My previous experience with dashcam was great. It saved me some hassle when a branch bounced off my hood while I was driving. I was on a country road with no witnesses, so it would have been just my word on how the hood got dented. Thankfully I had the dashcam and my claim was "investigated" and approved in about 6 hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAAO5rOo-Lk
I still have it in my FJ even though it's not my daily driver. It's hard wired so it's not easy to move, and it's only 1-channel (1 camera). This wouldn't record the interior of the car like I want for Uber driving.
Yes I'm prepared to pay $500+ for it. It's a write-off. That's another reason why I don't want to use my old one, it wouldn't be a write-off because it's about 4 years old.
I want to stick with BlackVue because it looks good, it works great, and I already know and love the app.
The Bolt has been great (for me) for Uber driving. I work my real job 8 hours and I can plug in the Bolt (L2) for free all day. I leave every evening with a full charge! I can drive for Uber for 3 or 4 hours or until I get down to about 50 miles of range, then I've had enough. Plus Uber rides tend to be fairly short with lots of regen braking, so my average MpK is improving. I don't think the Bolt would have enough range to Uber for 8 hours every day, but if you had a L3 close by I'm sure you could slip in a couple 30 minute stops.
So far it's been good. I live near a college town so ferrying kids back and forth to the bars is interesting. I'm from an older generation so it's been entertaining to say the least LOL. Conversation I heard the other night between 3 sorority girls ... "Girl have you been to Guiseppe's? (upscale italian restaurant) ... no ... Next time your parents come to visit, TREAT YO SELF!!!!" I'm still giggling at the way she said it. See, if I had a dashcam I could have posted the video.