Anyone using their smartphone for dashcam?

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was looking at the apple store and there are dozens of dash cam apps. Seems like a good way to go. Thoughts?
 

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was looking at the apple store and there are dozens of dash cam apps. Seems like a good way to go. Thoughts?
That would interfere with texting while driving. Plus, dash cams have a wide field of view, usually 170° or so. Your phone is probably closer to 80°, huge difference.
 
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That would interfere with texting while driving. Plus, dash cams have a wide field of view, usually 170° or so. Your phone is probably closer to 80°, huge difference.
You're right. And I ran the dash cam app for 20 minutes and the iPhone was so hot I couldn't pick it up - getting stand alone device
 

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That would interfere with texting while driving. Plus, dash cams have a wide field of view, usually 170° or so. Your phone is probably closer to 80°, huge difference.
I was thinking about doing that too but I found this dashcam on Amazon and love it: https://amzn.to/2BtFqRj
It takes great video and I love the way the camera actually swivels. I'm a professional photographer and I was actually impressed with the quality of the videos for the price. I actually left them a review on the camera as well, so look for the review posted by "tjwaller."
 
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