The best Uber dash cams allow you to monitor what's going on in front of your vehicle like other dash cams, but also keep an eye on your passengers too. And a few even come with three cameras, to cover the rear of your vehicle as well (giving you a front and rear dash cam, as well as one to record what is going on inside).
Being able to monitor and record everything like this is crucial for your career as an Uber or Lyft driver, helping you to settle disputes with passengers and other drivers, avoid lawsuits and give your insurance company what it needs to finalize claims. They work for those who want to record the shenanigans of your family too – or to give peace of mind for those car sharing. And the good news is, the best Uber dash cams are surprisingly affordable these days. So buying one is a real no-brainer.
But which are the best models? In this article, we bring you the best Uber dash cams available today, for a range of budgets, and explain what each has to offer. We'll pay attention to how much area they cover and at what resolution they record, as well as smaller details like how they're mounted on your dashboard.
Best Uber dash cams in 2021
If you’re an Uber driver, the Toguard CE45 has everything you’re likely to need, at a very affordable price. Consisting of two cameras, each with a wide angle lens, it provides you with 170° views of both what’s in front of you on the road, and inside the cab. Passengers won’t find it off-putting though: it’s small, all-black and unobtrusive, and they probably won’t even notice that it’s there.
You can rotate each camera forward and back, as well as up and down, and with the loop recording feature you can set it to overwrite recordings so you won’t have to worry about running out of memory card. Recordings are locked and stored automatically on sudden impact, and in parking mode the camera switches on automatically when it detects movement. The CE45 supports up to a 32GB SD card, although note that this is not included and you’ll need to buy it separately.
The only real negatives are the lack of mobile app, and that there’s no camera for the rear of the vehicle. Other than those niggles, this is a first-class dash cam and we’d highly recommend it for any Uber driver.
Like the sound of the Toguard CE45, but would prefer something a little cheaper? Then the CE41 from the same company is also a great choice. Unobstrusive, slim and compact, this dash cam again provides views of both the road in front and inside of the car, at a significantly lower price. And while the in-screen is half the size, at just 1.5 inches in diameter, you do still get that crisp 1080p HD quality in your recordings.
The interior facing camera, with its 140° lens, four infrared LED lights and an F/1.8 aperture, can still provide valuable footage when your passengers are in darkness. The front camera, meanwhile, offers a 170° wide angle view, and you get the same loop recording, collision detection features and parking mode as the CE45. It even exceeds the latter in terms of storage, accepting up to a 256GB SD card (not included). All this, at such a low price, makes this Uber dash cam quite the bargain.
Want to capture footage of both the front and rear of your vehicle, as well as the interior? Then let us point you towards the Zenfox T3 3CH, which truly has it all.
You get a front camera, which records at super-high resolution 1440p through its 160° lens, as well as an interior and rear camera, which both capture 140° of footage at 1080p. Each of these cameras offers great night image quality, even in low light, and you can get usable images in complete darkness.
Built-in GPS records your driving route, location, speed and time. There’s a smartphone app to manage your settings, view live video, check your route and download recordings via 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi.
The dashcam will automatically switch to parking mode after the engine is off. And you also get loop recordings, locked footage on collision or shake, and support for up to a 256GB microSD card (not included). In short, this is the Rolls Royce of Uber dash cams, and while it’s the most expensive on our list, you’re certainly getting what you pay for.
The Garmin Dash Cam Tandem doesn't come cheap, but it provides a lot of value. This pocket-size dash camera features two 180-degree field of view lenses that record in tandem, providing complete video coverage around the driver.
The front camera records at a crystal-clear 1440p, while the 720p interior-facing lens harnesses Garmin's proprietary NightGlo technology for clear video of passengers at night. You also get voice control, built-in GPS, and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to share video on your phone using the free app.
Another nice touch is that the charger has an extra USB port, so you can power your phone or another device while you're driving. And the icing on the cake: it comes with a pre-installed microSD card, so you can use it right out of the box.
It's not only when you're driving that you need to worry about your car. That's why Viofo A129 Duo comes with three parking mode solutions. Auto Event Detection will automatically start recording once any event is detected. Time Lapse continuously records a video at low frames. Finally, Low Bitrate keeps recording continuously in mini file size.
While you're driving, twin cameras capture activity in the front and rear of your car, with the broad view provided by a 140° wide angle, F/1.6 lens. Video is recorded in 1080p and dual band Wi-Fi provides a stable connection between the device and your smartphone.
There's GPS tracking too. And most notably, the dashcam shell uses upgraded high-temperature resistant material to stay working efficiently, anywhere between a freezing 5℉ or a sweltering 149℉.
Auto-Vox isn't the best on this list at any one thing. But it is an excellent all-rounder, providing everything you need, at an affordable price.
For starters, it's got a great parking mode. When its inbuilt G-sensors detect vibration, that triggers it to record and lock 30-second footage. The battery capacity can record up to 19 minutes' video on a full charge, which should be enough to monitor your car for one night without connecting it to a power supply.
There's also built-in GPS and the two 2-inch cameras are nice and inconspicuous, allowing you to monitor the front and inside of your vehicle at 1080p and 30fps. If you just want to record the front, this can be upped to 60fps, which is handy for picking out important details such as license plates.
The interior camera, meanwhile, is fitted with an advanced IMX307 Sony sensor, and with its f/1.8 aperture and four Infrared lights, it can record decent footage even in the pitch dark.
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