Update: DR750-2CH LTE is available in Japan and Australia. Availability in US, UK and some European countries is planned for later this year.
DR750-2CH LTE is almost here (in Australia and Japan)! BlackVue is glad to announce the upcoming availability of its new Cloud dashcam with built-in 4G LTE connectivity. The model will roll out first in Australia and Japan. Other countries should follow in the coming months, with a North American mid-2020 release still under consideration.
Each version’s LTE module is designed to operate within the designated region only. The reason being that the antennas are tuned specifically to work on one or more local telecom operator network (Vodafone in Australia, NTT Docomo in Japan).
Connected by design
The BlackVue DR750-2CH LTE is not the first BlackVue Cloud dashcam. However, it is the first one with built-in cellular connectivity. Connectivity aside, in terms of image quality and features, the DR750-2CH LTE is most similar to the DR750S-2CH. It uses two Sony STARVIS sensors (front and rear) for great clarity night and day, Full HD 1080p recording at 60 frames per second on the front camera and 30 on the rear camera.
It includes all the DR750S Series features, such as SD card failure alert, sub-stream technology (for fast video playback over Wi-Fi or the Cloud), and great Parking Mode options (Time Lapse + Impact Events or Motion detection + Impact Events).
Let’s be clear from the get go: if you are not planning on using Cloud features such as Remote Live View and Impact Push Notifications, BlackVue has other models for you such as the DR750S-2CH mentioned above. If you are looking for the best Cloud-connected model, however, you are in for a treat.
The easiest way to enjoy BlackVue’s Cloud services
For those of you looking to use BlackVue’s Cloud services, DR750-2CH LTE is the perfect dashcam. Just insert a SIM card in the reader accessed under the mount, activate the SIM and you are good to go. No need for a separate Wi-Fi LTE hotspot. Better yet, no need to worry about powering an external hotspot. Note that in most cases you will still need to get a SIM card with accompanying data plan for the dashcam.
The dashcam acts as a hotspot
With DR750-2CH LTE, no more loss of connectivity for your phone when you connect to the dashcam. When connected to the dashcam in Wi-Fi, DR750-2CH LTE keeps your phone internet connection on. That means you will still be able to use the apps you have on your phone (Facebook, Messenger, Spotify, Waze, etc.). In other words, while connected over Wi-Fi to the dashcam, you will use the dashcam’s data plan for both the dashcam and your phone.
If you’d rather not use up your dashcam’s data plan, make sure to disconnect from the dashcam. What if you forget to disconnect from the dashcam and your phone connects to it automatically whenever you are in range of its Wi-Fi signal? The easiest way to avoid this is to deactivate the Auto-join feature in your iOS/Android phone’s Wi-Fi settings menu.