PEARL RearVision: The PEARL RearVision upgrades your vehicle with a
backup camera system and turns your smartphone into your rearview screen. It
consists of a Camera Frame, featuring dual HD cameras, that installs securely
over your license plate and wirelessly pairs to the companion Car
Adapter inside your vehicle that
plugs into your car's OBD port. Together, they connect to the PEARL
App for Apple iOS & Android, allowing you to see and control super-wide views of
what's behind your car - right on your smartphone. Audible and visual alerts
warn you of obstacles in your path and a thoughtfully-designed Phone
Mount is included for hands-free
viewing. There is no drilling, no wires, and no professional installation
- This rearview camera system feature is meant as a back-up aid only;
never solely rely on the rearview camera system when backing-up. In
addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make
sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
- Laws and regulations applicable to the installation and use of
the PEARL RearVision system vary by State. The PEARL RearVision has been designed, marketed, and sold for
use by residents of the United States only; and should not be used outside of the United States
Vehicle Compatibility: The PEARL RearVision wireless backup camera
system is designed to work on all standard
passenger vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs, & minivans) made
after 1996 for the US market - the year OBD-II ports became standard.
2011-up Volkswagen Jetta, and
2007-up Jeep Wrangler vehicles will require a free adapter kit for
mounting the RearVision license plate bracket.
Wireless Communication: The PEARL RearVision backup camera
system utilize 5GHz WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 to send a wireless video signal from
the system's dual HD cameras to your compatible smartphone's screen. The system
uses a direct 5GHz WiFi wireless connection between the Camera Frame mounted on
the rear exterior of the vehicle and the Car OBD Adapter inside the vehicle,
plus a Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connection between the Car OBD Adapter and your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device with the downloaded PEARL App.
- Cell service is not required to use the PEARL RearVision camera
system. It works the same in a city as it would in a remote area. Connectivity,
via cell or the Internet, is only required to download the PEARL App and to receive
automatic software/firmware updates.
- As with any wireless video transmission, the video you see and the
alerts you receive are time-delayed. Remain alert, especially if there
are quickly moving objects.
Camera Frame: The RearVision's Camera Frame features a
unibody aluminum frame that is splash- and water-resistant so it can function in
harsh conditions. The Camera Frame mounts around your vehicle's license-plate
using the included bracket, two existing screws from your license-plate
and two proprietary screws supplied the with the Camera Frame (you will need to
remove any other license-plate bracket you are currently using. .
- The Camera Frame can withstand a car wash. However, fully submerging the Camera Frame in water could cause damage or
impair its functionality.
- The Camera Frame can be damaged and become inoperable if your
vehicle is exposed to extreme heat (122°F or above) or cold (-22°F or
below). In case of these extreme temperatures, you should remove
the Camera Frame from your vehicle.
Dual HD Cameras: Dual HD cameras are housed in the camera frame. One
camera is optimized for the day, while the other camera is IR-sensitive for
nighttime. Each camera is equipped with a 1/3" CMOS sensor and a custom
7-element lens hydrophobic coating that repels water droplets in rain weather.
Both cameras feature a f/2.0 aperture and provide a 175° field-of-view. Built-in
image software is used to automatically manage exposure and geometry distortion.
- To better aid you in safely backing up, any audio from your smartphone (music,
podcasts, etc.) is temporarily paused until the video from RearVision stops.
Note that you can still receive calls as you would normally.
- Some video capabilities may not be available in extreme weather,
in low or harsh lighting conditions (such as extremely bright sunlight beams
that are directed or reflected onto one of the camera lenses), or when the HD
cameras on the Camera Frame are obstructed/soiled/damaged.
Car Adapter: The included Car Adapter, plugs into your
port and creates a secure wireless connection to the companion Camera Frame.
Together, they connect wirelessly to the PEARL
App, allowing you to see and control super-wide views of what's behind your car
- right on your smartphone. The Car
Adapter uses its sophisticated 3D vision algorithms to instantly process and
understand the video streams sent from the Camera Frame, and relays that video
and information to the PEARL App on
your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. This process provides the real-time
audible and visual alerts that warn you of obstacles in your path.
PEARL App: The PEARL RearVision requires the use of the PEARL App for
Apple iOS and Android. The PEARL App is free and can be downloaded from
Apple's App Store or
Google Play onto your Apple iPhone 5 or newer (iOS 9.0+) or Android
smartphone (OS 5.0+). The PEARL App gives you a customizable, super-wide view of
what's behind and around your car right on your smartphone in both portrait and
landscape. In addition visual and audible alerts warn you of obstacles in your
path. There is even a Night Vision feature which offers stunning clarity in
low-light-to-dark driving conditions.
- Camera Controls: Convenient camera controls include - switch between wide
to-super-wide views, tap screen to pan and peek around corners, tap to tilt and set your ideal view,
& turn night vision on/off.
- App Launcher: When you're done backing up and your vehicle
reaches 10 mph or after a predetermined amount of time has passed, the Pearl
App will automatically display a convenient App Launcher view with quick
shortcuts to a select group of in-car apps. You may customize your list of
shortcuts from a curated list of popular apps.
- The Pearl App must be physically activated from your device by
pressing the Pearl App icon on its touchscreen (there is no automatic
- You can easily share your RearVision credentials with other
drivers (such as your family or friends), so they can also use the PEARL App
with their compatible Apple iOS or Android device
when driving your vehicle.
Apple iOS & Android Device Compatibility: Many devices that meet the
minimum requirements below can download the PEARL App and will support all
aspects of PEARL RearVision. However, due to the number of different devices,
models and operating system versions, full compatibility has only been validated
for these preferred devices that have been tested internally.
- iPhone 5 or Newer with iOS 9.0 or Newer: Tested compatible models
include iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S,
and iPhone 6S Plus.
- Android OS 5.0 or Newer Smartphone with Bluetooth 4.0 and 5GHz WiFi
Support: Tested compatible models include Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung
Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy
S7, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and LG
here for the latest compatibility list.
Audible Alerts: RearVision's obstacle alerts are powered by
cutting-edge stereo-vision algorithms. The Car Adapter's eight-core processor
runs billions of calculations per second to analyze images from both cameras
while you're backing up. When an obstacle is detected, a tone sounds from the
built-in speaker in the Car Adapter, and the object is highlighted in the PEARL
App. The audible alerts come from the Car Adapter rather than the PEARL App
because if your smartphone device was on silent, these important alerts would
not be heard.
- When you are about 6.5' from an object in your path, you'll hear an
audible alert, and you'll see a visual ripple on the screen, indicating the
approximate location of the object.
- When you are about 4' from an object in your path, you'll hear another
audible alert, and will see another visual ripple on the screen (similar to
- When you are about 2' from an object in your path, you'll hear a
different, continuous alert tone and the PEARL App will also display a red
border surrounding the video. This urgent alert indicates that you should
stop your car now before you back into the object.
Note: Alerts are On by default, but can be turned within the PEARL App on
your smartphone device.
Smartphone Mount: The include smartphone mount features a
carbon steel gimbal that offers 140° of rotation,
so you can mount your smartphone horizontally (landscape) or vertically
(portrait); as well as angle it in any direction for the best view of the
screen. Also included are two magnetic plates for your phone; one small
plate for smaller smartphones (like the iPhone SE) and one large plate for
bigger phones (like the iPhone 6S+). These magnetic plates attach to the back to
the back of your smartphone device via self-adhesive tape. Once the plate is
installed on your phone, it will magnetically attach to the smartphone cradle
mount - your phone can be easily attached, detached, and reattached. The
smartphone mount can be installed to your vehicle's dash or vent.
- Vent Mount: The vent mount attaches to the smartphone mount
magnetically. It works with most air vent configurations found in today's
vehicle's - including horizontal, vertical, and round air vents. Mounting your phone on a vent blowing hot air may result in a temperature
alert from your device, so please consider this when using your dash heater
while your smartphone is mounted.
- Dash Mount: The dash mount also attaches to the smartphone mount
magnetically. It attaches to your dash via self-adhesive tape. This is
adhesive tape intended for only one application and not multiple uses.
- Do not charge your smartphone wirelessly with the magnetic phone plate
installed, as this can cause extreme overheating.
- State and local laws may restrict placement of the smartphone phone.
Before installing the mount, please check your State and Local laws and
regulations and be sure to comply.
Rechargeable Battery w/ Solar Charging: The PEARL RearVision's camera
frame features a 2500mAh lithium-ion battery that is solar-charged, and with good exposure to daylight, should maintain a
continuous charge, even on cloudy days. But if you're storing your car in a
garage or out of the daylight for long periods of time, you may need to recharge
the Camera Frame before using it again. A USB cable has been built into the
Camera Frame should the battery require wired recharging (takes approximately 5
hours to fully charge). The PEARL App will give you a "low battery" warning if
it is needing charge.
Theft Deterrents: The PEARL RearVision has a number of built-in theft
deterrents to help prevent the camera system from being stolen.
- First, the Camera Frame is
electronically paired with its companion Car Adapter at the factory, so they
will not work independently of each other.
- Second, when you set up the PEARL
App for the first time, your
phone is uniquely paired with the PEARL RearVision system. You can easily
share your RearVision credentials with other drivers (such as your family or
friends), but to anyone without these credentials, your RearVision will be
completely non-functional and useless.
- Third, a special locking
tool secures the PEARL RearVision via a built-in security screw. The
RearVision can only be removed from your car with this locking tool, so be
sure to keep it somewhere safe.