Anker Roav DashCam Duo

Anker Roav DashCam Duo

The Roav DashCam Duo is a dual channel dash cam released in Feb 2019 by the Chinese manufacturer Anker. Anker is a well known brand for power banks and other mobile charging accessories who entered the dash cam segment in 2017.

While Ankor does not disclose what processor the DashCam Duo uses, they do disclose the CMOS senors. The front camera uses a Sony Exmor IMX323 CMOS sensor while the rear camera uses a Sony Exmor IMX323 CMOS sensor. While not the latest Sony sensors, the hardware for this camera is not bad.

Video Quality

The front camera records 1080p video at 30fps with an average bitrate of 10 Mbps for the front camera. The rear camera records 1080p video at 30fps with an average bitrate of 6 Mbps. Video quality for the front camera during the day is good and night quality is average. Similarly the interior camera has good video quality during the day and average quality at night.

Features

The camera has a 1.5″ screen, g-sensor and has built in GPS. Unfortunately the camera does not come with WiFi or supporting smartphone apps. All previous Anker Roav cameras came with WiFi so some owners are surprised when upgrading to this camera and losing this feature. TheDashCam Duo provides non-buffered parking mode if you hardwire the dash cam to your vehicle (optional hardwire kit required).

The camera comes with an adhesive mount which can swivel 360° to record interactions at your side windows (i.e. police traffic stop). The DashCam Duo is a medium sized camera at 83 × 56 × 35mm. The build quality is very good and reliability has been good as well. Unfortunately the camera does not come with audio error notifications, it only comes with screen error notifications.

Support

Anker has excellent support and are very responsive to questions and issues. That being said, we have not seen any firmware updates for this camera since it has been launched.

Known problems

There are no common problems reported with this camera.

Sample Videos

Anker Roav Dashcam Duo Day and Night Video

Should I Purchase?

The Anker DashCam Duo does a good job as a rideshare cam. Both the front and rear camera have good video quality during the day while night quality is average. Build quality is very good, the camera is reliable and support from Anker is excellent. Price is reasonable as well as long as you are ok with the video quality and no WiFi. Overall a decent all around rideshare camera.

User Manual

The English user manual can be downloaded here.

Rating

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Rideshare
Form Factor Cylindrical
Country China
Processor Unknown
CMOS Front Sony Exmor IMX323
CMOS Rear Sony Exmor IMX323
Channels 2
Screen 1.5"
GPS Yes
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode Non-Buffered
Lock Files Auto or Button
Max Resolution Front 1920×1080p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 10
Max Resolution Rear 1920×1080p
Rear Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) 6
Video Format MP4
Compression H.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 155°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear 110°
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 128GB
Max Size (User) 128GB
Size Front (mm) 83 × 56 × 35
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Adhesive
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp -20°C to 70°C
Battery Capacitor
Error Notification Screen
Swivel (To Record Side Windows) Yes
Apps PC, OSX
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Feb 2019
Unique Features None
Advantages Capacitor
Good customer support
Disadvantages Video quality is not the greatest, particulary at night
No Wifi
Final Word A reliable rideshare camera at a reasonable price. If you are ok with the video quality and don't care about WiFi, a reasonable buy.

Published: Oct 7, 2020