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Nextbase 522GW Front-Facing 2K QHD Touchscreen Dash Cam With Amazon Alexa

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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. There's a lot to love about this camera; read on to learn more!

Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Features Information

Our favorite things about the Nextbase 522GW

  • 140-degree wide-angle lens captures clear 1440p QuadHD footage @30fps
  • Large, Clear 3" LCD touchscreen Display
  • Can plug-in an additional secondary camera
  • Built-in Polarizing Filter
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa with tons of voice command features
  • Emergency SOS Alert Response
  • Automatically sync files to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth
  • Built-in WiFi & GPS
Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Nextbase Advanced Technology Features

Capture High-quality Footage

This 522GW's 140-degree wide-angle lens captures the big picture in crisp 1440p Quad-HD resolution. With more resolution per frame than any 1080p Full-HD dash cams, you can zero in on critical frames that contain vital information such as license plates and signs.

Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Specific Features

Built-in Amazon Alexa

New to Nexbase's dash cams 522HW and up 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 522GW Dash Cam Built-In Amazon Alexa Information

SOS Emergency Alert

Nextbase's SOS Emergency Alert system is unique to the dash cam world. Every time you enter your vehicle, your 522GW 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 will automatically be contacted 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
Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Built-In Emergency SOS Alert Information

3" LCD Touch Screen Screen

The 522GW and 622GW upgrade their LCD touch screen to 3" over the smaller 2.5" models (222, 322GW, 422GW). The addition of the larger touch screen allows the dash cam to keep a slim profile while making it easier to use. Nextbase has also added "on-dash cam editing" – giving you the ability to edit your videos on the dash cam itself using the touch screen and then view or share a smaller clip showing just the incident. Whether it's changing settings, showing off clips, or on cam editing, the touch screen makes it a breeze.

Bluetooth & WiFi AutoSync

The WiFi and Bluetooth connections between the 522GW and the phone/tablet are established directly. This means you don't need to use mobile data or a WiFi hotspot. WiFi and Bluetooth are easily turned on in the settings menu. With your dash cam and device connected, you can:

Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Playback And Edit Footage On Dash Cam And PC
  • Upload your footage to MyNextbase Cloud Service
  • Edit and share your videos directly from your phone with friends, family, social media, or insurer
  • Utilize Dual File Recording meaning Both high-resolution and low-resolution files are recorded simultaneously. The low-resolution file makes streaming and sharing easier by enabling the clip to be downloaded faster with less buffering.

MyNextbase Connect Mobile Apps

Click&Go Magnetic Mount

The 522GW comes with Nextbase exclusive Click&Go PRO car mount with magnetic power connectors. Install and remove your 522GW with just one hand. Adding additional mounts to other vehicles allows you to easily transfer your dash cam from vehicle to vehicle.

Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Click&Go Mount Information

Optional Secondary Camera

Worried you might want to upgrade to a dual (two dash cam system) setup in the future? Well, of course, Nextbase has you covered on this as well. The Series-2 dash cameras come with a modular secondary camera design, meaning 2 of the 3 secondary cameras plug plug & play directly into the side of your dash camera, while the third is connected via a USB cable. Check out the optional secondary cameras:

  • Rear Mounted Rear Facing: Plugged directly into your dash cam via USB, this rear-facing camera is mounted on the rear windshield, protecting from tailgators, rear impacts, and rear parking incidents.
  • Rear Facing: Similar to the camera above except this plugs directly into the side of the front camera. Easier to install and set up.
  • Interior Facing: Plugs directly into the side of the dash cam and captures everything inside your vehicle. Great for rideshare drivers and company vehicles.
Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Optional Secondary Cameras

Built-in Reflection-Free Polarizing Filter

Another great upgrade that comes included with the 522GW and 622GW is the built-in polarizing filter. Eliminate reflections and glare from the sun and ensure important details aren't blocked by unlucky bright sunlight. With a rotating bezel, you can set up the reflection-free lens exactly how you need it in your vehicle.

Protection When Parked

Nextbase's intelligent parking mode will automatically switch into "parking mode" by shutting down everything except the G Force sensor as soon as you park and turn off your ignition. If the sensor detects an impact, the 522GW will automatically turn on and record for 30 seconds.

Included in the Box

  • 1 Nextbase 522GW Forward-Facing Dash Camera
  • 1 Click&Go PRO Magnetic Mount
  • 1 Alternative Suction Mount
  • 1 Car Power Cable
  • 1 USB Cable
  • 1 Power Cable Fitting Tool
  • 1 Spare 3M Adhesive Pad
Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam Box Contents

User Manual

Shipping and Availability

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The Bottom Line

There aren't many dash cams with as many unique features as the Nextbase 522GW at this price. The built-in Amazon Alexa alone makes this an attractive choice. This might be the dash cam for you if you're looking for a solid, affordable dash cam with a lot of useful features and a high recording resolution.

Nextbase 2-Series Dash Cam Model Comparison Chart

Nextbase 522GW Installation Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - Nextbase 522GW

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Maximum Video Resolution:
2K (2560x1440) QHD
Maximum Framerate:
30 FPS
Intended Coverage:
Built-in Screen:
Yes, Touchscreen
Viewing Angle (degrees):
Video File Format:
Video Codec:
Motion Detection:
Voice Alerts:
Voice Commands:
Low-light functionality:
GPS Position Logging:
Yes, built-in
Loop Recording:
HDR (enhance video quality):
Adjustable Exposure:
Audio Recording:
Yes, can be disabled
Date/Time Stamp:
Custom Text Overlay:
Auto Power Off:
Day/Night Mode:
Screen Time-out:
USB Power In, Secondary Camera In
Memory Card Type:
MicroSD, 32/64/128, Class 10
Includes Playback Software:
Includes Mobile App:
Yes, Android & IOS
Number of Lenses:
Yes, Direct Connection
Operating Temperature:
-20° to 45°C (from -4° to 113°F)
1 Year Manufacturer

Nextbase 522GW Installation Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - Nextbase 522GW

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