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One Best Dash Cams For Uber & Lyft Drivers is one of our most popular posts. However, we’ve received many emails asking for cheaper dash cam options, so we put together of a list of the best dash cams for Uber and Lyft under $100. All of these models have the most important dash cam feature for Uber and Lyft drivers. They record the interior and exterior of the car.
The Five Best Dash Cams For Uber And Lyft Under $100
None of these models include an SD card for storing the recorded video and audio. Those must be purchased separately. For dash cams, always use a Class 10 SD card to ensure the video records properly.
The Azdome 1080P Dash Cam comes with built in GPS, and parking guard to keep your car protected when unattended. It features a 170 degree front viewing angle, a 2.4 inch LCD screen, and continuous loop recording. The Azdome can handle up to a 64GB SD card and also has a G-sensor that locks footage in the event of an accident or other sudden incident. Azdome provides a 30 day money back guarantee and a 12 month warranty.
Amazon reviewers liked simplicity of the Adzone, and the front camera quality. However, many users reported issues with setup. Additionally, a number of users complained about the quality of the rear camera at night.
The Try Ace Dual Dash Cam has a 170 degree front viewing angle to capture everything happening in front of your car, and can use up to a 32GB SD card. That’s large enough for about an hour and thirty minutes of recording time. The cameras feature continuous loop recording, so it simply records over older footage. It records at 30 frames per second, which result in pretty good image quality. While this camera doesn’t have infrared for night driving, the dash cam lens automatically adjusts the exposure for lower light conditions. It also has a G-sensor, which senses a collision and locks the footage so it doesn’t get recorded over. This can be very helpful in the event of an accident because you know you’ll have evidence to send the insurance company. Unfortunately, this model lacks built in GPS.
Amazon reviewers have praised the subtle, low profile design of the Try Ace. However, they have also complained about the video quality of the cameras. While the specs state the front camera records at 1080p and the rear at 720p, one reviewer noted the real life specs are 720p for the front, and only 480p for the rear. Overall, the Try Ace is a fairly good dash cam for Uber or Lyft. However, if you often drive Uber or Lyft at night, this may not be the best choice of dash cam.
The Coofo Dual Lens Dash Cam features a large 2.5 inch viewing screen and continuous loop recording. It also has a 150 degree front recording angle, and a 130 degree rear viewing angle with built in led lights to enable infrared recording of the interior. This dash cam also features built in GPS, and a G-sensor that locks footage in the event of an accident. Both cameras record at 30 frames per second. You can use up to a 64 GB Class 10 SD Card, which is good for about three hours and thirty minutes of recording time. You also get true 1080p recording in the front, and 720p from the rear camera. Finally, the Coofo dash cam has a parking setting, which can protect your car from damage while it’s parked. The Coofo also features an 18 month warranty.
Most Amazon reviewers like the clean look of the Coofo, and the straightforward set up. Multiple reviewers recommended completing set up with the app. Many users also like the ability to review footage and change settings on the fly. However, a number of users have complained about the build quality of the Coofo. Overall, most buyers are very satisfied, but some seem to have received defective models.
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Pruveeo is one of the oldest dash cam companies. They’ve been around since 2000 and are an original equipment manufacturer for many name brand dash cam companies. The MX2 records at 30 frames per second, with 720p resolution on the front camera, and 480p on the rear. This results in adequate, but not stellar video quality. However, both cameras on the MX2 can rotate up to 320 degrees, for optimal recording angles. The MX2 is among the lowest priced dash cams you can find. However, the MX2 does not have GPS, or a G-Sensor for automatically saving accident footage. It also does not have a parking sensor to protect your car when unattended. On the hand, the Pruveeo MX2 is a fully automatic dash cam. It turns on when you start the car, and turns off when you turn off the car. Pruveeo backs their products with a 12 month replacement warranty.
Amazon buyers love the picture quality, the adjustable cameras, and the backup battery. However, multiple reviewers have complained about the manual and set up process. Set up takes about an hour, as opposed to the ten minutes it’s supposed to. A number of reviewers also complimented Pruveeo’s prompt and helpful customer service.
The Pruveeo V7 capture full HD video at 30 frames per second. The dash cam starts recording when the engine turns on, and stops when it turns off. What sets the Pruveeo V7 apart from other models is the superior build quality and high quality video recording. It can protect data at temperatures a low as -25°F. However, the V7 does lack certain features that drivers have come to expect – namely, GPS, a G-sensor, and parking protection. It also doesn’t have full continuous loop recording. However, if you’re just looking for a camera to record the interior and exterior of the vehicle without other bells and whistles, the Pruveeo V7 is a great choice.
Reviewers like the picture quality of the V7 and the overall value. They also complimented Pruveeo’s customer service and the build quality of the unit. Overall, users seemed to have very few complaints about the Pruveeo V7.
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