Getting started with RearVision is easy and fast - it’s wireless, installs in minutes, and instantly upgrades your car. Check out our quick how-to video: Before you get started, take a look inside your RearVision box - you’ll find the following: Camera Frame with attached security screw, licens...Read full article
Will Pearl RearVision work with my phone?
The Pearl App works on: iPhone® 5 (or newer) with iOS™ version 9 (or newer). Android™ phone with Bluetooth® 4.0 and 5GHz Wi-Fi support (Android version 5 or newer). Check out our Compatibility Page for the latest details. The Pearl App is free and is available now on the App Store® or Google Pl...Read full article
Will Pearl RearVision work with my car?
Pearl RearVision is wireless and installs in minutes -- no drilling holes or running wires is necessary. It’s designed to work on all standard passenger vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans) made after 1996 for the US market, the year OBD-II ports became standard. Check out our related arti...Read full article
What do I need to use Pearl RearVision?
To use Pearl RearVision, you'll need: A car 1996 or newer A phone iPhone® 5 (or newer) with iOS™ version 9 (or newer) Android™ phone with Bluetooth® 4.0 and 5GHz Wi-Fi support (Android version 5 or newer) The Pearl App Free at the App Store® or Google Play™ Check out our related articles or...Read full article
How do I get the Pearl App?
The Pearl App is free and is available for both iOS™ and Android™ devices. Download it from the App Store® or Google Play™. The Pearl App works on: iPhone® 5 (or newer) with iOS™ version 9 (or newer). Android™ phone with Bluetooth® 4.0 and 5GHz Wi-Fi support (Android version 5 or newe...Read full article
Using the Pearl App
The Pearl App works on your iOS® or Android™ device in both horizontal and vertical orientations (sometimes called “landscape” or “portrait” views). Your device screen displays what’s behind and to the left and right of your car. You have control over your view in either orientation, and the app ...Read full article
Launch notifications with the Pearl App for iPhone
The Pearl App now has the ability to automatically send a push notification to your iOS® device after you enter your car and mount your phone to the Pearl Phone Mount. This provides a quick and easy way to access the app at the beginning of your drive. Just simply mount your phone using the Pearl...Read full article
Is Pearl RearVision theft resistant?
We've thoughtfully designed RearVision to deter theft in a number of exclusive ways. First, the Camera Frame is electronically paired with its companion Car Adapter at the factory, so they will not work independently of each other. Second, when you set up the Pearl App for the first time, your ...Read full article
Using Smart Parking Guidelines
Smart Parking Guidelines for RearVision intelligently examines the environment behind your car and then adjusts the length of your parking guidelines as you approach obstacles. Note that RearVision’s obstacle alerts (both audible and visual) will continue to function normally alongside Guidelines...Read full article
How does the Pearl Phone Mount work?
The Phone Mount can be clipped to your vent or anchored to your dash. No tools required - it all connects magnetically! The Vent Mount is ready to go - simply clip it to your vent (be sure to seat the Vent Mount as far as it will clip into your vent). To install the Dash Mount, first remove the a...Read full article
How does Auto Launch work with the Pearl App for Android?
The Pearl App now has the ability to automatically launch on Android™ devices. This provides a quick and easy way to access the app at the beginning of your drive. To enable Auto-launch within the Pearl App (note the feature is off by default): Launch Pearl on your Android phone, tap the center ...Read full article
How many users can share RearVision?
We want to make backing up easy and safe for every driver in your household, so each RearVision system may be shared by up to three different users. Each user will have to download the Pearl App on their phone and will connect to the shared RearVision using the Wi-Fi password supplied by the user...Read full article
Troubleshooting Common RearVision Installation Issues
We’ve designed RearVision for easy installation. However, vehicle make and model differences can make the installation process a little different for everyone. This article will outline a few of the common things to check if your RearVision isn’t fitting quite right. Fit of the Camera Frame: If ...Read full article
Using an OBD Extension Cable with the Pearl Car Adapter
If you have a cover on your car's OBD port, you may want to consider purchasing an extension cable. An extension cable allows the Car Adapter to be used from different spots within your vehicle. There are a wide variety of inexpensive 3rd party OBD extension cables available that work well with R...Read full article
RearVision blocks the state name on my license plate
The laws vary state by state and we always encourage our customers to take a look at their local laws before purchasing RearVision. Note that other products such as bike racks, wheelchair carriers, and scooter holders all block the license plate. Even many dealer license plate frames on both new ...Read full article
Troubleshooting Wi-Fi or video performance issues on Android phones
If you’re using the Network Signal Info app on your Android phone, or any similar third-party app which supports “widgets” to monitor your cellular and Wi-Fi signal connections, you may experience inconsistent video performance while using the Pearl App (Android widgets are "at-a-glance"...Read full article
Should I disable Smart Switch on my Android phone?
Smart Network Switch is a feature introduced in Android version 4.3 that detects whether your Wi-Fi internet connection is stable. If (or when) Smart Switch determines your Wi-Fi connection is "unstable", or slow, it automatically switches your Android phone over to mobile data. Note: N...Read full article
Why does the video stream flicker in the Pearl App?
When using the Pearl App, if you see the screen flicker, this usually indicates that there is Wi-Fi or Bluetooth interference. Usually the problem will go away quickly, but if it persists you may want to try the following; iOS users only: Unless you’re already connected to the Pearl Wi-Fi networ...Read full article
How do I install RearVision on my Volvo?
We’re excited you chose RearVision for your Volvo and can’t wait for you to use it. Follow these easy steps to get everything installed: Remove your rear license plate You may need a 10mm wrench or similar tool for this step. You likely won’t need to reuse the existing nuts, so set those asid...Read full article
How do I install RearVision on my Audi?
We’re excited you chose RearVision for your Audi and can’t wait for you to use it. Follow these easy steps to get everything installed: Remove your rear license plate Using a screwdriver, wrench or another appropriate tool, remove your license plate/license plate frame. You won’t need to re-u...Read full article
How do I install RearVision on my Jeep Wrangler?
We’re excited you chose RearVision for your Jeep® Wrangler and can’t wait for you to use it. These steps apply only to 2007 or later model years. This adapter can be used with other makes and models of cars. If your Camera Frame is fitting too tightly or blocking your trunk latch, you may requir...Read full article
How do I install RearVision on my Volkswagen Jetta (or other European car)?
We’re excited you chose RearVision for your Volkswagen® Jetta (or other European car) and can’t wait for you to use it. These steps apply only to 2011 or later model years of Jettas. This adapter can be used with other makes and models of cars. If your Camera Frame is fitting too tightly or bloc...Read full article
How do I install RearVision on my Ford Focus?
We’re excited you chose RearVision for your Ford® Focus and can’t wait for you to use it. Note that these steps apply only to 2008 - 2011 model years: Remove your rear license plate Using a screwdriver, wrench or another appropriate tool, remove your license plate/license plate frame. Hold on...Read full article
Help with your Order
Where is Pearl RearVision made?
Pearl RearVision and the Pearl Phone Mount are designed by Pearl in California and assembled in China. Check out our other articles for more info on RearVision and the Pearl Phone Mount.Read full article
What is the Pearl Warranty?
We offer a 3-year warranty, as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of our products. So, if you’re not 100% satisfied with any Pearl product you've purchased, simply return it within 30 days for a full refund. And we’ll even pick up the return shipping charges. Learn more about our warran...Read full article
How do I check the status of my Pearl order?
When you place an order for any of our products, we'll send you an order confirmation email. Once we ship your product, you’ll receive another email with the FedEx tracking number for your shipment. You can use the tracking number to monitor the shipment of your order. If you didn't receive an or...Read full article
Shipping & Returns
Where can I purchase Pearl RearVision?
Pearl RearVision is currently available in the US only for $499.99. You can find RearVision on our website, or at one of our partner retailers: b8ta (Physical stores in Palo Alto, Santa Monica, or Seattle) Amazon Crutchfield Radco Lotts Any questions? Feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help!Read full article
What is the Pearl Auto return policy?
Along with a 3-year warranty, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. So, if you’re not 100% satisfied with any Pearl product you've purchased, simply return it within 30 days for a full refund. And we’ll even pick up the return shipping charges. Questions? See our official return policy and warr...Read full article
Misplaced a part? Just call us!
If you’ve lost any part of your RearVision system, or need additional parts for installation on your vehicle, please contact us - we’ll get you up and running in no time! Of course, we offer a 3-year warranty on RearVision (which includes everything that came with the system), as well as a 30-day...Read full article