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Thinkware Q800PRO 2K QHD Dash Cam

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Overview

Thinkware Q800PRO

We're excited to announce the Thinkware Q800PRO 2K QHD which is 4X more vivid and powerful than a HD dash cam.

The Q800PRO is the latest and greatest from Thinkware capable of recording in 2K QHD 1440p. Available with an optional rear camera, the Q800PRO offers a fully featured and refined dash cam setup. Day time and night time video quality is excellent with the 5.14MP Sony STARVIS image sensor and is among the best of 2 channel dash cams.

Video Quality Concerns

To address the number of video quality concerns raised, please note that this issue currently only affects a small number of users. We have been in contact with Thinkware HQ, and have been assured that a free firmware update will be released soon. Thank you for your patience.

Note for Android Users

Users experiencing issues with the Thinkware Cloud App must update to the latest version.

Note for F800 & F800 Pro Users

The wiring, mounts, and rear camera are fully compatible with the Thinkware Q800PRO.

Note for OBD Cables

IROAD OBD Cables are fully compatible with all Thinkware dash cams.

Note for T-Mobile Users

Smartphone must be in airplane mode before launching the Thinkware app due to an issue caused by the network.

Features

Video Quality

The new optical lens and an improved 5.14MP Sony STARVIS image sensor delivers strikingly clear video quality in 2K QHD @ 30 FPS.

2K QHD Resolution
High-quality image processor captures crystal clear video in 2K QHD @ 30 FPS

Wide Viewing Angle
The Q800PRO comes with a 140 degree viewing angle to provide the best coverage of the road

Wide Dynamic Range
The video is always in the right exposure and contrast in any environment

2K QHD Resolution
High-quality image processor captures crystal clear video in 2K QHD @ 30 FPS

Wide Viewing Angle
The Q800PRO comes with a 140 degree viewing angle to provide the best coverage of the road

Wide Dynamic Range
The video is always in the right exposure and contrast in any environment

Thinkware Cloud

Monitor your vehicles' activity remotely at no additional cost. Thinkware Cloud lets you check your vehicles' location and receive notifications directly on your smartphone.

Locate Vehicle
Stay up to date on the location, speed, and direction of travel of your vehicle(s) on Google Maps

Geo-Fencing
Create up to 20 geographic zones and receive notifications when vehicle(s) are arriving and/or departing the preselected zones

Driving Impact
Receive a notification every time the dash cam detects an impact while driving

Locate Vehicle
Stay up to date on the location, speed, and direction of travel of your vehicle(s) on Google Maps

Geo-Fencing
Create up to 20 geographic zones and receive notifications when vehicle(s) are arriving and/or departing the preselected zones

Driving Impact
Receive a notification every time the dash cam detects an impact while driving

Parking Mode

The Q800PRO offers parking mode features such as time lapse, impact detection, motion detection, and energy saving modes.

Time Lapse
Records footage at a lower frame rate to cover a longer period of surveillance and reduce video file size

Impact Detection
Monitor any impact to the vehicle while it is parked to catch any hit and run driver in the act

Motion Alert
Monitor and capture any motion around the vehicle for potential vandalism attempts

Time Lapse
Records footage at a lower frame rate to cover surveillance and reduce video file size

Impact Detection
Monitor any impact to the vehicle while it is parked to catch any hit-and-run drivers in the act

Motion Detection
Monitor and capture any motion around the vehicle for potential vandalism attempts.

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

The advanced driver assistance system can warn you of potential forward collisions, lane departures, and alerts for red light cameras and speed cameras.

Lane Departure Warning
Detects if the vehicle is veering off the driving lane

Forward Collision Warning
Warns the driver of impending road hazards

Safety Camera Alert
Alerts on upcoming speed and red light cameras

Lane Departure Warning
Detects if the vehicle is veering off the driving lane

Forward Collision Warning
Warns the driver of impending road hazards

Safety Camera Alert
Alerts on upcoming speed and red light cameras

Proprietary Technology

The Q800PRO offers Super Night Vision 2.0, integrated thermal protection, and anti-file corruption.

Super Night Vision 2.0
In low light conditions, videos are recored with minimal noise and correct exposure

Integrated Thermal Protection
The integrated super capacitors and thermal sensor provide added safety and reliability in extreme temperatures

Anti-File Corruption
Thinkware's proprietary anti-file corruption technology improves the dash cam's reliability by protecting your memory card from data corruption

Super Night Vision 2.0
In low light conditions, videos are recored with minimal noise and correct exposure

Integrated Thermal Protection
The integrated super capacitors and thermal sensor provide added safety and reliability in extreme temperatures

Anti-File Corruption
Thinkware's proprietary anti-file corruption technology improves the dash cam's reliability by protecting your memory card from data corruption

Wi-Fi

With the mobile viewer, easily connect to the Q800PRO to access footage and make changes to the settings.

Resources

Samples, Reviews & Comparisons

Check out our Q800PRO Review and comparison between the F800 Pro vs Q800PRO.

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Comparison

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F800 Pro vs Q800PRO

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What's Included

  • Front Camera
  • Optional Rear Camera
  • 12V Power Cable
  • MicroSD Card
  • USB MicroSD Card Reader
  • Windshield Mount
  • Spare 3M Mounting Tapes
  • Adhesive Cable Clips
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Warranty

Specifications

Resolution (Front)

2K QHD 1440p @ 30 FPS

Resolution (Optional Rear)

Full HD 1080p @ 30 FPS

GPS

Built-In

Parking Mode

Built-In

G-Sensor

Built-In

Wide-Angle View

140°

Operating Temperature

-10°C - 60°C (14°F - 140°F)

Loop Recording

Yes

Maximum SD Card

128GB

LCD Screen

No

Wi-Fi

Yes

Microphone

Built-In

Speaker

Built-In

File Format

H.264 / .MP4

Country of Origin

South Korea

Warranty

1-Year Manufacturer Warranty

Optional Accessories

Battery Packs

Double your parking mode recording to maximize protection.

Hardwiring Kit

Hardwire your dash cam into your vehicle to enable parking mode.

CPL Filter

Reduce glare and reflection and improve video quality.

FAQ

What is a dash cam?

A dash cam stands for a dashboard camera that is mounted inside the vehicle, usually on the front windshield. A dash cam, depending on the model, can do many things such as record both when the vehicle is being driven and when it’s parked, record audio, provide a connection to a smartphone app so that video can be reviewed and saved on the spot, etc.

What is an IR dash cam?

An IR dash cam is a dash cam with infrared lights that provide recording details under poorly-lit conditions, as well as total darkness. These are dual-channel dash cam setups with a regular front-facing unit and a secondary unit that comes with infrared lights.

The secondary unit is typically mounted to face and record the interior of the vehicle, and thus is especially recommended for rideshare users, such as for Uber and Lyft, or for commercial use, such as fleet managers.

Why buy a premium dash cam?

There are a few reasons as to why this is the case, and these reasons make a huge difference. Learn more about premium features including design, parking mode, smartphone integration, 4K UHD video resolution, g-force, ADAS, memory card storage and more.

What is parking mode?

Parking mode recording is a feature of a dash cam that keeps your dash cam recording footage even when the vehicle is off. Typically found only in premium dash cams, parking mode provides around-the-clock protection and surveillance for the vehicle.

What is Wi-Fi & GPS?

The wi-fi feature in a dash cam is what allows a smartphone to be paired to the dash cams. Unlike a regular wi-fi network signal that gives you internet access, the purpose here is just to connect the dash cam and smartphone together.

The GPS feature in a dash cam shows the vehicle’s speed and, for some models, the location of the vehicle with Google Maps integration.

How much footage will my memory card store?

Please note the below are averages and may differ unit to unit.

Memory Card

1-Channel

2-Channel

16GB

2 Hours

1 Hour

32GB

4 Hours

2 Hours

64GB

8 Hours

4 Hours

128GB

16 Hours

8 Hours

How do I install my dash cam?

There are 4 different methods to installing your dash cam which vary in difficulty. Check out our install guide for details.

Where do I find the latest firmware?

Find the latest firmware and all downloadable content here.

What is the return policy?

We fully stand behind our products and are absolutely confident that they will meet and exceed your highest expectations. However, within 30 days of purchase, if you are unhappy with your unit or if you simply wanted to try out a dash cam, we will refund your money. No questions asked. For more details, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
68%
(15)
18%
(4)
14%
(3)
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Camera quality is good. Phone application is terrible.

I've had this system for almost 2 months. I enjoy the camera system - both front and back are clear and the added speed indicator (if enabled) is accurate as far as I can tell.

That said, the phone application experiences I've had have not been great. First, the application requires too many immediate phone permissions for me to feel comfortable. As of this writing (Oct 05, 2019), it needs: Storage access (which is OK as you save video's etc, but I wish it let you use the application until you actually needed to save a file), Location information (why?), and battery access to allow the application to run in the background (again, why?). Why does this application need location data off of my phone + the requirement that it runs in the background? It simply won't let you use the app until it gets those permissions. It seems nefarious.

I wanted to change some settings, like when it announces that it's recording when you start your car, so I needed something. I found a burner phone, loaded a new profile and gave the app permissions, but only on that phone. Then the next set of problems began.

First, it took over an hour getting my phone connected with the camera. Each time I'd add it, the application would hang up. I cleared cached / reinstalled etc to no avail. I'm not sure exactly what i did in the end to make it work, but it's been connecting ever since. Once connected, the I found that the live streaming feature is amazingly bad. The video is constantly stuttering and attempting to catch-up, but never does. This is also true when you're attempting to watch a video recording. It's constantly lagging, stuttering, and generally a bad experience. The reason this is especially painful is because of the false positives that the "Impact Detection" feature gives. It's fine that it gives some false positives (even on the lowest sensitivity setting), but it's the reviewing/deleting cycle you have to do periodically. If the video stream is constantly buffering, it's hard...

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P.W.
Pretty easy install (front camera only)

Pretty easy to install and set up. I did not find any instructions provided other than how to connect my phone to the camera, but I didn't much need them, either. I like the built-in voltage monitor to avoid draining the car battery excessively while parked.

I'm hoping that a future firmware update will eliminate the voice prompt that states the network name every time I start my car. But the video quality looks good and I like the built-in safety features.

J
J.K.
Using a Q800 with a vehicle's builtin hotspot

It took me awhile to figure out how to get the Q800 my to connect to my car's built in Hotspot.  The only way I could do it was to follow this procedure...

1) Set the SSID and Password for my phone's built in Hotspot to the exact same SSID and Password for my car's (Buick Encore) Hotspot.

2) Go into setting on my Buick Encore and turn off the Wireless Hotspot.

3) Follow the procedures in the manual for "Connecting via hotspot"

4) Turn off your car (to turn the Q800 off)

5) Turn off the Hotspot on your phone

6) Turn on your car

7) Go to settings in your car and turn on the in car WIreless Hotspot

8) Within a minute or so if everything went correctly in the above steps you should hear "Connected to the Internet" from your Q800.

Change to SSID and Password on your phone's Hotspot back to what you want it to be.

Note: to manage the Q800 from your phone after this you will have to Connect via WiFi and not via Hotspot

Also Note: If you have previously connected to Q800 via your phone's Hotspot before steps (1-8) above you need to connect via a new connection (not the existing one) and scroll down on that screen on your phone past the existing Q800 connection to the Q800 option listed below. You MUST select the option connecting for the first time.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
68%
(15)
18%
(4)
14%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
t
t.
Camera quality is good. Phone application is terrible.

I've had this system for almost 2 months. I enjoy the camera system - both front and back are clear and the added speed indicator (if enabled) is accurate as far as I can tell.

That said, the phone application experiences I've had have not been great. First, the application requires too many immediate phone permissions for me to feel comfortable. As of this writing (Oct 05, 2019), it needs: Storage access (which is OK as you save video's etc, but I wish it let you use the application until you actually needed to save a file), Location information (why?), and battery access to allow the application to run in the background (again, why?). Why does this application need location data off of my phone + the requirement that it runs in the background? It simply won't let you use the app until it gets those permissions. It seems nefarious.

I wanted to change some settings, like when it announces that it's recording when you start your car, so I needed something. I found a burner phone, loaded a new profile and gave the app permissions, but only on that phone. Then the next set of problems began.

First, it took over an hour getting my phone connected with the camera. Each time I'd add it, the application would hang up. I cleared cached / reinstalled etc to no avail. I'm not sure exactly what i did in the end to make it work, but it's been connecting ever since. Once connected, the I found that the live streaming feature is amazingly bad. The video is constantly stuttering and attempting to catch-up, but never does. This is also true when you're attempting to watch a video recording. It's constantly lagging, stuttering, and generally a bad experience. The reason this is especially painful is because of the false positives that the "Impact Detection" feature gives. It's fine that it gives some false positives (even on the lowest sensitivity setting), but it's the reviewing/deleting cycle you have to do periodically. If the video stream is constantly buffering, it's hard...

P
P.W.
Pretty easy install (front camera only)

Pretty easy to install and set up. I did not find any instructions provided other than how to connect my phone to the camera, but I didn't much need them, either. I like the built-in voltage monitor to avoid draining the car battery excessively while parked.

I'm hoping that a future firmware update will eliminate the voice prompt that states the network name every time I start my car. But the video quality looks good and I like the built-in safety features.

J
J.K.
Using a Q800 with a vehicle's builtin hotspot

It took me awhile to figure out how to get the Q800 my to connect to my car's built in Hotspot.  The only way I could do it was to follow this procedure...

1) Set the SSID and Password for my phone's built in Hotspot to the exact same SSID and Password for my car's (Buick Encore) Hotspot.

2) Go into setting on my Buick Encore and turn off the Wireless Hotspot.

3) Follow the procedures in the manual for "Connecting via hotspot"

4) Turn off your car (to turn the Q800 off)

5) Turn off the Hotspot on your phone

6) Turn on your car

7) Go to settings in your car and turn on the in car WIreless Hotspot

8) Within a minute or so if everything went correctly in the above steps you should hear "Connected to the Internet" from your Q800.

Change to SSID and Password on your phone's Hotspot back to what you want it to be.

Note: to manage the Q800 from your phone after this you will have to Connect via WiFi and not via Hotspot

Also Note: If you have previously connected to Q800 via your phone's Hotspot before steps (1-8) above you need to connect via a new connection (not the existing one) and scroll down on that screen on your phone past the existing Q800 connection to the Q800 option listed below. You MUST select the option connecting for the first time.