In our opinion, compared to the X Series that come with an external LTE module, the DR970X-2CH LTE keeps things simpler because it is a dash cam plus mobile WiFi device all in one. Just insert an active SIM card into the built-in nano-SIM card tray and your dash cam is connected to the Cloud! As a bonus, the DR970X-2CH LTE comes with a BlackVue SIM Card and a 1GB free month trial with 1GB, 3GB and 5GB plans available. You can pay monthly, and have the freedom to cancel anytime.
Talking about the Cloud features, the Remote Live View feature allows you to check on your car from anywhere. This is useful if you leave your car unattended, or when someone else drives your vehicle, or when you’re managing a fleet for your business. Any time of day, as long as the camera is connected to the Cloud, you can also review videos stored on your devices through the Video Playback feature.
Moreover, even if you’re miles, a state, or even a country away from your fleet vehicle, the camera can still notify you of the crucial events your vehicle is encountering. This feature works best with Parking Mode. The moment an impact is detected, your BlackVue will automatically send a notification to your phone or your web browser, accompanied by a snapshot for reference.
The latest addition to the BlackVue Cloud features, which the DR970X-2CH LTE is equipped with is the Event Map. Designed particularly for the BlackVue community, the Event Map feature combines data from the dash cam with a crowd-sourced map to display events such as impacts, hard brake incidents, and even playback videos - making it ideal for both fleet management and personal driving.
BlackVue doesn’t let you lose your precious 4K footage. Thankfully, accessing footage and making sure it is secured is not a problem with the BlackVue DR970X-2CH LTE, especially with its Live-Event Auto Upload feature. This feature allows the dash cam to automatically upload live streams or recording files in low resolution to BlackVue Cloud. You can also use the Video Backup feature to directly upload files from your BlackVue dash cam to the Cloud.
Using the newly redesigned BlackVue App on your smartphone or tablet, you see in real-time where your vehicle is located and detailed tracking of the vehicle’s route. The DR970X-2CH LTE also supports Seamless Pairing, so pretty much one tap from the BlackVue app on your phone and you’re connected to the dash cam.
Earlier, we mentioned about not having to get an external CM100G LTE module. This means that through the head unit itself, the DR970X-2CH LTE can transform to a mobile hotspot router instantly. So if there’s anyone inside your car that needs to connect to the internet, the DR970X-2CH LTE will serve its purpose.