-Dual-channel 1080P recording at 30FPS
-WiFi: Real time Video Sharing
-Smart Manager App
-Dual-separate memory card (32GB)
-G-sensor event recording and normal loop recording
Cowon has been a dashcam company that has stuck around ever since the existence of dashcams. In its rise, there were many Korean dashcam companies competing. Nowadays, we are seeing less and less of these companies. In the industry, many companies have turned to copying designs and features of other manufacturers. Cowon has kept their own uniqueness through the design of their flagship series, the Capsule.
The Cowon AW2 is basically the successor to the AW1. Spec-wise, it shares much similarities, with notable improvements in different areas. The most obvious improvement is that the Capsule AW2 is a dual-channel system. It offers full 1080P recording at 30FPS on both front and rear cameras, and has many features that have become very popular and standard in the recent year. There is the inclusion of WiFi, allowing you to stream and share videos using that method, as well as a special app made for the dashcam. It has a dual-SD card slot, allowing you to have a different SD card for the front and rear camera, which is somewhat useful.
The design is perhaps the coolest part of this dashcam. It is unique in that it is a capsule shape, much like a medicine pill. It looks hip and modern, and I would say is the dashcam's strongest selling point. Having said that, I don't particularly like how both the front and rear dashcam are the same size. Since the dashcam is quite bulky and noticeable, it is not the best dashcam to use as a rear-unit.
The Cowon AW2 may look nice, but ultimately it is quite disappointing. If it is anything to go by, it does not seem like a huge improvement over the AW1, if any at all. When we reviewed the AW1, we did not like it very much. Like the AW1, the WiFi connection speed is still very slow, making streaming videos pretty much useless. To add to it, the 1080P recording that it offers is not that impressive at all. It is actually quite blurry. The Cowon AW2 has a dual SD card capability, but is not that impressive when you realize the max you can put in each card to be 16GB. A max memory of 32GB for a dashcam of this caliber is quite lacking. Overall, I am quite disappointed in the AW2, as I feel it is not a huge jump from the AW1.
1. Full 1080P Front and Rear
2. Attractive Design
3. Parking mode by Motion detection
4. Wifi compatibility
5. Event and normal recording
6. Optional GPS
1. Only 32GB Memory
2. Large Rear Camera
3. Slow Wi-Fi Speed
4. Video-quality not that great
- Full HD 1920x1080p rear and front cameras
- 1/2.7 Inch True Full HD CMOS Sensor
- Built-in WiFi and G-sensor (GPS Optional)
- Parking mode
- Viewing angle: 140 Degrees
- Maximum Memory Card Inserted: 32GB (16GB Front/16GB Rear)
- Operating temperature: -20 C to 60 C
What is Parking Mode by Motion Detection? Learn more from HERE
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