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    Wanted Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Looking to upgrade my dash cam to a better one with gps and Wi-fi.
    anyone have something they donít use?

    been looking at the nextbase 512gw but not sure.
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    I have the Nextbase 612 Elite - superb 4K quality on nice days, but less so at night or dull conditions. This a battery version. (However, I don't really want to sell it, lol)...

    You may want a capacitor driven one if having parking mode turned on as an option.

    If you want something with a bit of a discreet form factor, the A119S (with GPS) is very decent, but not WiFi.

    512GW is actually very good, but so is the older and cheaper 412GW.

    I have a rearview mirror one for sale - it just clips over the interior mirror, but it has no WiFi, and I don't have the GPS module, though these can be bought separately. It has a rear cam as well, but really only the front is any (and is really very) good.

    BTW, WiFi tends to be less useful than many think.

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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Thanks bilbo Iím after a cam rather than a mirror cover one.
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    The 412GW isn't bad in good light. However if you get somewhere where there's a LOT of detail such as in trees and lots of buildings, it can become quite blocky on the video result. Never enough to obscure registration plates or anything.

    At night time, it's not great. However, for Dash Cam it's pretty decent and will do the job where needed.


    Good Light on the 412GW

    Spoiler:


    Another one in good light. Look at my speed and then watch at 6 seconds :/

    Spoiler:


    Shit light and lots of trees

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    Night time

    Spoiler:
    Last edited by Mickey; 27th February 2018 at 03:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    This is the 612GW Elite, 4K resolution. (If you have a 4K tv or PC Monitor, set it to 2160p):


    Rain, dull (and before I fixed a wobble on the mount):
    Spoiler:






    Night time:

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    Daytime good light:

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    Bilbo.
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Im on an iPad

    looks good to me so I have made the jump.

    just ordered the 412gw from amazon with the hardware kit and 32gb micro sd for £150.
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Ah screw it I cancelled and ordered the 612gw instead

    question though I canít see a hardware kit for it anywhere.
    How are you wired on yours bilbo?
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Quote Originally Posted by dpSparhawk View Post
    The 412GW isn't bad in good light. However if you get somewhere where there's a LOT of detail such as in trees and lots of buildings, it can become quite blocky on the video result. Never enough to obscure registration plates or anything.

    At night time, it's not great. However, for Dash Cam it's pretty decent and will do the job where needed.


    Good Light on the 412GW

    Spoiler:


    Another one in good light. Look at my speed and then watch at 6 seconds :/

    Spoiler:


    Shit light and lots of trees

    Spoiler:



    Night time

    Spoiler:

    edited out next time they will be deleted. please read the Df Rules regarding posting Videos, especially from you tube
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teajunkie View Post
    Ah screw it I cancelled and ordered the 612gw instead

    question though I canít see a hardware kit for it anywhere.
    How are you wired on yours bilbo?
    I got a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. It just goes into a 7.5 fuse (mine are all behind the glove box so easy to reach) and the wire just goes up behind the interior covers.

    Make sure you get one with the piggyback fuse in it.

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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    @Teajunkie

    My review of the dashcam is here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    I ordered the nextbase kit from eBay and saved a fiver

    Thanks for the help fellas.
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    edited out next time they will be deleted. please read the Df Rules regarding posting Videos, especially from you tube
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    My bad Mickey, an oversight. Normally I'd wrap the spoiler tag around as in the other forum but slipped my mind today.

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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Got my 612gw today and really impressed with it fantastic quality videos and nice small unit.
    Cant see how to use the voice function though?
    edit: I see itís voice notifications.

    Its cost me a fair bit too lol
    camera was £200 we got 20% discount through very.
    micro sd 128gb £35
    hardwire kit £12
    Cam should be £250 at full price so not a cheap new toy for the motor but really impressed so far.
    Last edited by Teajunkie; 28th February 2018 at 04:00 PM.
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teajunkie View Post
    Got my 612gw today and really impressed with it fantastic quality videos and nice small unit.
    Cant see how to use the voice function though?
    edit: I see itís voice notifications.

    Its cost me a fair bit too lol
    camera was £200 we got 20% discount through very.
    micro sd 128gb £35
    hardwire kit £12
    Cam should be £250 at full price so not a cheap new toy for the motor but really impressed so far.
    once you have a chance give us a review of it whilst out and about, I am still undecided on which one I should get
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Only had it a few hours and really impressed with it mate.
    glad I went for the 612gw over time others.
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Check which Firmware version you are on (its in the menus).

    Latest is 5.1 >> [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Paul.

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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    I've also been looking at a dashcam and these videos have helped, thanks lads.

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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brydo666 View Post
    I've also been looking at a dashcam and these videos have helped, thanks lads.
    they do but as soon as I set my mind to one, another video/review comes out then its back to the start lol

    you cant keep ahead of technology
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    Default Re: Dash cam with Wi-fi and gps.

    We itís been 6 months and Iím really impressed with the unit and the quality apart from a few issues.

    1. In in the heat the unit powered off and wouldnít come back on until I did a hard reset. No big deal but more annoying.

    2. This is a big issue for me and Iím not sure if it should be brought to the attention of next base?
    The park function is pretty shit with my cheaper cams they detect movement and start recording.
    This unit detects a bump and then starts to record.

    Mine is hard wired it will only switch on when it detects a bump say the door shutting.
    Now I have found this to be a major problem, for instance when sat in the car after 5 mins it stops recording if no movement is detected.
    You start off again and itís not recording and may not record anything for several miles if thereís no bump.
    This means if you have an accident while in said situation you will not record the lead up to the accident only the aftermath.
    What good is that?

    So I may be changing the wiring to ignition switched rather than always powered.
    If you ask me thatís a major design flaw that needs attention.

    Would i reccomend it?
    Yes for the quality alone this camera can pick a number plate from cars no other camera could ever have seen.

    Is is it worth the money?
    you can buy this unit under £200 now so yes but beware you need a big micro sad card if your using 4K recording.

    Thats probably all I can say in a short description of my usage.
    Overall happy with it but has issues.
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