About the Voxx RVM740SM
Looking back and forward
Looking back and forward
One time, I reached up to adjust the rear-view mirror in my old Jeep Cherokee and the whole mirror snapped off in my hand. I'd like to blame it on brute strength, but likely 1980's Chrysler build quality is to blame. Whatever your reason for replacing your rear-view mirror, Voxx's RVM740SM replacement mirror and monitor is a worthy candidate. Equipped with composite video inputs for up to three vehicle cameras, it's a solid choice for bigger vehicles. A built-in dash cam, Bluetooth functionality, and gesture-based controls round out this well-appointed 7.8" mirror, making it a very subtle way to incorporate some very modern features in an older ride.
Voxx incorporates an Android-based operating system to navigate the array of options built into this smart mirror. Naturally, you won't want to delve deep into the mirror's menu while driving, but toggling between mirror mode and the LCD touchscreen is as simple as waving your hand left or right if you need to access the menu.
If you've been looking for a seamless way to use your Bluetooth phone in your vehicle, Voxx smartly incorporates hands-free calling and audio streaming into this mirror. And, by building in an FM transmitter as well, you'll be able to hear any audio from your phone through your vehicle's audio system.
Dash cam recording
Voxx's built-in, fully automated camera will start recording once the engine is turned on and it'll stop when the engine is turned off. Beyond that, you don't need to think about it again if you don't want to. All you need to know is that the RVM740SM is loop-recording an impressively wide-angle HD view of the road to document whatever comes your way. You can access playback through the RVM740SM itself, using touchscreen controls. Video files are saved to an included 8GB SD card, but you can upgrade to SD card storage up to 32GB.
Three video inputs
The mirror blends seamlessly with most vehicle interiors, and automatically dims or brightens depending on the time of day. The monitor features three video inputs if you'd like to add a front- and side-view camera to your vehicle too. The user-friendly menu makes it easy to tweak your parking guidelines, brightness, and other settings.
Mirror your Android device
A USB connection with a compatible Android phone expands the connectivity features of the RVM740SM, allowing you to screen-mirror your device. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to create a wireless connection with your compatible Android as well. Using your phone as a hotspot, you'll be able to download apps from the Google Play store directly onto the Android-based RVM740SM.
Installation will require the replacement of your factory rear-view mirror, and running wire for power and video between the Voxx mirror and any video source. If you have not attempted this kind of job before, professional installation is recommended.
- replacement 7.8" rear-view mirror with built-in monitor and dash cam
- touchscreen and gesture control
- built-in 180° HD dash cam
- built-in Bluetooth for phone calls
- FM transmitter routes voice prompts through your vehicle's radio
- USB input for connection to Android phone
- SD card slot for storing dash cam video
- three video inputs for additional cameras
- optional navigation functionality with iGo maps subscription
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # RVM740SM
What's in the box:
- Rearview mirror-monitor
- Mirror mount
- 8 GB Micro SD card (installed in mirror)
- 11' Rear-cam and power harness (inline 3A AGU fuse on batt wire / 1A AGU fuse on acc wire)
- 10' Video harness
- 62" USB cable (female type-A to proprietary connector)
- GPS Antenna (3M adhesive backing and attached 58" cable)
- Quickstart guide
- Wiring identification sheet
Thanks for submitting your review
More details on the Voxx RVM740SM
Wide-Screen Display: The Voxx RVM740SM Smart Mirror features a built-in 7.84" wide-screen WVGA TFT display with a resolution of 1280x400 and touchscreen controls. The mirror is designed to easily replace most factory installed rear-view mirrors.
Camera: The RVM740SM includes a built-in forward-looking camera with a 180˚ wide-angle view. The camera features a 6-layered camera lens and CCD sensors for a 1080x720 HD video output.
DVR: The Voxx Smart Mirror features a built-in DVR for recording images from the included forward-pointing camera, as well as from either of the 3 additional camera inputs. On-screen options include Start/Stop for video recording, a Photograph button for still photos, Full-Screen option, Switch from Front to Rear Camera, and more. Playback functions can also be accessed with the on-screen controls.
Micro SD Card: An 8 GB Micro SD card is included for recording video images from the camera. A snap-on cover on the bottom of the mirror accesses the two Micro SD card slots, one for recording camera images, the other for recording GPS information (if using optional GPS feature). Micro SD cards up to 32 GB are supported for both. The system can be set to record video continuously while driving, overwriting older video when the storage space is full. Video files can also be protected (Locked) so that they won't be overwritten if memory space runs out.
Bluetooth: The RVM740SM features Bluetooth capability for both hands-free phone calls as well as Bluetooth audio streaming. Pairing is initiated from the phone (default PIN: 1234). On-screen buttons include Answer, Hang Up, Redial, Dial, Phonebook, and more. Phone calls will be heard through the mirror's speaker or through the car stereo system. Music can also be streamed from a Bluetooth playback device. If using the Smart Mirror's built-in FM transmitter, phone calls and streamed audio can be played through the vehicle radio. Basic playback controls can be done from the touchscreen.
FM Transmitter: The Smart Mirror includes a built-in FM transmitter for transmitting audio from the RVM740SM to the vehicle's stereo system. Transmitting frequencies can be assigned from 100 MHZ to 108 MHZ.
Android Screen-Mirroring: An included USB adapter cable lets you connect a compatible Android phone for screen-mirroring through the RVM740SM's screen.
WiFi: Built-in wifi lets you use your compatible Android phone as a hotspot, allowing you to download apps from the Google Play store directly onto the Android-based Smart Mirror.
Gesture Control: The RVM740SM features gesture control, for touch-free operation, using a gesture sensor light in the lower corner of the screen. Waving your hand from right to left in front of the screen will power the LCD screen on. Waving your hand from left to right will power the LCD screen off.
Optional Cameras: Two included wiring harnesses let you add additional cameras (sold separately).
- Rear Camera: The power and ground harness includes a composite video input for adding a rear-view camera. The female composite plug also includes a reverse trigger wire for putting the mirror into rear-camera mode when the vehicle is put into reverse.
- Side-View Cameras: A second video harness includes 2 female composite camera inputs, for installing a side-view camera on each side of the vehicle. Left and right trigger wires are included. These get spliced into the vehicle's turn-signal wires, allowing them to trigger the corresponding camera to be displayed on the mirror.
Navigation: GPS Navigation is an optional system add-on with iGO map subscription.
The Voxx RVM740SM replaces these items
- all-in-one replacement mirror system featuring dash cam, rear-view, and Bluetooth® 4.0 functionality
- 120-degree horizontal viewing angles
- 5" color HD monitor built into mirror
2 questions already asked