The built-in Wi-Fi capability connects your smartphone to the Vantrue Element Series dash cam. Connect your smartphone to the dash cam via Wi-Fi and you can download all recordings directly to your phone from the Vantrue Cam app.
Wi-Fi Direct makes downloading and sharing your recordings easy. It allows you to send footage from the Vantrue Element Series Dash Cam directly to your phone without removing the SD card or using a laptop. Video recordings can be easily accessed from mobile phones and can be easily shared on all major platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. We also encourage you to share your footage with Vantrue and feature your videos on all Vantrue social media.
It is especially critical in the event of a car accident. With a Wi-Fi connection, you can instantly download the footage and show it to other drivers or law enforcement to avoid scams or disputes. You can also send footage of the accident to your insurer so they can better advocate for your rights.
How to connect your Vantrue E1 with the Vantrue dash cam App?
Only 2 steps to connect your dash cam to Vantrue Cam APP.
Step 1: Turn on the WiFi hotspot of Vantrue dash cam
Note: All Vantrue Element series get the following 3 methods to open the WiFi hotspot.
a. Voice control: Just say “turn on WiFi” to the dash cam, and it will auto turn on WiFi;
b. Hotkey: Just press and hold the Menu hotkey for 3 seconds, and the WiFi will be turned on;
c. Setup in the menu: Enter the system setup menu, get to WiFi and turn it on.
Step 2: Choose the exact model and click “Connect Device” in Vantrue Cam APP.
Finally, you can find it’s connected successfully when back to the APP Home Interface. With the WiFi connection, you can now easily set up the camera, preview, playback, download, edit & share the videos in the camera.
But for the first time, you need to add the device and find its ID and enter the password according to the tips shown on the dash cam's screen.
Download Vantrue Cam APP by scanning the following QR code.
Question: Why not keep the camera’s WiFi always on?
Answer: If we keep the camera’s WiFi always on, it might bring about two problems:
1). The power consumption of the camera will be significantly increased, and cause high temperature and affect the camera’s work;
2). Most smartphones remember WiFi hotspot that has ever connected successfully, so if we keep the camera’s WiFi always on, your phone might automatically connect to it once you get into the car. The phone (especially for most Android phones) might not connect to the internet and you will not receive any messages from Facebook or other apps or surf the internet through your phone unless you disconnect the WiFi from the dash cam.
But we will keep moving on to solve the problems above and looking for a better solution for WiFi connection so you don’t need to keep turning on the camera’s WiFi first every time when you need to connect to it.