Thinkware U1000 dash cam review

A professional-looking, hard-wired dash cam with 4K video, parking mode and an optional rear camera

Thinkware U1000 dash cam review
(Image: © Thinkware)

Digital Camera World Verdict

If you have a larger budget to spend, the Thinkware U1000 is a feature-packed dash cam that does it all, from 4K video with HDR, to parking mode, speed camera alerts, GPS and remote viewing via a smartphone app.


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    4K video with HDR

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    Loads of connected features

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    Hard-wiring kit included

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    Optional rear camera


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    12V cable not included

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    Ideally requires professional installation

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If you want a dash cam that looks like it was fitted to your car at the factory, then this is it. The U1000 is the current flagship of the Thinkware dash cam family, and for this review we’re featuring it alongside Thinkware’s Rear View Camera, which attaches to the front camera via a long included cable.

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Alistair Charlton

Alistair has been a journalist since 2011 and used to be Deputy Technology Editor at IBTimes  in London. His specialist tech subjects include smart home gadgets, phones, wearables, tablets and dashcams. He is the host of  The AutoChat Podcast.