B1W Incorrect Time Stamp

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Anyone notice an incorrect time stamp? Been using the camera for 2 weeks. Whenever I check the files to review/download them, I notice most of them have an incorrect time stamp. Marked September 4, 2015. Everytime I notice it, I resync the time and date with my phone. Car is daily driven so the camera doesn't sit without power for more than a night.
 

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nope correct timestamp here
 

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Anyone notice an incorrect time stamp? Been using the camera for 2 weeks. Whenever I check the files to review/download them, I notice most of them have an incorrect time stamp. Marked September 4, 2015. Everytime I notice it, I resync the time and date with my phone. Car is daily driven so the camera doesn't sit without power for more than a night.
Its camera should keep time for 2 days at least without power. Anyway, if it happens everyday, please contact the seller for replacement, thanks!
 

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I am also having this issue. I noticed this while checking the files, so I synced my phone time to the camera, then drove off. It was fine for that stretch of drive. Then I parked and when it booted it up again, it reset to 9/1/15 00:00.

I bought my unit off Amazon a few months ago. I've only had this issue with battery-based cameras though. Could this be a defective unit or a software bug? I'm using the power cable that came with the camera, and Samsung Evo Select 3 64 GB card formatted to FAT32 and then wiped again from the camera.
 

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I am also having this issue. I noticed this while checking the files, so I synced my phone time to the camera, then drove off. It was fine for that stretch of drive. Then I parked and when it booted it up again, it reset to 9/1/15 00:00.

I bought my unit off Amazon a few months ago. I've only had this issue with battery-based cameras though. Could this be a defective unit or a software bug? I'm using the power cable that came with the camera, and Samsung Evo Select 3 64 GB card formatted to FAT32 and then wiped again from the camera.
What is the longest parking time you experienced? It's a capacitor-based camera and cannot keep time if longtime parking without usage!
 

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What is the longest parking time you experienced? It's a capacitor-based camera and cannot keep time if longtime parking without usage!
1 day. But the time between drives is usually 2 or 3 hours or so.
 

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Same as I said before, it happens if longtime parking without usage! Suggest that you sync the camera time every Monday for that case!
Anyway, if it loses time every day, it might be a problem with its hardware capacitor also! Please ship it back for replacement, thank you!
 

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I recently ran into this issue. I took a 2 week vacation and garaged my car during that time. I checked the files recently and realized the time stamps were all off. The settings I had customized seems to have stayed the same at least.

How long do you normally expect the camera to keep time accurately before it needs power again?
 

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Actually, I was reviewing the footage a B1W camera in another car. It seems to have been fine when I pulled into a shopping center. Turned off the car normally. Then, when I entered the car to drive away, the time reset back to 2015. That seems like awfully strange behavior. It's not like the car was not powered for a long period of time. How could it forget the time during a quick trip into the market?
 

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If the camera loses time very quickly, it should be the problem of its hardware capacitor!
And to add an RTC battery will be a good solution to this problem.
 

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It only happened once so far in the past month. It was able to maintain the incorrect time without resetting itself for a couple weeks. So I'm guessing it might have been an electrical gremlin? I'll keep an eye on it to see how it does.
 

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Same issue here. It's pretty frustrating. It's not just losing the time when starting up. I witnessed in in several of my clips the time bouncing around for 10-15 seconds and finally settling on the right date and time then a few seconds later doing the same thing. I've synced to my phone time and that works for a little bit but then when reviewing footage I'll see it bouncing all over the place.

I'm using all the supplied hardware. Nothing of my own.

I can't attach the video here but when my amazon review appears I'll link to it for reference.
 

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Could you mind to use a multi-meter to check the output voltage from the hardware kit to the camera? If happens if its output above 5.3V to the camera! Suggest you give it a try with our supplied USB car charger, but not the hardware kit!
 

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Sorry if I misled you. I don’t have the hardware kit. Just the USB charger. I don’t have a voltage meter handy. It’s a standard 12v charging port. I see no reason why that would be an issue. It’s been the same problem in all 3 of the vehicles ive had it in.
 

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We experienced that if the camera reset to the factory default setting if it overlaid 5.3V.
 
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