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VIOFO A129 Pro 4K Dual Band Wi-Fi Front Dash Camera w/ GPS Module EXPIRED

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Adorama has VIOFO A129 Pro 4K Dual Band Wi-Fi Front Dash Camera w/ GPS Module (A129 PRO-G) for $139. Shipping is free.

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Includes:
  • A129 Pro 4K UHD 2160p Dual Band Wi-Fi Front Dash Camera
  • GPS Mount
  • Car Charger
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Trim Removal Tool
  • Card Reader Adapter
  • 2x 3M Sticker
  • 5x Clips
  • Viofo 1-Year Limited Warranty
Features:
  • Ultra HD 4K dash cam
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi Built-in 2.4GHz & 5GHz
  • Sony 8MP Image Sensor
  • Front F1.8 Aperture 130 Wide Viewing Angle
  • 2" HD LCD Display
  • GPS Logger
  • G-Sensor & Motion Detection Supported
  • Advanced Parking Mode Supported

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    • This is the lowest price we've seen for this dash camera, $6 lower than our previous lowest Frontpage deal from April.
    • Deal expires 7/5/21. -StrawMan86
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    • 4.2 out of 5 stars rating at Amazon
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$139 + free s/h

Includes:
  • A129 Pro 4K UHD 2160p Dual Band Wi-Fi Front Dash Camera
  • GPS Mount
  • Car Charger
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Trim Removal Tool
  • Card Reader Adapter
  • 2x 3M Sticker
  • 5x Clips
Features:
  • Ultra HD 4K dash cam
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi Built-in 2.4GHz & 5GHz
  • Sony 8MP Image Sensor
  • Front F1.8 Aperture 130 Wide Viewing Angle
  • 2" HD LCD Display
  • GPS LoggerG-Sensor & Motion Detection Supported
  • Advanced Parking Mode Supported
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What?

Resolution has nothing to do with overheating. If the device is 4k capable, it means the processor has 4k encoding/decoding capability. This isn't any more taxing than a processor from eight years back doing 1080p.

If the device has poor thermal efficiency, the worst that will happen is it shuts off. This is a standard feature among processors, dating back to the late 90s. But the unit itself doesn't "die".

The only components to be worried about in a hot car would be the battery (hence why most people recommend going with a supercapacitor over a battery) and the LCD screen. I personally don't think these having an LCD screen adds any value anyway.
Purpose of dashcam is to always be recording when you're driving or while in parking mode. Having the dashcam shut down when it should be recording is very bad. This A129 Pro model is infamous for shutting down when it gets too hot for whatever reason. There are various threads on dashcamtalk on this issue. Here's one of them.

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thr...ity.44095/

I would personally avoid this Viofo 4k model due to its reliability issues and look instead at a 2k model (A119 V3, A129 Plus), which does not have the same level of reported reliability issues as the A129 Pro.
Add the rear camera for $50 and it's still $10 cheaper than prime day.

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Same on Amazon, sold by adorama.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RZQJ...ZGERWRGTYX
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Add the rear camera for $50 and it's still $10 cheaper than prime day.
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I wanted a 4k dash cam, but in California heat, these do not survive according to so many people. 4k gets hot by itself on phones and GoPros even indoor. I would aim for a 2k camera if you live in the heat. Even the 1080p ones die on me lol.
What?

Resolution has nothing to do with overheating. If the device is 4k capable, it means the processor has 4k encoding/decoding capability. This isn't any more taxing than a processor from eight years back doing 1080p.

If the device has poor thermal efficiency, the worst that will happen is it shuts off. This is a standard feature among processors, dating back to the late 90s. But the unit itself doesn't "die".

The only components to be worried about in a hot car would be the battery (hence why most people recommend going with a supercapacitor over a battery) and the LCD screen. I personally don't think these having an LCD screen adds any value anyway.
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Looks like a nice price for a 4k dash cam!
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What?

Resolution has nothing to do with overheating. If the device is 4k capable, it means the processor has 4k encoding/decoding capability. This isn't any more taxing than a processor from eight years back doing 1080p.

If the device has poor thermal efficiency, the worst that will happen is it shuts off. This is a standard feature among processors, dating back to the late 90s. But the unit itself doesn't "die".

The only components to be worried about in a hot car would be the battery (hence why most people recommend going with a supercapacitor over a battery) and the LCD screen. I personally don't think these having an LCD screen adds any value anyway.
Purpose of dashcam is to always be recording when you're driving or while in parking mode. Having the dashcam shut down when it should be recording is very bad. This A129 Pro model is infamous for shutting down when it gets too hot for whatever reason. There are various threads on dashcamtalk on this issue. Here's one of them.

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thr...ity.44095/

I would personally avoid this Viofo 4k model due to its reliability issues and look instead at a 2k model (A119 V3, A129 Plus), which does not have the same level of reported reliability issues as the A129 Pro.
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Bought the 129 pro on prime day and it and the replacement from amazon were both DOA.
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Can I use this as a webcam?
Are you serious? This cost more than a standard webcam at same level.
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Quote from wherestheanykey :
What?

Resolution has nothing to do with overheating. If the device is 4k capable, it means the processor has 4k encoding/decoding capability. This isn't any more taxing than a processor from eight years back doing 1080p.

If the device has poor thermal efficiency, the worst that will happen is it shuts off. This is a standard feature among processors, dating back to the late 90s. But the unit itself doesn't "die".

The only components to be worried about in a hot car would be the battery (hence why most people recommend going with a supercapacitor over a battery) and the LCD screen. I personally don't think these having an LCD screen adds any value anyway.
Actually it's not just this guy. The viofo 4k does infact overheat which is why people recommend the cheaper 1080 p versions more.

Thermal shutoff saves the circuit however for this specific use case, having occasional thermal shutoff won't be advisable. You'll never know which two second footage will end up being useful.
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Ok Mr. Know-It-All.... I guess everyone is wrong, BUT YOU. Everyone listen to this guy and buy it. He's an engineer, lol
we have had 4 of these(f&r) on 2 cars for at least 3 years. texas does get hot, too. summers can be 110+ easy. never had any problems. and i am not an engineer, and dont know much.
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Way over price and not even a dual camera. booh!
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