The Devil's in the Detail - Navman Adds to its Digital Drive Records Line Up
1 May 2013 - Following the launch of Navman’s MiVue digital drive recorder range in late 2012, Navman has released the top of the range MiVue 388 with highly advanced features including GPS tracking, speed information, and a new flexible mount design. With these great extra functions and more, the MiVue 388 captures even more detailed information to protect drivers against fraudulent accident claims, road rage incidents and will help capture who is at fault if a collision occurs. The MiVue 388 can also capture your off road adventures and scenic routes that you can share with others.
The MiVue devices work by recording events on the road including the vital seconds before a collision. The new GPS tracking feature on the 388 offers even more evidence of driving events, by using a built-in GPS receiver so motorists can track and view the routes they have travelled. The tracking feature is also useful for commercial and fleet drivers as it allows drivers to track their routes, while the device additionally works to capture any incidents that occur along the way. Routes and video footage can be viewed on the MiVue PC desktop manager.
For even more precise information on where you were travelling when an incident occurred, the in-built GPS on the MiVue 388 also displays GPS co-ordinates that will help you work out the exact spot an incident took place. The device additionally shows you the speed you were travelling when a collision happened as well as the real time it happened – offering even more proof of how the incident unfolded.
Meanwhile the new rotating mount design on the 388 also means the device is less likely to miss blind spots as it offers you the flexibility of positioning the device to suit your car.
“In designing the range, we really thought about how even the smallest details can make the biggest difference when drivers are involved in an accident, especially when reporting events to police and insurance companies. That’s why we have added an in-built GPS that provides you with more evidence when you are involved in an accident, such as speed, the real time an accident occurred and details on the location of your car. An example of how this could be useful would be if you were in an accident that led your vehicle to spin across the road - GPS tracking and co-ordinates would provide details on the direction your car spun. The device would also measure how fast you were travelling when this happened,” said Wendy Hammond, Country Director Navman Australia and New Zealand.
“GPS tracking also complements the MiVue ranges 3-axis G-shock sensor that will record the direction an impact came from including the front, back sides, top or bottom of the car so you know how an impact happened,” said Wendy.
The MiVue 388 has a 2.4 inch LCD display, includes 1080 Full HD recording and captures a 120 degree wide angle view. The MiVue 388 also has a nifty parking mode that will record information while your car is parked so if anyone hits your car while it is stationary, you can gather evidence without even being there.
Advanced Optics allows the device to capture footage in low light areas, such as car parks and while driving at night, while the six glass lens produces sharp images with intense colours so footage can even be captured clearly in fog or wet weather conditions. A photo mode option means you can take the device out of the car and collate picture evidence.
Once you have gathered footage, you can view and edit it on your computer. You can even share recordings on social media sites (with Navman’s MiVue Manager Desktop software). This is particularly great if you want to share clips of any great scenic drives you have been on, such as off road adventures or beautiful ocean view drives.
The MiVue 388 requires a microSD card (at least 8GB, class 6 or higher) to operate – this is an additional purchase.
The MiVue 388 joins Navman’s MiVue 338 and MiVue 358 in Navman’s digital drive recorder range. The device will be available at all electronics retailers in mid-May and has an RRP of $279.