Nextbase 412gw Dashcam

Nextbase 412GW Dash Cam Review

The Nextbase 412GW is the latest offering in a new range of Dash Cams from Nextbase and features WiFi and a ‘Click & Go’ powered screen mount

Other new features include Quad HD 1440p resolution, recording at 30 frames-per-second, via 140-degree wide angle, six-element sharp lenses made up of six layers of glass to provide amazingly clear images to capture the important information such as number plate and road sign detail. Combined with High Dynamic Range (HDR) to improve the contrast of an image while maintaining superb clarity in both bright and dark lighting conditions.

The 412GW is equipped with a 3” LED screen with touch buttons for ease of access. In the event of an accident, the 412GW can be instantly accessed to capture all the evidence which can be used in the event of a claim.

SOS Data Protection prevents any crucial events from being deleted, while the inbuilt GPS receiver provides essential data such as speed and accurate location, which may be required by Insurers or the Police in the event of an accident.

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Another new feature is the addition of built-in WiFi to review, download and share footage instantly to your mobile phone or tablet by using the Nextbase Cam Viewer app (available on IOS and Android). The app is your personal mobile storage for recorded footage that you may want to keep and share with friends and family and if required, to forward to an insurance company or even the Police.

Using GPS receiver and G sensor to record location, speed and force data to help provide important vehicle impact information.

The powered ‘Click & Go’ screen mount is a new innovation which allows the camera to be permanently powered and easily removed if required. Utilising magnets and powered touch points, allowing the camera to be free from wires.

The mount can be powered with either the supplied 12 volt, 4-metre power cable connected to an auxiliary power socket. Alternatively, the mount can be permanently hard-wired by using a Hardwire Kit (optional) specifically designed to be used with the comprehensive range of Nextbase Dash Cams.

The user can choose from various options within the menu system, such as switching the Audio recording on/off, Video length (2, 3 or 5 minutes), Parking Mode, Resolution, Exposure and many other functions. Easy to use control buttons are flush to the screen and touch sensitive, with illumination for easy navigation in dark conditions.

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As can be seen in the above photo, in daylight conditions the quality of the image is superb with massive amounts of detail, even the name of the hotel in the distance can be read clearly

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Images captured in poor lighting conditions are still incredibly crisp and clear with superb clarity of stationary objects

When fitted in a Honda CR-V, the 412GW had to sit lower down on the screen with the suction mount due to the top middle section having a painted section. With the size of the Dash Cam and the lower position, it was found to be a bit too intrusive on the drivers’ visibility, but by using the self-adhesive mount provided it was able to be repositioned further up the screen behind the mirror. It’s worth bearing in mind that a Dash Cam should not be fitted in the swept area (Drivers’ windscreen wiper zone) to obstruct visibility.

Overall, the 412GW performed incredibly well in all lighting conditions with easy to use controls and features. It really does seem to be a fit-and-forget driving aid, and hopefully, not one that will need to be used in anger.

 

NEXTBASE AND INSURANCE BROKER SURE THING! PARTNER TO OFFER MOTORISTS EXCLUSIVE 20% DISCOUNT

Nextbase, the UK’s leading manufacturer of in-car dashboard cameras (Dash Cams), today announced a deal to give drivers, who buy a Nextbase Dash Cam get a 20% discount on their insurance policy. Through a ground-breaking partnership with insurance broker Sure Thing!, drivers who own a Nextbase Dash Cam will receive 20% off the Sure Thing! direct online price of their car insurance, the largest ever discount for Dash Cam owners in the motor industry.

The average car insurance premium price across the UK stands at over £450*, partly due to increasing claims costs and crash for cash scams. Sure Thing! & Nextbase have partnered to combat this while bringing premiums down and the average UK motorist who takes advantage of the new offer can expect savings of £90 per year.

Sales of Dash Cams – small windscreen-mounted cameras that record a motorist’s view of the road – increased by 396% in 2015, making them the fastest growing consumer electronics category**. This growth is expected to continue into 2020 and beyond. In the short term, GfK predicts that the number of dash cams installed in UK vehicles is expected to double between 2015 and 2016. Bearing in mind projected sales of Nextbase Dash Cams in 2016, if every owner took out insurance cover with Sure Thing!, a total of over £58.5 million could be saved**.

Richard Browning, director of Nextbase, said: “The UK Dash Cam market has exploded in recent years as more and more people recognise the multiple benefits of owning a Dash Cam. Through our partnership with Sure Thing!, we’re hoping to tackle the ever-rising cost of insuring your vehicle and those who partake in the offer stand to save on average an incredible average of £90 a year. This substantial saving means that in most situations a Dash Cam more than pays for itself. Aside from the financial incentives, a Dash Cam also ensures drivers will be able to protect themselves in the knowledge that they have an independent witness with them at all times while driving.”

Nominated for the recent UK Broker Awards 2016 and The British Insurance Awards 2015, the Sure Thing! management team boasts over 100 years experience in the insurance market.
Brendan Devine, CEO at Sure Thing! said: “We’re leading the charge in the insurance world to highlight the importance of Dash Cams, and in a market where proof is everything, video evidence provides undeniable evidence of which party is at fault in an accident situation. We’re committed to finding our customers great prices on their motor insurance and through our exclusive partnership with Nextbase we’re offering just that. We’re excited to see where the Dash Cam market goes and are looking forward to working with Nextbase going forward.”

Based on Sure Thing!’s average direct premium

** Stats according to data from independent financial analysts GfK from January 2015 to December 2016

 

Technical Information

Dimensions:  10.9 x 5 x 1.8 cm (W x H x D) (37mm incl. lens)

Storage:  Supports SDHC and SDXC Micro SD Cards up to 32GB (Class 10 recommended) to provide up to 4 hours of recorded footage before entering a new recording loop

Battery Life:  up to 30 minutes’ back-up in the event of an accident

Recommended Retail Price:  £129.00

 

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