Black Friday isn’t here yet, but there are already plenty of budget deals you can take advantage of. Dash cameras are one of the cut-price products, which makes it a great time to add a little extra security to your engine.
Currently, Amazon has reduced the price of the Thinkware U1000 dash cam to $ 329. That’s a savings of $ 70 off the normal retail price, and that means you can record anywhere your car goes with crisp 4K resolution.
If you are looking for a dash cam, this one might be worth buying. Note that Tom’s Guide has not reviewed the Thinkware U1000 and bases this recommendation on Amazon and other external reviews. Currently, the U1000 sits at 4 stars on Amazon, with some praising its feature set, while others have slammed it for Thinkware’s poor customer support and poor app.
While Amazon reviews are more mixed, ZDNet gave the Thinkware U1000 a rating of 8.6 out of ten, despite complaining about its poor application and cloud implementation. But that was a review from 2019. According to a recent review from the YouTube channel Vortex Radar, Thinkware has made a number of improvements over the years and the current product is very good.
The Thinkware U1000 offers a maximum video resolution of 4K, which is enough to capture even the smallest details on the road. Or if you prefer a super smooth view, you can shoot at 60 fps by downgrading that resolution to 2K.
On top of that, the U1000 comes with 150-degree viewing angle, night vision (with dedicated drive and parking modes), automatic impact detection, GPS, and access to Thinkware cloud services. Not only does this cloud connection save your videos to an external server, it also allows you to locate your vehicle, send impact notifications and remotely view a live camera feed.
While the U1000 only offers one view, it can also be connected to a Thinkware rear dash camera (with 2K resolution) to keep tabs on everything that’s going on behind you. However, it costs an additional $ 99.
And be sure to check out our list of Black Friday deals if you haven’t already. You can save money on a lot of products, from TVs to Lego sets.