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Old 8th September 2019, 11:28   #31
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Recently got Advance Car Eye 2.0 installed in my X1.

What is the maximum memory size MicroSD we can install in it?

Came with a 32 GB card which can only do a recording of 2.5 Hrs.

So want to upgrade to maximum supported to enable longer duration of recording.
I have the previous generation Car Eye and that has a max of 64GB, if I remember correctly. Not sure about the 2.0 version.

From nigr's post, looks like you can go upto 128GB.

The one disadvantage I found with the Car Eye is that it automatically sets partitions to store normal recordings, recordings for the camera after ignition is turned off and recordings based on the g-sensor. The partition assigned to the normal recording is the smallest.
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I have the previous generation Car Eye and that has a max of 64GB, if I remember correctly. Not sure about the 2.0 version.

From nigr's post, looks like you can go upto 128GB.

The one disadvantage I found with the Car Eye is that it automatically sets partitions to store normal recordings, recordings for the camera after ignition is turned off and recordings based on the g-sensor. The partition assigned to the normal recording is the smallest.
I gotta add though, I think the dashcam doesn’t particularly have a liking towards cards other than whichever company’s measely 32GB card it comes bundled with. I’ve had the data get corrupted on the 64GB card that I had in it before, once.

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I have a Samsung 128GB in there, not sure if it supports any larger than that
Thanks for the quick response. Also asked same query to BMW India to confirm if I can go for higher than this. If not, will plugin 128 GB.

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The one disadvantage I found with the Car Eye is that it automatically sets partitions to store normal recordings, recordings for the camera after ignition is turned off and recordings based on the g-sensor. The partition assigned to the normal recording is the smallest.
As per the manual for Advanced Car Eye 2.0 following is the ratio for 32 GB card:

Parking Mode (20%) 39 minutes
Driving Mode (78%) 156 minutes
Images (2%) 100 Images


If I install a 128 GB card or higher, I can get close to 10 Hours of driving video, which is more than sufficient.

I would recommend every BMW owner to install it
1. BMW approved product. No affect on warranty
2. Clean install. No wiring mess.

Given how people drive these days, dashcam is a must have.
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Thanks for the quick response. Also asked same query to BMW India to confirm if I can go for higher than this. If not, will plugin 128 GB.


As per the manual for Advanced Car Eye 2.0 following is the ratio for 32 GB card:

Parking Mode (20%) 39 minutes
Driving Mode (78%) 156 minutes
Images (2%) 100 Images


If I install a 128 GB card or higher, I can get close to 10 Hours of driving video, which is more than sufficient.

I would recommend every BMW owner to install it
1. BMW approved product. No affect on warranty
2. Clean install. No wiring mess.

Given how people drive these days, dashcam is a must have.
A dashcam is an absolute must. I was hit by a Baleno driver and he sped off. Thankfully I was able to grab the RC details and raise a complaint at the Police Station and show them the video evidence.

Now coming to this dashcam, the quality is piss poor. I have a ₹3.5K worth dashcam from Xiaomi’s 70mai division and it makes ACE2’s video look like it was shot on a potato, especially in the night. The sensor and the resolution on the Xiaomi is much better. I wish BMW worked on improving the software and hardware integration, it’s almost impossible to grab Number Plates if you have LED headlights.

Could you share a photo of the rear dashcam’s placement?

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Could you share a photo of the rear dashcam’s placement?
Will click a pic tomorrow morning in daylight and share.
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Could you share a photo of the rear dashcam’s placement?
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Does the rear cam obstruct the rear view mirror ? Not possible to install it to the side ?
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Rear:
Ah, you don’t have the rear roller blinds, so it’s easy like that.

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Does the rear cam obstruct the rear view mirror ? Not possible to install it to the side ?
Depends, it kinda does if the rear window is narrow. I have it installed to the side because of the roller blind.
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Does the rear cam obstruct the rear view mirror ?
Since its installed at the very top, obstruction is negligible.

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Not possible to install it to the side ?
Installing in the center gives better coverage & field of vision.
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I am planning to go ahead and get the Advanced car eye 2.0 for my 320d. The software bugs seem bad but the BMW integration seems worth it. It seems to be available for much less in the US (380 dollars). If I pick it up from there, will BMW still install it and the warranty status be unaffected
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will BMW still install it and the warranty status be unaffected
They will do but in my opinion not worth the efforts given the low difference. Instead negotiate locally. If you do not need overnight parking surveillance, you can buy anything from market and connect to 12 V lighter output at the start of trip. I have got one wired (front and back both) and simply plug when I leave from home. Will post pictures in few days.
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They will do but in my opinion not worth the efforts given the low difference. Instead negotiate locally. If you do not need overnight parking surveillance, you can buy anything from market and connect to 12 V lighter output at the start of trip. I have got one wired (front and back both) and simply plug when I leave from home. Will post pictures in few days.
Hi Turbanator,

Why do you feel the need to unplug from the 12V socket? It is turned off automatically after a couple of minutes, and only gets powered again when the car is unlocked. Hence, any dashcam will work perfectly with it permanently plugged into the 12V socket. At least that's the case with my F30.
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Why do you feel the need to unplug from the 12V socket? It is turned off automatically after a couple of minutes, and only gets powered again when the car is unlocked.
Thanks for the tip, honestly, I am a little afraid of things going wrong on the newer 7. It's a far more complicated car than anything else that I have owned. Even though the hard wiring that came with the device was fully compatible and Dealership could have done it for me if I were to agree on foregoing warranty of the affected parts in case of any issues.
Will try leaving it and update if something crops up.
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