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Last Edited by Schooby July 25, 2014 at 10:46 AM
I have been emailing back and forth with gearbest, and was trying to see if she can get the G1W-C with a black lens rather than the silver, and also a 140 degree lens instead of 120. Unless there was a huge custom order under way, it wouldn't be possible. However she was able to get the vendor to put in a 140 degree lens instead. All in all, I placed my order for 2 units, and hope to get them soon. She gave me a coupon code to drop it down to 41.99.

Here the product link:
http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_67201.html

Coupon code:
GBG1W

Gearbest's video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySPs84M-x0M
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Last Edited by BargainBob August 17, 2016 at 09:25 AM
Edit 23/08
Quote from gearbest View Post :
Dear Slickdeals Members:

We apologize again for the incorrect description of the 120 degree lens, it should not have been described as 140 lens; we have explained the reason for the issue (supplier related) and wish to reiterate that we take full responsibility for not properly vetting the supplier in question. We never meant to mislead customers, this was never our intention. We fully appreciate that customers are disappointed and we have discussed the matter internally at Gearbest.

For the customers who do not wish to accept their G1W-C car DVR due to the camera angle being 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees, we have arranged a solution:

? For customers based in the USA, please return their G1W-C car DVR to our USA warehouse
? For customers who are not based in the USA, please return the G1W-C car DVR to our China warehouse.
? After we have received the product and ensured it is in working condition, we will process a full refund for you INCLUDING the return shipping fee to us.
? Please note that the length of the refund process depends on the payment method used along with the payment provider service.

RMA and Refund Process:
1. To start the RMA process, please contact our Support Center (support.gearbest.com [gearbest.com]) and provide them with the details (order number, order details, shipping address, and reason for RMA).
2. Once your RMA has been authorized by our Customer Support staff, you will be provided with a return shipping address (either USA or China depending on the country of dispatch).
3. Please remember to use the standard postal service only, not a courier.
4. Also please help us by providing the relevant freight information, including the tracking number which is required (this cost will be reimbursed during the refund process).

Gearbest will always endeavor to make every customer happy. We extend our apologies to our customers for the camera angle issue. Clearly we were remiss on this occasion and will do our best to expedite the RMA and refund process for any customers who wish to receive a full refund. Thank you again for your support.

Best Regards
Gearbest
Edit 26/08
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Regarding the white box, what happened was the factory didn't have enough product boxes, and we urged them to finish all the production as soon as possible, so they used white boxes for about 300 orders. Gearbest guarantees all the G1W-C from the white boxes are exactly the same as the ones from the original boxes, and they are all genuine.

Also a quick update on the order status. We have dispatched all black G1W-C orders last week, and up till now, only 5 blue G1W-C orders haven't been shipped out. These five blue orders are done with testing and packaging today, and will be shipped out tomorrow. A new batch of black G1W-C has arrived our warehouse, and they are again packaged in the original boxes. So any future orders will be dispatched within 3 business days.

Once again, thank you all for your support and understanding. If you have any questions regarding the products, please feel free to PM me, and we will try our best to make you happy.

-Gearbest
Website lists 120 lens now, deal DEAD for 140 lens.


If you guys are going to dispute, don't file a chargeback on your credit card because paypal will charge them $20 chargeback fee which isn't really good for a merchant.

ONLY USE CLASS 4 or CLASS 6 SD cards with this. Class 10 have high chance of file corruption on these units.

post #12 has G1WH firmware. This thread is for G1WC. Be aware.

ALTERNATE (better) FIRMWARE LINK AND FLASHING INSTRUCTIONS in post #12 below FOR FLASHING "H" VERSIONS, this is the "C" VERSION.


ALTERNATE FIRMWARE REQUIRED for > 32gb cards

Hey. I'm not sure if this will work, but you may be able to just format the >32gb card different instead having to alter the firmware. Take a look at >>>>THIS [gbatemp.net]<<<<



FYI G1W-C does not have a 140 lens, only the G1W-H has a 140. The G1W-C and G1W have a 120.


OP - copy and paste from my back and forth with Karen. I don't quite have a 120 lens to compare against but hopefully the video will show if it's true
"Dear Daniel,
For G1W-C order:,
we are very sorry take so long to processing your order, you order will be shipped out today. another good news, our supplier told us g1w-c already change to 140 Degree Wide Angle Lens according to your suggestion."
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7/25/14
From Karen when I checked on a status update for my order:

Dear Slickdeals Members:

Firstly, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for the huge interest in our special deal for the GW1-C, it's definitely been one of our most popular offerings ever on Slickdeals.

We have some good news and some bad news. Depending on which you prefer to read first, you can jump to the appropriate section but even the bad news is not disastrous:

Bad news:
Our supplier for the G1W-C has informed us of production delays on their end for the black version of the GW1-C. The manufacturer requires additional time due to a specification update: the previous G1W-C model had a 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens however this has been superceded by a 140 Degree Wide Angle Lens which our G1W-C features. This customization work means that there will be a slight delay. To reiterate: the black version with the upgraded camera will DEFINITELY arrive, and we'll ship out EVERY single order at the specially discounted price - but the delay is about one week. The specific date we were given is 31 July (Thursday), that's when the orders wiill just take a bit longer. Our warehouse had received an initial batch of 50 units of the updated GW1-C, these will be shipped out to customers based on the order date.

Good news:
The supplier also has a G1W-C in Metallic Blue. It has a brushed aluminum feel and look. Our product page on Gearbest gives a good idea of what this looks like: http://www.gearbest.com/m-goods-id-68860.html (please disregard the listed price). The G1W-C (Metallic Blue) will be arriving in THREE days. The delivery date we were given is 28 July (Monday), that's when we start to ship out the blue model. If you'd like to opt for the blue color, please contact Gearbest via our support page at: support.gearbest.com with your order details and a note saying you'd like the blue color.

Good news #2:
Every customer, regardless of the G1W-C color choice, will receive DOUBLE GB Points for this order. These can be used for further discounts alongside coupons - they can be used togetheIr for maximum savings. Our system will automatically provide double GB points for every Slickdeals member who participated in this offer, along with any other member who orders while this promotion deal is still active.

Once again, we wish to apologize for the slight delay. We are working closely with our supplier to expedite delivery of all stock. The response and the support received to our deal from the Slickdeals community has been nothing less than amazing. It's this kind of response that inspires us to work even harder to provide even more deals for the members here.

Thank you so much for reading.
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Quote from gearbest View Post :
Dear Slickdeals members,

Based on information received from the supplier, we had previously stated on our product page that G1W-C would be dispatched within 3-5 business days (on July 26[Beijing time]). Unfortunately, we later learned that the factory is unable to fulfill our specific custom order requirements. We updated the dispatch date to 7-10 business days to reflect this.

This will affect the buyers who placed orders before July 26[Beijing time]. We are extremely sorry that the factory were unable to fulfil their commitment to us. We extend our apologies to those particular members of the Slickdeals community, we fully understand and appreciate that the situation is not ideal.

We realize that some of those SD members may wish to cancel their orders. We're very sorry for the situation which is outside our control. If you wish to cancel your order, please contact our Customer Support directly. Once again, we're reaching out to the community to apologize.

For those SD members of the original buying group (who ordered prior to July 26[Beijing time]) who are willing to wait for their G1W-C car DVR units, we will provide a $3 gift card completely free of charge. For missing our dispatch date promise, it's the very least we can do.

For the SD members who ordered after July 26[Beijing time], we should be able to dispatch the orders within the updated dispatch time.

To clarify, we expect to dispatch around 150 black units in the next few days, and receive approximately 700 black units from the factory by the end of next week. This along with our current stock of 200 metallic blue units is more than enough to cover every existing order as well as all future orders for some time. Gearbest can guarantee the quality of every metallic blue unit as they are manufactured by the same factory; they supplied the blue units exclusively to us due to the initial shortage of black cases.

Thank you so much to all SD members for your fantastic and continuing support. The Slickdeals community means a lot to Gearbest and we're working hard to resolve this on your behalf.

-Gearebst.com
Edited 8/29/14

After over a month shipping I just received cam and it has obviously been USED so I suggest other buyers to check their purchases.

Mine came with scratches on plastic around the lens, the plastic on screen had been removed with obvious finger print and bubbles and most importantly the lens inside is on crooked.

Unhappy with GearBest and will not be making additional purchases through them.
Reply:
Quote from gearbest View Post :
Thanks for your feedback. Usually Our QC testing will open the box and do some test to ensure the quality, we never sell product which has been used. Please PM me or contact out CS with the photo of the scratches, we will arrange things according to your choice.

Many thanks,

-Gearbest
Many thanks,

-Gearbest

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Been watching the other thread for a while now, finally bought one.

Thanks OP for the new thread
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Are these plug & Play or is there some tricky installation involved?
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Are these plug & Play or is there some tricky installation involved?
there's a suction cup and a cig lighter power supply, how tricky could it be?
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there's a suction cup and a cig lighter power supply, how tricky could it be?
I was wondering if there was anything special that needed to be done to enable it to start recording as soon as the car starts. I suppose one would have to live with wire hanging down from it.
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Holy cow. You can actually see license plates on this one. Almost gopro quality. 10 times better than my 30$ one that I bought from eBay. Quality was miserable on that one. I think I will get this one for the front and moves the crappy dashcam to the rear. Does this one also auto start and stop recording in relation to ignition switch?
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I was wondering if there was anything special that needed to be done to enable it to start recording as soon as the car starts. I suppose one would have to live with wire hanging down from it.
They start up when the power is applied, and they turn off at a specified time after power is removed (i.e., turning the car on and off).

I opened my center console, installed a 12V to 5V converter, and then routed the wire from center console, behind glove compartment, up the A-pillar, and into the ceiling liner. My wire is completely hidden until it comes put between the windshield and rearview mirror. I'm comfortable doing this type of work on my car, and it took about an hour.
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They start up when the power is applied, and they turn off at a specified time after power is removed (i.e., turning the car on and off).

I opened my center console, installed a 12V to 5V converter, and then routed the wire from center console, behind glove compartment, up the A-pillar, and into the ceiling liner. My wire is completely hidden until it comes put between the windshield and rearview mirror. I'm comfortable doing this type of work on my car, and it took about an hour.
Thanks for the info. I would never be able to do what you did to hide the wires Smilie
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These haven't been vetted from this source. The products are always different. Buyer beware.
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These haven't been vetted from this source. The products are always different. Buyer beware.
The ones they sent out last month on the huge SD thread were legit.
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Firmware update instructions (this unit will handle multiple firmware builds, almost all are better than stock):

Firmware Update Instructions
1.Download the firmware file to your computer
2.Unzip the file
3.Format your memory card in your computer (or unit)
4.Copy the bin file to the root of your memory card
5.For the G1WH, change the name of the firmware you would like to flash to FWDM800H (required as the G1WH will not update with bin files with names other then this)
6.Put card into camera
7.Power camera on (make sure the camera is plugged in)
8.The camera will update automatically. The screen will stay off but the status light will ight up; it will take 30-60 seeconds
9.After updating, remove the memory card and test with another memory card. Remove the firmware from the memory card you would like to use or it will flash every time”

Link to zip with a bunch of different firmware for this unit:

https://mega.co.nz/#!cUoy1TbR!-jX...rCkQ6ChYrg
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They start up when the power is applied, and they turn off at a specified time after power is removed (i.e., turning the car on and off).

I opened my center console, installed a 12V to 5V converter, and then routed the wire from center console, behind glove compartment, up the A-pillar, and into the ceiling liner. My wire is completely hidden until it comes put between the windshield and rearview mirror. I'm comfortable doing this type of work on my car, and it took about an hour.
Is this what you're talking about? http://www.radioshack.com/product...Id=2062599

I had to hack up a USB cable and plug it into a USB car charger to get 5v.
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wow, great deal. I got one off the ebay deal last time for $55 including the mirror mount.
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I am extremely tempted as I drive in MD and DC on a daily basis. I know I will regret not getting one :/
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