In this video, I installed the newly released X800 Thinkware dash cam along with 3 other cameras by utilizing the Thinkware multiplexer unit. With the multiplexor, you can install up to 4 additional cameras.
I detail the installation into my 2018 Ram 3500 pickup truck, explain all the functions and settings via the X800 touchscreen, and show you some demo footage of the system in action. Demos include video recorded in continuous driving mode with sound on, incident recording, and parking timelapse footage. Stay tuned; I’ll come back in a few weeks with a full review of the system. More video footage and my likes and dislikes.
Disclaimer: The Thinkware dashcam review sample was free of charge. However, I’m not affiliated with Thinkware, nor was I monetarily compensated for the review or told what to say.
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Link to last year’s Thinkware Q800 Pro Dash Cam LYRV review videos
(Part 2) Full Review & Demo Video Footage
Update, I’m back after using the Thinkware model X800 system for about a month. Testing included an extended highway trip and around-town driving with no significant issues. Overall the system worked quite well.
In this video, I show some of the recorded footage and give you a side-by-side comparison with my previously reviewed Q800 Pro model. Then I’ll go over my list of pros & cons as I see them for the new X800 model plus the addon cameras and video multiplex system.
- X800 model dash cam has a touch screen for playback and setup
- X800 model is expandable for multi-cam operation up to 4 more
- GPS addon worked well for speed and traffic camera alerts
- Easy to install the multi-camera multiplexor system to add cameras
- The parking monitor works well in both timelapse & motion detection modes
- Good video resolution on front dash cam
- Sleek-looking metal side cameras. Pleasing appearance.
- The rear camera comes with plenty of cable 60M for long RV installations
- Thinkware has USA/Canada online support & help videos
- Multiplex camera video only 1/4 of the screen, so lower resolution
- ADAS erratic except for lane departure warning
- My rear infrared camera video was a little dark. No adjustment
- Max parking mode time is 48 hours
- Max micro SD card capacity 64GB
Truck Tool Box Power System Mod
This video shows how I have modded up a solar-powered battery and inverter installation in one of my truck tool boxes. Mostly I did it to power my Thinkware dash cams parking survivance mode power. But it will also be handy for other things like nighttime campsite rodent deterrent lights.