The PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras are groundbreaking shooters, newly launched in the market. Most dashcams, as you know, have one major limitation – they point only in one direction. It is obvious, given that the camera has to lie in front of your vehicle and look out ahead. However, that does not cover anything behind your vehicle that you would like to capture.
The PAPAGO GoSafe 760 addresses this specific problem. Go through this review to know this camera fares.
The PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras come with two cameras, and there is a small display on-board that can be mounted on the dashboard. You can use the suction cup mount or the 3M sticker mount. You can also find a much smaller mounting unit that can be attached to the rear window. There is a 3M sticker mount offered for the suction cup mount, on a ball-and-socket joint.
Although the rear unit is smaller in size than the primary one, both can record videos at full HD 1080p resolution. These can record in 3 modes – Loop, Monitor and Motion Detection.
Other than the dual cameras in the PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras, you can also find a USB cable that runs to the primary unit from the power adapter, a 12V-to-USB power adapter, an extra 3M tape and a mini-USB cable that runs from one camera unit to another.
A full-sized SD card adapter, 32GB microSD card and supporting papers are other things offered.
PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Connections, Buttons and Ports
It is easy to operate the entire system. You have to push the microSD card into the main unit, connect it to power and mount it over the windshield. The super long mini-USB cable can be used to connect the rear unit to the front. However, it is not very convenient to run the cable to the rear from the front in the PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras.
The main unit also consists of a power button, an AV-out port, a port for connecting GPS and a reset button. The camera comprises of a 4-button interface. The lens cannot be moved right or left, and the camera needs to be swiveled for doing that. You can use a lever on the right side for moving it down or up. There is no other button or connection other than only one mini-USB port on its rear camera.
PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Recording Performance
The PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras are physically larger and rock with the overall performance. It has a very different dashcam system from the predecessor, and designed to serve a whole new purpose. Unless your car has a backup camera, the secondary camera can be an assistive addition.
You can choose how you would wish to supervise the real footage on the small LCD screen. You may view only the front or only the rear camera or both of them with a PIP layout. It is impossible to adjust the final layout. Just like Transcend, PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras can save dual videos on the microSD card as “B” and “A” clips.
PAPAGO GoSafe 760 User Interface
Most of its user interface resembles other PAPAGO dashcams that have been released of late. The interface is not very elegant and a fine-tuning of the firmware could be useful.
However, the PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras come with plenty of driving safety features – such as a driver fatigue alarm and Stop Sign recognition.
It also has built-in tire pressure monitoring system support. The GoSafe 760 has additional menu items to manage the two cameras. It can record in 720p or even in 1080p resolution in the front as well as in the back.
Keep in mind that each of the 4 buttons disappears from the main screen after a short time while you are recording videos. Use the PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras down arrow or 3rd button to access the settings menu. Use the OK or 4th button to change the view layout. It would have been great to have a “wake” function to show the functions of each button on first press, before you use the buttons for any operations.
PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Video Quality
You can compare the PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras video quality to almost any latest dashcam offerings from PAPAGO. Although you will enjoy the details, and love the wider angle of view due to the little fisheye effect, the overall tones are a bit subdued. The videos shot with the front camera are clearer compared to the rear one.
At night, the PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras footage is quite clear. However, reading a license plate number for a car can be quite tough unless it is directly before or behind you and there is some light still available. In quieter alleys and side streets, the rear camera can be a lot less useful due to the absence of any light.
The PAPAGO! Branding cannot be removed by default from the PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras video recordings, although you can remove or add the date/time stamp optionally. However, you can do a “hack” that includes a saved text file on the microSD card. Strangely, the PAPAGO! Watermark on the rear and front camera videos are of a different size.
Keep in mind that there are some noteworthy problems here. You cannot get any option to merge the front video feed with the rear one, which means recording a single PIP video is impossible. This feature would have been helpful and could save you plenty of space on your microSD card.
PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras – Should You Buy Them?
The PAPAGO GoSafe 760 Dual Lens Dash Cameras are great shooters, although not for everyone. When it comes to standard dashcams, these stand apart. The camera let you view the backside of your vehicle and can synchronize the rear footage with the front one. Under most situations, the quality of video is good as well.
There are some issues as well, such as the difficulty in passing the cable to the rear from the front. A cleaner method would have been more welcome. It cannot be doubted that the dashcam is based on a good idea. However, the application might not suit everybody.
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