What's next? Nextbase!
Posted by The Dashcam Store on Apr 11, 2022
Nextbase dash cams, the world's safest dash cams featuring innovative integrations such as Amazon Alexa, Emergency SOS Alerts, what3word, and more!
At The Dashcam Store we don't just sell any dash cam on the market. We curate only the best brands to ensure our customers get the best value for their purchases. This is why today we're proud to introduce Nextbase dash cams to our lineup.
Originally Nextbase was a manufacturer of in-car entertainment devices such as portable DVD players, but in 2009 they launched dash cams in the UK market. Since then, Nextbase has won awards such as Mashable's "best value from a big brand", five Which? Best Buys, and received recognition for their innovations in Dash Cam technology from The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Independent, Driving.co.uk, Auto Express, What Car?, Honest John, Tech Advisor, and T3.
In 2014 Nextbase helped revolutionize the car insurance market by partnering with insurance companies to develop the world’s first dash cam insurance policy. The policy offered drivers a discounted premium if they drove with a dash cam.
Nextbase has also launched a non-for-profit initiative called the National Dash Cam Safety Portal which helps motorists in the UK report serious road incidents directly to the UK police, using their dash cam video as evidence. The portal is used by 36 UK police forces and is estimated to have saved over 170,000 hours of police time, receiving over 23,000 uploads of dangerous driving incidents.
With their growing lineup of attractive and unique dash cameras combined with a history of revolutionary industry innovations, it's no wonder that they currently own 80% of the UK dash cam market.
Common Nextbase Features
Nextbase has built-in to every current model, starting with the 222, a standard set up high-quality features and specs. No matter which model you choose, you will always get sharp low-light and night video recordings, the new Click&Go quick windshield mounting bracket system, a bright and clear IPS (In-Plane Switching) display, Full HD 1080p (or greater) video recording and optional parking mode recording (when combined with the optional direct-wire power cable).
Desire even more from your dash cam? As you go up the model lineup of 322GW, 422GW and 522GW, more and more advanced features are added, culminating with the all-inclusive 4K flagship 622GW model. Read on!
The Big Features
New to Nextbase's dash cam models 422GW, 522GW, and 622GW is built-in Amazon Alexa. You can ask Alexa to control your dash cam, play music, make phone calls, listen to audiobooks, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, get directions, find parking, and more, all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
Nextbase's SOS Emergency Alert system is unique to the dash cam world. Available on the 322GW-622GW models, every time you enter your vehicle, your dash cam will automatically connect to your smartphone. In the event of a crash, the MyNextbase app will automatically begin a countdown timer and ring until the driver confirms on the app that they are alright. If the alert is not canceled, emergency services (fire/EMS) will automatically be contacted on your behalf with critical information such as:
- Accident Information: GPS location, heading and time of event
- Medical Information: History, allergies, blood type, doctors' details
- Personal Details: Next of kin, home address, phone number
- Car Details: Make and model, license plate number
The 622GW model is special in that it contains what3words geolocation which is able to pinpoint your vehicle to a 10-foot square location, which can be shared with emergency services or roadside assistance—even without a data connection. Combined with the emergency service alert system, you can enjoy your ride knowing you've got the world's safest dash camera at your side.
Add-On Rear or Interior Video Coverage
Worried you might want to upgrade to a dual-lens (two camera system) setup in the future? Nextbase has you covered on this as well. The Series-2 dash cameras, starting with the 322GW, come with a modular secondary camera design, meaning you can simply plug in one additional rear-facing or interior-facing camera module to the front camera USB port. Check out the 3 optional secondary camera modules:
- Rear-Mounted Rear-Facing: Plugged into your dash cam via USB cable, this rear-facing camera is mounted on the rear windshield, protecting from tailgaters, rear impacts, and rear parking incidents.
- Direct-Mounted Rear-Facing: Similar to the camera above except this plugs directly into the side of the front camera. Easier to install, no cables necessary. Provides a "zoomed in" view out the back window.
- Direct-Mounted Interior-Facing: Plugs directly into the side of the dash cam and captures everything inside your vehicle. Great for rideshare drivers, teen drivers and/or company vehicles.
Click&Go PRO Quick Mounting System
Nextbase's exclusive Click&Go PRO car mount with magnetic power connectors. Install and remove your Nextbase dash cam with just one hand. Adding additional mounts to other vehicles allows you to easily transfer your dash cam from vehicle to vehicle in seconds.
There are plenty more features packed into each dashcam, follow me below as we dive into each Series-2 dash cam and its features.
Nextbase 222 | Full HD for Everyone
If you're looking for an incredibly affordable and straightforward dash cam without excessive bells and whistles, then look no further than the Nextbase 222. A winner of Mashable's "best value from a big brand" award, the 222 records in full HD while boasting intelligent parking mode and a "click & go" windshield mount, allowing you to easily transfer this discreet camera from vehicle to vehicle with ease.
Nextbase 322GW | The Connected Dash Cam
There's a lot to love about this extremely affordable entry-level Nextbase 322GW dash camera. It adds several impressive upgrades over the cheaper and more bare-bones Nextbase 222 while managing to keep the price impressively low. A forward-facing dash cam with a respectable 1080p HD at 60fps, the 322GW adds an emergency SOS alert service, an IPS touch screen, WiFi, and Bluetooth to its bag of impressive features. If you're looking for an affordable dash cam with industry standard features and some tricks up its sleeve, this might be the dash cam for you.
Nextbase 422GW | More Than Just a Dash Cam
The Nextbase 422GW adds several impressive upgrades over the previous 222 and 322GW while managing to keep the price impressively low. A forward-facing dash cam recording at an above-average 1440p QuadHD, the 422GW adds built-in Amazon Alexa as well as emergency SOS alert service, a 2.5" IPS touch screen display, WiFi, and Bluetooth to its bag of impressive features. If you're looking for a cost-effective dash cam with industry-standard features and some tricks up its sleeve, this might be the dash cam for you.
Nextbase 522GW | Packed With Extra Features
The Nextbase 522GW is an incredibly affordable dash cam for the amount of features it has. Built-in Amazon Alexa allows for hands-free use of not only your dash camera but smartphone as well. Emergency SOS services will automatically send out crucial location and personal health details to emergency services after a severe crash. Built-in WiFi, GPS, intelligent parking mode, and polarizing filter allow the 522GW to run almost autonomously. The 522GW upgrades the LCD screen to 3" over the smaller 2.5" models, allowing for easier use of configuration and playback editing.
Nextbase 622GW | The Best Just Got Better
The Nextbase 622GW is the top of the line, cream of the crop, flagship of Nextbase's "Series 2" dash cams. At just under $400, this camera manages to pack all the unique features of the less expensive models while adding several impressive more that make this camera an amazing deal at its price point. The 622GW comes with Amazon Alexa and an emergency SOS alert service, but adds what3words integration for pinpoint geo-positioning in a three-meter square location. The 622GW also sports 4K Ultra-HD recording with automatic image stabilization, enhanced night vision recording, and an extreme weather mode. All these features are just add-ons to an already feature-rich camera, which includes a 3" touch screen display, built-in GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, polarizing filter, and more.
If affordability and safety are your utmost concern, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better brand than Nextbase. Their numerous awards, innovations, and market dominance are a testament to the quality and features of their products. And with the addition of a rear or cabin-facing camera module, these would be great choices for newbies, parents of teen drivers, and especially rideshare drivers.
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