Vantrue M2 dash cam review

A dash cam that’s also a rear view mirror, the Vantrue M2 keeps a watchful eye on the road ahead, then automatically turns into a reversing camera when parking

Vantrue M2 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you aren’t phased by the installation process – or are happy to pay a professional – the Vantrue M2 offers something unique. It’s a dash cam (1440p resolution front and rear) that also replaces your rear view mirror, and doubles up as a reversing camera, complete with guidance lines for parking. It does a surprisingly good job, but the hardware isn’t as well designed as it could be.


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    Dual camera setup with replacement mirror

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    High resolution 1440p footage

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    Can be used as a reversing camera


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    Demanding installation process

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    Untidy cable placement

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Dash cams are often very simple devices, quietly recording video then saving a portion when a collision is detected. The $250 / £220 Vantrue M2 is a considerably more complex affair, bundling a front- and rear-facing dash cam system with a mirror that offers both a rear view and parking guidance when reverse gear is selected.

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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.