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Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW – AD sent for review and giveaway

I’m the first to admit that I’m not a very techie person and we aren’t a family of gadget lovers.  Generally we’re rather prehistoric when it comes to modern technology but as my son gets older he’s dragging us into the 21st century.  One item that I really can see the point of having is a dash cam, especially with some of the driving I see whenever I need to go on the motorway.  We were recently approached to see if we’d like to try out the Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW and I decided it was about time that we had this particular piece of tech in our lives.

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We also received a 32GB microSD Card which works with the Nextbase range of Dash Cams.  The set comes with a Nextbase 412GW Pro Dash Cam, Click&Go GPS Powered Magnetic Mount, Self Adhesive Windscreen Mount, 4m Cigarette Lighter Power Cable, 1.2m USB Mini Cable, Quick Start Guide and a Protected by Nextbase Dash Cams Window Sticker.

Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW

There are quick tips to get started with the Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW on the peel off screen protector as well as the Quick Guide, and a full installation manual is available to view online.

Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW

The microSD card fits in the relevant slot, and you need to make sure it clicks into place properly.  Push it again and you can remove it.

Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW

The GPS Magnetic Mount fits easily to the top of the Dash Cam once you’ve removed the cover and as we’ll be sharing the Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW between our two cars we’ve not used the self adhesive windscreen mount as yet.

Make sure you format the SD card before you try to operate the dash cam for the first time.  This is easily done via the Setting menu on the dash cam itself.  Then you are ready to go.

The Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW comes with a 4m long Cigarette Lighter Power Cable which is more than long enough.  We run the cable under the passenger sun visor to avoid any issue with visibility.  My OH has an inbuilt sat-nav, but my car doesn’t, so I’ll need to invest in a double adaptor so I can use my sat nav and the dash cam at the same time for unfamiliar journeys.

The mount fits to the windscreen easily, switch the dash cam on and select the mode you require, either photo or video (you can play back the footage too) and you are ready to go.

Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW

It’s easy to tilt the dash cam to get the best viewing angle of the road ahead.  we’ve not had the opportunity to test the Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW out at night yet but this model offers improved night vision for clear footage in poor lighting conditions too.  The dash cam has 140° viewing angle so it is able to capture the entire road ahead.  It can also protect your car when it’s stationary using the in-built intelligent parking mode.

Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW

With a 1440p resolution both the stills and video footage are very clear when downloaded on the free Cam Viewer app.  The app is also really easy to use and connects to the Dash Cam via WiFi.  You can save photos and video to your phone and if I can use it, then quite frankly, any one can.  The app is available for both Android and iOS users.

The Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW inbuilt battery also provides 30 minutes of backup in the event of an incident. Other features include GPS Logging so that you can view your journey on Google Maps, automatic recording as well as automatic file protection.  The range of Nextbase dash cams are also endorsed by AA.

We’ve found it really user-friendly and it also adds a bit of reassurance when we’re driving off on a new adventure.

Nextbase have a range of dash cams available offering different levels of features to suit all pockets and these are available to buy from a number of retailers.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


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Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW worth £129.99

359 thoughts on “Nextbase Dash Cam 412GW – AD sent for review and giveaway

  1. I would love to go on a road trip around France as there are so many famous landmarks that I want to see like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe etc

  2. I love travelling South to Devon and Cornwall, it’s a long trip but I know I will see my Nan who is 95 and we enjoy the lovely beaches and the sea!

  3. The best road trip is along the West Coast of the USA because of fabulous scenery and its’ hippie past.

  4. I love the A1 north and south of Newcastle – some fabulous places to visit on those stretches of road!

  5. Hexham to kielder water, its firstly a very challenging drive, especially avoiding logging trucks, its also so beautiful scenery wise with various wildlife cutting across the road and then there is kielder water itself stunning

  6. We love to drive along the Wirral coastline, we are lucky to have beaches, parks and woods to explore! I also like to drive there because it’s easy to navigate and I don’t have to go on the motorway!!!

  7. we love driving up to north Norfolk, up the east coast. So many beautiful villages to explore on the way.

  8. I love a road trip to any beach because I love the sea. I especially love going to the local beach we regularly go bodyboarding on.

  9. I’d love to do a road trip from California to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – my favourite place in the world!

  10. We are lucky enough to live near the norfolk coast and a drive across the coast line through Holkham, Cley and Burnham Market is beautiful

  11. I like driving from North Cornwall right down to the bottom of South Cornwall, not done it in a very long time, I suspect it has changed a lot road wise. Anthony Harrington

  12. I used to enjoy driving north to south Cornwall, not done it for many years, I suspect the roads have changed quite a lot. Anthony Harrington

  13. favourite is amongst the many small roads that link up the Norfolk Broads as there is so much to see along the way and amongst the Broads themselves

  14. We love road trips around scenic areas like the countryside and the seaside, it makes me realise what a beautiful place we live in and appreciate the nature and the atmosphere x

  15. Loch Lomond is nice. I think a drive or visit to beach / loch / river side / sea side is so refreshing and relaxing.

  16. We love driving through Sherwood Forest on a hot summers day with all the windows down allowing the warm air & scent of woodland to fill the car. It’s our favourite place to take our dog ,each visits different depending on the route taken.

  17. Any with my family, but I’d say going to and from centerparcs because we have little traditions of what cd HAS to be on as we drive off from home/centerparcs, the type of music we listen to, the treats we have etc

  18. Driving south from Exeter along the south coast is so pretty especially in summer. Love the scenery and the small towns and villages.

  19. I like going to Cornwall to ho camping and surfing. It’s so scenic on the drive and there’s always something for the children to look out for. Then when we are tired and all surfed out we know it’s not too far to head home to Devon.

  20. The trip to see in in-laws amazingly. We go through the South Downs and it’s such a lovely view after 2 hours on the motorway.

  21. I love a trip down to cornwall i always go the back roads through the lovely towns and villages so i can enjoy the scenery as you go.

  22. We love driving round the North Wales coastline and Snowdonia. Beautiful scenic coastline, travelling under tunnels into wonderful scenery. The travelling through atmospheric Snowdonia.

  23. I like to drive through Yorkshire on the A1 , it’s an unspoilt and scenic part of the World with plenty of interesting places to stop .

  24. When my dad used to drive us to Cornwall, it was such a big adventure & you would see some beautiful sights

  25. I love the road trip from Isle of Wight to Yorkshire, because I get to visit my gorgeous 2 year old grandson.

  26. Any road trip in Nortumberland is my favourite. This is because it is not too crowded and busy, unlike other parts of the UK and it is a stunningly beautiful county.

  27. This looks amazing! I’ve been thinking of getting a dashcam for so long now and this looks like it fits the bill! 🙂

  28. I love the road to Minehead as the last leg of the journey is all winding roads and makes a lovely change to traffic on the motorways.

  29. I love driving through Snowdonia. The exact route doesn’t matter because so many of the roads are absolutely stunning. I like studying the map first and coming up with a route. It is a great day out alternative if the weather isn’t great on holidays!

  30. I love to travel around the Yorkshire dales and countryside. It’s so peaceful and the scenery is breathtaking

  31. We recently had a 2 night stay in the peak district…it was a lovely drive with amazing views and we can’t wait to do it all again.

  32. We love travelling from our home down to Somerset then Devon finishing in Cornwall. A long long way but such beautiful scenery.

  33. Along the A149 all along the North Norfolk coast – amazing scenery and even more amazing seabirds to watch

  34. the roads around cornwall are our faves, they are so tiny and different and the views that just pop up around the corners are fab!

  35. I’ve always loved driving the b roads through Suffolk and Essex, not as much traffic as the main routes!

  36. I did Sydney to Adelaide and I’m not too sure anything else could beat it! It was simply stunning and saw some amazing sites along the way.

  37. My favourite road trip would be a drive down to Bournemouth! We used to love going there to the beach and shops when we were younger, I would love to try that again.

  38. Love the Antrim Coast Road winding up from Belfast along the coast with the Irish sea on one side and the Glens of Antrim on the other. Beautiful scenery and lots of spots to stop on the way x

  39. I love the journey to South East London from Staffordshire to see my family. The children get excited when they see the London landmarks in the distance and know we’re getting close.

  40. Last year we drive the North Coast 500 route in Scotland and it was the most stunning drive I have ever been on. I am glad my husband did most of the driving as I spent most of my time gawping at the scenery.

  41. Absolutely love a road trip to Cornwall, there are so many hidden treasures like beaches and cafes and restaurants. You can discover something new everytime.

  42. Our annual road trip from Derby to New Quay in Wales. The scenery is just stunning and there’s the opportunity to spot red kites and dolphins on the journey. It feels like returning to our second home ❤️

  43. I love the road from Machynlleth in mid-Wales up over the hills and through the Hafren Forest. The scenery is stunning.

  44. I love the drive along the A30/A303 to Gatwick its nice going through the counties and knowing we are also on our way to our holidays! One of these dashcams would be really useful, the things you see!

  45. The A55 towards Bangor – you can see the bridge over to Anglesey and the surrounding mountains are beautiful.

  46. Used to absolutely love visiting a house called Kinlochard, near Aberfoyle in Scotland. My mum used to live there, and we all adored hiring a boat and visiting the islands in the environs of the house. A wonderful place, would be amazing to put the satnav through its places and discover how much things had changed there in the last 20 years! 🙂

  47. We have recently discovered National Trust properties and were enjoying taking road trips to visit them x

  48. I love driving through the wilds of the Brecon Beacons because its such a contrast to the flat, cultivated fenland in Lincolnshire where I live

  49. The beautiful lake district. All the pretty houses and pubs dotted about the beautiful winding countryside ❤️

  50. One road trip that stands out in my memory is from San Francisco down to Monterrey Bay on the Pacific Coast Highway. The road runs along the coast (!) and the scenery is quite spectacular. In some places it is very rugged with cliffs dropping down to the ocean, then there are sheltered sandy bays full of sea lions. We did the drive with our kids and they also enjoyed it as there was always something to see.

  51. I would love to road trip around New Zealand in a camper van but my favourite road trip is into the Peak District!

  52. I love our yearly Summer road trip to the Loch ness, the views are absolutely stunning, There is never ever a dull moment during that road trip.

  53. My best Road Trip was from San Francisco, upto Nappa Valley, down to Yosemite, through Joshua Tree National Park, then Death Valley and ending up in Vegas.

  54. The trip to the Lake District – as you get close and begin to see the mountains in the distance and the seemingly endless sky.

  55. I love road trips to music festivals and concerts with my partner and our siblings, always a giggle and we all share driving

  56. My favourite road trip is going up the country to see my old uni friends. Takes 4/5 hours but is worth it!

  57. To my friends house in Cornwall which is about 8 hours drive for me but worth the road trip for the cream tea that awaits me !!

  58. I love road trips when I’m on my own away from the kids and family. Music blaring singing along loudly without a care!

  59. Love the Lake District – anywhere that isn’t too long and we get there without my son being sick is a bonus

  60. I love driving around the West Wales coast as there are so many great places to visit and plenty of lovely scenery.

  61. My fave road trip is The Scottish Highlands because of the beautiful scenery! Can’t wait to go on our next one!!

  62. My favourite road trip is a trip to visit my nan… it takes us through the Cotswolds with some amazing countryside views and quaint little villages!

  63. Would love to take a road trip round Scotland with my girls. we went in a camper 7 years ago and the scenery is just so stunning, but my youngest doesn’t remember.

  64. My daughter lives at home but she works odd/long hours and my husband works full time so we rarely get the chance to go out on a road trip as a family. Therefore, any road trip anywhere is always welcome because it gives us all a chance to have a good chin wag and catch up!

  65. Love the drive up to the Lake District – we go on holiday there every year, & know all the landmarks on the route (including bottleneck junctions) it gets prettier and prettier the nearer you get!

  66. I love driving to the Lake District, it’s a couple of hours drive from where I live and the scenery en route is beautiful!

  67. We are really lucky and live about 30 miles away from the Peak District, that’s a lovely drive, the rolling green hills, whatever the weather of time of year really boosts the spirts, sometimes we go just to eat a bag of chips xx

  68. We love visiting north yorkshire and the dales. loads of great scenery and quaint villages to drive through

  69. I love the drive in August which takes me on holiday. I love to get out of Norfolk and go somewhere different.

  70. i love visiting my aunt in Lincolnshire with my two girls,it takes us around 4 hours to get there but its definitely worth the journey as we all love to stay on her farm,the girls really enjoy feeding and mucking out the animals whilst i get to spend some time with my aunt,the scenery on the way down is amazing once we leave the motorway,fresh air and countryside is wonderful and does our bodies the world off good

  71. Italy where my dad came from. Trying the different regional foods along the way, especially the Amalfi Coast

  72. There’s a ‘magical’ country lane local to me that I used to drive on to get to my Nanna’s every Sunday morning when I was caring for her. I would usually drive past baby rabbits with their mothers, hares, pheasants, and even had a mouse run out once too with it’s tail in the air like a dodgem car.

  73. We love Cornwall <3 we are all the way up in Yorkshire and its like a different world down in Cornwall, absolutely love it

  74. I Love our annual trips down to London with the family, living in a small town we love heading down to “the Big Smoke to spend dads money in the fab shops the city has to offer, always an exciting trip!!

  75. WI loved driving from Inverness to Fort William along the banks of Loch Ness and Loch Lochy, beautiful views.

  76. From Carlise up north through Scotland the scenery takes your breath away.In Autumn time is special with all the golden brown’s & purple Heather.

  77. What’s your favourite road trip to take and why?
    the road to North Wales as the scenery on the way is fantastic and then there’s Snowdonia when you get there

  78. I love driving around North Norfolk – stopping at the salt marshes and small inlets seeing the seals and wonderful wildlife

  79. I would love to drive some of the alpine routes used on the Tour de France. I’ve done one so far, and it was spectacularly beautiful.

  80. I love driving the west of Scotland, through Glencoe – the views are amazing and the roads are fun to drive. Not in the height of summer though, too busy!

  81. Well I only passed my test 3 months ago so I’ve not been brave enough to travel far yet but I love going on day trips to the seaside.

  82. My favourite road trips are always when we go to Devon. I live in southampton so it always starts off with a drive through the new forest, one of my favourite places. The drive down is always so pretty and goes far too quick.

  83. I love taking a road trip in my motor-home around England, sometimes we go for 6 weeks at a time, we love it

  84. My favourite road trip is to go to Cardiff and visit family as that is where the majority of my family are! It’s always a great time

  85. I love travelling to Bakewell and Buxton or anywhere in the peak district for that matter. It’s such a beautiful drive with some stunning scenery

  86. Up the M1 to visit my boyfriend in the North East, big smiles all the way as the radio staitons fade in and out

  87. I like to go a nice coastal drive on a summers day for fish and chips and ice cream after a walk looking at the boats

  88. The coast road round The Isle of Arran is my favourite drive. Stunning views, the chance to see seals, basking sharks, lots of varieties of sea birds. Wonderful.

  89. My favourite road trip is across Dartmoor, there is so much beautiful scenery to take in, lots of Dartmoor ponies and not much traffic.

  90. Nicki
    I like to travel along the coast roads in Devon and Cornwall as the views and landscapes are amazing and you can stop off at little coves to paddle your toes.

  91. We love driving through the Dorset countryside where there is very little traffic and lots of beautiful scenery.

  92. There is a costal road near where I live that has lovely views. It then leads into the countryside and is a relaxing drive

  93. I love travelling to the lleyn peninsula in north Wales as we go through snowdonia and it’s just breathtaking. Theres so many beautiful places to stop off for picnics ❤❤

  94. I love driving through the New Forest, my children love the ponies and I love how calm and peaceful it can feel.

  95. I love driving to the South West on Holiday, If I haven’t had to drive for more than four hours to get there I don’t feel like I am on holiday

  96. The drive from where I live in Sunderland to Scarborough because I love the drive through the country with the nice scenery.

  97. I love taking the trip from my home county of lincolnshire to Norfolk as it feels like i am going home/back to my childhood

  98. My favourite road trip is to the new forest as it’s such a beautiful place and I also get to visit some wonderful friends while I’m there

  99. There isn’t a specific road trip that we take on a regularly basis that we love, but when we go on holiday and come home from our holidays they are always good trips. The excitement of going on holiday and seeing a different place and then the excitement of coming home and sleeping in your own bed!

  100. I love the road trip up to North Wales from South, because all the roads are coastal and you get fantastic views

  101. I always love the road trips my partner plans which alwaus includes a concert of one of our favourite bands as a road trip finale. He always manages to also find the best stop overs along the way

  102. We travel to Machynlleth quite a lot. It’s lovely going through the Welsh countryside. The best bits are when you enter Powys and the Red Kites start appearing. They are lovely.

  103. I love to drive around the Isle of Wight, especially along the Military Road with it’s fabulous views of the coast & countryside.

  104. I’m not keen on long distance driving, especially if I don’t know the roads, it’s dark and worse still, raining, however if the destination is good, then I’ll suffer it. I live near a pretty coastal town though so I’ll often take the scenic route if I’m heading that way

  105. I love a good road trip to the trafford centre. Whats not to love, a long drive and then a day of shopping! My idea of heaven!

  106. The trip from my home in Wales to my dads house in Surrey because I’ve been doing it for 28 years and I see it changing over the years and it brings back memories b

  107. My best Road trip was Lincoln to Cheddar gorge in Somerset, with three under 5’s and my husband. A accident on the motorway meant a 5 hour delay, luckily I was prepared, we played games, had snacks, lots of giggles, sleeps and toilet runs! Sounds like a nightmare but actually made some fab memories

  108. whoops, not sure where the middle of my comment went – it was meant to say I love driving over Exmoor because the scenery is amazing and so is the wildlife. Need a good 4×4 to make the most of it though!

  109. We love touring around the North Norfolk coast, it is beautiful and so relaxing, although some roads are narrow with hidden bends, so careful driving is recommended.

  110. Every drive out is a new road trip for me. Hubby has to drive because I have epilepsy and every time I have a series of fits, a slice of my memory is wiped. So after my last episode I couldn’t even remember the way to my Mum’s house (and I visit every day!) So for me, any drive out is exciting because it’s all new to me.

  111. I love road trips around anywhere in France as the roads are so good and there is such little traffic on them

  112. Along the beautiful Dorset coast, fabulous scenery and lovely beach that hits your view as you come round the corner… stunning.

  113. We live in Nothern Ireland and there’s nothing better than cruising along the North Coast – absolutely stunning scenery!

  114. I loved it when we went on a road trip to the beautiful Lake District, it’s just so stunning you could travel the world over and still wouldn’t find something as beautiful even in the rain it was beautiful

  115. I don’t have a specific place, but for me any road trip that ends up at the beach is perfect, the beach is my favourite place to be so the journey there is exciting, especially when the air starts smelling of the sea.

  116. Any time we drive to Guilford/London as we have to drive through the Hindhead Tunnel (which has never-ending thrill/enjoyment factor)

  117. Driving around the Lake District is wonderful. Huge lakes, babbling brooks and tiny waterfalls set against the rugged landscape always takes my breath away.

  118. I’m a new driver and haven’t made many trips yet (due to mileage restrictions also) but I do love driving through my town center and feeling connected to society watching people going about their day 🙂

  119. snakes pass Sheffield to Manchester seeing England all it’s glory one minute clear skies then fog when you drive through clouds what a journey

  120. I do like the road trip own to Looe in Cornwall – it’s a nice trip and you get to see some lovely parts of Cornwall

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