For maximum security, the BlackVue DR590X is equipped with advanced parking modes to keep your vehicle secure in the front if you have a one-channel, and up to the rear if you have a dual-channel model. With the DR590X’s built-in G-sensor and advanced motion and impact-triggered recording, you can stay confident when leaving your car unattended on the streets, parking lot or even your own driveway. When recording, it also includes the few seconds preceding the triggering event, thanks to buffered recording. For the DR590X, note that parking mode will only activate if the BlackVue dash cam is hardwire installed, which is included when you purchase it.
Moving on to the Thinkware F70 Pro, we noticed that the Parking Mode options of this dash cam is highly advanced, similar to how the Thinkware U3000 is equipped with features like Energy Saving Mode 2.0, and Smart Parking Mode.
Energy Saving Parking Mode 2.0 extends the coverage duration exponentially by keeping the F70 Pro in power-saving mode during inactivity. This drastic increase in energy efficiency means this Thinkware unit will keep your vehicle protected for much longer than any other camera option out there in this range, offering 23 days of parking mode with a battery pack.
On the other hand, the F70 Pro’s Smart Parking Mode prevents heat-related damage by automatically switching to low-power mode if the temperature inside the vehicle gets too high, still recording while other units shut down. Therefore, if you usually park your vehicle under the sun, or live in warm places like Texas, Florida, and Arizona, the F70 Pro can still continue doing the job for you.
Aside from these parking mode capabilities, what we love about the Thinkware F70 Pro is its compatibility with both hardwiring and OBD installation to activate parking mode. However, these accessories are not included in the package so you will have to purchase them separately.
The Thinkware F70 Pro takes the lead here, which is unsurprising as Thinkware’s models have always been a go-to for parking protection, being much more energy efficient than other brands, while implementing modern and advanced modes and features to help with parking mode.