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Thinkware U3000

Thinkware U3000 Manual

You can find the manual for the Thinkware U3000 here: Thinkware U3000 manual google drive link. Thanks for stopping by!. We love hearing from our customers, and we'd love to get your feedback to further improve your experience with us. Let us know ho

Does the Thinkware U3000 include a Hardwiring Kit?

While previous Thinkware models, such as the U1000, came with a hardwiring cable, the Thinkware U3000 comes standard with an OBD power cable. This too, will enable your parking mode, with a simple plug-and-play connection. However, the OBD installati

What are the EXT and BATT ports in the Thinkware U3000 dash cam for?

The EXT port in the Thinkware U3000 is used to connect a separate GPS antenna, which is useful if the dash camera's GPS signal is obscured by a heat reflecting material or a heated front windscreen. Meanwhile, the BATT port is for the Thinkware iVolt

Does the new Thinkware U3000 have an HDR feature?

Unfortunately, HDR functionality is not compatible with the Ambarella H22A77 CPU the Thinkware U3000 is using. However, it is still Thinkware’s best dash cam in terms of video resolution as it carries 8MP Sony STARVIS 2 IMX 678 for the front, and the

Does the Thinkware U3000 have the same cables as other Thinkware models?

The Thinkware U3000 can still use the same power cable as previous Thinkware models, with the exception of the Thinkware F790 and F550. The Thinkware U3000 has a different rear camera cable, switching from MicroUSB to MiniUSB. The front cam mount is

How can I use the SOS Recording Feature on the Thinkware U3000?

The Thinkware U3000  can record a scene when an accident occurs while driving and store it as a separate file. To start SOS recording, press the REC button for 3 seconds. After pressing the REC button, the video will be recorded for 10 seconds (from

Does the Thinkware U3000 have Dewarping Technology?

Yes. Just like the Thinkware Q1000, the Thinkware U3000 is equipped with Wide Angle Lens and Dewarping Technology to ensure that all front footage is recorded with minimal distortion, delivering a close-to-real view of the road ahead. We love hearing

Can I adjust the volume of my Thinkware U3000 alerts?

Yes, and it can be done separately for ADAS, Safety Camera Alerts, and U3000 System Notifications. We love hearing from our customers, and we'd love to get your feedback to further improve your experience with us. Let us know how we're doing, or cont

Can I adjust the Image Quality settings of my Thinkware U3000?

Yes. The Thinkware U3000 enables users to adjust Image Quality in Standard and High Options. The Standard Option displays at a Bitrate of 24Mbps while the High Option is at 30Mbps. The lower bitrate option will decrease the size of the footage, allow

What is the detection distance of the Thinkware U3000's built-in radar sensor?

With the Thinkware U3000's built-in radar, sensitivity can be detected from 1 meter minimum to 5M maximum, depending on the sensitivity selected. This works for both front and rear cameras. We love hearing from our customers, and we'd love to get you

Thinkware U1000 to U3000 upgrade process.

Looking to upgrade your U1000 to the all-new Thinkware U3000? The mount, rear camera, and rear camera cable must be changed for this, however the power cable is the exact same. Yes, the power cables of the Thinkware U1000 and Thinkware U3000 are the

How do I reset the Thinkware U3000?

The front unit of the Thinkware U3000 has a reset slot. To reset, simply press the slot by inserting the tip of a sharp object like a sim card ejector, pin, or needle when an error occurs. This will factory reset the unit, and cause it to reset, eras

How do I format the SD card within the Thinkware U3000?

To format the Thinkware U3000, hold down the REC button + the Wi-Fi button for 5~ seconds. The camera will provide an audio notification that it will format the SD Card, and reboot over the course of a minute. Formatting the SD card will wipe the SD

How do I Factory Reset the Thinkware U3000?

To Factory Reset the Thinkware U3000, hold down the REC button + the MIC button for 5~ seconds. This will reset all settings, and format the SD card, clearing all footage. Thanks for stopping by!. We love hearing from our customers, and we'd love to

Why can't my Thinkware U3000 connect to the internet?

If your Thinkware U3000 is unable to connect to the internet after successfully pairing it with a nearby hotspot/wifi connection, please check the internet setting in the system settings. If this setting is turned off, then the Thinkware U3000 will n

What does the Smart Parking Mode feature of the Thinkware U3000 do?

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What is ‘Privacy recording’ in the Thinkware U3000?

Set Privacy recording is a new feature that constantly wipes the SD card for your privacy, constantly looping over existing footage and storing only a limited-time backlog. Our recommendation is to have it Disabled. However, if you want to enable thi

Thinkware Connected connection issues on Pixel phones.

If people are having difficulties with connecting their Android pixel phones to Connected app for U3000, here’s a workaround:. Manual apk file download. Please download the manual .apk file in the below link and follow the instruction on the app scre

What can the Bluetooth of the Thinkware U3000 be used for?

It is true that Thinkware has improved their Bluetooth connection so that it alone can be used to perform simple in-app actions. This includes changing settings, pre-viewing parking mode events, and basic functions that don’t consume too much data. F

What happens if I turn the internet setting on my Thinkware U3000 off?

If you turn off the internet setting on your Thinkware U3000, then the U3000 will not be able to connect to the internet. This will prevent it from pairing with any wifi signals, and will disable the cloud entirely, making the Thinkware Connected app

What does the OFF TIMER setting in the Thinkware U3000 do?

The Thinkware U3000 has a built-in voltage monitor. With this setting, you can set a timer so that your dash cam will turn off after a specific duration of parking mode or the voltage cutoff, whichever comes first. We recommend turning this on when n

Will the Thinkware U3000 Radar Sensor interfere with my Radar Detector?

The built-in Radar sensor of the U3000 does supply signals on the same wavelength as standard Radar Detectors, however the Radar Sensor only functions once the vehicle is turned off, so there will not be interference. There is a possibility of a brie

How do I install the Thinkware Heat Shield?

The U3000 and Q1000 heat shield is a specialized film designed to block heat, which is mounted on the windshield before the dash cam. This will help with preventing overheating and provide extra protection if you happen to live in a sunny and warmer

How does Thinkware's Radar interact with my Vehicle's Solar Attenuation Layer?

The solar attenuation layer found on some vehicles (such as the Land Rover Discovery) is designed to reduce heat and UV rays entering the vehicle, but due to the metal oxide coatings, it may interfere with the radar module of the Thinkware U3000. To

Does Thinkware use X-Rays on its RADAR sensor to work?

Instead of X-Rays, Thinkware's RADAR sensors use radio waves to monitor the surroundings. To walk you through it, the Thinkware U3000’s RADAR sends out radio waves, which pass through the windshield glass. When these waves hit an object, they bounce