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Why does a dash cam need WiFi to function?
A very common question we get asked is what is WiFi on a dashcam and how it works. The main function of the WiFi is to use a smartphone as a screen to review
dashcam footage, this feature accomplishes several tasks that are nice to have on a high-end dashcam. With this function, in the event of an accident, the dashcam user
could quickly show the footage to law enforcement which can help describe what happened without the need for a laptop or even removing the micro SD card.
This viewing function is particularly useful for iPhone or newer Android Smartphone users where a built-in micro SD card reader is not an option. Users of non-WiFi
equipped dash cams have to either remove the memory card which is small and easy to lose or remove the dash cam altogether but risk forgetting to put it back and
not being protected on their subsequent drive. With that being said the WiFi function is primarily for convenience and can definitely be viewed as a luxury.
Another benefit of the WiFi function is the ease of changing settings, without WiFi users have to plug the memory card in their computer and typically install
a dedicated app to change the settings and then load that memory card onto the dashcam. With WiFi the settings change instantly and again users don’t run
the risk of losing memory cards or forgetting to replace their device.
It may help if you can provide the make and model of your dashcam.
Anyway, my take on this is that most, if not all dashcams does not require WiFi during normal operation. It will most likely have an SD card slot for local storage.
WiFi (if equipped) is only required to do live view or playing/downloading videos from the SD card to your phone, for example, or change dashcam settings and the like.