Viofo WM1 dash cam review

A simple, stealthy dash cam that gets the basics right and is well priced

Viofo WM1
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Viofo WM1 is a compact dash cam with good video quality and an interface that is very simple to use. It doesn't even need to connect to a smartphone app, if you don’t want it to. Points are scored for its ease of use, compact design and integrated GPS, as well as its use of USB-C and optional parking mode. It is also priced well and comes from a Chinese company that is quickly proving to be a serious contender in the dash cam market. The lack of a display and more advanced features might be a negative for some, but instead we are big fans of the WM1’s simplicity.


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    Really easy to use

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    Compact design

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    Built-in GPS

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    Well priced


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    No built-in display

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The WM1 by British company Viofo is a dash cam that aims to offer simplicity and an affordable price, while also packing a greater-than-Full HD resolution, plus integrated GPS and Wi-Fi.

This is a dash cam that foregoes features like a display, driver assistance systems and a second or third camera in favor of a compact design and affordable, sub-£150 price tag. Although it lacks many of the features that pricier dash cams offer, the Viofo WM1 aims to put simplicity first, with a stealthy look and a set-it-and-forget-it approach to the installation process.

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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.