Works well with good video quality. I'm adjusting settings to get better night videos. My headlights are bright and makes the license plates unreadable. The settings are somewhat difficult to decipher, but there’s plenty of online resources for that.
Install was straightforward with the hardwire kit. I wish the tape was not pre-installed. You can avoid noticeable air bubbles from the outside by attaching the tape to the window first. Squeeze air out. Then install the camera over it. You will likely have an air bubble on the backside of the camera but it won't be viewable from the outside window. The electrostatic tape installs okay/ It’s like using those old phone screen protectors. Hard to install perfectly without lint adhering to cause air bubbles.The cable management clips use a grey adhesive, so it's noticeable from the outside. The rear cable is quite thick and made it difficult to fish through the rubber grommets. I kinda wish I waited for the new a229 as it uses a thinner wire.
The bluetooth button should have been included, because it’s a pain to reach for the cam while driving to save a specific video.
I wish the camera had an automated way of not using parking mode when I am parked at home in my garage. I don’t need parking mode when I am home, so I have to remember to turn it off. It’s a waste for it to be running and recording video in a pitch black garage.
The camera rattles on the gps mount at certain driving speeds and gets very annoying. When I play the video back, it sounds terrible. The rattle is so bad that it actually triggers the G sensor at the LOWEST setting! I put a very small piece of electrical tape on it. The rattle is no longer audible, but this makes dismounting the camera slightly more difficult. I need to find some thin felt tape to put in there, but Viofo should have added this as part of the design instead of wasting my time to fix it.
The included USB to SD card reader is useless. Throw it away. It's usb 2.0 so it's far too slow to playback or copy multiple files. I highly recommend people to buy a USB 3 to SD adapter that works with all phones and computer operating systems.