Thinkware X800 review

The Thinkware X800 is a dash cam that gets a lot right – and even looks good – but comes at a high price

Thinkware X800 review
(Image: © Thinkware)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Thinkware X800 is a webcam that focuses on the basics. It does without speed warnings and driver assistance systems (which are available with the purchase of an optional GPS antenna), and instead sticks to producing good-quality video at 1440p resolution through a 150-degree lens. Its night vision is decent without being outstanding, the device is fairly compact, and setup is quick and simple thanks to the lack of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It feels slightly too expensive, at $200/£200, especially with stiff competition from Garmin.


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    High resolution sensor

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    Nice design

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    Good night vision


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    More expensive than the equivalent Garmin

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    Lacks integrated GPS

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    No Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or smartphone app (for those who want them)

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The X800 is a mid-range, front-facing dash cam from Thinkware. It is an upgrade over the X700, owing to a higher resolution and improved night vision, but shares a very similar design. 

Optional extras include a rear-facing camera, GPS antenna and hardwiring kit to enable a parking surveillance mode. We are reviewing the dash cam on its own and without these extras.

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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.