Someone Created a 510-Degree Dashcam Also Supporting Bikes and Camping

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The dashcam space is growing at an incredible pace, and companies developing products in this sector are battling for top-notch specifications and a more convenient form factor.
A company called QROV turned to Kickstarter with a proposal that many users of the crowdfunding platform found intriguing.

Their dashcam isn't just a gadget whose purpose is to record what happens on the road ahead but also double as a non-stop guardian for the vehicle (when it's parked), monitor the road when you use a bicycle, or record everything in front of you when riding a motorcycle.

It's an all-in-one dashcam, and as if this wasn't already enough, the parent company also offers an extra component, allowing the device to double as an outdoor companion to record your activities while camping.

QROV claims its dashcam offers 510-degree recording, but that's a clever marketing stunt that comprises a 360-degree field of view for the front camera (made of front and interior angles of view) and a 150-degree field of view for a rear camera available as an add-on.

Using a Sony Starvis sensor, the dashcam comes with top specs and supports 4G LTE connections, integrated GPS for location information, Wi-Fi, and microSD cards up to 512GB. The dashcam records everything inside and outside the vehicle and automatically stores location data when detecting an accident. It does the same when you're not in the car, and the parking mode is activated, sending a notification to your mobile device via a dedicated companion app.

When you ride a bike or a motorcycle, you can use the dashcam with a portable power backup that can be attached to the helmet for up to 10 hours of recording. And if you go camping, you can film your off-grid adventure and share photos and videos via the mobile app.

QROV offers two versions of the dashcam. The Ultra-4G version comes with all the bells and whistles available today, while the standard model lacks 4G LTE support, the remote live function, support for cloud storage, and the SOS emergency contact (who can be notified in case of emergency, such as accidents).

All add-ons, including the rear cam, the bike kit, and the hardware kit, are available separately.

The project has already reached the funding goal on Kickstarter, with over 260 backers supporting it. They donated close to $110K, despite the parent company asking for $5,100 to start shipping the dashcam.

As anyone can figure out, considering the feature lineup, the dashcam doesn't come cheaply. If you want the core package, it costs $299, while the Ultra-4G model is available with a $429 pledge. The full package, which includes the upgraded model and the additional kits, can be yours if you make a $659 pledge.

The company says the mass production will begin in February, while the shipping to backers should kick off in March.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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