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BlackVue DR970X-1CH-PLUS Front-Facing 4K Cloud Connected Dash Cam

Product Description

The latest upgrade from BlackVue, the DR970X-1CH-PLUS. This front-facing dash cam captures details in stunning 4K ultra HD fidelity, thanks to the newly integrated Sony STARVIS 2 sensor and the new 1.7 aperture lens. Stay connected to the Cloud with super fast 5GHz built-in Wi-Fi or BlackVue's optional LTE module. Never miss an incident with motion and impact detection while in parking mode. You'll also enjoy the convenience of Bluetooth, GPS logging, and more!

Sku: DR970X-1CH-PLUS-64
Vendor: BlackVue
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This is the latest upgrade to the previous DR970X-1CH. This DR970X-1CH-PLUS front-facing dash cam represents a significant leap forward over the previous generation. The key highlight? The PLUS series brings 4K recording to an entirely new level, capturing details like never before.

At the core of this upgrade is the new Sony STARVIS 2 sensor. This state-of-the-art technology expertly balances light and dark areas in the footage, ensuring crystal clear images regardless of the conditions.

But there's more to the DR970X PLUS than just exceptional image quality. It's a comprehensive package brimming with advanced features. Enjoy the convenience of its parking surveillance mode, effortless app connectivity, and even the option for 4G LTE should you choose to in the future. With integrated 5GHz Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, this dash cam promises seamless integration and functionality. Moreover, it offers the flexibility to add a secondary rear or interior camera at your convenience, ensuring a no-pressure, customizable experience.

Step into your next journey with the assurance and clarity that comes with the BlackVue DR970X-1CH-PLUS. Read on to uncover more about this remarkable piece of technology.

What's New?

Sony STARVIS 2 sensor

All DR970X-PLUS front cameras now feature the new STARVIS 2 IMX678 sensor, which greatly improves sensitivity in low-light and high-contrast areas.

Fast (f/1.7 aperture) lens

The large aperture lens allows the camera to gather more light compared to the f/2.8 lens of the non plus models, which in turn results in faster shutter speed, allowing for better still frames with minimized blur.

Improved ISP tuning

BlackVue's own refinement to the image sensor processor, enhancing its ability to capture intricate details like license plates in low-light conditions, even when headlights cause reflections on vehicles.

Double the bitrate

The new PLUS models also get a bitrate (depth of information) bump from 25 MB/s to 60 MB/s meaning twice the detail is recorded.

2x the event buffer

The DR970X-PLUS models now feature a 10-second buffer, up from 5 seconds for previous models. Meaning auto event triggers record twice as much.

HEVC/H.265 codec

Higher-efficiency video coding compression algorithm better preserves details and also allows for recording at a higher bitrate.

New viewing angle

  DR970X PLUS Series DR970X Series (Prev Generation)
Front: Diagonal 146°, Horizontal 125°, Vertical 68°
Rear: Diagonal 131°, Horizontal 107°, Vertical 55°
Front: Diagonal 155°, Horizontal 130°, Vertical 70°
Rear: Diagonal 139°, Horizontal 116°, Vertical 61°

Enhanced 4K Quality

As seen in the comparison footage, the DR970X-PLUS dash cam sets a new standard in recording quality with its 4K capabilities, significantly boosted by the advanced Sony STARVIS 2 sensor. This sensor plays a pivotal role in enhancing low-light sensitivity and expanding the dynamic range beyond the previous generation. Coupled with a faster f/1.7 aperture lens, it allows more light to enter, sharply capturing details and reducing blur. This results in remarkable clarity in recordings, particularly noticeable in night scenes and high-contrast settings. Additionally, the integration of the HEVC/H.265 codec means recordings are not only of higher quality but also capture every detail with increased bitrate from 25 to 60, ensuring vivid and crisp footage.

Add A Secondary Camera

The DR970X-1CH-PLUS offers expandability from one recording "channel" to two, just like its predecessors in the DR750X and DR900X series. This latest model includes an extra input port for a secondary camera, giving you the option to use it as a front-only dash cam or to add a rear-facing, interior-facing, or waterproof TRUCK camera at a later time. With this feature, you get the best of both worlds.

Keep in mind that you can only add one additional camera to the DR970X-1CH system, bringing the total to two camera angles. The secondary camera is not included in the base price and is entirely optional.

GPS, Wi-Fi and Optional LTE

GPS: While reviewing the footage, you can track the location of your vehicle on a map, and the video can also display your speed as an overlay. If you prefer not to have the speed displayed, you can hide it through the settings.

Wi-Fi: Thanks to its Wi-Fi capabilities, you can effortlessly link your BlackVue dashcam to your smartphone or tablet. Moreover, Wi-Fi connectivity allows the camera to connect to the BlackVue Cloud via any mobile or home Wi-Fi hotspot or router. This connection grants easy access to files and settings.

Optional LTE: For the optimal Cloud experience, you have the option to connect the DR970X-PLUS to the BlackVue Cloud via an LTE connectivity module. The module can be connected via the USB port.

*SIM card IS included.*

Optional LTE Module

With the optional CM100LTE module, connecting to the cloud 24/7 is effortless. This add-on device links to the DR970X-PLUS front camera through a USB port, enabling a constant internet connection. It also transforms the DR970X-PLUS into a mobile hotspot for up to five devices. Unlike in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots, this module stays active while parked, making your dash camera accessible from any location worldwide.

3 Native Parking Surveillance Modes

By using the included hardwiring kit or the optional B-130X battery pack, you can hardwire the DR970X-PLUS to your vehicle's fuse panel for Parking Surveillance Mode. When the ignition is turned off, the DR970X-PLUS will switch to Parking Mode automatically. There are three variations of Parking Mode available:

Motion Detection: Triggered when the sensor detects movement (marked “P” in the file list).

Impact Detection: Detected by the accelerometer/G-sensor (marked “E” in the file list)

Time Lapse Mode: Records continuously at 1FPS. 1-minute Time lapse Parking Mode video = 30 minutes real time coverage. Impacts initiate a buffered Event video.

Impact & Motion Detection

The built-in accelerometer (G-sensor) in the DR970X-PLUS can detect abrupt changes in speed or impacts while driving. Similarly, when parked, it can detect any visible movements around your vehicle, and these incidents are automatically labeled and saved. If a cloud connection is established, you can receive alerts and access the clips from both your computer and mobile device.

Optional Cloud Features


  • Live View: Monitor your car in real time.
  • Live Event Upload: Impact and Motion detection events are uploaded straight to the Cloud.
  • Video Backup: Move files from the dashcam to the Cloud!
  • Remote Video Playback: Play videos stored in the Cloud or in your dashcam anytime on your smartphone.
  • Emergency Alarm: Get a notification whenever something happens to your car.

Box Contents

  • BlackVue DR970X-1CH-PLUS Front-Facing Camera w/ Windshield Mount
  • Cigarette Lighter Power Outlet Power Cord
  • Direct-Wire Power Outlet Power Cord
  • BlackVue OEM MicroSD Memory Card (choice of 64/128/256/512 GB)
  • USB MicroSD Memory Card Reader/Adapter
  • Double-sided tape for the front camera mounting bracket
  • Cable Clips (5 each)
  • Trim Removal Tool
  • Quick Start Manual
Channel 1CH (upgradable to 2CH)
Highlights 4K UHD, 2.4-5GHz Wi-Fi, Cloud, External LTE Module (Optional)

Front: Black / Width 118.6 mm (4.67″) x Height 36 mm (1.42″) /108 g (3.8 oz)

Memory microSD Card (64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB)
Recording Modes

Normal recording, Event recording (when impact is detected in normal and parking mode).

Manual recording and Parking recording (when motion is detected).+

* For Parking mode recording, a Parking Mode Battery Pack (Power Magic Battery Pack) or a Parking Mode Hardwiring Kit (Power Magic Pro) is required.

* When using Hardwiring Power Cable, ACC+ will trigger parking mode. When using other methods, G-sensor will trigger parking mode.

Parking Mode

YES (hardwiring cable included)

Parking Mode Event Voice Notifications



Sony STARVIS 2 CMOS Sensor (Approx. 8.4 M Pixel)

Viewing Angle

Front: Diagonal 146°, Horizonal 125°, Vertical 68°

Resolution/Frame Rate

4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30 fps

* Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.

Video Codec H.265 (HEVC) / H.264 (AVC)
Image Quality

Highest (Extreme): 60 Mbps

Highest: 25 Mbps

High: 12 Mbps

Normal: 8 Mbps

Format Free YES (Adaptive)
Event File Overwrite Protection YES (up to 50)
Video Compression Mode MP4
SD Card Failure Alert YES
Scheduled Reboot YES
Video File Extension MP4
Bluetooth Built-in (V2.1+EDR/4.2)
Wi-Fi Built-in (802.11
Cloud Compatible YES
LTE Optional External Module
GPS Built-in (Dual Band: GPS, GLONASS)
Microphone Built-in
Speaker (Voice Guidance) Built-in
Impact Sensor 3-Axis Acceleration Sensor
LED Indicators

Recording LED, GPS LED, B/W/L (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/LTE) LED, Front Security LED


Format Button: Press and hold format button for 5 seconds, and after a beep, release the button. Then, press again and hold for 5 seconds and release the button after a beep to format the microSD card.

Touch Sensor: Pressing the touch sensor triggers manual recording depending on the firmware settings.

Backup Battery Built-in supercapacitor
Input Power DC 12V-24V (DC Plug (Ø3.5 x Ø1.1)) to Wires (Black: GND / Yellow: B+ / Red: ACC)
Power Consumption

Normal Mode (GPS On/1CH): Avg. 340mA /12V

Parking Mode (GPS Off/1CH): Avg. 260mA /12V

* Actual power consumption may vary depending on use conditions and environment.

Operation Temperature -20°C − 70°C (-4°F − 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C − 80°C (-4°F − 176°F)
High Temperature Cut-Off Approx. 75°C (167°F)



BlackVue Viewer

* Windows 7 or higher and Mac Yosemite OS X (10.10) or higher

BlackVue Web Viewer

* Chrome 71 or higher, Safari 13.0 or higher

Application BlackVue Application (Android 8.0 or higher, iOS 13.0 or higher)
Other Features Adaptive Format-Free File Management System

BlackVue DR970X PLUS Promo Video

BlackVue DR970X PLUS vs DR970X - Day/Night Comparison

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