The Transcend Drive Pro 200 is our pick for the best dash cam with WiFi because it offers an all-in-one solution to all your recording needs and it adds that additional level of peace of mind whenever you’re behind the wheel.
This WiFi-enabled dash cam captures and reproduces HD video footage and comes with a couple of advanced features, like automatic emergency recording and an infrared filter lens – in addition to its wireless capabilities.
Built-in WiFi & mobile app
The Trans Drive Pro comes with built-in WiFi. Once connected to its dedicated network, tasks like streaming, sharing, and downloading footage in real-time become simple and hassle-free.
In addition, Transcend has made available a mobile app that works well with both iOS and Android devices, and which makes use of an active WiFi connection to allow you to download recordings into your smartphone or tablet.
Once downloaded, the app can also be used to watch live footage on a mobile device or to adjust the Transcend Drive Pro settings without having to take the camera out of its mounting bracket.
This Transcend dash cam can record moving images at 1080p/30fps, which makes the Drive Pro a full HD camera. Another factor contributing to the excellent video quality of this dash cam is its 15Mbps bitrate, which is a happy medium between DVD and Blu-Ray quality.
The Drive Pro’s HD capability also means that the image quality will be flawless when playing the videos on large screens. This feature comes in handy if you ever need to use the evidence collected for insurance claims or legal proceedings.
High-definition recording is available around the clock and in less than ideal weather conditions thanks to an F/2.0 aperture lens, which ensures that the images recorded are crisp and clear even in low light conditions, during cloudy or stormy weather, or when going through tunnels. Lastly, the Drive Pro has a storage capacity of 16GB, which gives you approximately 3 to 4 hours of non-stop HD recording.
Wide viewing angles
Each of the Transcend Drive Pro 200 ‘s lenses can record moving images at 160 degrees, which allows for a detailed and comprehensive recording of the events around you.
This dash cam is equipped with 7 glass lenses (plus an infrared filter lens) that capture incredibly sharp and clear moving images come rain or shine.
Bright LCD screen
At 2.4 inches, the LCD screen is large enough to allow live viewing of the road and traffic conditions ahead. Video playback is also available and there is a set of on-screen features for easy adjustment of settings like video length (1, 3, or 5 minutes), exposure, and resolution.
There is no doubt that Transcend has done a good job when it comes to the overall design of this dash cam: the reasonably large LCD screen does not impact on the overall compact and unobtrusive design of the Transcend Drive Pro 200. The camera’s dimensions are 2.6 x 1.3 x 2.8 inches – it might not be the smallest dash cam on the market, but you will hardly notice it once it’s mounted.
Emergency recording is automatically triggered in the event of a collision. The Transcend Drive Pro 200 will automatically store the images taken 10 seconds before and 50 seconds after the accident in a dedicated folder.
The emergency recording features are automatically switched on via the camera’s motion and impact G-force sensors, but you can also activate it manually by pressing the red button located on the left side of the camera.
Mobile app – WiFi connectivity and a free app for easy viewing/sharing/downloading and streaming. No need to remove the dash cam from its mount – just connect through WiFi and access all your recordings instantly.
HD video quality in all conditions – 1080p at 30 frames per second yield detailed fast-moving images and minimise image distortion caused by motion and vibration. Enjoy HD video quality round the clock thanks to a CMOS sensor with low-light sensitivity
Wide viewing angles – Thanks to 160-degree viewing angles; this Transcend dash cam accurately captures on-road events that could otherwise go unnoticed.
2.4” LCD screen – A bright 2.4” display with built-in microphone offers preview and playback functionality as well as audio recording.
Emergency recording – The Transcend Drive Pro 200 dash cam keeps important evidence secure thanks to an automatically activated emergency recording feature.
As you can see from the review above, this dash cam packs a real punch when it comes to features and functionality. All in all, if you’re looking for the best WiFi dash cam to buy in 2021 – this is it!