Updated 30 Nov 2016

Gator

GHDVR379

Snapshot: The Gator GHDVR379 HD dashcam has impact detection and records GPS location and speed data. But was its image quality up to scratch?

GHDVR379
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$249

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Test results

Overall score
62
Daylight
?/10
Artificial light
?/10
Low light
?/10
Angle of view
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK picture in daylight.
  • OK picture in artificial light.
  • OK picture in low light.
  • OK angle of view.
  • OK to use.
  • Detects impacts
  • Records GPS location and speed.
  • Can take still photos.

But

  • Doesn’t have parking mode.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Daylight picture (30%) was assessed outdoors on a sunny day.
Picture in artificial light (10%) was assessed in a well-lit covered car park (approximately 500-1000 lux).
Picture in low light (10%) was assessed with the subject lit by headlights (approximately 50 lux).

Picture quality was assessed while the vehicle was stationary and moving. We looked for clarity of image, detail, any blurring from vibration, and how well colours were represented.

Angle of view (30%) includes vertical and horizontal coverage.
Ease of use (20%) includes installation, set-up, ease of mounting and removing the camera, adjusting settings and viewing recordings.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$249

Features

Mount
Suction
Memory card
Micro SDHC
Card included
8GB
Built-in display
2.4
Vertical resolution
1080
Rear camera (resolution)
No
GPS location and time
Yes - in software, but not stamped onto video
GPS navigation
No
Automatic start
Yes
Impact detect
Yes
Parking mode
No
Still photos
Yes
Sound recording
Yes

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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