Blueskysea B2W

Blueskysea B2W

The Blueskysea B2W is a dual lens rideshare (Uber/Lyft/Taxi) camera released August 2019. The camera has a unique design with 2 rotatable cylindrical lenses. Typically you will point the right lens forward to capture the road and the left lens pointed in the cabin to capture what is happening inside the vehicle. The nice feature is that either lens can be pointed to the side windows. This allows you to record any interactions at the window, for example if you are pulled over by the police. Some users have setup the B2W to record the side windows whileusing a separate dual camera to record the front and back. This gives full 360° coverage of your vehicle.

The B2W uses a Novatek NT96660 processor, a Sony Starvis IMX307 sensor for the front camera and a Sony Starvis IMX307 sensor for the interior camera. Video quality for the front camera is very good in the day and average at night using a bitrate of 16Mbps. The interior camera does a good job both day and night using a bitrate of 8Mbps. While you can set the bitrate to 12Mbps for each channel, we recommend 16 for the front and 8 for the interior.

The interior camera has some unique features. It includes 4 infrared LEDs (940nm wavelength which is not visible to the human eye) . This helps illuminate the cabin improving video quality. The B2W also has a mechanical IR-cut filter. This allows the B2W to record in monochrome at night, picking up more detail. During the day, the camera records in normal color. The camera automatically determines whether to use the IR-cut filter based on the illumination level. This mechanical IR-cut filter is a nice feature and is common in security cameras but is rarely found in dash cams.

Note that the B2W is larger than many of the wedge shaped cameras available today at 111mm x 66mm x 29mm as can be seen in this photo from our member kamkar1.

B2W Size Comparison

However, with an all black design, the camera can be mounted behind the mirror so only the 2 lenses are showing as in this picture from our member 98 Snake Eater.

B2W Hidden Behind Mirror

The B2W build quality is very good and comes with a G-sensor, 2″ screen and WiFi which allows you to download clips and adjust settings via an app (search for Roadcam app). The camera also includes both adhesive and suction cup mounts. An external GPS antenna is available as an optional item. Note that the B2W does not have buffered parking mode.

An excellent comparison between the B2W and VIOFO A129 IR (arguably the 2 best rideshare cameras available today) has been completed by our member Nigel.

Error Warnings

The B2W has verbal notifications and error warnings to let you know if there are any issues while you are recording such as microSD card errors. This is an excellent feature which ensures you are aware of any errors.

Known problems

Initial reliability has been very good for the B2W and there are no known common problems.

Teardown

B2W Internal Photo

Sample Videos

Day – Front Camera

Night – Front Camera

B2W as a side camera (another dual camera provides front and rear coverage)

Should I Purchase?

The Blueskysea B2W is a good value for a rideshare camera. While the form factor may not be ideal for everyone, the good video quality, rotating lenses, IR cut filter, WiFi and reasonable price under $150 makes it a good value.

For slightly better video quality you may want to consider the VIOFO A129 Duo IR. If you are looking for a more affordable option with a traditional form factor, consider the Anker Roav DashcamDuo.

See what other owners have to say on our Blueskysea B2W forum.

Where to purchase for lowest price

The Blueskysea B2W sells for approximately $150 on Amazon and eBay.

Firmware

WARNING! MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR FIRMWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DASH CAM AS A RESULT OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

Latest Firmware

The latest firmware can be found on the Blueskysea site.

User Manual

The English user manual can be downloaded here.

Rating

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Rideshare
Form Factor Wedge
Country China
Processor Novatek NT96660
CMOS Front Sony STARVIS IMX307
CMOS Rear Sony STARVIS IMX307
Channels 2
Screen 2"
GPS Optional
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Parking Mode Non-Buffered
Lock Files Auto or Button
Max Resolution Front 1920×1080p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 16
Max Resolution Rear 1920×1080p
Rear Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) 8
Video Format MP4
Compression H.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 132°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear 132°
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 400GB
Max Size (User) 400GB
Size Front (mm) 111 x 66 x 29
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Adhesive or Suction
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp -20°C to 70°C
Battery Capacitor
Error Notification Audio and Screen
Swivel (To Record Side Windows) Yes
Apps Android, iOS
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Aug 2019
Unique Features Rideshare Camera
Rotatable Lenses
IR Cut Filter
Advantages Good Video Quality
Unique design with rotatable lenses
IR Cut Filter
Good reliability
Disadvantages No buffered parking mode
Final Word While the form factor may not be ideal for everyone, the good video quality, rotating lenses, IR cut filter, WiFi and reasonable price makes it a good value.

Published: Oct 14, 2020