Now this is where the Nextbase IQ has a lot in store this time. Nextbase didn’t name the IQ as the smartest AI dash cam to date for nothing.
Aside from Smart Sense Parking, the Nextbase IQ also boasts Witness Mode that allows for voice-activated, instant cloud video storage of a 30-minute block, along with notifications sent to an emergency contact. In the event of a serious accident, the IQ’s Emergency SOS feature automatically alerts emergency services, providing crucial location and life-saving information. With voice activation, you can effortlessly command privacy features, mute functions, and activate Witness Mode for convenience.
We’re also impressed to know that Nextbase IQ has the Cloud, similar to how BlackVue does it, thanks to its built-in 4G. This is compatible with devices using T-Mobile, particularly in the USA and Canada. You can access files and more through the IQ app, including the Live View function for real-time monitoring of your vehicle's interior and surroundings. It also features live streaming, audible alarms, two-way communication, video history access, and more. Finally, the Driving/Security Mode seamlessly switches between driving and parking modes, actively scanning for threats while preserving your car's battery life.
The BlackVue DR770X Box also has plenty of features that only the premium brands have. Enhancing protection, the BlackVue DR770X Box has innovated security with an alarm. Once the head unit itself has been disconnected from the Box unit, the Box itself will enter into an emergency mode, blaring loud and proud like a true car alarm - loud enough to scare those bad guys trying to break in.
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. The moment an impact is detected, your BlackVue DR770X Box 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 DR770X Box 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 footage, 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 Box also supports Seamless Pairing, so pretty much one tap from the BlackVue app on your phone and you’re connected to the dash cam.
For faster internet connectivity, you can also connect the DR770X Box to the CM100G LTE module that can transform to a mobile hotspot router instantly. So if there’s anyone inside your car that needs to connect to the internet, the DR770X Box will serve its purpose.
Both dash cams have a lot of features, but here’s the catch. With Nextbase IQ, you can only enjoy all of the amazing ones like Real-time image notifications, Live View, Smart Sense Parking, Witness mode, *Roadwatch AI, *Guardian Mode, Remote Alarm, Emergency SOS, Automated incident backup if you subscribe to their Protect Plus Plan, which now costs $19.99 per month. With BlackVue, you get them for free.