PAPAGO GoSafe 388 Full HD 1080p Mini Dashcam (GS3888G) - Black

  • Model #: GS3888G
  • Web Code: 10409316
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Protect yourself from the legal ramifications of accidents and fender benders with the GoSafe 388 mini dashcam from PAPAGO! The compact size takes up a tiny amount of space on your dashboard or windshield, giving you safer sightlines. It records in 1080p at a 142-degree wide angle, so you get crisp, clear recordings.

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  • Compact size measures just 5.33cm (2.1") x 5.33cm (2.1"), giving you safer sightlines and better visibility through your windshield
  • Captures your drive in crisp Full HD 1080p with loop recording so you can conveniently view the foortage in real-time or look it over after the fact
  • Records with a 142-degree wide angle lens to capture not only what happens directly in front of your front bumper, but also what happens slightly to each side
  • Equipped with a 2-inch LCD display, along with Stop & Go, Light Reminder, and Driver Fatigue warning features for safer driving habits
  • G-Sensor-enabled recording feature detects any impact, drastic braking, or sharp turns and immediately activates emergency recording, and the file will be write-protected
  • Features 3 recording modes: Automatic Recording, Monitor Mode, and Motion Detection Mode
  • Automatic Recording begins once you turn your vehicle on, loop recording your drive by default
  • Monitor Mode and Motion Detection Mode begin recording or taking intermittent snapshots when motion is detected in front of your vehicle (Note: PAPAGO! Dashcam Cable Kit is required for Monitor Mode and Motion Detection Mode; sold separately)
  • GPS-ready: When installed with a PAPAGO GPS Antenna (not included) the dashcam can track your speed, route, and GPS coordinates
  • Supports external storage up to 64GB microSD, which can store about 10 hours of recording at 1080p

What's in the Box?

  • 12-24V Car Charger
  • Adhensive Mount
  • Quick User Guide
  • 8GB Micro SD Card with Adapter
  • Warranty Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)
  • Features
  • Screen Size
    2 in
  • Screen Type
  • Screen Resolution
  • Touchscreen
  • Accelerometer
  • G-Sensor
  • Motion Sensors
  • Rear Facing Camera
  • GPS
  • Operating Temperature
    -5°- 60°C
  • Operating Language
    English; French; Spanish; Portoguese; German; Italian; Japanese; Russian; Simplified Chinese; Traditional Chinese.
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Connectivity & Media
  • SD
  • Maximum Compatible Memory Size
    64 GB
  • Internal Memory
    Not Applicable
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • USB Ports
    1 Top
  • HDMI Inputs
  • Other Inputs/Outputs
    AV out
  • Number of Cameras Included
  • Auto On/Off
  • Zoom
  • Viewing Angle
  • Night Vision
  • Voice Guidance
  • Shutter Speed Range
    Not Applicable
  • Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Frames Per Second
    30 fps
  • Video Format(s)
  • Image Format(s)
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Audio Recording
  • Auto Save For Incidents
  • Loop Recording
  • Front Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Surveillance Mode
  • Other Driver Alerts
  • Other Safety Features
    Stop and Go; Driver Fatigue Alarm; Light Reminder; come pre-installed
  • Power
  • Power Source Requirements
    12-24 V
  • Hard Wiring Kit
  • Red Light Camera Detection
  • Battery Type(s)
    Not Applicable
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
  • Material
    Hard Plastic
  • Width
    5.33 cm
  • Height
    5.59 cm
  • Depth
    2.79 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    2.1 in
  • Height (Inches)
    2.2 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    1.1 in
  • Weight
    40 g
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



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  • from Toronto, ON

Great Little Camera!

This is a great little camera! The 1080p video quality is excellent during the day and quite good at night as well. It's pretty easy to set up and very easy to use. Taking into account the price, it's an excellent value!

  • from Mississauga, ON

Good quality for the price

Got the camera on sale after doing so much research, and found this to suit my needs. The camera does a great job at 1080p and shoots at a wide angle. Daytime video is clear and sharp, able to see plates and detail of other cars. In low light its adequate. No camera does well at night time but this will get the job done. Can see plates when close to the vehicle. The video quality improves on a well lit highway or street, but may struggle on very dim streets, roads and during fog. The powercord placement is really awful (had to buy a right angle adapter), especially if your windshield is angled in such a way where it makes camera adjustments difficult. It draws power from a mini usb cord rather than a separate charger making replace parts easy to come buy rather than buying a whole new charging unit. It is 3M sticky tape, which I prefer over suction cup. In the event of a accident, I believe the sticky tape will hold better over the suction (but my opinion).

  • from Toronto, ON

PAPAGO GoSafe 388

My Gosafe screen is always dimmed (whether day or night) and is not bright, I wonder if it is normal or not. My wife has another dashcam make/model and her screen is always brighter than mine. For GoSafe 388 : As the other reviewer mentionned, the location of the usb adapter at the top is not ideal, as the usb adapter would touch the windshield, and that "may" prevent the dashcam to be tilted downwards to see the licence nameplate of the car in front of you. I would prefer to see the usb adapter, and especially the micro SD card slot to be located on the side of the device for easier removal.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Good camera but power cable and sticker-mount does not work for my car

Overall great product but the angle of my windshield coupled with the supplied power cord and sticker-mount will not allow the camera to be pointed downward enough. I've seen other sites where PAPAGO shipped an alternat cable with a 90 degree bend to rectify the issue.

  • from Toronto, ON

Stuck by the power cord

I have the same problem. Power cord block the camera to stick to the windshield. Can you tell me how to contact Papago Canada, Mr. Norm. I can find just papago USA. May be they can help me out. Thanks.

  • from St. John's, NL

Power cord problem fixed

One review mentioned a problem with the power cord making contact with the windshield, and preventing the camera from being able to be aimed properly. I had the same problem. I emailed Papago Canada, and they sent me a replacement power cable in the mail the next day... no charge. The replacement cable has an angled connector (90 degrees) so that it no longer presents a problem. Camera works great!

  • from Toronto, ON

mucho bene!

This was my second cam, to replace another product (different brand) which turned out to be a massive piece of junk. It's a lot smaller than you think - but good things come in small packages. Set-up was so easy that my grand-ma could've done it. The charging cable is very long, which is great if you want to tuck it away. The quality of the image is superb, both night and day, and records in 5-minute increments, which is perfect (for me, anyway). Even sound recording is pretty good. It has a wide angle lens, so that means that it picks up quite a bit of your surroundings. The only drawback may be lack of a suction cup mount - but you can get one separately. I got one, and to be honest - I could have easily done without it. Highly recommended. Tip: Check YouTube videos to assess recording quality.

  • from Toronto, ON

My First DashCam And So Far...

...It's Good! Just over half a dozen mini-pages of instructions. Easy to install and simple to set up and operate. Surprisingly small at first but now I appreciate it since I don't really see it after putting it on the other side of my mirror which is solid since my car has "OnStar". Wide angle view picks up everything and I mean everything in front of you. Has a mini-screen which provides a clear realtime image and which I've played back and its a perfect picture. Super clear at night too. If there was anything that I could fault its the power cable dangling down but I've YouTubed the issue and should be able to route it under the roofliner and door pillar and make it disappear. This isn't really the dashcam's fault though--with the way the world's going I think that you need a "liability" camera nowadays and car manufacturers should start thinking about putting a usb port somewhere around the mirror for this purpose--give it another five years and I'm sure it will be mandatory on vehicles to carry them front and back. If I bought it for regular price I would consider it too expensive but I bought it on sale and feel like I got good value for my money. If you buy one on sale you won't be disappointed.

  • from Langley, BC

love it!

it is a very nice dashcam, so easy to install. the video quality is so clear & bright even at night time. overall, it is a great product.

  • from Edmonton

Great little dash cam

Awesome little cam, quality great at day and night time, got it on sale, worth it. Mount nut felt on two pieces in my hand, Papago send me new mount at no cost. Thanks

  • from Waterloo, ON

Nice quality, compact dashcam

This is a compact dashcam with nice quality video, specially for this price. Night time video is in great quality.

  • from saskatoon

great dash cam

own a '14 jeep wrangler, the windshield rake doesn't affect the dash cam capturing anything due to the nice wide angle lens. set up was quick and simple, using a class 10, 32gb mem card the unit powered up and started recording right away (the unit comes w an 8gb mem card). by default there are some "helpful" reminders set to 'on' such as the driver assistance beeps, which i immediately turned off. the camera works great so far no issues but,...i wish the front of the camera was a bit more subdued, maybe a little matte black to blend in with the rear view mirror, which the camera is mounted just under. speaking of the mounting hardware, it uses a stick 3m adhesive, if your not a fan of having something stick to the interior of your windshield maybe avoid this camera, but if you don't mind then it should work well; i placed this in 25c temp in direct sunlight, time will tell if it can handle a harsh prairie winter if it doesn't ill update my review.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Amazing Video Quality

Very nice and compact dash cam, video quality is very clear and bright. I install it directly behind my rear view mirror and you don't even know its there, barely visible from the outside. I would recommend it.

  • from New Westminster, BC

great product

This would have been my 2nd purchase from Papago. The previous experience has been great. Good product and easy to work with. As for video quality, this camera produces nice clear picture during the day and at night with readable license plates. There is also an option for audio recording, which is clear too. I purchased an extra GPS antenna so I can get to see my location and speed. I really happy with this camera so far. Great product with good price.

  • from Richmond, BC

Money well spent

The GoSafe 388 is great. It's nice and small without compromising the picture quality. The over all quality is good, especially considering the sturdy mounts. Though it's sturdy, it's lightweight and practical. I also love the fact that this camera supports up to 64GB storage which is perfect for me. Now I can keep footage for a longer time. Overall I think it's a pretty goo deal.

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

small but great one

I love my GoSafe388. It's a small camera, so it's super low profile. To my surprise, it was extremely easy to install. On top of that, the set-up steps were clear and simple

  • from Ottawa, ON

Nearly perfect, windshield slope can affect view

First try it worked no problem, recorded my entire 30min drive to work on the included sd card. However on a 2015 Honda civic the windshield is sloped back so far that the power cord intereferes with the glass and the camera can't get low enough to see the road in front of the car, but what a nice view of the sky it has! You might be able to use a right angle power cord, not sure.

  • from Toronto, ON

Super easy with great video quality

I bought this camera for my wife and it was a total hit! She loved it. She did the installation and set up herself. She said it was super easy and quick. The picture quality is great, day and night. I'll probably end up buying a second one for myself.

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