DR650S-2 proximity sensor not working...

Discussion in 'DR650S' started by Brian Whitfield, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Brian Whitfield

    Brian Whitfield New Member

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    Is anybody having issues with their proximity sensor not working? I was showing off my BlackVue dashcam to a friend recently and tried to show how the proximity sensor would turn voice recording on/off. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to do anything at all (my friend was not impressed). I know when I first got the DR650S-2 a couple of months ago, the proximity sensor worked ok. Now I get nothing. I've checked and double-checked the settings and its definitely enabled. Could the recent firmware update have affected the functionality of the proximity sensor?

    Thanks...
     
  2. gpb

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    It'd help if you'd describe how you're attempting to trigger it...

    I find it works best if I place my finger on it for a couple of seconds.
     
  3. Brian Whitfield

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    Pretty simple... Per the instructions in the manual I "Touch or wave a finger within 20mm of the sensor to turn the voice recording function on or off". I have tried numerous combination of actions to trigger the function. Nothing works. I finally got a response to my complaint to BlackVue suggesting I reload the firmware (been there, done that...). Will probably switch to a more reliable dashcam in the future.
     
  4. cookoo

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    If it is just been powered up, wait a few more seconds before the sensor starts to work.
    If you have just turned on/off the audio, also give a few more seconds to let it settle before triggering it again.

    Better to conduct this trials with the voice announcement on - so that you know the action is completed successful before triggering another.

    Hope the above helps.

    Mine works fine.
     
  5. gpb

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    As @cookoo mentions, it takes a bit for the camera to boot and be ready. Holding a finger over the sensor for a couple seconds works fine on mine. If yours truly isn't working, talk to your vendor regarding warranty replacement.

    Which specific dual channel, wifi, GPS built in, parking-mode, manual-recording dash cam do you think is "more reliable"?
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
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    I just nipped out to test mine. It does work in Parking Mode. I basically touch where the sensor is, I haven't tried waving close to it.
    I previously had audio turned off for recording, and touching the sensor turned it on/off. When I re-enabled audio recording (the default), then touching the sensor turns if off/on. So basically the first touch put it to the opposite of your default setting, and the second touch puts it back to whatever your default setting is.
     
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