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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Dashcam
  • Model/name: Car Video Reco-SMART
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Quick Start Guide
RECO Smart Cam
E11074 / Revised Edition V2 / November 2015
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NOTE:
•	 The screenshots in this Quick Start Guide are for reference
only.
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Hardware
MicroSD card
slot
Micro USB port
GPS port
Emergency
button
Record
button
Power/Wi-Fi
button
Lens
Speaker
Battery LED
Recording/
Snapshot LED
NFC sensor
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Installing / removing the microSD card
To install the microSD card:
1.	 Insert the microSD card into the
card slot with its gold-plated
contacts facing towards the front of
your RECO Smart Cam.
2.	 Push the microSD card into the slot
until it clicks in place.
To remove the microSD card:
Press the microSD card to eject, then pull
it out.
IMPORTANT!
•	 For first time use of your RECO Smart Cam and to
ensure the best video saving quality, format a Class 10
microSD card to FAT32.
•	 Do not remove the microSD card during recording. Doing so
may damage your RECO Smart Cam.
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Turning your RECO Smart Cam on/off
•	 To manually turn your RECO Smart
Cam on, press the Power/Wi-Fi
button and the Wi-Fi function gets
activated automatically when your
RECO Smart Cam turns on.
•	 To manually turn your RECO Smart
Cam off, press the Power/Wi-Fi
button for about three (3) seconds,
then release it when you hear a
beeping sound.
IMPORTANT!
•	 The Wi-Fi function gets activated in about 40 seconds after
turning your RECO Smart Cam on.
•	 Before connecting your RECO Smart Cam and mobile device,
ensure that the Wi-Fi LED is solid blue indicating that Wi-Fi is
on.
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NOTES:
•	 When the Auto Record function is enabled, your RECO Smart
Cam starts recording automatically in about five (5) seconds
after turning it on.
•	 For details on Auto Record and other functions, refer to the
section Settings.
•	 To save power, press the Power/Wi-Fi button to disable the Wi-
Fi function.
•	 In car mode, your RECO Smart Cam overwrites the oldest
recorded files when your microSD card is full.
•	 In portable mode, your RECO Smart Cam stops recording
when your microSD card is full.
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•	 Download ASUS RECO from App Store or Google Play Store
and install it on your mobile device.
Installing ASUS RECO app on your mobile device
Do any of these three methods to download and install ASUS RECO app:
•	 Place your NFC-enabled Android mobile
device on the NFC sensor of your RECO
Smart Cam to download ASUS RECO
and install it on your mobile device.
•	 Scan the QR code for your
Android or iOS mobile
device to download and
install ASUS RECO.
iOS Android
NFC sensor
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Connecting your mobile device
1.	 Turn on your RECO Smart Cam. The Wi-Fi
function starts in 40 seconds after turning
it on.
2.	 Turn on the Wi-Fi function of your mobile
device.
3.	 From the list of networks, tap ASUS RECO
(default SSID).
4.	 Enter the default password (1234567890)
and tap Join (for iOS device) or Connect
(Android device).
NOTE:	 You can change the network name (SSID) and password
from the Settings screen of your mobile device.
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Connecting your RECO Smart Cam
1.	 Connect your USB cable
to the micro USB port of
your RECO Smart Cam.
2.	 Plug the other end of
your USB cable to the
dual USB car charger 1A
port.
3.	 Place the power cord
along the windshield
ceiling and front pillar of your vehicle, then secure it in place
with the self-adhesive clips.
NOTES:
•	 Your RECO Smart Cam comes with a dual car charger with
1A and 2.1A output, which makes it easier to power on and
charge other electronic devices at the same time.
•	 Disconnect your car charger when the engine is off.
•	 Use only the power adapter that came with your RECO Smart
Cam. Using a different car charger may damage your RECO
Smart Cam.
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Registering for your free 500GB ASUSWebStorage
Register your RECO Smart Cam on ASUS WebStorage to get a free
500GB cloud storage for a year.
1.	 Locate the Serial number
and Check number on the
packaging box of your RECO
Smart Cam.
2.	 Go to http://asuswebstorage.com/
navigate/car.
3.	 Enter the Serial number and Check
number, then click Next.
4.	 Follow the succeeding instructions
to complete the registration.
15060-673200000000000
Serial No: F9YUFK000001
15060-673200000000000000
Part No: 90YU00J2-B01CA0
90006270046200
UPC
0 1
07166550046220
EAN
4 1
15060-673200000000
RECO_SMART B/CN/AS
000001833000000
Check Number
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Using ASUS RECO
ASUS RECO is an app that lets you to enjoy live streaming, play videos,
or download media files for sharing to your mobile device.
Live streaming
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Preview tab for live streaming.
car
portable
Disconnect
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Using One Shot
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Preview tab, then tap One Shot.
3.	 Tap to capture the photo.
4.	 Tap the Playback tab check the photos.
Capturing continuous photos
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Preview tab, then tap Photo Burst.
3.	 Tap to continuously capture photos.
4.	 Tap the Playback tab check the photos.
NOTE:	 You can change the photo burst frequency in the
Settings tab.
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Capturing time-lapse photos
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Preview tab, then tap Time Lapse.
3.	 Tap to capture photos. Tap to stop time-lapse.
4.	 Tap the Playback tab check the photos.
NOTE:	 You can change the time lapse frequency in the
Settings tab.
Recording videos
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Preview tab, then tap Record Video. Tap to start
recording. Tap to stop recording.
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Playing videos or viewing photos
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Playback tab, then tap Video or Photo. You can get
the file list from the RECO Smart Cam microSD card.
3.	 Select the video or photo that you want to play or view.
4.	 Tap the screen to pause the video playback. Tap the screen
again to resume the video playback.
Sharing files to social media
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Playback tab, then tap Video or Photo.
3	 Select the video or photo that you want to share.
4.	 Tap to download the file to your mobile device.
5.	Tap Low Resolution (Quick) or High Resolution. Tap Cancel
to go back to your playlist.
6.		Tap the Mobile tab, then tap to share your files to social
media.
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Deleting files
1.	 From your mobile device, launch ASUS RECO.
2.	 Tap the Playback tab, then tap Video or Photo.
3.	 Tap on the file you want to delete.
4.	Tap Delete on the confirmation message.
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Settings
FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
Video Resolution Sets the video resolution.
Available options: 1920x1080@30f ; 1280x720@30f
NOTE: Default resolution for One Photo, Time
Lapse, and Photo Burst is 1920x1080.
Ultra Wide Angle
Mode
•    When enabled, this function can record videos
at 150 degrees.
•    When disabled, this function can record videos
without distortion.
Photo Burst
Frequency
Specifies the number of continuous shots per
second. Available options: 5p/1s ; 10p/1s ; 30p/1s
Time Lapse Frequency Selects the interval options when capturing
photos using Lapse mode.
Available options: 1p/5s ; 1p/30s ; 1p/m
Emergency Contacts Sends an emergency message* to your
emergency contact listed.
NOTE: *Your mobile device will be charged for
this message.
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FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
Text Message Lets you edit the emergency message.
Auto Backup Activates the Auto Backup function. The recorded
emergency file is downloaded to your mobile
device and uploaded to the cloud automatically.
NOTES:
•    Ensure that your mobile phone is connected to
3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi network.
•    On an Android mobile device, the recorded
emergency file is downloaded to the device first,
then uploaded to the cloud once connected to
the Internet.
•    You must be signed in to ASUS WebStorage.
The Serial number and Check number are on
the packaging box of your RECO Smart Cam. For
details, refer to the section Registering for your
free 500GB ASUSWebStorage.
15060-673200000000000
Serial No: F9YUFK000001
15060-673200000000000000
Part No: 90YU00J2-B01CA0
90006270046200
UPC
0 1
07166550046220
EAN
4 1
15060-673200000000
RECO_SMART B/CN/AS
000001833000000
Check Number
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FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
Wi-Fi Setting Allows you to configure the network name (SSID)
and password settings.
Default SSID: ASUS RECO
Default Password: 1234567890
Mode Car mode: Loop recording, emergency
recording, and monitor mode functions are
available.
Portable mode: Time lapse, One photo,
Photo burst functions are available. In
this mode, your RECO Smart Cam stops
recording when your microSD card is full.
Image Rotate Auto: The image direction will be adjusted
automatically by G-sensor.
Normal:The image direction is fixed
at 0 degree.(mount is at upside)
Reverse: The image direction is
fixed at 180 degree. (mount is at
downside)
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FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
Auto Record Automatically starts recording when you start
your vehicle.
NOTE: Only works in Car mode
Voice Record Turns the microphone on/off.
G-Sensor Sensitivity Sensitivity High/Mid/Low/Off: This function
allows you to set the collision intensity level
that triggers an emergency recording. Once the
specified intensity level is reached, your RECO
Smart Cam automatically records the emergency
event.You can save up to ten (10) emergency
recording files that normal recording cannot
overwrite.
Date Stamp Select ON to include a date and time on a video
stream.
Available options: ON / OFF
Volume Adjusts the volume level
Monitor Mode When this function is enabled and the scene does
not change in 60 seconds, your RECO Smart Cam
stops recording and enters the standby mode.
Once any movement is detected, your RECO
Smart Cam automatically starts recording.
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FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
EV Adjusts the exposure level
Format SD card Select OK to format the memory card installed on
the device.
CAUTION! Before formatting the SD card, ensure
that you have backed up your files from your SD
card.
Battery Status Shows battery status
Factory Default Select OK to reset all settings to factory default
settings.
Version
Information
Shows the firmware version.
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Button functions
STATUS ACTION
Power on Press the Power/Wi-Fi button and the Wi-Fi
function is activated automatically.
Power off Press and hold the Power/Wi-Fi button for
three (3) seconds until you hear a beeping
sound.
Turn Wi-Fi on/off When power is on, press the Power/Wi-Fi
button to turn Wi-Fi on/off.
Start/stop recording Press the Record button.
Start emergency recording When the G-Sensor is activated or the
Emergency button is pressed during
an emergency, the event is recorded
immediately and the system automatically
saves the event data. You can save up to ten
(10) emergency recording files that normal
recording cannot overwrite.
Reset to default Simultaneously press the Power/Wi-Fi and
Emergency buttons for five (5) seconds.
Force shutdown If the Power off function fails, press and hold
the Power/Wi-Fi button for ten (10) seconds.
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STATUS ACTION
Power/Wi-Fi
button
Solid white Power on. Wi-Fi is still off.
Solid blue Power on and Wi-Fi is available.
NOTE: The Wi-Fi function starts in
about 40 seconds after turning it on.
LED Off Power off
Recording/
Snapshot
LED
Solid red Recording videos
Flashing red Red LED flashes every time a photo is
taken
LED Off Standby mode. No video or photo is
being recorded or taken.
Battery
LED
Solid green Battery is charging
Flashing green Flashing green three (3) times for five
(5) seconds. Battery is less than 10%.
Flashing green
with a beeping
sound
Out of battery power
LED Off Plugged to a power source: Battery is
fully charged.
Not plugged to a power source:
Battery is more than 10%.
LED indicators
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STATUS ACTION
Flashing green
and red
Firmware Update
NOTE: An alert sound notifies
you when the firmware update is
completed.
Flashing green,
red, white, and
blue
MicroSD card is not installed.
In portable mode.
MicroSD card is full. Please save your
files, or format the SD card.
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Image sensor SONY COMS Sensor
Video resolution 1920x1080P (30fps) / 1280x720P (30fps)
Lens angle Wide angle lens, FOV 150 degree (Diagonal)
Aperture F/1.8
Battery Built-in 720mAh Li-Polymer battery
App control Android / iOS apps for streaming video and control
device
Interface Micro USB 2.0 (Power) / Mini USB (GPS)
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
NFC Yes
GPS External (optional)
G-Sensor 3 Axis
File format MP4 (AVC/H.264)
Memory card support 8 GB ~ 32 GB Class 10 microSD card
Operating temperature 0o
C ~ 60o
C
Storage temperature -20o
C ~ 70o
C
Cloud ASUS WebStorage 500 GB space for one (1) year
Specifications summary
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Troubleshooting
Where can I download ASUS RECO app?
•	 For Android mobile devices, you can download the app from
Google Play Store .
•	 For iOS mobile devices, you can download the app from App
Store .
•	 In China, you can download the app from Baidu   , 360
and Wandoujia .
How do I connect my RECO Smart Cam to my mobile device?
1.	 Turn on your RECO Smart Cam. The Wi-Fi function starts in 40
seconds after turning it on.
2.	 Turn on the Wi-Fi function of your mobile device.
3.	 From the list of networks, tap ASUS RECO (default SSID).
4.	 Enter the default password (1234567890) and tap Join (for
iOS device) or Connect (Android device).
How will I know that RECO Smart Cam is recording even without
seeing the screen?
The recording LED is solid red during recording.
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How do I update the firmware on my RECO Smart Cam?
1.	 Download the firmware file from the ASUS support site at
https://www.asus.com/Car-Electronics/RECO-Smart-Car-
and-Portable-Cam/HelpDesk_Download and save the file
in a microSD Card.
2.	 Install the microSD card with the latest firmware file into the
microSD card slot of your RECO Smart Cam.
3.	 Turn on your RECO Smart Cam and the update process runs
automatically.
4.	 Wait until you hear a sound alert, indicating that the firmware
update process is completed.
What are the RECO Smart Cam modes?
Upon launching the ASUS RECO app, you will see either of these two
icons at the top of the screen:
Car mode: Loop recording, emergency recording, and monitor
mode functions are available.
Portable mode: Time lapse, One photo, Photo burst functions are
available. In this mode, your RECO Smart Cam stops recording when
your microSD card is full.
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My RECO Smart Cam did not automatically start recording after I
started my vehicle.
•	 Ensure that your RECO Smart Cam is set to Car mode and
Auto Record function is enabled.
•	 Ensure that you are using the bundled charging cable.
•	 Check that the Power and Battery LEDs are lighting up. If the
LEDs are lighting up but the auto-recording function is still
not working, there might be some issues with your RECO
Smart Cam. Please contact your local ASUS Support Center.
I cannot find a previously-recorded emergency video file.
Your RECO Smart Cam can save up to ten (10) emergency recording.
When the maximum emergency recording limit is reached, the newly-
saved recording overwrites the oldest recording.
What is the default mode of my RECO Smart Cam?
The default mode is Car Mode.
What is the range of Monitor Mode?
The range is about ten (10) meters, and the focal length is fixed.
What is theWi-Fi range?
The range is about ten (10) meters.

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