The Polaris Dash Camera is an invaluable asset to your vehicle
The Polaris dash cam can ease the insurance process if you are involved in an accident. Furthermore, it can help avoid arguments out on the road.
The Polaris front dash cam comes standard with a 16GB SD card
However, it will take up to a 128 GB micro SD card – Great for capturing adventures.
The unit will automatically loop once the card has reached capacity.
This is a great built in feature that ensures the dash cam won’t miss anything.
It has a G sensor built in
If the Polaris dash cam detects an accelerated rate of motion caused by sudden impact, it will lock the current footage and cannot be recorded over.
The front dash cam records in 1080P
The dash cam records in 1080P which gives you crystal clear footage of what is going on in front of you.
The Polaris dash cam has built in WDR.
WDR stands for wide dynamic Range meaning, it creates optimal footage when recording dark and light components together. This is a great feature for capturing number plates at night.
It has parking detection built in
The Polaris dash cam goes into standby mode when accessories power is switched off. This means that if the dash cam detects an impact, the camera will turn on and record for 10 seconds.
It is super easy to retrieve your data
Just pop the SD card out, load into your computer and drop and drag your files. No need to download any fancy software.
The Polaris front cam is affordable.
Don’t wait until involved in an accident to buy a dash cam. $135.00 is a small price to pay for complete peace of mind.
We have a hard wire cable available for purchase if you don’t want a cable running to your cigarette lighter
Click here to purchase the dash camera hardwire cable
The Polaris dash camera also has the option of adding a rear recording camera
Click here to see our Dual Dash camera option
In the Box
- Dash camera
- Suction bracket
- Cigarette lighter adaptor
- 16 GB Micro SD card.
- User manual
Dash Camera tricks and tips
Did you know that most of the dash cams out on the market pretty much all have the same features and work the same?
Whether you own a Polaris dash cam or another brand of dash cam, here are just a few of our handy hints to ensure that your dash cam captures the footage you need:
1. FORMAT YOUR SD CARD REGULARLY
If you don’t read anything else on this list, then just read this tip:
Most of the time, we blame the dash cam for not recording our most crucial needed footage when we should be blaming the SD card.
SD cards used in dash cams are put through their paces. Recording and then getting stopped suddenly when the car is turned off can create potential problems. SD cards can become corrupted and this is where the problem lies. Formatting the SD card on a regular basis completely wipes the SD card and any potential hidden corrupt files. Trust me, it is better to be safe than sorry so let’s repeat together: FORMAT, FORMAT, FORMAT.
2. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A REPUTABLE, CLASS 10, BRAND OF SD CARD
Sometimes formatting is not enough for some SD cards and sometimes even the class of SD card makes a big difference. Our dash cam comes with a 16GB, class 10 Kingston. So when purchasing an SD card for your dash cam, stick to the well-known, brands and make sure it is class 10.
3. MOST DASH CAMS WILL NOT RUN VERY LONG WITHOUT POWER.
Yes most dash cameras have a built in battery however the battery is not designed to stay on very long while it’s in use without constant power. Most dash cams will only last 5 – 10 minutes while recording without power. The dash camera also won’t charge very much while in use.
So what is the purpose of the battery then? Well a lot of dash cameras have ‘park detection’. The idea behind this is when you turn your ignition off, the dash cam turns off and goes into standby mode. If you have the park detection feature on and the G-sensor senses a substantial impact, the dash cam will turn on, record for x amount of seconds and turn back off again.
4. YOUR DATE AND TIME CAN REVERT BACK TO DEFAULT IF YOU HAVEN’T USED THE DASH CAM IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.
As noted above the dash camera battery doesn’t last long, nor will it really charge all that much while it’s in use (The battery drains A LOT when it is recording). So if you haven’t driven your car in a couple of days, the dash cam’s battery will completely drain and it will revert back to most of its default settings – including date and time. If you want to ensure that this doesn’t happen, our best advice is to take the dash camera with you and put it on charge at home if you know that you won’t be driving your car in the next couple of days.
5. TURN MOTION DETECTION OFF
In all honesty, motion detection is not needed in most of the dash cams on the market and I am not quite sure why manufacturers keep adding it in (Even our dash cam has the motion detection feature). The reason we don’t suggest turning it on is because most dash cams automatically start recording when you turn your ignition on anyway (without motion detection being activated). The problem with motion detection is that if the dash cam doesn’t detect any motion a certain distance from the lens, it will stop recording until it detects motion again. This is not ideal if you are sitting at lights and something happens. So our advice is to turn motion detection off as most dash cams are designed to automatically start recording when you start your car anyway.
These tips and opinions have been formed from testing many dash cam samples over the years and have found is that most dash cameras have the same features / problems.
This list was devised as a tool to help ensure that you have the best chance of capturing footage that may be needed if involved in an accident. (whether you own our dash camera or another brand).