Driving on roads can be quite challenging, especially with lots of tailgaters around. In addition, there are hit and run cases wherein someone hits your car carelessly and does not bother to stop to report the incident. Even when you are not driving, someone could actually damage your car in the parking lot while reversing or on their way out of the parking lot. In such a scenario, you would never have footage for an insurance claim to prove there indeed was a second party involved.
During such instances, one device that can come to your rescue by recording such instances is a dashcam. Motorola is the latest entrant in the dash cams arena in the region, and the company sent us its latest MDC300GW dash cam to try out. The MDC300GW dash cam can record footage at a full HD resolution of 1080p at a frame rate of 30fps. The device features a 3-inch display and a 2.19-megapixel Sony sensor.
The Motorola DC300GW dash cam also features Wi-Fi and GPS receiver to log location and speed data. The device offering a 150° field of view this letting you capture the road and its surroundings. You also get an automatic collision detection sensor (G-Sensor) that warns you for lane departures and forward collisions.
The entire footage is autosaved on micro SD cards with the device supporting memory cards with storage capacities of up to 32GB. The DC300GW dash cam also features a built-in speaker and microphone, and a low lux sensor for better night vision. Inside the box, you get the DC300GW dash cam, a suction holder, a car charger, and the user manual.
The dashcam can be paired with the Hubble Connected Dashcam app, which is available for both Apple and Android devices. The app can then be used for in-app live viewing and playback. You can even manage the device’s settings through the app on your smartphone.
The overall build quality and design of the dashcam is very good. The quality of the footage recorded by the dashcam is quite good, too. However, one thing that is sort of a niggle is the way the micro SD gets inserted into the device. Once you have inserted the micro SD into the device, it is quite difficult to eject the micro SD from the slot, unless you really pry it out using a tool like a flat screwdriver. It would have helped if Motorola had thought of adding a quick-release switch or something to the device to quickly release the micro SD.
For a price of AED 400, the Motorola DC300GW Dash Cam is priced a bit on the higher side. But, if you are looking for features such as in-app live viewing and playback capabilities, low lux sensor for night vision, lane departure and forward collisions warnings, the Motorola DC300GW Dash Cam could be one of the options you could look at.
Price: AED 400
Motorola Intros Dashcams in the UAE
Motorola has launched dashcams in the UAE. The Motorola Dash Cam is engineered to provide users added reassurance on the road. The MDC500GW and MDC300GW have a smart automatic collision detection (G-Sensor) that recognizes shocks and records the incident that is then saved and protected. The Motorola Dash Cams are available at Virgin Megastore and will soon be available at Sharaf DG, Jumbo, and Dubai Duty Free.
Alpha Tech (a division of Alpha 55) has been appointed as the exclusive distribution partner for the dashcams in the UAE. The MDC500GW Dash Cam has 1080p Front camera and 720p rear dash cam with GPS, Wi-Fi, and a wide 150 ° angle view. It monitors the entire front or back view of your vehicle and gets the perfect live videos with full HD quality to the built-in 2-inch colour LCD.
The 150° field of view captures everything on its radar. The integrated GPS, Wi-Fi capabilities and smart automatic collision detection (G-Sensor) gives you the added confidence and reassurance on the road that you need.
The MDC300GW Dash Cam has 1080p HD dashcam with 3-inch display and 2.19MP Sony sensor for amazing clarity and strong colours. The easy-to-use 3-inch colour display streams videos in 1080P HD quality with a 2.19MP Sony sensor. An outstanding 150° field of view lets you capture the road and its surroundings. With integrated GPS, Wi-Fi capabilities the automatic collision detection sensor (G-Sensor) warns you for lane departures and forward collisions.
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