Like most of the dash cams on our list, the Rexing V1P features both a front- and rear-facing camera. Both record in 1080p at 30 fps, have a 170° viewing angle, and use wide dynamic range (WDR) technology and a Sony Starvis image sensor for improved night vision. The front camera also features an LCD screen.
The G-sensor automatically locks clips when it detects an impact—a standard feature to prevent important video footage from being deleted or overwritten. But we love that the Rexing V1P also allows you to manually lock footage by pushing the “OK” button on the camera while recording. So if something unexpected happens while you’re out and about, you can save that clip.
The Rexing V1P’s low price comes with a caveat: you’ll need to purchase some accessories for full functionality.
A microSD card isn’t included with the camera kit, so you’ll need to purchase one separately. The Rexing V1P accepts cards with up to 256 GB of storage, like the SanDisk High Endurance MicroSD (about $38 on Amazon).
These accessories are optional:
- The Rexing GPS logger (about $27 on Amazon) pairs information about your location and speed with all of your dash-cam footage.
- The Rexing Smart Hardwire Kit (about $30 on Amazon) allows you to activate Parking Surveillance Mode and automatic ignition recording.
- The Rexing Suction Cup Mount (about $10 on Amazon) may provide a sturdier grip in hot weather than the standard adhesive mount.
You’re looking at a total of about $240 if you purchase the Rexing V1P, a 256 GB microSD card, and all three accessories. That still makes it the second-cheapest option on our top five list.
The Rexing V1P’s supercapacitor makes it far more temperature tolerant than lithium battery-powered or hardwired dash cams. That’s one of the main reasons we love it so much. It’s rated for a jaw-dropping -20°F to 176°F. To put this into perspective, parking your car in the sun on a 100°F day for just one hour causes the dashboard to reach 157°F.1
It’s not always practical to park in a garage or in the shade to keep the internal temp down. It’s also pointless to remove the camera when the car is parked because you want the camera to record an accident when you’re not around.
Let’s just put it this way: temperature tolerance is important in dash cams, but it’s not as common as you might think.
The Rexing V1P won us over with those temp specs and wooed us even more with an industry-leading 170° viewing angle. But as much as we hoped the Rexing would be the dash cam of our dreams . . . its mobile app isn’t quite perfect.
This free app lets you adjust a few settings like G-sensor sensitivity and the date stamp on videos. You can also use it to look at video clips and transfer them to your device via Wi-Fi. That’s where, according to most reviewers, the app just doesn’t work.
Rexing Connect earned just 2.0 out of 5 stars on the Apple App Store and a meager 1.3 out of 5 stars on the Google Play store. Most complain about transfer/download issues. We’re concerned that Rexing has amassed so many poor app reviews and still hasn’t released an update, fix, or troubleshooting tip.
Rexing dash cams also work with a third-party app called TimaCam, but its ratings aren’t much better: 2.1 on the Google Play store and 2.0 on the Apple App Store.*
One reviewer did mention that you have to turn your phone’s cellular data off in order to download the videos. If that’s all it takes, the app developers should make that clear. If you’re among the unlucky users who can’t get the app to work, you can still transfer videos from the Rexing V1P to a computer with a card reader or USB cord.