FORD EXPLORER Dash Cam Buyers Guide
Garmin Dash Cam Tandem
Garmin tandem is an ultra light Dash camera that records in tandem with two 180-degree lenses and provides complete 360 degree coverage around you and your FORD.
1440p Garmin Clarity HDR records crisp video details; 720p interior-facing lens with night vision featuring our exclusive NightGlo technology captures clear video of all passengers inside your FORD EXPLORER even at night
Go Hands-FREE! in your FORD, This Pocket-size dash camera can be controlled with Voice commands (available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Swedish).
Garmin Drive uses the built-in GPS to automatically capture the location and time of events, while its built-in Wi-Fi allows you to view and share videos on your smartphone via the Garmin Drive mobile app.
Also The app allows you to control and view live footage from up to 4 dash cameras in synchronized mode on your smartphone
A charger with an extra USB port is included in the package, so drivers can charge their phone or another device while on the move
In parking mode, You can automatically record motion outside and inside your EXPLORER when parked and turned off (may require cable, sold separately)
A 16 GB micro SD™ card is included, so you can start using the camera right out of the box
what’s in the box!
- Garmin Dash Cam Tandem;
- MicroSD™ card;
- Low-profile magnetic mount;
- 4 m power cable;
- 1.5 m USB cable;
- Dual USB power adapter;
Don’t get mislead by old reviews;
When first released in 2019, the Garmin dash cam Tandem and its app had lots of bugs, but over the years they have improved and solved all the issues through software and firmware updates.
It has 4k 30fps Ultra HD to record high quality video and 2k 60 fps QHD to capture sharp images like license plates. You can switch between both of them according to your needs.
The improved 8.42 Megapixel Sony stravis image sensors get’s you super night vision and the best image quality in low light conditions like dim parking lots.
The Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) can alert you of any potential forward collisions, lane departures, and front vehicle departure, so you can drive in your EXPLORER securely.
Anti-file Corruption Technology will protect your video files from getting lost if ever the Thinkware memory card gets corrupted.
It records video files in 1 min(60 seconds) segments, so if your FORD ever get into an accident, the super capacitor will power the Thinkware U1000 dash cam for enough time to secure the footage into the Micro SD card.
Along with motion and impact detection, Thinkware cloud 2.0 service is provided so you can view live footage and get altered about any impact around your FORD EXPLORER.
What’s in the box!
- Main Unit,
- 12 V power cable,
- Hard-wiring cable,
- CPL Filter,
- 32 GB Micro SD Card
- 2 K rear cam
Does Thinkware U1000 work if my glass already is tinted?
yes, you can increase the brightness if you are still unsatisfied (less likely), just erase the small area (dot) of the tinted glass where the dash cam views.
Is there any customer care services available, if so how good are they?
Premium dash cam company like Thinkware have very good support system so whenever you get stuck while using the unit, you can ask them and they are ready to help you.
You can contact Thinkware support system at :
Email: [email protected]
Will the voltage level detection system provided in Thinkware U1000 stop draining my car battery when it gets too low in park mode?
Yes , Thinkware U1000 is equipped with Voltage Cut Off, Record Timer and Wintertime Battery Protection system to protect your vehicle battery during the parking mode.
Vantrue N4 3 Channel 4K Dash Cam
Vantrue N4 features a 155° front camera, a 165° inside camera, and a 160° rear camera, which provides a total 360 degree view around your FORD EXPLORER, Monitoring the front, rear, and interior of your vehicle can all be done at the same time with audio at 1440P + 1080P + 1080P respectively.
The dual recording mode provides not only a 4K resolution front camera but also a 1080P rear camera, which records incidents from behind your EXPLORER.
When used alone, the front camera can seamlessly record up to 4K, enabling accurate capturing of license plates and road signs.
The rear cam is easily 360° adjustable for the perfect view. It’s a great way to protect yourself against liability issues or accidents.
Furthermore, you can set it up for front and interior recording modes in order to record road ahead and the interior of your FORD in high resolutions of 4K and 1080P,
The adjustable inside camera offers greater flexibility and improved visibility, especially useful for rideshare drivers looking for proof of what passengers were doing in the vehicle.
The high-performance Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor, a large F1.4 aperture 6-glass lens observing the road front, and a F1.8 6-glass lens observing the rear of the vehicle can automatically increase exposure for clear video recordings in dark situations;
The dash cam is equipped with Four IR LED lights facing the cabin of the vehicle, allowing it to capture accurate images of the driver and passengers even in complete darkness, perfect for rideshare drivers such as Uber, Lyft and Taxi.
The Time lapse feature allows the dash cam to operate for a longer period of time while reducing video file size, thus, a time-lapse video of a multi-week road trip can capture frames without taking up much memory card space
Motion detection parking mode saves energy thus allowing the dash cam to go into standby mode and wake up and record when movement is detected by the front or inside camera
With collision detection, if an impact is detected while the dash cam is off, the camera will automatically turn on so that the impact can be recorded. For this 3 channel dash cam should be connected to parking mode with a hardwire kit(buy extra ASIN B083XB8T7T) or external battery.
Did you know, Supercapacitor based dash cams have a longer life-span than lithium-ion battery dashcams.
The Vantrue N4 is powered by super capacitors which are built to withstand extreme temperatures from 14°F to 158°F, ideal for hot weather areas like Arizona, Florida, Texas, or extremely cold areas.
With the flexible sensitivity G-sensor, it detects sudden shaking or collisions automatically, and it locks the footage to the event folder after the impact.
In loop recording, the oldest file is automatically overwritten when the card is full.Capable of housing up to 256GB of external memory (not in the box, recommend Vantrue SD card).
Auto LCD off avoid distracting.
Optional GPS (need to buy separately B083XBS88L) to track route, location and speed in KM/H or MP/H.
What’s in the Box?
- 1x Dash Cam with Suction Cup Mount
- 1x Rear Camera with 20ft Extension Cable
- 1x Car Charger with 11.4ft Type C USB Cable
- 1x Type C USB Data Cable 3ft
- 1x Adhesive Sticker
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Quick Guide