Viofo has sent over their latest A129 dual dashcam for testing.

Do note that this is a pre-production unit. So there is no retail box, accessories or manual. Production unit might be different from what I have below. Expected to launch end of May 2018.

Technical Specs:
• Processor: Novatek NT96663
• Sensor: Front & Rear – Sony IMX291 Starvis sensor
• Lens: 140° FOV
• Aperture: ???
• Resolution: Front only – 1080p 30/60fps. Dual – 1080p 30fps
• 2″ High Resolution TFT
• Support up to 128GB microSD card
Dual band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth remote
 GPS mount (optional)
• CPL filter for front and rear (optional)
• Built-in super capacitor
• Parking mode (requires hardwire kit)
(Getting some confirmations for the above)

The box

 

Open box

 

Contents

• A129
• Rear cam
• Rear cam cable
• GPS mount
• Rear cam mount
• Dual USB car charger
• Long mini USB cable

 

A129

 

GPS mount

New GPS mounting interface. And the new mount is slide to the right to release. Previously was slide up.

 

Rear cam

 

Rear cam mount

 

Rear cam cable

 

Dual USB car charger

 

Long mini USB cable

 

Initial firmware out of the box

 

New features

Can choose low or high bit rate video recording, dual band Wi-Fi, and bluetooth remote.

 

Test setup

Will be using 64GB Samsung Evo+ for recording

 

A119 Pro & A129 comparisons

 

Videos
Recorded in 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 16.9 Mb/s.

 

Final thoughts
Well, this A129 is not yet in its final form.

What do I like about it? 1) Better mount system, slides to the right, not up. 2) Sony IMX291 Starvis sensor for both front & rear cam. 3) Dual-band WiFi. 4) Great new lens. 5) Bluetooth remote for emergency recording. 6) Removable rear cam 7) Parking Mode (hardwire kit).

I miss the power button from the A119/A119S/A119 Pro.


2 Comments

  • Chris · May 25, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Hello, thanks for this preview. You did not tell anything about parking mode. Is it pre-buffered ? Does it records 5 seconds before motion or impact ?

      Jeremy Wong · May 26, 2018 at 1:42 am

      I couldn’t test the parking mode as I don’t the hardwire kit with the A129. Also, the firmware for the A129 is not yet finalized. Will test out the parking if I can get the hardwire kit.

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