Updated: January 21, 2021.
The X Series models replace the DR900S, DR750S and DR590W models. As a bonus, the DR900X and DR750X come with a price drop compared to their predecessors.
The new models sport similar video recording specs, with the added bonus of built-in voltage monitoring and a micro USB port. The built-in voltage monitor lets you hardwire your dashcam and protect your vehicle’s battery without the need for a Power Magic Pro kit. The micro USB port allows for easy Cloud connectivity via plug-in LTE Connectivity Module.
The Specs in brief
|Model||Max resolution (front camera)||Wi-Fi||Cloud||GNSS (GPS+GLONASS)||Parking Mode|
|DR900X Series||4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) at 30FPS||2.4-5GHz||via Wi-Fi hotspot or plug-in LTE module||Built-in||Motion+Impact OR Time Lapse+Impact|
|DR750X Series||Full HD (1920×1080) at 60FPS||2.4GHz||via Wi-Fi hotspot or plug-in LTE module||Built-in||Motion+Impact OR Time Lapse+Impact|
|DR590X Series||Full HD at 60FPS (1CH model only) or 30FPS||2.4GHz||Cloud Lite via plug-in LTE-M module||External||Motion+Impact|
Native Parking Mode
With the X Series, the dashcams come equipped with a built-in voltage monitor. The DR900X, DR750X and DR590X models all include the hardwiring cable in the box in addition to the cigarette lighter power adapter. When you hardwire your dashcam, you connect the hardwiring cable to your fuse panel.
The hardwiring cable has three wires: ground (GND, black), accessory/switched power (ACC+, red), and constant power (BATT+, yellow). For this reason, it is also called “3-wire cable” as opposed to “2-wire cables” which include only the accessory and ground wires.
The switched power wire connects to a fuse that should be powered only when your vehicle’s ignition is on. The constant power wire connects to a fuse that should be powered all the time.
Thanks to those two wires, the dashcam is then able to determine when to start Parking Mode based on the ignition status.
The dashcam itself will then monitor the voltage coming from your vehicle’s battery and shut down when reaching the preset value (11.8, 12 or 12.5V).
Both voltage cutoff and timer can be set via the BlackVue App or Viewer.
Parking Mode accessory support
While we are on the subject of Parking Mode, you might wonder if the X Series models are compatible with the Power Magic accessories (hardwiring kits and batteries). The answer is yes, and that’s because X Series dashcams feature both ignition-triggered and G-sensor-based Parking Mode. That means if your dashcam detects that your car is stationary for five minutes, it will automatically enter Parking Mode, regardless of ignition status.
Micro USB port for accessories
The X Series models come equipped with a micro USB port to connect optional accessories.
LTE Connectivity Module (CM100LTE)
With DR900X and DR750X, you can connect an LTE Connectivity Module (CM100LTE) which is powered by the dashcam and provides 4G LTE connectivity for your dashcam. This allows you to connect your dashcam to BlackVue Cloud and receive notifications to your phone when your parked car gets hit. It also lets you remotely see what your dashcam sees in real time. Being powered by the dashcam, you do not need to worry about the CM100LTE running out of power like you might with a self-powered router.
Multiple versions: how to pick the right one?
The CM100LTE takes Nano SIM cards and comes in multiple variations: pick one that matches your location.
Which version will work for you depends mostly on the LTE frequency bands supported by your local carrier(s).
USA, Canada: pick the NA version.
Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Russia, most of Asia: pick the GL model.
Australia, New Zealand: choose the AU version.
Japan: pick the JP version.
South America: NA preferably, with GL being usable in some countries.
|CM100LTE version||Bands supported||Main carriers|
|NA (North America)||B2, B4, B12||US: AT&T, T-Mobile; Canada: Rogers, Telus.Preferred for most of South America except Brazil.|
|GL (Global)||B1, B3, B7, B20||Europe: most of the main carriers.Suitable for Africa, Middle-East, Russia, Brazil, Asia.May be suitable for South America.|
|AU (Australia)||B1, B3, B5||VodafoneAlso recommended for New Zealand.|
|JP (Japan)||B1, B3, B18, B19||NTT Docomo|
Use the LTE frequency band info to pick a model that runs on your carrier’s LTE network.
The reason we share the bands information (B1, B2, etc.) is to let you double-check that the model you plan to get will work on your carrier’s network.
With a bit of research, you can find which bands are covered by your local carriers and get a Nano SIM from a carrier that operates on the bands supported by your CM100LTE model.
To recap, here is what you should consider to pick your CM100LTE:
- Is my mobile network carrier operating on a band (B1, B2, etc.) supported by the dashcam?
- Is there a carrier offering more affordable data plans?
- Are there other network carriers in my country operating on those bands.
- Am I planning to drive my car abroad? (In that case, consider a model that might cover multiple countries). Check this site for LTE band coverage data.
LTE-M Connectivity Module (CM100GLTE-M)
The DR590X models support LTE-M connectivity and BlackVue Cloud Lite functionality. Note that the CM100GLTE-M will be released at some point in the future. With the CM100GLTE-M, the concept is a little different. It comes preloaded with a SIM card so you do not need to get your own. It is compatible with BlackVue Cloud Lite, which is a simplified version of BlackVue Cloud (with still images instead of Live View). CM100GLTE-M will be released at a later time. We will update on the Cloud functionality and availability as we near the launch date.
Things to keep in mind
- Power cables: due to the new 3-wire design highlighted above, the power cables from your past BlackVue models will not work with the X Series models, and vice versa.
- Video cables: the video cables connecting the front and rear cameras are unchanged from past models. DR900X and DR750X use the same coaxial cables as DR900S and DR750S. DR590X models use the same analog video cables as DR590 and DR590W.
- Tamper-proof cases: due to the new connector configuration that includes a USB port, the past tamper-proof cases are not compatible with the X Series. New tamper-proof cases will be released soon.
- External GPS Receiver: the DR590X model supports an External GPS Receiver via the USB port. This means past GPS Receivers that use an analog connection are not supported. Note that when the CM100GLTE-M is released, it will include GPS Receiver functionality.
We hope you like the new X Series. If you have any question, feel free to contact our Support at [email protected].