Skip to content
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 23 for Victoria Day. All inquiries and orders will be processed once we're back!
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 23 for Victoria Day. All inquiries and orders will be processed once we're back!
SKU RF-TKU1000-2-32-CLA-HK-CPL-CPS

[REFURBISHED] Thinkware U1000 4K UHD Dual-Channel Cloud Dash Cam - CPL, Hardwiring Kit, CLA

Sold out
Original price $499.99
Current price $360.99
Best Price Guaranteed

What does refurbished mean?

All Refurbished items are tested for functionalities and defects. This unit comes with 12 Months Warranty.
May show signs of mild wear and tear. May not include all original packaging or user manual.

Overview

Thinkware U1000 Dual Channel

Twice as powerful as the Q800PRO, the U1000 opens up a whole new world in dash cam possibilities with 4K UHD Front Camera, 2K QHD Rear Camera, Energy Saving 2.0 and Thinkware Cloud.

The most anticipated dash cam of the year, the U1000 4K dash cam is the new flagship dash cam from Thinkware. Equipped with a 4K Ultra HD resolution and an 8.42MP Sony Starvis image sensor, the U1000 Front Camera is able to record pristine quality video day or night. The U1000 rear camera is equipped with a 5.14MP Sony Exmor R Starvis image sensor to deliver crystal-clear 2K QHD quality.

Energy Saving 2.0 with the optional U1000 RADAR sensor drastically lowers power consumption in parking mode, making the U1000 one of the best dash cams on the market. Get up to 7 days of parking recording when paired with a Cellink NEO battery pack!

Looking for the U1000 Single Channel Dash Cam? Click here. Note that the U1000 Single Channel Dash Cam does not come with the free CPL filter or the Hardwiring Kit.

Features

Video Quality

4K UHD Resolution - NEW
High-quality image processor captures crystal clear video in 4K UHD @ 30 FPS and 2K for the rear

Wide Viewing Angle - NEW
The U1000 comes with a 150 degree viewing angle to provide the best coverage of the road

Wide Dynamic Range
The video is always in the right exposure and contrast in any environment

4K UHD Resolution - NEW
High-quality image processor captures crystal clear video in 4K UHD @ 30 FPS and 2K for the rear

Wide Viewing Angle - NEW
The U1000 comes with a 150 degree viewing angle to provide the best coverage of the road

Wide Dynamic Range
The video is always in the right exposure and contrast in any environment

Thinkware Cloud

Live View - NEW
Watch what is happening in real-time. Monitor your vehicle with your smartphone, no matter where you are.

Geo-Fencing
Create up to 20 geographic zones and receive notifications when vehicle(s) are arriving and/or departing the preselected zones

Driving Impact
Receive a notification every time the dash cam detects an impact while driving

Live View - NEW
Watch what is happening in real-time. Monitor your vehicle with your smartphone, no matter where you are.

Geo-Fencing
Create up to 20 geographic zones and receive notifications when vehicle(s) are arriving and/or departing the preselected zones

Driving Impact
Receive a notification every time the dash cam detects an impact while driving

Parking Mode

Time Lapse
Records footage at a lower frame rate to cover a longer period of surveillance and reduce video file size

Impact Detection
Monitor any impact to the vehicle while it is parked to catch any hit and run driver in the act

Motion Alert
Monitor and capture any motion around the vehicle for potential vandalism attempts

Time Lapse
Records footage at a lower frame rate to cover surveillance and reduce video file size

Impact Detection
Monitor any impact to the vehicle while it is parked to catch any hit-and-run drivers in the act

Motion Detection
Monitor and capture any motion around the vehicle for potential vandalism attempts.

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Lane Departure Warning
Detects if the vehicle is veering off the driving lane

Forward Collision Warning
Warns the driver of impending road hazards

Safety Camera Alert
Alerts on upcoming speed and red light cameras

Lane Departure Warning
Detects if the vehicle is veering off the driving lane

Forward Collision Warning
Warns the driver of impending road hazards

Safety Camera Alert
Alerts on upcoming speed and red light cameras

Proprietary Technology

Super Night Vision 2.0
In low light conditions, videos are recored with minimal noise and correct exposure

Integrated Thermal Protection
The integrated super capacitors and thermal sensor provide added safety and reliability in extreme temperatures

Anti-File Corruption
Thinkware's proprietary anti-file corruption technology improves the dash cam's reliability by protecting your memory card from data corruption

Super Night Vision 2.0
In low light conditions, videos are recored with minimal noise and correct exposure

Integrated Thermal Protection
The integrated super capacitors and thermal sensor provide added safety and reliability in extreme temperatures

Anti-File Corruption
Thinkware's proprietary anti-file corruption technology improves the dash cam's reliability by protecting your memory card from data corruption

Resources

Samples, Reviews & Comparisons

We have tested the Thinkware U1000 for some time. Come see what we have to say in our latest Thinkware U1000 In-Depth Review.

U1000 In-Depth Review

U1000 In-Depth Review Follow-Up

The New 4K UHD Thinkware U1000

Sample Footage

Q800PRO vs U1000

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest news, reviews, and guides.

What's Included

  • Front Camera
  • Rear Camera
  • 12V Power Cable
  • Anti-glare CPL Filter
  • MicroSD Card
  • Hardwiring Kit
  • Windshield Mount
  • Adhesive Cable Clips
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Rear Camera Cable (7.5m / 24.5ft)
  • 1-Year Warranty

Specifications

Resolution (Front)

4K UHD @ 30 FPS

Resolution (Rear)

2K QHD @ 30 FPS

GPS

Built-In

Parking Mode

Built-In

G-Sensor

Built-In

Wide-Angle View

150°

Operating Temperature

-10°C - 60°C (14°F - 140°F)

Loop Recording

Yes

Maximum SD Card

128GB

LCD Screen

No

Wi-Fi

Yes

Microphone

Built-In

Speaker

Built-In

File Format

H.265

Rear Cable Length

7.5 m (24.5 ft)

Warranty

1-Year Manufacturer Warranty

Country of Origin

South Korea

Optional Accessories

Battery Packs

Double your parking mode recording to maximize protection.

Cellink NEO Extended Battery

Extends your battery pack performance

FAQ

What is a dash cam?

A dash cam stands for a dashboard camera that is mounted inside the vehicle, usually on the front windshield. A dash cam, depending on the model, can do many things such as record both when the vehicle is being driven and when it’s parked, record audio, provide a connection to a smartphone app so that video can be reviewed and saved on the spot, etc.

What is an IR dash cam?

An IR dash cam is a dash cam with infrared lights that provide recording details under poorly-lit conditions, as well as total darkness. These are dual-channel dash cam setups with a regular front-facing unit and a secondary unit that comes with infrared lights.

The secondary unit is typically mounted to face and record the interior of the vehicle, and thus is especially recommended for rideshare users, such as for Uber and Lyft, or for commercial use, such as fleet managers.

Why buy a premium dash cam?

There are a few reasons as to why this is the case, and these reasons make a huge difference. Learn more about premium features including design, parking mode, smartphone integration, 4K UHD video resolution, g-force, ADAS, memory card storage and more.

What is parking mode?

Parking mode recording is a feature of a dash cam that keeps your dash cam recording footage even when the vehicle is off. Typically found only in premium dash cams, parking mode provides around-the-clock protection and surveillance for the vehicle.

What is Wi-Fi & GPS?

The wi-fi feature in a dash cam is what allows a smartphone to be paired to the dash cams. Unlike a regular wi-fi network signal that gives you internet access, the purpose here is just to connect the dash cam and smartphone together.

The GPS feature in a dash cam shows the vehicle’s speed and, for some models, the location of the vehicle with Google Maps integration.

How much footage will my memory card store?

Please note the below are averages and may differ unit to unit.

Memory Card

1-Channel

2-Channel

16GB

2 Hours

1 Hour

32GB

4 Hours

2 Hours

64GB

8 Hours

4 Hours

128GB

16 Hours

8 Hours

How do I install my dash cam?

There are 4 different methods to installing your dash cam which vary in difficulty. Check out our install guide for details.

Where do I find the latest firmware?

Find the latest firmware and all downloadable content here.

What is the return policy?

We fully stand behind our products and are absolutely confident that they will meet and exceed your highest expectations. However, within 30 days of purchase, if you are unhappy with your unit or if you simply wanted to try out a dash cam, we will refund your money. No questions asked. For more details, click here.

Comparing Thinkware Dash Cams

Launched

Oct '19

May '19

Aug '17

4K QHD

Max Resolution

4K UHD Front, 2K QHD Rear

2K QHD Front, Full HD Rear

Full HD Front and Rear

Cam Sensor

8.42MP Sony STARVIS

5.14MP Sony STARVIS

2.13MP Sony STARVIS

Optional 60 FPS

Field of View

150°

140°

140°

Super Night Vision

GPS

Cloud-Ready

Max. SD Card

128 GB

128 GB

128 GB

Video Codec

H.265, MP4

H.264, MP4

H.264, MP4

G-Sensor

Motion Detection

Parking Mode

Voice Alerts

Loop Recording

Yes, 1-minute

Yes, 1-minute

Yes, 1 minute

Audio Recording

Yes, can be disabled

Yes, can be disabled

Yes, can be disabled

ADAS

Rear Cable Length

7.5 m (25 ft)

7.5 m (25 ft)

7.5 m (25 ft)

Customer Reviews

Based on 246 reviews
88%
(216)
9%
(22)
2%
(5)
1%
(3)
0%
(0)
E
E. N. (Carthage, US)
Great Camera Overall

I wanted to write a little longer review since most of the ones I have seen so far are one to two lines. I have had the camera for a few weeks after a hickup with Fedex. The blackboxmycar team was quick to respond and help with that issue. The customer service is why this is the 4th or 5th dash cam I have purchased from this site. Up until now I have stuck with blackvue.
As to the dashcam itself most of what I have to compare with is the blackvue cameras I have owned so keep this in mind:

Pros:
Camera install went well. The camera wire was long enough for my Camry to get to the rear windshield. Took about an hour but most of that time was removing the old camera and prepping/cleaning the area where the cameras would be installed. I took my time to try and get the cleanest install without wires everywhere. The app was great for aligning the camera right where it needs to be. The camera worked well from the start. It starts up immediately and shuts down just as fast when I turn the key off (my DC outlet does not stay on all the time, which is fine for me). I opted for now to not install the hardwire kit, although that was included which I liked. The footage is very clear and unlike the blackvue I replaced, there is no buggy program to view the footage. There are just folders with video files. I had no issue playing back the video without any special programs not already on Windows. The best part about this camera is definitely the quality of the video footage itself. The picture is crystal clear. I played it back on my 4k tv (using it as a wireless display) and it looks like real 4k images. No issue reading plates, making out street signs, or seeing faces of people I pass. Definitely will come in handy in the event of an accident or incident where the footage is needed later. Also a plus over blackvue is that there is nothing to remove to get the micro sd card out. You have to unplug a wire on the blackvue and pop off a side cover. On the thinkware it is right there on the right side. I used a Samsung 128gb micro sd. So far, no issues there. The app works pretty well, and the download speed over the wifi is very quick. You may have to go into your wifi settings to get connected. I recommend either turning the wifi on your phone off when in the vehicle or telling your phone not to auto-connect to the camera wifi if you plan to stream music while driving.
Cons:
The voice feature is very long and very loud. Despite adjusting it to the lowest volume setting, I found this quite annoying to tell me everything the camera is doing. "Connecting to wifi. Connecting to GPS, Starting Recording..." Just tell me that it is recording. That's all I need to know. I turned it off. I did not turn on any of the other features like lane departure and forward collision warning because of the various reviews saying this is annoying as well. Finally, I bought a camera with GPS in it. Although this does track your speed, it is very tiny at the bottom left corner and I have not found a way to increase the size. There is an option to turn it off if you don't want it or to change between MPH and KPH. I think this is something thinkware could probably adjust in a software update in the future.

Overall- despite a few downsides I do recommend this camera. The video quality alone makes it worth the 5 stars and the price tag.

G
Gianni P. (Fontana, US)
Great Quality for the Money

Easy to use and amazing quality, plan on getting a Blackvue DR900X on my other car soon so curious to see how they compare, but for the money you can't go wrong with the Thinkware U1000

G
George C. (Russellville, US)
Works perfectly with my 2022 Lexus es300 hybrid and OBD-II power adapter.

The included 32Gb microSD card records just over 2 hours. I recommend a 128Gb (max it can use) for trips longer than 4 or 5 hours. The Viewer needs a wide screen, 4k monitor and fast processor to make the most out of the reviewing experience. Also, a USB 3.0+ adapter and available port on your computer to keep the video and data running smoothly.

Customer Reviews

Based on 246 reviews
88%
(216)
9%
(22)
2%
(5)
1%
(3)
0%
(0)
E
E. N. (Carthage, US)
Great Camera Overall

I wanted to write a little longer review since most of the ones I have seen so far are one to two lines. I have had the camera for a few weeks after a hickup with Fedex. The blackboxmycar team was quick to respond and help with that issue. The customer service is why this is the 4th or 5th dash cam I have purchased from this site. Up until now I have stuck with blackvue.
As to the dashcam itself most of what I have to compare with is the blackvue cameras I have owned so keep this in mind:

Pros:
Camera install went well. The camera wire was long enough for my Camry to get to the rear windshield. Took about an hour but most of that time was removing the old camera and prepping/cleaning the area where the cameras would be installed. I took my time to try and get the cleanest install without wires everywhere. The app was great for aligning the camera right where it needs to be. The camera worked well from the start. It starts up immediately and shuts down just as fast when I turn the key off (my DC outlet does not stay on all the time, which is fine for me). I opted for now to not install the hardwire kit, although that was included which I liked. The footage is very clear and unlike the blackvue I replaced, there is no buggy program to view the footage. There are just folders with video files. I had no issue playing back the video without any special programs not already on Windows. The best part about this camera is definitely the quality of the video footage itself. The picture is crystal clear. I played it back on my 4k tv (using it as a wireless display) and it looks like real 4k images. No issue reading plates, making out street signs, or seeing faces of people I pass. Definitely will come in handy in the event of an accident or incident where the footage is needed later. Also a plus over blackvue is that there is nothing to remove to get the micro sd card out. You have to unplug a wire on the blackvue and pop off a side cover. On the thinkware it is right there on the right side. I used a Samsung 128gb micro sd. So far, no issues there. The app works pretty well, and the download speed over the wifi is very quick. You may have to go into your wifi settings to get connected. I recommend either turning the wifi on your phone off when in the vehicle or telling your phone not to auto-connect to the camera wifi if you plan to stream music while driving.
Cons:
The voice feature is very long and very loud. Despite adjusting it to the lowest volume setting, I found this quite annoying to tell me everything the camera is doing. "Connecting to wifi. Connecting to GPS, Starting Recording..." Just tell me that it is recording. That's all I need to know. I turned it off. I did not turn on any of the other features like lane departure and forward collision warning because of the various reviews saying this is annoying as well. Finally, I bought a camera with GPS in it. Although this does track your speed, it is very tiny at the bottom left corner and I have not found a way to increase the size. There is an option to turn it off if you don't want it or to change between MPH and KPH. I think this is something thinkware could probably adjust in a software update in the future.

Overall- despite a few downsides I do recommend this camera. The video quality alone makes it worth the 5 stars and the price tag.

G
Gianni P. (Fontana, US)
Great Quality for the Money

Easy to use and amazing quality, plan on getting a Blackvue DR900X on my other car soon so curious to see how they compare, but for the money you can't go wrong with the Thinkware U1000

G
George C. (Russellville, US)
Works perfectly with my 2022 Lexus es300 hybrid and OBD-II power adapter.

The included 32Gb microSD card records just over 2 hours. I recommend a 128Gb (max it can use) for trips longer than 4 or 5 hours. The Viewer needs a wide screen, 4k monitor and fast processor to make the most out of the reviewing experience. Also, a USB 3.0+ adapter and available port on your computer to keep the video and data running smoothly.