This lightweight Mio MiVue 658 WiFi touchscreen dashcam comes with extreme HD recording and a 2.7 inch touch screen. It is very easy to use and comes with a lot of great features.
Before I go into more detail, let me show you what’s inside the box. It comes with a Mio MiVue 658 WiFi, car charger, mounting bracket and instructions. To set up the dashcam, you have to slot the mini USB connector of your car charger onto the mounting bracket before you clip it in. If you accidentally clip the mounting bracket onto the dashcam, then you won’t be able to slot it in to your car charger. You will have to remove the mounting bracket by force, taking care not to break it. Plug the other end of your car charger to the 12v power outlet.
Installing is pretty straightforward but it’s a shame there are no self-adhesive cable clips provided. It would have been nice to secure the cables tidily before hiding them into the gaps. This dashcam comes with a wide angle lens which is able to capture views of the sides of the vehicle and the road ahead.
If you are looking for a dashcam, then it is always worth investing your money on a good and reliable dashcam that comes with HD recording. It is very frustrating to be able to watch the video but not be able to capture details, such as a number plate! One of the best features that this dashcam offers is the extreme HD recording of 2304 x 1296 at 30 fps with the latest H.264 technology for high quality videos at a smaller file size. Once you turn the dashcam on, it will record in extreme HD by default, unless you have change it in the settings. There are four video resolutions to choose from: 720P/60FPS, 1080P_HDR/45FPS, 1080P/30FPS HDR and 1296P/30FPS. Personally, I wouldn’t want to change to a lower setting as I don’t see the point of having a low resolution video. But do remember that if you need any videos, do download it as soon as possible via the WiFi using your smartphone. As the video files are quite big, it will overwrite old video (video without incidents) fairly quickly on an 8GB micro SD card. So far the video on my dashcam has been very clear. I am able to review the video and see some of the car number plates in the distance.
Another key feature of this dashcam is the 2.7 inch touch screen which offers ease of use. It is very responsive and straightforward to use. On my video, I will be showing you how to set it up, how to use the setting on the dashcam, using the app and many more.
I love that most of the default settings on the dashcam are very standard. I reviewed them all but didn’t need to change anything. It also comes with GPS tracking that automatically records your driving information, including speed, altitude, longitude, latitude and heading. You are unable to stop this tracking as it requires the information to provide latest safety camera warnings. According to the Mio MiVue manufacturer, you will always know where to drive extra carefully with their lifetime of monthly updates to safety camera data. In our experience with the dashcam, not all the safety cameras were updated. These may have been cases where there used to be temporary safety cameras during roadworks but are no longer there. On the whole though, I do like this feature as it gives us sufficient warning especially when we are driving in an unfamiliar place. In the settings, you can change at what distance to the safety camera the warnings begin, sound effects and many more. Do check my video.
For quick sharing of your video, then this Integrated WIFI is the best tool for you to send your videos to your smartphone for back up, or share your experiences on Facebook via the MiVue app. Downloading the app was straightforward. It is a good function especially if you need to access it quickly. If you like to share your video and do not want others to listen to your conversation in the car, it is best to turn off the voice recording in the settings. Also, you can have your video files record in 1 minute, 3 minute or 5 minute clips.
This dashcam allows you to take still photos of the place by pressing the photo icon on the top right of the screen. It will then save your still photo into the Photo folder for easy access.
It also comes with a built-in G-sensor which triggers an emergency record function in the event of an accident, saving and locking down the latest footage in a separate file. Thankfully, I’ve not had cause to use this yet.
Lastly, the dashcam offers parking mode which I haven’t used. It requires you to buy the additional power source to record your video when the car is parked. Do remember that if you turn off your car, the recording will be stop and it will also depend on the battery life left on the dashcam. On the settings, you can adjust the detection, detection method, auto entry, motion detection, G-sensor sensitivity and LED indicator.
Overall, this Mio MiVue dashcam is very simple to set up and use, providing good video. I love that I am able to adjust the brightness according to the season. It captures clear voice conversation and easy access to the video. It is available to buy in good shops and Amazon. For more information, please visit: https://eu.mio.com/en_gb/mivue-658-wifi.htm
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate link.