The Papago GoSafe 272 dashcam is an inexpensive yet functional dashcam that offers Full HD 1080p recording at 30 fps, giving you a clear and crisp picture of everything that happens from outside your car.
Along with good recording quality, the GoSafe 272 is packed with safety features that make it an exceptional device to have in your car especially if you drive alone for long distances very often.
The bright and easy-to-see 2.4 inch screen shows you what’s going on from your camera’s perspective – and you can also use it to change settings and view recorded videos.
Recording is standard as in all dashcams – video files are recorded in 3 minute segments and once the memory card is full, the camera will start writing over the oldest file and keep going on. If there is a jerk or hard brake, the camera automatically write-protects the current file so it stays safe for you to play it on your computer. You can also choose to write protect a file manually if you see something cool on the road and want to preserve the memory.
In case of an accident where you lose power, a backup battery is built in to the camera which makes sure your recording finishes and you don’t lose the crucial footage.
The dashcam itself is very compact and sleek, and can fit inconspicuously anywhere on your windshield, not getting in your way and not being very noticeable from outside.
You don’t even have to worry about actively recording every time you go out – when the dashcam is plugged in to your car, it will automatically turn on when your car turns on. To view videos on your TV, there is an HDMI output that you can plug directly into your TV(or projector for that matter) and watchfootage on the big screen.
The dashcam will also be your surveillance camera if you have wired it directly in to your battery. Any time it detects motion, it will begin recording.
Some of the safety features in the camera are Stop and Go Alert, which alerts you when the car in front has started moving after a long stop(like in traffic or at a signal), and Driver Fatigue alarms, which alert you to take some rest after a certain period of driving. This is very useful for people who drive for long periods of time.
This camera is a CCTV, too!
If you hardwire your dash cam to your car’s battery using a device such as Power Magic Pro, you can record even when the car is off, and you’ll never have to worry about coming back to a drained battery, either.