Vantrue S1 dashcam review

The Vantrue OnDash S1 is a front-and-rear dash cam that shuns smartphone apps and driver safety features in favor of simplicity

Vantrue S1 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A front-and-rear dash cam system that does away with distractions like smartphone apps, Bluetooth and driver assistance functions, and has a pair of wide lenses for a good view of the road ahead and behind. But it is larger than it needs to be, lacks the premium feel of some rivals, and the video quality isn’t as sharp as it could be.


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    Integrated GPS

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    Rear camera included

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    Wide lenses


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    Aged design

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    Average video quality

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    Misleading 4K and HDR advertising

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The OnDash S1 is a dual-camera system from Chinese company Vantrue. It isn’t the smallest dash cam around, and the design feels like it might have come from a previous decade. But it records in Full HD, through a very wide 170-degree lens in the case of the front-facing camera, and doesn’t distract with often-superfluous features like driver assistance and a smartphone app.

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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.