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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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