Review: Mio MiVue 798 Pro Dash Cam

An impressive feature-rich dash cam from Mio.

Good points?

With 2K QHD 1600p image quality, the MiVue 798 Pro excels in its visual output compared to most other mobile cameras. Its 145 degree lens captures exactly what you need, including license plates and signs.

Accurate footage and information is essential when filing an insurance claim and with GPS paired with Sony’s built-in STARVIS CMOS technology, the camera can produce high-contrast geotagged images with rich colors that reflect the reality without distortion, even in low light conditions.

Capturing 60 frames per second virtually eliminates high-speed motion blur, which can be vital when arguing over events with other road users who are presenting substandard video.

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Mio has added an average speed camera alert feature that calculates your remaining time, distance and average speed, so you don’t get caught between camera bounds.

A common complaint with dash cams is their frequent need to be physically connected to a computer to retrieve footage and download updates. Fortunately, Mio has eliminated this archaic practice by opting for WiFi wireless communication which can perform these tasks through your smartphone.

Parking mode allows the camera to be active at all times and gives you an eye on an event even when you are elsewhere, such as in a supermarket.

Bad points?

Although billed as a night vision device, it requires more light than regular night vision to operate.

Best for…

Those looking for a solid dash cam and to potentially help lower the cost of insurance coverage.

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Avoid if…

Your car already has built-in video camera functions.

Score: 9/10.

Mio MiVue 798 Pro dash cam, £199.99 (mio.com)

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