I've read the reviews prior to the purchase. I thought to myself, maybe mine would be different. All in all, I was able to see from the camera's point of view on day one. However, the picture lagged. It was so bad, I just had to turn the camera off. I can park just fine, but I need the camera to tell me how far from the next persons bumper I am. When it lagged, I thought it was a live shot and hit the car behind me. Luckily, that was also my car. I bought this specific model because I dont know how to hardwire anything into my car. And now I wish I would have bought a hard wired one and let the pro's install it. Folks there's a reason you're not going to find a 5-star rating...please, for the money you are going to spend, buy a hard wired model & have someone professional install it, if you dont know how to do it yourself.
Pros: Camera worked on day one.
Cons: Iphone app wouldnt recognize sensor. Camera lagged terribly. There were moments or times where the camera wouldnt connect at all. Price.
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Clever product, but there were some disappointments. My wife wanted to add a backup camera to our Ram 1500 and I thought I would try one of these and save the hassle of running wires and adding a monitor. Upon opening the product I saw there was no smart phone mount included as had been described in the description and details. Apparently this no longer includes a mount, but thankfully Crutchfield is sending out one they sell for free. Second disappointment was the TAP button. Tried and tried to get it to connect with two phones but no success. Today I figured I would try a new battery and sure enough that got the TAP button to pair. However, in order for the TAP button to work the app has to already be running in the background. In my mind, that kind of defeats the point of the button >> Open app, exit app, and now you can press the button to open the app again? Final disappointment was that the product didn't include security screws as the description said - just regular Phillips and hex head. So, until I find some the right size I've got a $200 license plate mounted on my truck that anyone with a 10mm wrench can have off in about 30 seconds. Last thoughts: picture is clear but a little laggy, camera takes awhile to load but I like to let the truck warm up for a little bit anyway. VERY simple installation. But, with all the time spent on the phone with crutchfield, struggling with a dead TAP button, and going to the store - wires might have been eas
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