I just recently installed a Fitcamx in our 2019 Toyota Highlander. At first I installed the 1440p version w/rear CAM, which was very good, then I saw the 2160p version so I returned the first one. I bought it during Christmas 2022 from Amazon so I had a return date through Jan. 31st, which worked out great for me.
This is the one I have installed:
INSTALLATION: Both Installs I did were extremely easy, 10-15 minutes tops. Add another 5-10 to install/setup the App and get it connected to the CAM. Of course the second CAM install went quicker. It is easy enough for just about anyone to do. FYI, I did not disconnect my vehicle's battery, just made sure my vehicle was Off (Just sharing, not recommending). The only issue I have had is trying to tuck the wires back up in the shell, but IMO this is because of the extra Rear CAM and its cable being installed in the cabin of our vehicle.
OPERATION: This Dashcam starts recording to its Micro SD card once you turn on your vehicle and remains recording till you turn off your vehicle. To view or retrieve the footage you connect your phone/tablet to the CAM's WiFi (Access Point) via the Fitxcam App. Retrieving the footage requires downloading to your phone/tablet while your vehicle is on/operating. Of course you can also remove the SD card to get the footage. The videos are in date/time order, the front and rear videos they are grouped together to view/download.
AUDIO: I have nothing bad to say about the audio. Our Highlander has impressed us with its lack of road noise so our audio from the CAM is very clear. I have not tested it with a full car of people, which our highlander has the third row seating. (I will be sharing future videos)
VIDEO: The video quality on both the 1440p and 2160p versions are among the best I have seen from a DashCAM, though this statement is from having a cheap DashCAM in my past and viewing friends/family CAMs. License Plates are very easily read, zooming in on a video I can read plates a couple of cars away distance. The Rear CAM also is of good quality at 1080p. I am able to clearly see the driver and passenger and side and back windows are also in view. One video that comes to mind was a police car that cut me off on a ramp entrance, turns out he was going after someone without his lights/siren on, when viewing the Rear Video you could easily see him come up on us on our right passenger side and then viewing the Front video was nice to have both CAMs (I will be sharing future videos)
REAR CAM: I did not install the Rearcam at the rear of my vehicle, I ended up putting it right above my rear view mirror. My plan is to mount it (with 2 black screws and two lock nuts) to the plastic piece at the rear of the Dashcam.
RECORDINGS: (Video is saved in one minute clips with filename format: year/month/day/hour/minute/second/underscore/filename with A being Front CAM and B being Rear CAM ex. 20230105105029_000993A.mp4 for Front CAM, 20230105105029_000993B.mp4 for Rear CAM)
SD Card Recordings:
Downloaded Recordings: The format is MP4
2k Version (1440p) Front CAM: 1 minute of video avg, file size = 83MB
4k Version (2160p) Front CAM: 1 minute video avg. file size = 129MB
Rear CAM (1080p): 1 minute video avg. file size = 47MB
This is the downloaded video info from the 2k CAM:..........This is the downloaded video info from the 4k CAM:..............This is the downloaded video info from the Rear CAM:
ISSUES: Only thing I can report is if you are connected to the CAM via WiFi, you cannot, to my knowledge, connect to any other WiFi device. While connected, my phone (Samsung S20+) functioned like normal, receiving calls, was able to text and browse the Internet, of course through my cell service network. No other problems/issues so far.
NOTES: Before FITCAMX would complete my order through Amazon, I got this message from them, assuming they do this too if you order direct from them:
COMMENTS: When I was looking for a DashCAM I looked at several from friends/family. I did not like how their cables had to hang/run down to find power. Also, not a fan of the suction cup mounted ones and the ones that strap to your rear view mirror just seemed cheap. In my past I have had a radar detector stolen, the window replacement ended up costing more than the detector. I have also had a GPS stolen so I really liked the idea how retro this DashCAM was. I checked out Toyota's Dashcam but it would not work on our year model of vehicle, according to what Toyota told me. The plastic shell on this FITCAMX looks great, has the same grade/quality (thickness) as the one I took off from Toyota. The color and texture matches perfectly. I truly looks like it came from Toyota. At first I did not like the idea of having to connect my phone to the CAM to view Live feed but other than the extra step in connection, it is pretty much the same as if you had a screen on your CAM, IMO. The downloading of the videos does take much longer (2x) as long as on the 2k version.
CONCLUSION: If you are looking for an Integrated Retrofit CAM and there is not a manufacturer's option, I would highly consider looking at the FITCAMX. The price is about the same as if you were to buy one from the vehicle manufacturer even though it is much higher priced than the non-fixed portable ones out there. Installation is a breeze, only issue I had is trying to
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