoy having one in the first place. Glad I bought it, & even more from BlackBoxMyCar directly. The people at BBMC, were extremely helpful, so thank you to the staff!

Thanks so much taking the time to leave us your feedback! We're always happy to be of help :)
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P.H.
Flexibility

I drive for Uber and Lyft, primarily at night. I needed a high quality dash cam with an IR interior camera. This is a great option.

The design of the camera body makes it very stealthy that you can't see the camera much or at all from be outside of the vehicle. With the separate interior and exterior cams, you have the flexibility to mount these cameras wherever you want. Ironically, I ended up mounting both cameras within an inch of each other. The sturdy mount on each camera does not allow for left-right adjustment. So, in order to get symmetrical FOVs you'll have to center both cameras near each other, near the center of the windshield (unless of course, you have another suitable location or application in mind). At the time of my review, Viofo's app is average at best. Do not attempt to update the firmware of the A129 Duo IR through the app, doing so will disable the IR lights and you'll have to revert back to the stock firmware V1.0 manually. Check Viofo's website for updates later than V1.0 before checking or updating your camera through the app.

Exterior daytime and nighttime footage is great. Interior daytime footage is great as well. Interior nighttime footage is good Ambient lighting from streetlights, others' headlights and such help make footage just outside the car visible. i say that because the IR lights produce such a tight beam of visibility inside the car although the total FOV is much larger. I drive XL so proper mounting is important to illuminate all the way to the third row seating. This camera does well in that regard too.

Standard installation was a breeze for me as this was not my first day cam. The cord from cam-to-cam is a little thicker but you'll be able to hide it even if you have to "double up" or run it next to the power cord. The manual shows the main camera being mounted on the passenger side of the rear view mirror. You'll want it close to you depending on where your steering wheel is lol. The L-shaped connectors may make wir...

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
50%
(1)
50%
(1)
0%
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0%
(0)
0%
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M
M.L.
[NEW ARRIVAL] VIOFO A129 IR

I’m so happy to have selected this particular model of car cam! The videos are so clear & professional looking. Installation was a breeze after taking the time to really following all the instructions, & visualizing it on the You Tube channels. I wasn’t keen on spending the extra money on the high end cams, seeing as I wasn’t sure I would really enjoy having one in the first place. Glad I bought it, & even more from BlackBoxMyCar directly. The people at BBMC, were extremely helpful, so thank you to the staff!

Thanks so much taking the time to leave us your feedback! We're always happy to be of help :)
P
P.H.
Flexibility

I drive for Uber and Lyft, primarily at night. I needed a high quality dash cam with an IR interior camera. This is a great option.

The design of the camera body makes it very stealthy that you can't see the camera much or at all from be outside of the vehicle. With the separate interior and exterior cams, you have the flexibility to mount these cameras wherever you want. Ironically, I ended up mounting both cameras within an inch of each other. The sturdy mount on each camera does not allow for left-right adjustment. So, in order to get symmetrical FOVs you'll have to center both cameras near each other, near the center of the windshield (unless of course, you have another suitable location or application in mind). At the time of my review, Viofo's app is average at best. Do not attempt to update the firmware of the A129 Duo IR through the app, doing so will disable the IR lights and you'll have to revert back to the stock firmware V1.0 manually. Check Viofo's website for updates later than V1.0 before checking or updating your camera through the app.

Exterior daytime and nighttime footage is great. Interior daytime footage is great as well. Interior nighttime footage is good Ambient lighting from streetlights, others' headlights and such help make footage just outside the car visible. i say that because the IR lights produce such a tight beam of visibility inside the car although the total FOV is much larger. I drive XL so proper mounting is important to illuminate all the way to the third row seating. This camera does well in that regard too.

Standard installation was a breeze for me as this was not my first day cam. The cord from cam-to-cam is a little thicker but you'll be able to hide it even if you have to "double up" or run it next to the power cord. The manual shows the main camera being mounted on the passenger side of the rear view mirror. You'll want it close to you depending on where your steering wheel is lol. The L-shaped connectors may make wir...