*** This app only works with the following SanDisk USB drives ***
This app allows you to view Sentry videos and DashCam videos generated by your Tesla on your iOS device without needing a computer.
- Fully supports v10 features (SentryClips folder and rear camera footage)
- The left, right, center and rear videos are automatically shown next to each other.
- All clips are organized by date and time.
- You can see thumbnail of clips as you browse through videos.
- The app allows you to delete left, right, center, rear videos associated with a time that you choose
- You can also delete all the videos in the Saved/Recent folder in one shot and empty up space on the drive.
Your Tesla must be able to record Sentry/DashCam videos.
Your iOS device must have a Lightning port
You can also obtain pre-formatted USB devices that work with this app here: http://puretesla.com/sentryview
Bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Just about perfect now with ixpand compatibility
I’ve been eying this app...but was initially disappointed when it only supported sandisk connect wireless. Now that it supports ixpand I didn’t hesitate to buy it. Works great no buffer lag that is to be expected with the WiFi sandisk. Can view all three vids at once and easy to delete single or whole folder at once. Developer is VERY quick to respond as well.
Only thing that could make it perfect and 5 stars would be the ability to save the clip to your photos...instead of having to do a screen capture.
Needs (a lot of) work
I saw a lot of excitement around that availability of this app.
For sure there is a need for something like this until such time as Tesla builds Sentry clip reviewing into the Tesla itself, which I’m sure is coming.
As the developer points out this app only works with a specific Sandisk WiFi capable usb stick, so I acquired one.
The app itself is pretty primitive, it shows the looped video recordings and then shows saved clips. Since the most likely use case for the app is people reviewing video of a recent Sentry activation it would be most helpful if those clips displayed FIRST instead of having to go hunt for them.
When playing back clips I frequently have them halt. The only way to get them playing again is to use the search bar, move it around and sometimes you can get the app to start playing again. This is annoying and I’m pretty sure it’s an app issue since I don’t see these problems when playing the video back from a PC.
You also can’t tap or zoom to a specific recorded camera and have it go full screen, which you really need when trying to see the video better.
Most of my other critiques are related to a UI that looks like it was very hastily put together. More of what I would expect out of a cheap or ad supported free app and not one that is priced similar to full blown apps with much more functionality than this has.
Lot to be desired. Not a premium app.
I was excited to see another product by this developer so went out and got myself the right flash drive. Now I’m left with disappointment. It was priced as a premium app but lacks premium features.
First the USB drive itself is not very good. It needs to disconnect your WiFi and connect to WiFi broadcasted by the USB drive. Also the USB drive can not be in use when being accessed or it will show no files. When there is no files - the app seems to crash which is annoying. (iPhone X)
When it does work - it is slow to access files for playback. The UI is not very friendly - maybe some kind of full screen menu with the date and time would be better but what it has now is an overlay at the bottom half of the screen and it’s annoying to use.
I didn’t read instructions and I tried to delete videos by clicking on the video itself - but looks like you have to click on the date/time on the menu list. Feels very odd and can easily delete clips you don’t intend to.
Overall it is nice to have if you find yourself frequently reviewing videos but it’s more of a novelty app with a lot to be desired. Hoping it will get updated over time with better UI to justify my purchase.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.