Innovative dash cam manufacturer, VIOFO, is pleased to announce that it is introducing the latest product in its popular A129 range, the A129 Pro Duo 4K dash cam. The flagship model in the range, the device has high-quality ultra HD 4K for front camera recordings as well as many features that ensures drivers are covered as long as they are in their vehicle such as buffered parking mode providing ultimate peace of mind and evidence when needed. Additionally, the rear camera can be connected to achieve dual-channel recording. The A129 Pro Duo is available for £229.99 from Amazon.
The A129 Pro Duo dash cam provides high resolution, true 4K Ultra HD videos with 3840 x 2160P (4K) and 1920 x 1080p at 30fps (FHD) capturing every detail needed with sharp enough clarity to read number plates easily. Using Sony EXMOR CMOS Sensor in the front camera, as well as Sony Starvis IMX291 Sensors in the rear camera, it also gives clearer night vision so that video recordings retain precision even in low-light conditions for night time driving. This low-light video is further enhanced with HDR functions that keep detail in high-contrast lighting.
With an F1.8 Aperture elements lens in the front camera (130-degree field of view) and F1.6 Aperture element lens in the rear camera (140-degree field of view), all footage captured by the front and rear cameras is of the highest quality and, with a wide field of view angle, nothing will be missed on dash cam recordings.
The dash cam allows for a faster transfer speed than its predecessors using Wi-Fi. The A129 Pro Duo applies 2.4 GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi meaning that users can stream live video from the cameras to a phone via the VIOFO app. This can be easily set up via the app (iOS and Android) rather than needing to use the camera itself.
Cable Too Short For Station Wagon
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The Dual-Band Wi-Fi
The dual-band Wi-Fi also makes it easier for users to download saved footage from the camera when needed so it can be easily accessed for insurance
claims. The Wi-Fi provides a much faster and more stable transfer speed under 5GHz than many other dash cams on the market.
Advanced Parking Mode
The A129 Pro Duo also has various other features including three advanced parking mode with the new buffered parking option. Using this mode, video recording starts 15 seconds before the
detected event and ends 30 seconds after, to provide full evidence when needed. Loop recording is also possible to use in 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes or 10 minutes captures as well as the ability to turn this feature off if not desired. With this turned on, the camera will automatically record over the oldest files to make room for the newest clips.
The GPS Module
The GPS module on A129 Pro Duo includes information about where the driver has been and how fast they were going, timestamping the speed and location for any given time. The GPS module also keeps the camera's clock synchronised to GPS satellites so that all recordings can be timestamped. A built-in G-sensor on both cameras instantly know when the vehicle has been in an accident and automatically protects this footage from the overwrite feature.
The VIOFO A129 Pro Duo retains the compact and subtle design recognised in the VIOFO range. Small enough to hide neatly behind the car interior mirror, it comes with a 3M mount to allow it to be stuck to the windscreen rather than a suction cup. With a 2” HD LCD screen, the display is high quality, intuitive and allows users to playback video and audio files or toggle camera settings instantly without having to use the app. The device has also been designed to adopt advanced head discharge technology, automatically shutting down in the event of the chip reaching a high temperature in extreme heat. Able to hold up to 256GB of storage, all necessary clips can easily be held within the camera.
A Range Of Optional Add-ons
A range of optional add-ons are available for the A129 Pro Duo including a Bluetooth remote control which can mounted in a convenient location on the car dashboard to allow drivers to start emergency recording manually to safely protect important events from being overwritten with no distractions from the road. Other optional add-ons include an integrated GPS receiver to record speed and route data in the video file allowing compatible viewers to display the data on playback. This also synchronises the camera’s clock so all evidence is correctly time stamped. Another VIOFO compatible add on is the Circular Polarizing Lens which can reduce reflections and glare from the window glass and road surfaces to improve image quality further. Other option add-ons include the hardwire kit 3 which can support parking mode and automatically turn on and off whilst the VIOFO high-quality microSD card could works alongside the dash cam to record smoothly.