Mio MiVue 658 WIFI dashcam | A Review

Saturday, 18 March 2017
A dashcam is something I've never really considered getting, I'm not entirely sure why but my initial thoughts were they were for people who do longer distance driving, like Ashley for instance. However with the rise of drivers who are doing 'crash for cash' these days and the difference it can make to some insurance quotes it seemed the best option. 

This Mio MiVue 658 WiFi is a lightweight camera which comes with a touchscreen with extreme HD recording. The screen is 2.7 inch which is very simple to use, also coming with many additional fantastic features. 

Included within the box is the Mio MiVue 658 WiFi, car charger, mounting bracket and instructions. To set up the camera is pretty simple, however just be sure to put the micro USB end into the slot first rather than after the mount is added as it won't work.  It's simple to install and your ready to go within minutes initially. 

The Mio MiVue 658 WiFi has a wide angle lens which posses a F1.8 lens with a 140 degree field of view. I found mounting the camera behind the rear view mirror I could see what was happening in front of my car as well as towards the sides. When recording it does so in HD footage in the H.264 format, and you have a choice of four different resolutions; 720P/60FPS, 1080P_HDR/45FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 1296P/30FPS. Personally I've been using it on the highest resolution so that I always have clear images which of course do take up a little more room in file size. Of course if you do need videos for reference its best to download them as soon as possible via the WiFi. 

Another top feature for me was the lifelong speed camera updates, Mio update their database each month of speed camera which would then give you prior warning. I liked this feature as it enabled me to keep a check on my speed especially when in an unfamiliar location. We did find though that sometimes it would flash up with a camera which is no longer there or miss a camera. 

There is an additional app to accompany the dashcam which allows you to instantly download the videos and share them across social media too if you wish. You can also turn off the voice recording within the settings, which I prefer as I hate listening to myself.

Overall, I really liked this dashcam and happy now that I have one feeling more settled when driving around more. Its very simple to use, set up and provide you with excellent video quality afterwards too. Its small and discreet within size too so unlikely to get in your way. 

Please Note: We received this product in exchange for an honest review, all words and opinions are my own and not influenced by this.

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