Nextbase introduced its second-generation dashcams nearly a yr in the past, and it mentioned on the time that it might be some time earlier than the flagship would arrive. And that point is now: the 622GW is right here and gives all of the options of the 522GW – Alexa, Emergency SOS and a alternative of rear cameras – plus the anticipated 4K decision.
This isn’t Nextbase’s first 4K dashcam: that was 612GW. Its successor is similar value – £249.99 and goes on sale 28 July at Halfords and can be obtainable direct from Nextbase.
These within the US once more pay a a lot increased value for a Nextbase product than we do within the UK. From Nextbase’s web site the 622GW prices $399.
In addition to adopting the identical up to date mounting system as the opposite Collection 2 fashions, the 622GW provides a number of new options which enhance video high quality and security.
Picture stabilisation and Enhanced Evening Imaginative and prescient
The brand new sprint cam makes use of a ‘tuned’ model of the Ambarella H22 processor which permits it to file in 4K at 30fps, plus a feed from a rear-facing digicam at as much as 1080p at 30fps. The rear cameras are non-compulsory and value £50 every.
What’s new is picture stabilisation and whereas Nextbase doesn’t go into any element about the way it works, it says this smooths out bumps within the highway so that you don’t find yourself with blurry video.
There’s additionally Enhanced Evening Imaginative and prescient, enabled partly as a result of the usage of a picture sensor with bigger pixels than earlier than. This works simply because it does with cellphone cameras: bigger pixels can seize extra gentle which implies a clearer picture when it’s darkish.
One other characteristic is Excessive Climate Mode which once more makes use of the Ambarella chipset to clear up picture high quality in dangerous climate circumstances.
Emergency SOS and what3words
The SOS characteristic, which exists on the 322GW, 422GW and 522GW makes use of your cellphone and the sprint cam’s G sensor to detect whenever you’ve been in a collision. If you happen to don’t transfer for a time frame afterwards, it’s going to routinely notify the emergency providers of your location.
Within the 622GW, that is improved by including the what3words system that relays your exact location that’s described by three phrases. It’s a bit like a postcode system that maps the world utilizing easy phrases, and the motive force wants solely to learn these from the sprint cam’s 3in display to let the emergency providers know precisely the place they’re.
Clever parking mode & Higher Wi-Fi
Not unique to the 622GW however a welcome characteristic nonetheless is the parking mode which is able to file a clip in case your automobile is bumped whereas parked. This often requires a hard-wire package, because the sprint cam received’t in any other case have any energy whenever you’re not driving.
However the 622GW doesn’t want any energy out of your automobile for this mode, so doesn’t require skilled set up.
The brand new sprint cam additionally will get dual-band Wi-Fi, permitting video to be transferred to your (suitable) cellphone a lot quicker than earlier than. Nextbase claims it’s as much as six instances faster, which is helpful since 4K video information aren’t small.
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