Today’s review is going to be none other than, a dashcam from Crosstour Tech. Our previous experience with the CR300 went smashingly well. The dashcam under the spotlight today is the Uber dual lens dashcam also known as Crosstour CR750.
Without further ado, let’s dive into what the dashcam has to offer.
At a Glance
The Uber dual lens dashcam, CR750, has a unique design and is much smaller than we expected it to be. It’s as the name suggests, a dashcam with two cameras. One for the outside view and the other for the cabin view. It’s a cheap dashcam considering its dual-channel and is designed specifically for the convenience of taxi or “Uber” drivers. The CR750 comes with an adhesive and suction cup mount and a GPS.
The top of the Uber dual lens dashcam has the connecting area for the suction cup mount.
Uber Dual Lens Dash Cam Review: Specifications
The Uber dual lens dashcam Specifications are given in the table below:
|VIDEO QUALITY||1080P at 30FPS (Front) – 720P (Rear)|
|DIMENSIONS||5.9 x 4.3 x 2.1”|
|FIELD OF VIEW||170° (Front) – 130° (Rear)|
|STORAGE||MicroSD Card (Max Capacity 32GB)|
|SCREEN||2.4” LCD Screen|
Uber Dash Cam Review: Design
The CR750 weighs about 68g and measures to 5.9 x 4.3 x 2.1 inches. It’s a small dash cam, isn’t discreet but that’s a good thing considering you want to keep your passengers on their toes. It is vertically designed, with a camera at the front and a rearview camera at the back. The aperture for the front camera is f/1.48 and for the rearview camera is an f/2.6. The viewing angle of the front camera is 170 degrees while for its counterpart it is 130 degrees.
Along with that, there is also a 2.4 inch LCD at the back of the dashcam.
On the left side of the Uber dual lens dashcam, there’s a power button, to turn the dash cam on or off. Right above it is a reset button, which is barely noticeable. Below the power button, is the SD card slot.
On the right side, there are three outlets, a USB outlet, HD outlet, and TV outlet.
On the left side, of the back camera, there is the menu button, long-pressing the button takes you to photo mode or playback mode. Press it again to go back to the menu. There is also a navigation button, if you double press the “Up” button, it stops audio recording. Long pressing it will enable night vision.
On the right side of the backside of the camera, there is an OK button, which acts as a record and stops button and a selection button, a snapshot and playback button. There is also a navigation button, with a symbol pointing down. It used to select different viewing modes.
Uber Dash Cam Review: Video Quality
The video quality of the dashcam overall is very good. The full HD resolution video delivered what was expected. There was no criticism in the day time recording, for both cameras. But the night vision mode wasn’t all that great, to put it short. The rear view camera’s night vision quality felt short, you may want to get yourself some IR LEDs.
The Uber dual lens dashcam has a vast viewing angle and can view up to four lanes, referring to the front camera. While the cabin view is also considerably wide. It gets you a clear view of whatever is going on inside and outside of your car.
To put it short, the video footage was clear, great for the price. The dashcam also comes with a loop recording feature and a parking mode feature.
Uber Dual Lens Dash Cam Review: Features
The Uber dual lens dashcam is a great budget dashcam and the features it has to offer just sets it apart from the rest of the competition.
Let’s see what we get in the box:
- Suction cup mount
- Adhesive Mount
- Instruction manual
- 2.0 USB Cable
- Cigarette Lighter Adapter
The first feature we’re going to be talking about is the dual-lens, yes the highlight of the review. This dashcam is perfect for people who need to keep an eye on passengers, whether it be related to your driving services or family matters. The Uber dual lens dashcam is great to have!
Loop Recording is also one of this dash cams fancy features, you don’t have to worry about memory thanks to this. Now anytime you run out of memory, the Uber dual lens dashcam will delete the oldest recorded footage.
The Parking mode of the dashcam was disappointing, it couldn’t detect any movement around the car.The G-Sensor feature worked fine too, this feature locks your recordings in case of an impact or accident. The GPS module feature tracks your cars routes, coordinates, and speed. This is handy to have as evidence in case of an unforeseen tragedy.
The dashcam also has night vision though is sub-par.
Uber Dual Lens Dash Cam Review: Software
The interface of the dashcam was difficult to navigate around, it took quite a bit of trial to figure out how the CR750 worked. The menu is complicated and we’d suggest you watch a couple of YouTube videos before trying to adjust the settings.
In the menu, you have a lot of options from resolution to adjust the exposure. Though a lot of the options were hidden within the options. This is probably the most difficult it has been for us to figure out a dashcam menu.
The Uber dual lens dashcam is one of those dashboard cameras I’d urge any taxi driver to get. With how unpredictable things can be these days, having a dashcam monitor your surroundings can be a blessing in the long run.
The CR750 isn’t perfect but you’re getting a monster dash cam, with a plethora of nice features for very less. Finding a dual channel dash cam with GPS, under $100 isn’t going to be easy to find. The CR750’s video quality is well above average, it is durable, affordable, and offers peace of mind.
All in all, the CR750 gets 3.7 stars out of 5.
- GPS module
- Mounts options: Suction Cup and Adhesive
- Parking mode has problems
- SD card not included
- No WiFi
- Subpar night vision mode