VanTrue N2 Pro Dual 1080p Dash Cam Review


 VanTrue N2 Pro Dual 1080p Dash Cam Review

VanTrue bills the N2 Pro ($169.99) as the first dash cam with dual 1080p cameras, so that it captures both the read ahead of you as well as everything happening inside of your car. That alone should attract the attention of rideshare drivers, who know that having a record of what goes on in your car is just as important as everything that happens outside of it. The rear camera is adjustable, so it can capture video inside the cabin, or even out the back window if you prefer. In addition, the N2 Pro has an automatic parking mode, though its screen is small and it lacks a number of features you can find in other dash cams, such as smartphone connectivity and driver assists. Similarly priced models like the Papago GoSafe 535 offer more functionality for the average user, but if you're a ride-hail driver looking to capture what's going on inside your vehicle, the N2 Pro is definitely worth considering.

Dual Cameras, But Few Other Features
The N2 Pro is compact and shaped like an octagon, so it easily fits on a windshield without obstructing the driver’s view. It has a slot for a microSD card on the front (it supports cards up to 256GB, for long periods of recording), an attachment point for the included windshield mount on top, and a USB power port on the left side. The suction cup mount is straightforward and easy to use, and handily includes a second USB power port. The 1.5-inch screen is on the small side compared with the 2-inch display on the excellent (albeit much pricier) Garmin W66.


Due to the camera's size and layout, the controls feel a bit kludgy. The menu and select buttons are on the bottom panel, while the OK/confirm button is on the rear. We at first thought the icons at the bottom of the small screen were touch controls, which might have been a better solution.

VanTrue N2 Pro dash cam on windshield inside car
Unless you buy an optional GPS mount, the VanTrue N2 Pro doesn’t have GPS connectivity. We didn't test it with the mount, which means we had to set the date manually, which wasn't the easiest task using the small buttons.

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