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Pearl RearVision Wireless Rear-view Camera and Alert System

Rear-view camera frame with two wireless HD cameras, a car adapter, and phone mount

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I love it when using technology is easy, and while I've been pleased with all the aftermarket backup camera options available, I haven't been so crazy about the installation necessary to integrate one into my car. Pearl's RearVision wireless rear-vision and alert system changes everything. Seriously. Installation is quick (really quick), just about anyone can do it, and there are no wires to mess with or holes to drill. And best of all, you don't need to add a monitor to your dash — the RearVision system streams video of what's behind you to your smartphone. This system's so great it was awarded "Best New Product" at the most recent SEMA show.

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I love it when using technology is easy, and while I've been pleased with all the aftermarket backup camera options available, I haven't been so crazy about the installation necessary to integrate one into my car. Pearl's RearVision wireless rear-vision and alert system changes everything. Seriously. Installation is quick (really quick), just about anyone can do it, and there are no wires to mess with or holes to drill. And best of all, you don't need to add a monitor to your dash — the RearVision system streams video of what's behind you to your smartphone. This system's so great it was awarded "Best New Product" at the most recent SEMA show.

Installation

Affix the included universal camera bracket over your license plate. It supplies solar power to the dual built-in HD cameras and it's made of weatherproof aluminum for a long life in the elements. The RearVision system includes an all-essential car adapter that plugs into your vehicle's OBD port, which is under the dash in most vehicles. A magnetic phone mount is also included for perfect screen placement on your dash.

Download the free Pearl App to your Android™ or iPhone® for complete control of the RearVision system. As soon as you open the app, the adapter transmits the wireless video signal from the backup cameras to your phone. The app is not triggered by shifting your vehicle in reverse, so you'll need to be sure to open the Pearl App before backing up.

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Pearl gives you everything you need for a quick and simple installation.

Pearl gives you everything you need for a quick and simple installation.The RearVision's two HD cameras stream crisp video to your smartphone. One camera is optimized for night vision and provides an excellent picture, even in the lowest light. Using the Pearl App on your phone, the RearVision uses a two-stage proximity alert system to warn you visually and audibly if you're getting too close to an obstacle.

When your phone is in portrait mode, you'll see two views of what's behind you: wide and super-wide. The Pearl App lets you use your touchscreen to pan your super-wide view for a targeted picture of the area behind your vehicle. When your phone is in landscape mode, you'll gain a fullscreen super-wide view. Once you've finished backing up and achieved 10 MPH driving forward, you can program the Pearl App to automatically launch the app of your choice like Google Maps™ or Spotify® to make your drive go more smoothly.

Note: Audi, Volvo, 2011-up Volkswagen Jetta, and 2007-up Jeep Wrangler vehicles will require a free adapter kit for mounting the RearVision license plate bracket. Make sure you identify your vehicle so we can include the adapter if needed.

Product Highlights:

  • intelligent visual and audible obstacle alerts
  • two HD cameras in a wireless solar-powered camera frame
  • weatherproof aluminum metal camera frame
  • magnetic phone mount for hands-free viewing with both vent and dash mounts
  • universal fit
  • free Pearl App for iOS and Android and over-the-air updates
  • wide and super-wide controllable views
  • easy adjustability from portrait and landscape
  • night vision
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Camera frame
  • License-plate bracket (w/ 2 screws and 2 nuts)
  • Car OBD adapter
  • Smartphone mount
  • Vent mount
  • Dash mount
  • Large magnetic plate
  • Small magnetic plate
  • Locking tool
  • Safety & Operation Information booklet
  • Installation & Tips booklet
  • Smartphone mount diagram
  • Camera frame diagram

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Simple 5 min install on the rear license plate holder for as 2006 Saab convertible. The app was easy to install and configure via bluetooth+wifi sync. Emailed the wifi config from my phone to self so I could update other phones. Good thing I did that since my original phone died a month later.

Subhendu, Bloomfield, NJ

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Features and Specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution Not given
Parking Guidelines No
Lux Rating Not given
Selectable Views Y
Reversed Image Mirror
Horizontal Viewing Angle 175 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle N/A
Wireless Yes
Plug type N/A

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Features

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 required.

Notes:
  • 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.

Note: Audi, Volvo, 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.

Notes:
  • 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. .

Notes:
  • 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.

Notes:
  • 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 vehicle's OBD 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.
Notes: 
  • The Pearl App must be physically activated from your device by pressing the Pearl App icon on its touchscreen (there is no automatic rearview switching).
  • 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 G5.
Note: Click 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 one above).
  • 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.
Notes:
  • 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.

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Why did you buy this?

Wireless iOS and simple to install [ Robett  Jul 07, 2018 ]
Wireless design [ Michael  Jun 24, 2018 ]
Completely wireless... no splicing required so it can be moved from the back of the camper to the back of the truck very easily for different situations. [ Jeremy  May 23, 2018 ]
Solar powered with backup camera and proximity sensors in one package [ Jeffery  May 17, 2018 ]
Ease of installation No modifications to car Image quality (from other reviews) [ DA  May 12, 2018 ]
Rational design [ Ray  May 11, 2018 ]
Looks simple. No batteries and wireless. Hope it works. [ John  Mar 28, 2018 ]
wireless (cluster free) connections. I don't like the idea of drilling holes, removing and clipping back panels. [ Brian  Mar 17, 2018 ]
looks like a good product in the u-tube presentation. [ RAUL  Mar 15, 2018 ]
Wireless and solar powered. "Apple" type design. [ Stephen  Mar 08, 2018 ]
I choose this item because I don't have a backup camera in my can and is the best way to have it without any wiring problems . [ Jamal Al  Feb 27, 2018 ]
I liked the solar power, easy installation, and software features. [ William  Jan 15, 2018 ]
Ease of installation. Tired of wires. [ Robert  Dec 14, 2017 ]
Looks easy to install [ RAMON  Nov 30, 2017 ]
Safety reason [ John  Nov 29, 2017 ]
The best available although I was disappointed that it didn't include side view cameras at this price [ Steven  Nov 16, 2017 ]
Still enjoy driving my 2007 335 but it sorely needs a backup camera. [ Ryan  Oct 06, 2017 ]
High quality system [ Lowell  Aug 19, 2017 ]
Heard great things about this item Hard to find [ Christopher  Aug 01, 2017 ]
I've purchased several audio and video products from Crutchfield in the past. Their service is the best. ever. [ WILLIAM L  Jun 27, 2017 ]
Works well, super easy install. [ nathan  Jun 27, 2017 ]
Ease of installation and quality of product. [ leo  May 22, 2017 ]
After several back up cameras purchased and not working properly, I will try the Peal RearVision. It seems as a great idea with no wires to run or spliced together. [ LEONARDO  May 07, 2017 ]
If you've ever driven and had to backup an Alfa 4C coupe, you would not have to ask!!! LOL !!!! [ Stephen  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Beats having to take my truck to a custom auto shop to have a rear view camera system installed. Plus, it's removable in case we sell the truck or want to use it on another vehicle. [ K  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Wireless install [ Gary  Feb 18, 2017 ]
easy installation, great features [ kathleen  Jan 08, 2017 ]
works as designed, the new software upgrade works great, product is flawless! [ Ferhan  Dec 29, 2016 ]
Ease of installation and good reviews. [ Laura  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Present for husband [ FRANCES A  Dec 15, 2016 ]
quality and price [ Tom  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Ease of install and features. [ Mark  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Saw it in Crutchfield catalog! [ Mani  Nov 25, 2016 ]

19 questions already asked

I paid $500 for this and it doesn't work [ JAVIER E  Aug 27, 2018 ]
The last official update was from the original developer Pearl Auto on Jun 9, 2017 , before they shutdown. Since americanroadsafety took over, they have not done any updates. If you're tech savvy, check out the developers mode in the app. Other than that, I don't see them releasing any updates. (I hope they prove me wrong..) [ Jay  Aug 26, 2018 ]
That's probably a safe assumption. I've owned this product for over about a year-and-a-half, and haven't received an update since the company went out of business. [ RICHARD B  Aug 26, 2018 ]
Wish I could help, but no longer own the vehicle or back up unit. RB [ raphiel  Aug 26, 2018 ]
(This is my speculation based on using this product with multiple phones.) As long as your phone can download and install the official app, Pearl - Upgrade your car, then it should work. The oldest Samsung phone I tested this app with was a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Marshmallow. [ Jay  Aug 26, 2018 ]
If you're still looking and you've tried charging by solar and USB. The new company that took over is americanroadsafety. I would insert the email and number here but "Do not include HTML, links, references to other stores, pricing or contact info." [ Jay  Aug 26, 2018 ]
Sorry, I don't know the answer. We traded the car away, and our new vehicles have backup capability . [ John  Aug 07, 2018 ]
If the cover is flush to the panel itself you won't have the clearance. [ jon  May 02, 2018 ]
Honestly, I can't say for certain, but my educated guess would be no. I'd recommend contacting the company directly with your question. I must say, we have been very happy with the system and I consider it to be worth the cost. My 16 yr old is using it on a full-size pickup without issue. [ Robert  May 02, 2018 ]
The plate frame contains a battery that is rechargedi by sunlight(photocell). We did not notice any battery drain increace after installing the device. We did sell the vehicle [ John  Apr 23, 2018 ]
No, I don't think so. Ours has been plugged in for going on 2 years and no issue with the car's battery. [ bijan  Apr 23, 2018 ]
Not sure about whether it is a continual power draw on the OBD. I live in a cold climate and it has never caused battery problems. Even in sub-zero weather. [ James F.  Apr 23, 2018 ]
I had the same question when I bought it, so I called the company. A representative said that not only was it difficult to steal, but that the company would send me a new one free of charge if it did get stolen. Now . . . it's my understanding that the company went out of business and another company took over the sales and service of the product, so i don't know if what I was told would still be true. [ RICHARD B  Jan 31, 2018 ]
I don't think the frame is easy to steal however if someone wants It they will find a way to steal it. The special tool included will make the Pearl useless if you don't have said tool. [ Julius  Jan 30, 2018 ]
No, it is not. You have to use a special tool to remove the frame with the camera. [ LAWRENCE L  Jan 30, 2018 ]
It has a properiety screw on it so it can't be stolen. [ LeRoy  Jan 30, 2018 ]
Yes. Very. Very easy [ GERMAN  Jan 30, 2018 ]
Absolutey [ Larry  Jan 30, 2018 ]
Stan: Not easy unless you would have a screw driver which fit the proprietary screw. It is so inconspicuous I was not worried. Other issues which caused me to return the item. [ Alan  Jan 30, 2018 ]
Yes it should work on any vehicle. On some vehicles an adapter mount may be required which you will discover during install. [ Mark  Jan 17, 2018 ]
It probably wouldn't work, as you need to plug a small Bluetooth transmitter into an onboard computer port under the dash - I can't imagine a 1969 model vehicle is equipped with that. The camera operates via Bluetooth instead of being wired into the car's electrical system. [ bijan  Jan 16, 2018 ]
No, this wireless rear-view camera uses an OBD2 port as the receiver which was a standard from 1996+. Also, I believe this camera's manufacturer no longer provides support as they have folded. Do yourself a favor and get something else. [ ELY  Jan 15, 2018 ]
I haven't driven my vehicle with Pearl for a while but if I recall it has white lines only that turn red when the distance is so close you risk hitting the object or vehicle behind you. You also receive an audible tone. While it may not have the three color grid it is still easy to back up into spaces. Keep in mind that since this is not connected to your steering, the lines would not turn in the direction of the wheels anyway. [ Mark  Dec 12, 2017 ]
I'm sorry but I bought it as a gift, and the car was sold about 10 months ago and I'm not sure if the three color feature existed. [ John  Dec 12, 2017 ]
I think you will need to turn on Bluetooth on your new iPhone then go into your wireless settings on the iPhone. Look for Pearl as it should show up as a Wi-Fi connection. Touch it to connect to the Pearl network and that should pair your camera to your new phone I believe. [ Mark  Oct 15, 2017 ]
Have you tried unplugging then replugging the OBDII receiver and try to reconnect? If that doesn't work then I would send an email to the Pearl engineers if you'd need to register again because of a new phone. I doubt it but it beats guessing. [ ELY  Oct 15, 2017 ]
Hi Clyde W, Sarah with Pearl Auto here. RearVision does not require an adapter for vehicles with uncentered license plates so nothing to worry about there - it will work just fine off to the side. As for your use case, RearVision may work but there's a possibility that the distance between the Car Adapter (which plugs into the OBDII Port below your steering wheel) and the Camera Frame (which is installed around your license plate) is too far for a good connection to be made. We recommend you buy RearVision and give it a try, with the knowledge that our hassle-free, money-back guarantee enables you to try RearVision and return it if it doesn't suit your needs. Feel free to reach out with further questions - we're here and happy to help. Safe travels. [ Sarah M.  Apr 18, 2017 ]  Works for Pearl Auto
I know Pearl has adapter plates to ensure a proper fit where the factory plate is but not sure about being able to compensate for the plate being mounted away from center. The view is fairly panoramic however and you can touch the screen to pan from one side to the other. So the view should be pretty good. I think range will not be a problem as I have been able to view the rear of my car from outside of it somewhere around 20-25' away. Pearl is very helpful so I would call them to confirm. [ Mark  Apr 14, 2017 ]
Hi Gary K, Sarah with Pearl Automation here, just reaching out to answer your questions. Yes, your Bluetooth receiver will still work via the same iPhone however, we do recommend that you turn off all other Bluetooth devices in or near your car during onboarding; you can turn them back on once you're fully onboarded. Our audible alerts actually come from the Car Adapter, not the phone because if your device was on silent, these important alerts would not be heard; this is why the sound isn't routing through your speakers like a Maps command or music does. And you're right, Eric, the volume is consistent, for that reason. I'm including some helpful articles on Bluetooth from our website, for your reference: - https://support.pearlauto.com/hc/en-us/articles/228027807-How-does-Bluetooth-video-work-with-RearVision- - https://support.pearlauto.com/hc/en-us/articles/236116727-Why-does-the-video-stream-flicker-in-the-Pearl-App- Please feel free to reach out at 844.US.PEARL or support@pearlauto.com with further questions - we're here and happy to help. [ Sarah M.  Mar 24, 2017 ]  Works for Pearl Auto
I have a similar set up where I have a Bluetooth connection both to the Pearl and my sound system. The alert seem to come only from the phone and not through the speakers. Unlike the in-phone apps, eg Maps, or text, where volume of the music dips for a second for the notification, it is not doing it for the pearl system. [ Eric  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Hi Marvin L, I work for Pearl Automation and wanted to reach out with an answer to your question. With regular use, RearVision requires time in the sun in order to charge the battery. However, we understand that weather conditions and where you park your car the majority of the time can significantly impact the battery life of your RearVision Camera Frame. Luckily, we've attached a (hidden) USB charging cable to the backside of the Camera Frame. For more information on how to recharge your RearVision Camera Frame, check out this step-by-step article on our website: https://support.pearlauto.com/hc/en-us/articles/231779028-Recharging-your-RearVision-Camera-Frame . Please feel free to reach out with further questions - we're here and happy to help. [ Sarah M.  Feb 06, 2017 ]  Works for Pearl Auto
No. In fact, regardless of how much photovoltaic exposure this frame gets, you'll still need to charge it at least once a month. [ ELY  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Sorry My car is outside. They do have a way to charge it but you probably have to take it off the car. [ HENRY  Jan 28, 2017 ]
The only time we had an issue was when we were away 3 weeks at Christmas and car was in garage the whole time. It was really easy to take the license bracket off, bring in and recharge, however?? [ bijan  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Going by our experience of about 1 month (wife's car mainly parked in our home garage during the winter) ... no. The garage windows do allow some sunlight in during the day and she does drive the car on shopping trips etc every day or so but that wasn't enough to prevent us having to remove the license plate frame and charge it via the USB cord that is part of the frame. This is very easy to do ... but in answer to your question ... no it wasn't enough in our case at least. [ Kevin  Jan 28, 2017 ]
I drove mine like once a week on the weekends and it was fine [ Ferhan  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Hi Scott B, Pearl Automation here. Absolutely, we want to make backing up easy and safe for every driver in your household, so each RearVision system may be shared by up to three different users. Each user will have to download the Pearl App on their phone and will connect to the shared RearVision using the WiFi password supplied by the user who set it up. Please note the RearVision system will only work with one driver's phone at a time. For more info on setup and how that process works, check out this article on our website: https://support.pearlauto.com/hc/en-us/articles/228091767-How-many-users-can-share-RearVision-. Please feel free to reach out with further questions - we're here and happy to help. [ Sarah M.  Jan 26, 2017 ]  Works for Pearl Auto
Yes you can use 2 different smart phones I had to return mine, could not get it to work was on the phone with the Pearl tech for over an hour too bad because it s gr8 concept [ Fredrick J Di  Jan 25, 2017 ]
Look for the adapter plates that pearl offer. I believe they have a VW, Volvo, and Jeep option. I happen to have a Honda Ridgeline that have a step bumper (truck) and the mount is weird. I had to use the Jeep adapter to make it work. Comes free with purchase. [ Eric  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Hi aghonim, Pearl Auto here! RearVision is designed and built for the US market and therefore US standard plates. We list our tech specs on our website in case you're interested: https://support.pearlauto.com/hc/en-us/articles/220981227-RearVision-Tech-Specs [ Sarah M.  Jan 26, 2017 ]  Works for Pearl Auto
The size is for American and Puerto Rico license plate includeding all 50 states of USA perfectly, but if you want an european car license plate (long and slim, like German ones) the plate will not fit. Otherwise the system is perfect and works super good!!! [ Melody Cruz  Jan 06, 2017 ]
Hi Casey M, Pearl Auto here. Yes, RearVision does require the Car Adapter to be plugged into the OBDII port in order for everything work. If you're already using your OBD port with another product, there are 3rd party splitters available that will allow you to use the RearVision Car Adapter along with your other OBD-based device. Our initial testing has shown that these splitters work well. Feel free to check out this article on our website for more information: https://support.pearlauto.com/hc/en-us/articles/228201488-Can-I-use-RearVision-if-I-already-have-something-attached-to-my-OBD-port- [ Sarah M.  Jan 26, 2017 ]  Works for Pearl Auto
I suggest contacting Pearl direct. Their customer service is great. [ GLORIA  Dec 30, 2016 ]
Obd dongle has to be connected [ Ferhan  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Ours works great at night. [ bijan  Jan 28, 2017 ]
While there is no infrared emitters on the camera, the App for your compatible smartphones (iPhone, Android) does offer a Night Vision feature which offers "stunning clarity in low-light-to-dark driving conditions" I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Nov 10, 2016 ]  Staff
Hi Todd L., Pearl Auto here. RearVision was designed around and for your mobile device as you have it with you on-the-go. Additionally, smartphones offer optimal video display and allow us to push software updates on an ongoing basis. Feel free to reach out with further questions. Thanks! [ PearlAutomation  Nov 11, 2016 ]
I have non-Android mirroring infotainment system but so I couldn't even try this, however following that logic, maybe someone who has a smartphone mirroring infotainment system might actually work. [ ELY  Oct 31, 2016 ]
Dozer12JK, you should look at replacing the radio in your vehicle. Most, if not all, receivers that have a backup camera input will let you select that as a source to display while moving forward. I know Pioneer has recently added "Backup camera" to the source list for easier selection of its video feed. You can call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personalized recommendation. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Oct 31, 2016 ]  Staff
Hi Dozer12JK, Thanks for your question. Once you launch the app, you can set how long the video streams for, so it runs for a set amount of time that you control and then turns off once you exceed 10 MPH for safety purposes. [ PearlAutomation  Oct 26, 2016 ]
Thanks for the assist, Pearl Automation : ) If you would like to discuss the RearVision Wireless system further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  Oct 27, 2016 ]  Staff
Great question, Dozer12JK. Pearl Automation here and yes, RearVision will work with an iPad so long as it is running on iOS9 or newer. [ PearlAutomation  Oct 26, 2016 ]
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