On October 16, Xiaomi Ecological Chain launched an iterative upgrade version of two favorite products, namely the Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S and Xiaomi Mijia Intercom 1S. The prices reaming the same for both products. But as you guess, the performance is improved a lot. So it turns out, for the same price, you get a better experience.
The Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S uses lightweight aluminum, with an integrated molding process. It also sports a large lens design and a 3-inch IPS screen. Compared to the previous generation, the screen material is upgraded, which helps in providing more clear viewing performance.
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However, the Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S still uses a combination of high-temperature resistant glue and electrostatic paste. The equipment is fixed by high-temperature resistant glue. It is still firm and does not fall in the car.
It’s not difficult to guess the Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S has been upgraded the image sensor as well. Now it is equipped with a Sony IMX307 starlight night vision sensor, which comes with a F/1.8 large aperture. The latter ensures sufficient light input even under low illumination. The 140° wide wide-angle lens also covers three lanes.
In addition, Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S is also equipped with a SigmaStar image processing chip, supporting Full HD (1080P) image processing technology, with high-fidelity H.264 video encoding storage compression, making the recorded video picture clear and delicate. 3D noise reduction allows the camera to enhance nighttime details.
The new product also supports the function of parking monitoring. When the car is turned off, the recorder enters the parking monitoring mode, and the acceleration sensor will continuously monitor the vehicle status. During the monitoring period, the emergency record images will be stored separately, avoiding the situation of circulating video coverage, providing effective evidence for traffic accidents, bumping, etc.
Use the Mijia APP to connect to the driving recorder through Wi-Fi. Once done, you can view the shooting picture in real time, view images taken earlier, and download the video to the phone.
In addition, the new Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S adds a local voice control function. So some common operations such as taking photos and videos can be controlled by voice.
In terms of pricing, the Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S still costs 349 yuan ($50). Thus, the hardware improvements don’t affect the price. It is already available for purchase.