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VIOFO A129 Duo Dash­cam

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In­no­va­tive dash­cam man­u­fac­turer VIOFO has launched the A129 Duo in the UK. This com­pact unit in­cor­po­rates a front main cam­era with a rear unit to capture footage of the road ahead, as well as mon­i­tor­ing the traf­fic be­hind. With an F1.6 Aper­ture seven-el­e­ment wide-an­gle glass lens, all footage captured is of the high­est qual­ity at full 1080P HD at 30fps, while the dual Sony Starvis IMX291 sen­sors pro­vide clear images in low-light con­di­tions.

The front cam­era fits snugly to the wind­screen and has a two-inch screen to play back video and au­dio files or tog­gle cam­era set­tings with­out hav­ing to use the app. A built-in G-sen­sor on both cam­eras in­stantly knows when the ve­hi­cle has been in an ac­ci­dent and au­to­mat­i­cally pro­tects this footage from the over­write fea­ture. In Advanced Park­ing mode, this sen­sor also mon­i­tors the ve­hi­cle when unat­tended, turn­ing on the cam­eras au­to­mat­i­cally as soon as they de­tect mo­tion nearby, start­ing record­ing 15 sec­onds be­fore an in­ci­dent and for 30 sec­onds after­wards.

The unit also in­cludes a GPS mo­d­ule that time-stamps your speed and lo­ca­tion, as well as keep­ing the cam­era’s clock syn­chro­nised to GPS satellites. With an SD card (sold sep­a­rately), driv­ers can store up to 256GB of HD video. The cam­era also comes with a loop record­ing fea­ture that au­to­mat­i­cally records over the old­est files when the mem­ory card is full, to make room for new record­ings. And thanks to the built-in dual-band wi-fi, footage can be viewed, down­loaded and shared on the VIOFO app. The A129 Duo is also com­pat­i­ble with Blue­tooth.

The VIOFO A129 Duo is avail­able from Ama­zon for £129.99. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at viofo.com/en/

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