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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Can I use RearVision if I already have something attached to my OBD port?

If you’re already using your OBD port with another product, there are 3rd party splitters available that will allow you to use the RearVision Car Adapter along with your other OBD-based device. Our initial testing has shown that these splitters work well. Here’s a link to a typical OBD II splitte...

How does Bluetooth video work with RearVision?

RearVision uses both Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi technologies to stream video to the Pearl App. Note that Bluetooth video will result in a slightly lower resolution image than video over Wi-Fi. Check the following to optimize your RearVision video: Have you turned on both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your ph...

What data is collected by Pearl? How safe is my data with Pearl?

We take privacy and data security extremely seriously and are taking extra steps to both minimize the data collected as well as prevent it from being associated with your personal information. The majority of the log data we collect is to help us evaluate and improve product performance, such as...

Will the Pearl App launch automatically?

As soon as you launch the Pearl App, you’ll see what’s in your rearview. It’s just like any other app that works with your smartphone, such as Waze™ or Google Maps™. The Pearl App can automatically launch on Android™ devices and, on iOS® devices, Pearl sends a push notification when you begin you...

What happens to the audio on my phone when backing up with Pearl RearVision?

RearVision uses your phone’s screen to display a super-wide view of what’s behind your car while you’re backing up, and even presents audible and visual alerts to warn you of any obstacles in your path. (Check out our article titled How do alerts and obstacle notifications work with RearVision? f...

How does the App Launcher work?

The Pearl App has a convenient App Launcher that is displayed when you’re done backing up. You can add your favorite driving-related apps to the App Launcher for quick access when starting your drive. When does the App Launcher appear? When you’re done backing up, RearVision detects when your car...

Can I use other phone mounts with RearVision?

We’ve included a thoughtfully-designed Phone Mount for use with RearVision because we care about keeping your hands free to drive. It clips to your vent or adheres to your dash (your choice!), and allows you to magnetically mount your phone to enjoy a hands-free RearVision viewing experience. We...

Why do I need Location Services on to use RearVision?

When you first set up RearVision using the Pearl App on your phone, you may be asked to enable location services. We use your rough location to help determine your local sunset time, which automatically activates night mode within the Pearl App. Additionally; For iOS users, activating location s...

Can I use the Pearl Phone Plate if I wirelessly charge my phone?

The Pearl Phone Mount requires a metal Phone Plate for magnetic mounting. If you charge your phone wirelessly (such as Qi charging, etc.) with the Plate attached, it can cause overheating that can burn or damage persons and property. Do not charge your phone wirelessly with the metal Phone Plate ...

How weatherproof and durable is Pearl RearVision?

The Camera Frame of RearVision lives on the back of your car, so we’ve designed it to function in harsh conditions. It’s splash- and water-resistant, but fully submerging it in water could cause damage or impair its functionality. Is RearVision waterproof? Pearl RearVision is water-resistant, but...

Can my car be hacked if I install Pearl RearVision?

At Pearl, we take privacy and data security very seriously. Today, as more technology is incorporated into our cars, it’s important that we build products that are safe and secure against malicious attacks. We’ve designed RearVision with that principle in mind. The Camera Frame installs over your...

Will using Pearl RearVision drain my car battery?

The Car Adapter and Camera Frame communicate wirelessly, and that requires some power. Fortunately, we’ve designed RearVision to be super-efficient. The Camera Frame is not connected your car battery - it is solar-charged and includes built-in solar panels. If sun exposure is limited, the Camera ...

How do alerts and obstacle notifications work with RearVision?

To help keep your driving safe and stress-free, RearVision provides both visual and audible obstacle alerts while you’re backing up. Here’s how it all works: The Camera Frame connects wirelessly to the Car Adapter plugged into your car’s OBD, or On-Board Diagnostics port. It sends video from the ...

What is an OBD port?

On-board diagnostics (OBD) ports are used by technicians to identify and remedy malfunctions within your car. The OBD-II standard became a requirement for all cars manufactured after 1996 and is located inside the car, under the dash. It uses a digital communications standard to provide real-time...

Will Pearl RearVision work on my RV, fifth wheel trailer, or other long vehicle?

RearVision is designed to work on all standard passenger vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans) made in the US after 1996 -- the year OBD-II ports became standard. The Car Adapter connects wirelessly to the Camera Frame using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which puts limitations on the size of the vehi...

Will using Pearl RearVision impact battery life on my phone?

RearVision streams video to your phone, so its affect on the battery life of your phone is comparable to streaming web video. Once paired with the Camera Frame and Car Adapter, the Pearl App (available on both iOS™ and Android™) wirelessly allows you to see and control super-wide views of what’s ...

Can I use the Pearl App with Siri or "Ok Google"?

Siri® and Ok Google™ both use voice recognition technology to act as ‘virtual personal assistants’ on either your iOS (Siri) or Android (Ok Google) device. Both Siri and Ok Google voice commands can be used to conveniently launch the Pearl App hands-free (“Hey Siri, launch Pearl.” or “Ok Google, ...

RearVision Tech Specs

Pearl RearVision includes a Camera Frame, Car Adapter and Phone Mount. Tech specs can be found below, or visit our How It Works page for even more info! Camera Frame Weight and Dimensions 12.3" x 6.3" x 1.0" (312.3 mm x 160.0 mm x 23.7 mm) 13.1 oz (372 g) Material U...