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Thinkware U1000 Trade-in Program

Thinkware U1000 Trade-in Program

There’s a new dash cam on the market that has had consumers buzzing for months - the Thinkware U1000. What makes the U1000 so enticing is that Thinkware has packed cutting-edge features like eye-popping 4K video and unrivaled energy-saving parking surveillance -- all into a new, low profile and modern design.

Check out the Thinkware U1000 here. We’ve got photos, sample footage, and specs sheet for you.


The U1000 Trade-In Program has ended. If you have missed the offer and would still like to trade-in your old Thinkware Q800PRO or F800 Pro for a new U1000 4K Dash Cam, please contact us at for further assistance.

Quick Comparison

Resolution (Front)

Full HD @ 30 FPS

2K QHD @ 30 FPS

4K UHD @ 30 FPS

Resolution (Rear)

Full HD @ 30 FPS

Full HD @ 30 FPS

2K QHD @ 30 FPS

Wide-Angle View




Night Time Image Correction

Super Night Vision

Super Night Vision 2.0

Super Night Vision 2.0

Parking Mode

Time Lapse, Motion Detection, Impact Detection

Time Lapse, Motion Detection, Impact Detection

Radar Motion Detection (with optional radar sensor), Time Lapse, Motion Detection, Impact Detection

Cloud Features

Locate Vehicle, Driving Impact Notification, Geo-Fencing

Locate Vehicle, Driving Impact Notification, Geo-Fencing

Remote Live View, Parking Incident Notification with Video, Locate Vehicle, Driving Impact Notification, Geo-Fencing

We all yearn to be the first kid on the block to have the cool new toy, especially when we’re talking about the U1000. But what should you do with the good ol’ dash cam that’s still sitting on your windshield? It still gets the job done, though not in crystal-clear 4K or Energy Saving 2.0.

Apple Store has a trade-in program for your old iPhones. Dell also has a trade-in program for your old laptops. And now BlackboxMyCar also has a trade-in program to help you swap your old Q800PRO or F800 Pro for the new U1000. From now until October 18, 2019, you can trade in your Q800PRO or the F800 Pro that you had purchased from BlackboxMyCar for the new U1000!

U1000: One-Channel vs. 2-Channel

The U1000 comes in two different packaging options: a 1-Channel Front Camera-only single unit or a 2-Channel Front + Rear Camera bundle.

1-Channel Front Camera Only

  • Front camera
  • 12V power cable
  • microSD card
  • USB microSD card reader
  • Windshield mount
  • Adhesive cable clips
  • Quick Start manual

2-Channel Front + Rear Bundle

  • Front camera
  • 12V power cable
  • microSD card
  • USB microSD card reader
  • Windshield mount
  • Adhesive cable clips
  • Quick Start manual

+ Rear camera
+ Thinkware hardwiring kit
+ Anti-glare CPL filter

How to Trade-In for the U1000 starting at just $225

Price of U1000-1CH with Trade-in

Price of U1000-2CH with Trade-in

Q800PRO 1-Channel (Front only)



Q800PRO 2-Channel (Front + Rear)



F800 Pro 1-Channel (Front-only)



F800 Pro 2-Channel (Front + Rear)



*Promotional discounts or bonuses, including the U1000 Pre-order Bonus offer, are not applicable for the Trade-in Program.


Your old F800PRO or Q800PRO has to be in working condition with no physical damages. If you have a front-only device, you will need to send us the front camera as well as front mount. If you have a dual-channel device, you will need to send us the front camera, front mount, rear camera, rear mount and front-to-rear connecting cable. You do not need to send us the power cable/hardwiring cable or your microSD card.

At this time, we can only extend the U1000 Trade-in offer to Q800PROs and F800 Pros that were originally purchased from our store, BlackboxMyCar.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to let us know if you would like to send us your current Q800PRO or F800 Pro so that we can get the process started and have all the necessary details ready for you.

Hurry, this U1000 Trade-In Program ends October 18, 2019!

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Based on 4379 reviews
Awesome 😎

The shipping was fairly Quick. The package was as expected.
I would STRONGLY recommended it to everyone, and especially if you bought a new car or fairly recent. You won’t be disappointed!!

Dash cam

You guys exchange my viofo129 4k for the thinkware u1000 and am happier the service perfect blackboxmycar to the world just give them a try you won't regret it there right on point a head of the game 💯💯💪💪

VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4k

VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4K cam was easy to install. It provides a clear front and back view.

So far looks GREAT

Have not connected the rear camera yet but the front camera shoots wonderful, clear video, even in the evening with low light. I like a lot of the features on this unit and for the price seems a great deal. I do wish there was an option to just record with no time limit for road trip videos, but it does it's job VERY well and I'm satisfied. Shipping was FAST and product arrived well packed.

2 Ch THINKWARE Q800 Pro Install

Booked online, seamless process. Install done within promised timeframe. Clean install, courteous and informative staff. Will be bringing in my other car for another camera install.

Viofo a119 v3

Was debating for a while on a dashcam and settled on a Viofo a119v3. This cam was within my budjet, and after reading reviews I decided on this one.
I also read great reviews about blackboxmy car customer service and purchased from them. The camera itself seems to have great options and video quality is bar none...….only had for a week but very satisfied...Thanks Black box!

Great for my needs; minor software friction

First let me say that BlackboxMyCar has been fantastic throughout the process of choosing and installing my dash cams. The people behind that chat bubble know what they’re talking about, something I don’t usually expect from first-tier customer support.

Second: Overall I’m very happy with the VIOFO A129 Pro Duo. Video quality is sharp and clear, and it was easy to set up. The front camera is slightly smaller than I’d pictured it, which is nice. I’ve only had it a few weeks, but so far it’s working perfectly. Reliably fires up and starts recording when I get in the car and goes into parking mode when the car is off.

This is my first-ever dash cam and routing the cable through the headliner, A-pillar, etc., was tedious but not particularly difficult. Wiring the cameras into the car’s fusebox was also relatively straightforward, but get the circuit tester if you don’t already have one. It makes identifying always-on vs. ignition-switched a snap.

My only complaints—and these are minor nits—are mostly software issues.

The hardwire kit cable has a cylindrical ferrite bead near the connector, which makes it impossible (in my case) to hide that part of the cable—the bead won’t fit in the seam where I would otherwise stuff it.

Connecting to the camera from the iOS app requires enabling WiFi on the dash cam each time, and stopping the current recording. I’d love to be able to launch the iOS app and have it connect to the camera without having to jump through these extra hoops.

The other oddity that I haven’t really tracked down yet is that recordings using the H.265 codec play fine on my phone, but won’t play correctly when transferred to a computer. On the computer various apps appear to be playing around 1fps (maybe just showing keyframes?). I have yet to find an app that will interpret these files correctly—Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder, QuickTime player—apps that otherwise understand and support H.265. The only way I’ve found to get usable H.265 files from the phone to the computer is to import them into iMovie on the phone and re-export them. (All of this could probably be avoided by setting the camera to use H.264 instead.)

Again, these are minor nits and overall I’m happy with the VIOFO.

Satisfied customer

Good dashcam for the price. I am happy with my purchase! Customer support was good. They answered all my stupid questions.

Great cam kit, fast delivery

I had a great experience with BlackBoxMyCar and would happily order electronics from them again! I guess I'll briefly document my journey:
1. Trying to decide which cameras to get, I contacted a support person on the chat. He was very courteous and helpful and did not try to up-sell me.
2. Fast delivery, got everything in perfect condition, tested it out using the lighter power cables, yay!
3. [mostly unrelated to the seller] I decided I am not competent enough to do a good install, so I hired a professional. Post-installation everything works great and no wires are exposed. It is a spiffy setup!

Note: I am not using the cloud features at all.

Hi Snowslider, I'm so glad that our team was able to help you out with everything that you needed. Please don't hesitate to reach out at anytime if you have any further questions regarding your dash cam.
Good camera

I wish it had a button to capture incidents and commit them to a file

Peace of Mind

I wouldn't recommend spending a thousand bucks on a dual-channel dashcam, but I do recommend spending within your budget on a solid dashcam. That's what I did, with the Thinkware U1000. It is a phenomenal piece of equipment and the customer service I received from Johnathan/Katrina was great. The installation team managed to get the dashcam installed on my Kona in less than 2.5 hours! If you are unsure of what to get and where to get a dashcam, I would 100% recommend going to BlackboxMyCar! :)

Hi Kevin, thank you for shopping at BlackboxMyCar. We're so glad to hear that our team was able to help you out. We hope you love your Thinkware U1000 - don't hesitate to ask us if you need further help in the future :)
Escort Max 360C Radar Detector

Excellent customer service. Ordered and received
with no issues.

Thanks for leaving a review, J. O.!
Done Right!

I booked appointment online. Got a reminder a couple of days ahead of appointment. Quickly processed at appointment check in. Installation was completed in less time than I expected. Installation has a professional look and I would recommend this business due to the service I received.

Hi Doug, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear your installation was smooth for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Doing the job

The first Dash cam I used had parking mode and although it had a setting to cut off automatically at 11.9 V after a time of about nine months it took it’s toll on my battery. This time around I’ve got a new dash cam also with parking mode but now I have the Cellink Neo battery in between my battery and dash cam and it’s working flawlessly I love the fact that my vehicles battery is not being taxed. Fully charged the Cellink Neo will last for 22 hours and that’s while running a 4K front camera and a 2k rear

Hi Edward, thank you for writing a detailed review for your Cellink NEO battery :) Glad to hear that it's working out well for you!
more then expected

After installation didn’t expect an explanation of the camera function. Made it easy to understand the features.

Hi Robert, glad to hear that the features were easy enough to understand. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Works good

Works good

Thanks for leaving a review, Donald!
Great dash cash well worth the investment!

Have you ever been wrongly cited in an auto accident because of the lack of witnesses or the other party says you were at fault? I purchased The VIOFO A129 Pro 4K dash w/ GPS for both of my vehicles. Now when I'm driving, I feel a sense of comfort and security knowing if something happens I have footage. I highly recommend this product. The company is great and there customer service is excellent! Don't wait until it's too late...


Awesome , super friendly and helpful staff. Will go there for all my dashcam needs.

Hi Steven, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar!
Cheap. Super fast shipping. Real stuff

Real blackvue quality stuff. Shipping from Vancouver to Quebec city within one day

Hi Martin, thank you for shopping with us. Glad to hear that your package got to you so quickly!


Thanks for leaving a review, Jeffrey!

I would come back and buy from blackboxmycar

Thanks Michael :) Your words made us blush. Come back anytime!
Quality help

No matter when I’ve had a problem they’ve always been there for me - i would never go anywhere else

Hi Wayne, thanks for leaving a review! Come back anytime :)
Over 30 hours of battery power for my devices!

I purchased a B-124E to add to my Blackvue and B-124X setup. I needed this additional battery power because I’m also running a Nighthawk M1 hotspot that is powered by the 5V/2.0A usb-A output of the B-124X. Works flawlessly. My camera is always connected to Blackvue Cloud and I am always notified of motion and/or impacts.
Amazing combo.

Hi Lauren, awesome review - thanks for leaving one! Your setup sounds great. Don't hesitate to contact us at anytime if you need help.
Every car should have one!

So far I have capture 2 near miss accidents, several on road incidents and a hit and run on my vehicle. It captured the vehicle license plate and my car is being repaired on their dime.
I’m the DR900S-2CH combined with the B-124X is a killer combination. Enough battery power to keep your camera powered - even though your vehicle is off.
I purchased the hardwire kit and did a custom install directly with the fuse box for a cleaner install and faster charging rate.

Hi Lauren, love the combination and the joy you're getting out of your BlackVue dash cam. We absolutely love hearing from customers like you who have had such great success with a dash cam. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything else in the future!
Great cam for a great price

I bought the A129 Pro Duo 4K after watching numerous videos especially those from Black Box My Car. For me, it was a great way to get 4k quality on a budget without necessarily needing all the features of the U1000.

I still have to set up the wiring harness to my 2016 Jetta, but so far just powering it on the cigarette lighter has offered me a great piece of mind while driving.

The VIOFO app works decent, and you can wirelessly download or watch clips from the camera to your iPhone by connecting via WiFi to the cam while sitting in the car.

If you want 4K quality to protect yourself and your car in the case of an accident, I would definitely recommend this cam.