I took my car for a spin around the corner with the flagship Nextbase 622GW dash cam – and it quickly became clear that I needed this technology.
I finally have the chance to join an elite club in Australia – and contribute to Dash Cam Owners Australia’s famed Facebook and YouTube pages.
Nextbase sent me their flagship Nextbase 622GW dash cam to review, so I installed it and took my car for a spin around the block in western Sydney.
One drive was enough to emphasize that I need a dashcam in my car.
It’s amazing how many shenanigans people do on the road all the time – and the 622GW clearly captured it all in 4K.
As I was walking down the street, I saw a man with a stroller crossing the road at a stop sign.
I braked to stop and watched in horror as another car whizzed by.
Luckily no one was injured but if there had been an incident it would have been good to have footage.
Driving past the train station, I had to stop quickly when a car suddenly backed up.
I know red P plate drivers already have a bad reputation – you weren’t doing yourself any favors in this situation, mate!
Obviously with this camera – and the quality of the drivers in my area – it won’t be long before I submit a submission to Dash Cam Owners Australia.
The incidents made the point clear: Dash cams can provide crucial video evidence to prove you’re not at fault and resolve an insurance claim.
Set up was relatively easy.
Installing the camera only took a few minutes. And the dashcam is quite easy to use with its touchscreen and user-friendly menus.
You can also use Alexa voice commands, which can be set up with both Apple and Android phones.
The dashcam has GPS and Wi-Fi, so you can connect the device with your phone, so you can easily share footage.
What does the Nextbase 622GW offering offer?
The Nextbase 622GW has a ton of really cool specs and safety features.
In terms of specs, it has 4K ultra-clear recording at 30 fps and digital image stabilization.
You can also rotate a ring on the camera to capture even clearer video.
It can work well in extreme weather, with built-in algorithms for the clearest image.
The camera also has super slow motion, at 120 fps – ideal for capturing a license plate after an incident. The 622GW also has improved night vision – which is critical given the number of crashes at night. Nextbase says the dashcam uses larger pixels to let in more light, with the camera automatically detecting light levels.
One of the best features is the ability to set up EmergencySOS. This allows the device to automatically alert emergency services if you are involved in an accident, even if the driver does not respond. And there is also an option to share your medical history and blood type.
Using the built-in what3words you can locate yourself up to three meters away.
The Nextbase 622GW has a built-in G-Sensor that can detect shocks and recordings.
There’s also an intelligent parking mode that automatically senses if your vehicle has been hit — ideal for situations where your vehicle is left in a parking lot or near a busy road.
What is the cover?
The Nextbase 622GW is worth buying if you want peace of mind in the event of an accident. The incredible image quality is also a standout feature.
It’s definitely a bargain from me.
– Andrew Backhouse