The U1000 is Thinkware’s latest flagship Dash Cam impresses with its many features such as a 4K UHD resolution for its front-facing unit and a 2K QHD resolution for its rear camera. The U1000 is probably one of the most performant Dash Cams on the market, and here is why:
- Built-in GPS sensor
- 4K UHD front recording
- 2K QHD rear recording
- Geo-fencing and alerts
- Driving Impact Notification
- A bit more expensive than its competitors
- Included microSD needs to be higher capacity
Front and Rear Cameras
We’ve been impressed by the quality of the front camera is excellent. The lens has an 8.42MP Sony Exmor R Starvis image sensor that delivers crystal clear 4K UHD video quality at 30FPS. The result? An ultra high definition, 4 times more vivid than 1080p Full HD.
It also boasts a 150° wide-angle lens view that reduces blind spots so you can stay safe at all times.
Thinkware’s Super Night Vision 2.0 and Sony improved Exmor CMOS image sensor is also impressively good at capturing light, producing low-light and nighttime video.
The U1000 rear camera is equipped with a 5.14MP Sony Exmor R Starvis image sensor that allows recording in 2K QHD.
There is currently no other 4K or even 2K dash cams on the market that offers such a powerful rear camera, making the U1000 the most powerful front-and-rear dash system you can purchase at this time.
A built-in GPS for the greatest precision
This feature is enabled through the built-in GPS antenna, which shows the viewer the vehicle’s location, speed, and direction of travel on the app on a Google Maps display.
It also encompasses an additional feature called Geo-Fencing, which lets the owner of the vehicle set a geographic radius as small as 100m to as big as 600km. If the driver goes past this geographic radius, the GPS antenna will send a push notification to the Thinkware Cloud app – a great option for parents of a new driver!
The Thinkware U1000 has its own Advanced Driver Assistance System, showcasing several components. The Forward Collision Warning System warns the driver of any potential hazards in front of them while the Front Vehicle Departure Warning lets the driver know if the car in front of them is starting to move. Another great feature is from the camera that alerts the driver of any potential red light cameras or speed cameras using the camera’s GPS antenna.
One of the best Dash cams on the market
The U1000’s 4K video capture, smart-features, and ecosystem are impressive and definitely above the standards. It comes alongside a bundle of accessories including hardwiring kit, rear 2K camera, and CPL filter, which add a great value to the package.
Apart from the video file compression, the U1000 is a really superb dash cam that delivers video footage in eye-popping 4K UHD quality. While it is a top-tier dash cam with a premium price tag, you are certainly getting a lot of value with the U1000.