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BlackVue DR970X-2CH PLUS LTE (4K)

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Another 2024 market leading dashcam release from BlackVue, a first, a 4K dashcam with inbuilt 4G LTE for Cloud Connectivity and Remote Access.

In DriverCam’s opinion a premium dashcam packed with the latest technology and features you would want in your dashcam, the best of the best.

Along with the recent 2024 improvements to the premium 970 series 4K camera your 4G LTE connection unlocks more features than any other dashcam on market with the BlackVue Cloud:

  • Your camera is always on, always watching – even when parked (you do have the option to switch this off when safe in your garage)
  • Receive real-time alert notifications on your phone when events happen like ‘impact alerts’ via the BlackVue App
  • Remotely access your camera for a ‘live view’ from your cameras from anywhere.
  • Automatic real time upload of ‘event files’ to the Cloud for protection
  • Remote video playback of videos stored in the Cloud, anytime, anywhere
  • GPS tracking, see your vehicle location and speed
  • Turn your dashcam into a mobile hotspot for up to 5 devices concurrently
  • Choose your preferred Cloud features with tiered plansFree, Lite, Smart & Fleet
  • Keep an safe eye on your family or your fleet - option to remote view and manage up 1-15 cameras (in App) or 1-999 camera (web view)

How does it work?

Quite simple

  1. Insert your nano sim with data from your provider of choice (most of our customers use a prepaid monthly plan with about 3GB of data until they establish their level of usage – detailed info can be found at the bottom of the Cloud info page )
  2. Select your BlackVue Cloud Plan that suits you and your family usage (yes you could view your loved ones camera as well – a big safety bonus)

Here is a snapshot of the improvements to the 2024 970X Plus release

  • The front camera now boasts the latest Sony Starvis 2 image sensor 
  • Larger aperture from f2.8 to f1.7 to boost the cameras performance in low light conditions
  • Faster shutter speed to reduce motion blur
  • High efficiency video coding, better compression and higher bitrate (H.265 HEVC) of higher definition footage better quality footage and playback.
  • Rear camera has more zoom BlackVue state it has improved the rear cameras performance with license plates
  • A change to how an event file is locked it now includes 10 seconds prior to event in the file versus 5 seconds.

Here are the key features you should consider:

  • Front camera: resolution - crystal clear TRUE 4K video quality from the latest Sony Starvis 2 sensor (8.4MP), High Dynamic Range, 146° Wide Viewing Angle, Manual Lock/Save Video Button
  • Rear camera: resolution – Full HD from the Sony Starvis sensor (2.1MP) High Dynamic Range, 131° wide viewing angle for increased zoom.
  • Shape: Cylindrical, low-profile and discreet design (11.8cm wide x 3.6cm high x 4.7cm deep) with no screen.
  • Storage capacity: Huge! Up to 512GB, which equates to at least 30 hours of footage before automatic loop recording begins (on “highest” bitrate setting).
  • Tagged recordings: All recordings tagged with your GPS location, time and speed which can be visualized on Blackvues App’s map plus also Blackvue Web Viewer (PC/Mac).
  • Protected recordings: G-sensor detection automatically locks and protects event files (e.g. impact, spinning, sudden acceleration and deceleration) from overwriting. The sensitivity is fully customisable.
  • Free Blackvue App: download footage (ultra fast 5GHz), adjust settings or show/transfer footage to Police at the scene of an accident. Provides instant video evidence when required.
  • 2 ways to access your camera - Blackvue Mobile App, Blackvue Web Viewer (PC/MAC free download, using SD card)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & ultra fast 5GHz) allows you to view live video, change settings, playback and download videos to your mobile device (within a 10 metre range around the car).
  • Motion Detection Parking Surveillance – the camera keeps recording when you are away from your vehicle, option to adjust sensitivity and settings to tailor to your parking environment and your needs (hardwire installation required).
  • 4G LTE CLOUD Connectivity – This revolutionary feature allows users to remotely access the dashcam anywhere via the use of a SIM card (live view, access settings etc). Blackvue LTE module sold separately, SIM card to be provided by customer.
  • AND its small - don’t be deceived by pictures, its only 11.8cm wide x 3.6cm high x 4.7cm deep. Being a tubular shape and jet black, the dashcam also blends into the majority of interiors seamlessly.
  • Power: 3 options – via cigarette lighter, included hardwire kit, or a parking recording battery pack. 
  • Warranty: 2-year manufacturer warranty

Optional Accessories

  • Battery Packs for extended long durations of parking recording (we’d strongly recommend this as part of your setup, feel free to contact us for more advice).
  • Memory Cards, we'd recommend the largest card that fits your budget, running 2 cameras and one that is 4K we'd recommend 128GB or larger, our top pick is either a 25GB microSD (storing approx. 10 hours of footage) or 512GB microSD (storing approx. 20 hours of footage), you can select our recommended brands from the drop down above. 

Important LTE, Mobile Data and Cloud Notes

  • The Blackvue DR970X-2CH LTE can be used even without the Cloud. What this means is that even if you do not have a SIM card at the moment, you can still use this camera to record driving footage - it just won't be available for remote access. In other words, video recording does not require Cloud connectivity nor mobile data.
  • To utilize this LTE dash cam to full capacity, you will need to supply your own 'nano' SIM card in order to enable the Cloud features. Our testing shows that it is compatible with all the major New Zealand LTE operators including Spark (Skinny), ONE and 2degrees (testing was carried out in the Auckland Region).
  • BlackVue offers different Cloud Plans for different needs.
  • Please note that not all recordings created by your DR970X-2CH LTE dash cam are automatically sent up to the Cloud. Not only is it typically unnecessary (for most drivers) to have a Cloud backup of literally every second of normal driving or parking mode videos, but uploading each and every recording to the Cloud via LTE would simply consume too much data to be feasible. For example, a 2-hour drive could easily generate 20 GB+ of video files on the memory card, so you can see how trying to send this much data to the Cloud would quickly burn up heaps of data allocation. Instead, BlackVue has solved this problem by automatically uploading "important" files tagged by the dash cam impact sensors as "Events" both during driving and parking. The sensitivity of the sensors and upload settings can be adjusted.
  • If remote access to your dash cam isn't a priority for you, you may consider other non-LTE options such as the DR770X or the DR970X Plus. These models are generally more affordable and compact in size and, if the need for the Cloud functionality arises later, the BlackVue LTE Modem can be added as an optional extra.


The DR970X-2CH LTE Plus can either be hardwired to the vehicles fuse panel, plugged directly into a cigarette lighter socket, or connected to a BlackVue parking recording battery for maximum parking recording coverage.

Simple installation: Just plug the dashcam into the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle.  

Hardwired installation: To enable parking protection mode and LTE when engine is off, use the hardwiring cable to power the dashcam.

The installation process for the DR970X Plus LTE is identical to the other BlackVue X Series dash cams. Our mobile dash cam installation service is available in the Auckland region, please call us to enquire or fill in our enquiry form (found at the end of the installation page).


Package Contents


Model Name

DR970X-2CH LTE Plus (GL)




Built-in 4G LTE, Sony STARVIS2 image sensors

Product Dimensions

Front: Black/137.6(L) x 60.3(W) x 43(H) mm/166g
Rear: Black/67.3(L) x 28(W) x 25(H) mm/25g

Rear Camera Connection

Coaxial cable

Memory Support

microSD card up to 512GB

Recording Modes

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


Imaging Sensor

Front: STARVIS2 CMOS sensor (Approx. 8.4 M Pixel)
Rear: : STARVIS CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2.1 M Pixel)

Viewing Angle

Front: Diagonal 146°, Horizontal 125°, Vertical 68°
Rear: Diagonal 131°, Horizontal 107°, Vertical 55°

Resolution Frame Rate

Front: 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30 fps
Rear: Full HD (1920×1080) @ 30 fps
* Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.

Video Codec

H.265 (HEVC)/H.264 (AVC)

Image Quality and Bitrate Front/Rear

Highest (Extreme): 60+10 Mbps
Highest: 25+10 Mbps
High: 12+8 Mbps
Normal: 8+6 Mbps

Format Free

YES (Adaptive)

Event File Overwrite Protection

YES (up to 50)

SD Card Failure Alert


Scheduled Reboot


Video File Extension



Built-in (802.11

Cloud Compatible



Built-in (Dual Band: GPS, GLONASS)





Impact Sensor

3-Axis Acceleration Sensor

LED Indicators

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


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

Operation Temperature

-20℃ – 70℃ (-4°F – 158°F)

Storage Temperature

-20 °C − 70 °C (-4 °F − 158 °F)

High Temp Cut Off

Approx. 70 °C (167 °F)

Backup Battery

Built-in supercapacitor

Input Power

DC 12V-24V (3 pole DC Plug (Ø3.5d x Ø1.1)) to Wires (Black: GND / Yellow: B+ / Red: ACC)

Power Consumption Hour

Normal Mode (GPS On/Cloud On) : Avg. 590mA/12V
Normal Mode (GPS On/Cloud Off) : Avg. 530mA/12V
Parking Mode (GPS Off/Cloud On) : Avg. 430mA/12V
Parking Mode (GPS Off/Cloud Off) : Avg. 370mA/12V
* Actual power consumption may vary depending on use conditions and environment.
* Model DR970X-2CH LTE Plus should be used only in circuits that satisfy Limited Power Source.
(Maximum power consumption is to be less than 100 VA or 8 A).


Front: FCC, ISED, CE, UKCA, RCM, Telec, RoHS, WEEE, KC


BlackVue Viewer
* Windows 7 or higher, Mac Sierra OS X (10.12) or higher
BlackVue Web Viewer
* Chrome 71 or higher, Safari 13.0 or higher


BlackVue Application
* Android 8.0 or higher, iOS 13.0 or higher


Built-in 4G LTE module compatible with Nano-SIM.
Frequency Bands: B1,B3,B7,B20


Built-in (V2.1+EDR/4.2)


Built-in (SIM card not included)

Specs are provided by the BlackVue

Shipping and Taxes

Free overnight NZ Post tracked courier shipping within New Zealand from for all the orders above $200! (rural approximately 3 days)

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Lesley from Auckland
Great camera, peace of mind

I love this camera, it's clear and lets me know if there is any movement around the car. Highly recommend.

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