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4 Best Dashcams 2021

Did someone bump into your car, and you need evidence?

Want to reduce your car insurance premiums?

Need something to encourage safe driving?

If so, then a dashcam will help you with all of that. 

Today, there are a lot of dashcams available on the market. Some are extremely high-tech while others are just a camera for your dashboard with no added features. 

In this article, we’re going to talk about the 4 best dashcams in 2021. We’re going to review each one to see which is a great fit for YOU. 

There will be something here for everyone. So let’s get straight into it!

What are the Best Dashcams for 2021?

These are the best dashcams for 2021:

  • Thinkware U1000
  • Fitcamx
  • Thinkware Sports M1
  • Apeman C450A Dash Cam

Let’s look into each one. 

1) Thinkware U1000

Features:

  • Dual camera (front and rear)
  • 4k resolution
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wi-fi compatible
  • 150° angle view
  • 128 GB MicroSD cards

When it comes to high-quality dashcams, Thinkware is certainly up there. Manufactured in South Korea, it is one of the leading brands that offer a variety of dashcams. 

We’re going to focus on the U1000 for several reasons. 

For one, it has a remote view feature. This allows you to watch the footage even while still in your car. All you need is a phone and internet. 

You no longer need to wait till you get home to see how an accident happened or view a license plate of a hit-and-run vehicle. 

Another great feature is its high-end rear camera

Sure, there are a lot of dashcams that offer 4k resolution. But with the Thinkware U1000, the rear camera is very high res, too, at 1440p. That makes it the highest rear camera resolution EVER

Other stand-out features are night vision, GEO fencing, parking/driving impact notifications, GPS vehicle locating, warning alerts, and so much more. 

To add to all that, it also looks amazing. 

It has a narrow and unique wedge-shaped design that makes it hard to see outside (this is great to prevent theft!). Plus, this design will naturally blend in with the interior. 

Of course, with all these great features, the Thinkware U1000 is a bit on the pricey side. We say, if you’re looking for a quality built, high tech dashcam, this one is definitely worth the price. 

2) Fitcamx

Features:

  • Dedicated car models 
  • Easy installation 
  • iPhone and Android compatible
  • Wi-fi compatible
  • Ultra HD recording
  • 170° wide-angle view

Up next we have the fitcamx. 

What we love about this brand is that they offer dashcams for specific vehicles. Fitcamx has around 800 dedicated car models, so you’re very likely to find one that fits your car, whether that’s a Toyota, BMW, or even tesla. 

And, it’s super easy to install! This is one of the biggest praises from customers. 

Usually, you will need a long cord to plug the dashcam. This isn’t only an eyesore, but it can be a bit difficult to install, what with having to connect the car box fuse and do this and that. 

Well, with Fitcamx, that all disappears. 

This new dashcam gets its power from other sources such as the room lamp, moonroof, rain sensor, etc… 

This way, you can use a short cord to connect the power source to the dashcam. In turn, no more distracting wires and hassle installation process. 

As for commendable features, the 170° angle is worth noting. That’s almost as much as our eyes can see! Not to mention its ultra HD recordings and iPhone, Android, and Wi-fi compatibility. 

As expected, it isn’t all perfect. Fitcamx doesn’t have the best software when viewing footage. You might feel it would be a lot better if they had their own dedicated app. 

Still, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. 

3) Thinkware Sports M1

Features:

  • Dual camera (front and rear)
  • Wi-fi compatible 
  • weatherproof
  • 140° angle view
  • 1080p full HD
  • Advanced image stabilizer

As we said, there’s something for everyone here. So if you drive a motorcycle, then we highly recommend the Thinkware Sports M1. 

Of all types of vehicles, motorcycles are the most dangerous (and the easiest to get stolen?), which is why it’s even more important to have a dashcam.  

The Sports M1 was built to be exposed, which is why it uses an internal supercapacitor instead of a temperature-sensitive lithium-ion battery. Yes, it is weatherproof as well. 

No need to try to hide it from the rain, sun, or mud splashes. 

Now, the thought of watching the footage back of a motorcycle ride might leave you nauseous. I know it does me. 

But thanks to the advanced image stabilizer, even bumpy or rocky roads will look smooth and steady in the recording. 

Sure, the quality won’t be as great as a 4k res dashcam (it’s very compact after all), but it is still good enough to see the surroundings. I mean, if you’re expecting GoPro quality, then you’ll be disappointed. 

The plus side to this is that it doesn’t take up much storage space. 

So yes, for all motorcycle drivers out there, the Thinkware Sports M1 is one of the best (if not the best) dashcams for 2021. 

4) Apeman C450A Dash Cam 

Features:

  • 1080p full HD
  • 170° wide-angle view
  • Super night vision
  • Built-in G sensor
  • Rotate 360°

If you’re looking for an affordable dashcam, then check out Apeman’s C450A Dash Cam. 

Because it’s cheap, you can’t expect fancy bells and whistles like a GPS tracker, 4k resolution, big storage space, etc…

That said, it still offers a whole lot, especially when you consider the price. 

One thing we’d like to point out is its super night vision with WDR and HDR technology, plus an f/1.8 aperture. Even in low light, you’ll be able to see the area around your vehicle. 

It also comes with a built-in G sensor. If it detects a collision or motion, it will automatically save the footage. If ever you need it as evidence, rest assured it won’t be overwritten. 

As for installation, you can angle it anywhere you want as the suction cup can rotate 360°. That, plus its wide-angle will give you more than enough for what you pay for. 

There’s no excuse to not get a dashcam if you’re on a budget. With the Apeman C450A, you can get a very affordable one with decent features. 

Can Dashcams Encourage Safe Driving?

In our introduction, we mentioned that dashcams can encourage safe driving. Can it really?

Remember that dashcams are recording your every move. If you, say, make a quick turn and collide with another vehicle, there is evidence against you. Just knowing that will encourage you to take more precaution while driving. 

Also, just the thought of watching the footage back will help you to make the right and safe decisions. It might sound silly, but it does work wonders. Safe driving. That’s what it’s all about.

In fact, there are actual schools, called traffic schools, that teach you all about safe driving. If you’re interested, check out this article in Drivingschoolexpress

Conclusion

So there you have it. Those were the 4 best dashcams in 2021. If you’re looking for the most high-tech dashcam, Thinkware U1000 is your guy. If you want one that will fit your car model, we highly recommend the FitcamxDriving a motorcycle? Thinkware Sports M1 is manufactured specifically for that. And finally, if you’re on a budget, then no worries, Apeman C450A Dash Cam is affordable and comes with decent features. 

So pick any one of these and get recording!

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is a technology researcher who is always staying up to date on the latest tech news, trends and innovations.

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