TECH TALK: Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam

With motoring personal injury claims clawing in billions, honesty on the roads often flies out of the window in the event of an accident – that’s why you need a dash cam you can depend on to set the record straight.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:56 pm
TECH TALK: Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam - the front and rear cameras.
TECH TALK: Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam - the front and rear cameras.

An angel on the hard shoulder when it’s your word against theirs, the cost-effective, easy to use Viofo A129 Duo dual-channel wi-fi dash camera is a driver’s best friend, capturing quality footage without compromise from both front and rear cameras for the ultimate peace of mind.

High spec and effective without unnecessary add-ons, the user-friendly A129 has all the desired essentials including GPS, G-sensor and parking mode, plus handy wi-fi ideal for app use or downloading videos to your phone.

With Sony Starvis Image Sensor on both front and rear cameras, the A129 duo captures optimum footage in 1080P at 30fps - from both front and rear cameras - whilst Wi-Fi and GPS track the date, time, speed and your location, which is often crucial in disputes.

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Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam

It doesn’t add unnecessary features and frills and does the basics well, with the same sensor and lens in both cameras, so you don't have to compromise on the quality of the rear-facing video, and having the rear camera doesn't reduce the quality of the front camera.

It hugs the windscreen instead of hanging down and has a two-inch screen so you don't need to use the app to adjust the camera to the right angle. It's not a touchscreen, but the buttons below the screen are fine. It's best to use two USB cables - one for power and one for the rear camera - before you stick the mount onto your windscreen to ensure there's enough space to connect and disconnect them.

A standard power adapter for a 12V socket is included - which cleverly has two USB ports so you can still charge your phone as well as power the dash cam. If you enable parking mode, video is recorded at a slow frame rate: you can pick 1-, 5- or 15fps.

Recordings begin in this mode when the motion detection and the G-sensor are triggered. And in a firmware update Viofo added the ability to buffer, which means recordings will show only from 15 seconds before the moment of impact and 30 seconds after. Motion detection mode means recordings will be made at 30fps whenever motion is detected.

Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam rear camera.

You can buy an A129 Duo from Amazon for £139.99 here

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens: F1.6 Aperture 7 Elements Glass Lens (Same for Rear Camera)

Sensor: Sony Starvis Sensor IMX291 (Same for Rear Camera)

Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam

Lens Angle: Front&Rear: 140°

Display: 2.0-inch LCD

Video Resolution: Front & Rear: Full HD (1920 x 1080P 30fps)

Input: DC5.0V/3.1A via mini USB

Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam

Video Out: MP4

Storage: Up to 256GB

Microphone & Speaker: Built-in

Wi-Fi: Built-in (2.4GHz /5GHz Dual band)

G-Sensor & Motion Detection: Supported

Parking mode: Supported

Time Lapse: Supported

Video Looping: 1Min / 3Min / 5Min/ 10Min

Size: Front: 3.3×2.2×1.6" Rear: 2.1x1.2x2.0

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Front camera & Rear camera; Car charger

Rear camera cable(6M); Mini USB cable

GPS mount; Trim removal tool

Clips*5; 3M Sticker for front camera*2

3M Sticker for rear camera*2; Mount for rear camera

Warm tips

-- GPS module is mounted on the dash cam body.

-- A129 rear camera is not compatible with other front cameras.

-- Please format SD card to FAT 32 before using, recommend Samsung, Transcend, VIOFO SD card, not suggest SanDisk.

-- We would continually improve product performance through firmware & APP upgrade, you can check and download the latest firmware & APP from VIOFO official website.

-- Usually the default setting is the best setting.