Yi Dash Camera Review – No Longer Good in 2019

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The Yi Dash Cam was a good pick back in 2016. It still has value in 2019 if you live somewhere cooler.

⚡️⚡️ UPDATE – NOV 11, 2019 ⚡️⚡️
Anker ROAV’s A1 is a better pick and replaces the Yi with its sharper video quality, easier WiFi connectivity, and a useful parking mode. We talk about the A1 and more in our new “Top 5 Budget Cams 2020” video: https://youtu.be/d-KBKzkOKS0. You can also see the full review of the ROAV A1 here: https://youtu.be/njXJoiWvses

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See Linus’s review of the Yi here: https://youtu.be/5QMlOs1SBnQ
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rosylemon says:

Great video. I live in a hot climate. Almost about to get this from a second party seller because of a different video. Now I have second thoughts

Tre Hill says:

2020 review : mobile app / camera glitch. Can not pull up live camera footage on my phone. Must pop out SD Card and insert into computer to look at footage …. rendering this camera, pretty much useless in a car accident incident ….

Andrew Tom says:

I loved my Yi Dash Camera for past 2 years…In my opinion it has that super sharp resolution for the price day/night compared to other ones under $100. Definitely worth it if you live in cool place like SF, but if you're from the bay area and live in places where it gets over 80 invest more into a dashcam with a higher heat capacitor because mines melted from the mount on my windshield parking it on the street. Great reviews Andrew, I appreciate your side by side video comparison for different models. Considering the dual cam Aukey based on your reviews.

The 58 says:

I have the roav a1 and this is way better and more reliable and the roav a1's sd card fell out while driving and was not found

Ali Mov says:

I have the same YI Dashcam. After one year the picture is very blurry. Really bad.
Any advice how to fix it?

Leonardo Dito says:

we cannot turn it on without external battery / electricity?

Dave's Bay Area Dash Cam Videos says:

I had one of the Yi! dash cams for a bit & I found that it started to overwrite files well before the memory card was full. I want to say it started to overwrite around 60% of the capacity of the card. Everything else was great but that was unacceptable for me so went back to another DOD dash cam.

Mets says:

Hi, why do you have to lower the video quality to 1080p?

Spaced Invader says:

I hope he doesnt use that little oven thing for food. God knows what chemicals are coming off the cams he bakes.

Jaime T Rubio III says:

Would you recommend it more than the 70mai?

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