Let me just say that I don’t like this dashcam and its my job as a reviewer to provide objective reviews as I see them. This camera might be good for some people but not for me and I don’t recommend it.
Good: The image quality of the video is decent. It only shoots in 1080p but the 1080p it produces is pretty good.
Good: It has an app for both iOS and Android whereas another dashcam that I reviewed only had an Android app at the time I did that review.
Good: It has most of major features one would look for in a dashcam like loop recording and Emergency impact auto backup that will automatically save a video if the camera detects you have been in an accident.
Now on to the bad and unfortunately the bad points are real deal breakers for me.
Bad: There is no suction cup attachment the only way to affix the camera to the car is by using the included the adhesive stickers to stick to your windshield or dashboard. Well I have a brand new VW GTI and I don’t want to place a sticker on my car. Also I live in a nice building with a lot of nice cars and as a consequence we have a lot of break-ins in the garage. One of the things the local police department has asked us to do is remove any dashboard or windshield mounts that would indicate we have valuable electronics in the car. Well you can’t just easily take off the evidence of your electronics when you have a semi-permanent sticker in plain sight on the windshield or dashboard.
Bad: The camera has no battery. This thing always has to be plugged into power for it to work. I mean really a camera without a battery??? Let’s just say you have a car accident and the car loses power you can’t even use the camera to record the damage to the vehicle. Let’s say you get pulled over by the police and you want to record the incident well as soon as you turn the car off you camera turns off too. This is also very annoying because in the marketing for this camera they make it seem like its this fun camera to take anywhere but it doesn’t even have a battery and to take it with you anywhere outside of the car you will need a separate power source. I don’t know about you but who wants to carry a camera and power bank just to make the camera work.
Bad: There is no LCD on the T1 Dashcm. Why the heck not??? So when you are setting up the camera you have to use their app in order to ensure that you have the camera positioned properly and the image is framed up the way you want it. Well what if you forgot your phone? what if your phone’s battery is dead? what if you have a company phone and can’t install unapproved apps? what if you just don’t want to download and install another app to your device? Well then you are out of luck because the GoLuk T1 does not have an LCD screen.
Bottomline: The GoLuk T1 Dashcam is something I am going to stay away from. At the time of this review the price was $120 and for that price and less there are many other options out there for dashcams. There are some good points to the camera but nothing that makes it a standout device and the shortcoming are real deal breakers for me.