The concept is great however my suspicion as an early adaptor was confirmed when I received the frame. App often freezes serving "something went wrong" or it can't connect to Wi-Fi. It takes on average 7 seconds to launch. Ideally they should be able to detect when vehicle is in reverse from OBDII. My car doesn't have a factory camera so this was the best least invasive option on the market. Android seems not to get the love like iOS in terms updates. It irked me that it says made for iPhone on the box.
For me five-minute jobs usually take up to 3 days to complete but not this install. I literally had this working in 5 minutes flat. Love the picture quality; it's amazingly clear even at night. Glad I finally got into settings and realized I could change the apps that are displayed along with the camera app. And that I could auto-launch the app or change the view by just touching the screen. This product just gets better and better.
You are forced to a menu of other apps after backing up which is annoying when you want control back of your phone. I asked the pearl rep if they could make displaying of the app menu optional, but they said no it is required. Why would that be, why would they make us fight with their app when we should be driving. If we wanted to go to another app, all our phones allow us to do this. Is pearl getting a payment from these other vendors?
Easy setup The camera was quick and simple to set up. About the only things this app is missing is guide lines in the camera and an improved auto launch to launch from anywhere in your phone. Once those are fixed i will gladly give 5 stars!!!
Won't Setup As a heavy and long-time tech user, I didn't expect to have set up difficulties with a $500 product that touts how easy it is to connect. The FAQs are useless for my issue and when I use the "call us" button I get a 4 digit phone number. So far not happy at all.
Updates help Preorder.....Amazing video views, however sometimes it goes offline for some reason, then "preparing video" pops up, and you have to sit there and wait looking at a blue swirly circle, delaying you to use it right when you are ready to back up. Regular app updates have seemed to help. 😐
Bug fixes and performance improvements