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Nextbase 412GW Dash Camera- Full 1440p QUAD HD WiFi and GPS - Black £69.95 @ Amazon
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Posted 6th Feb

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  • High quality quad hd 1440p recordings at 30fps, 1080p recordings at 60fps. 140-degree wide angle: high quality recordings and wide angle view ensures that not a moment is missed on the road.
  • Wifi connectivity and smartphone app: the wi-fi feature in enables you to download and share video and photo files directly from the dash cam to your phone or tablet.
  • Gps to track your journey: the nextbase 412gw features a gps mount to record important location and speed data for your dash cam. This means you can track your journey on google maps and pinpoint exactly where an incident has occurred, which can be crucial in an insurance claim
  • In-built g-sensor and night vision: the inbuilt g-sensor is used to lock away important files from the result of an impact as the cam works on an auto-loop feature. Recording will be clear at night with the night vision recording images, as it picks up optimised footage in poor light.
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Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place?

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Edited by: "Noghar" 7th Feb
nanlik07/02/2020 00:12

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Not necessarily correct but thanks for guessing
Edited by: "Willy_Wonka" 7th Feb
nanlik07/02/2020 08:14

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Ironic comment of the day.

The poster did not ask for an explanation of how warranties "usually" work, as it unlikely they would have accepted the same model again seeing as all 8 of them failed.
Willy_Wonka07/02/2020 00:03

What did your boss buy as a replacement?


Well, I got a refund on the one I was using and went for the model above (522 I think) as Argos, where he'd bought them from, either don't stock that model any more, or had none in stock - I can't remember which.
I'm not sure what the other engineers did.
I've had no issues so far with the 522, but it's only been 5 or 6 months.
I think the battery issue is probably caused by the device spending all its time in the windscreen, in the sun (or what sun we get) which has baked the battery, and caused premature failure. Batteries don't like 'high' temperatures.

Whether that's also the reason for the memory card failures, I can't say, but it's possible.
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My boss bought 8 of these for the engineers. I think all of them have been replaced under warranty, for either knackered batteries, destroying memory cards, or both.
bangytupper07/02/2020 00:00

My boss bought 8 of these for the engineers. I think all of them have …My boss bought 8 of these for the engineers. I think all of them have been replaced under warranty, for either knackered batteries, destroying memory cards, or both.



What did your boss buy as a replacement?
nanlik07/02/2020 00:12

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Not necessarily correct but thanks for guessing
Edited by: "Willy_Wonka" 7th Feb
Willy_Wonka07/02/2020 00:03

What did your boss buy as a replacement?


Well, I got a refund on the one I was using and went for the model above (522 I think) as Argos, where he'd bought them from, either don't stock that model any more, or had none in stock - I can't remember which.
I'm not sure what the other engineers did.
I've had no issues so far with the 522, but it's only been 5 or 6 months.
I think the battery issue is probably caused by the device spending all its time in the windscreen, in the sun (or what sun we get) which has baked the battery, and caused premature failure. Batteries don't like 'high' temperatures.

Whether that's also the reason for the memory card failures, I can't say, but it's possible.
bangytupper07/02/2020 00:24

Well, I got a refund on the one I was using and went for the model above …Well, I got a refund on the one I was using and went for the model above (522 I think) as Argos, where he'd bought them from, either don't stock that model any more, or had none in stock - I can't remember which.I'm not sure what the other engineers did.I've had no issues so far with the 522, but it's only been 5 or 6 months.I think the battery issue is probably caused by the device spending all its time in the windscreen, in the sun (or what sun we get) which has baked the battery, and caused premature failure. Batteries don't like 'high' temperatures. Whether that's also the reason for the memory card failures, I can't say, but it's possible.



Thanks for the reply. So you upgraded to the 522 which you have had no problems with so far. Which is a good recommendation. I agree with the batteries & the sun. I have read that before. Thanks again.
I have had one of these for 10 months with a permenant instellation. It has worked OK but did need charging in an external plug every so often as the time the battery gets to charge is very small. I recently upgraded the software which seems to help with the low battery problem.
This is a good price for a well regarded brand and model. This model has now been replaced by the 422GW, but it will cost you a fair bit more than this.
bangytupper07/02/2020 00:00

My boss bought 8 of these for the engineers. I think all of them have …My boss bought 8 of these for the engineers. I think all of them have been replaced under warranty, for either knackered batteries, destroying memory cards, or both.



Had no problems with mine but its hard wired in
I have the one below this (312 I think) and I’ve always had issues with the battery never lasting more than a minute if it isn’t plugged in and recently it’s constantly asking me to format the SD card etc so I think it’s knackered so looking for a upgrade. Anyone have any decent recommendations for this sort of price range?
Gerard_Walsh07/02/2020 09:08

I have the one below this (312 I think) and I’ve always had issues with t …I have the one below this (312 I think) and I’ve always had issues with the battery never lasting more than a minute if it isn’t plugged in and recently it’s constantly asking me to format the SD card etc so I think it’s knackered so looking for a upgrade. Anyone have any decent recommendations for this sort of price range?


It will never last more than a minute on a battery.

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I have the 312GW and I agree that the battery is very small and it's no good if you make short journeys.

I remove the camera from the window when I'm parked up so that it's not on view, but it doesn't hold enough charge if I do this.
Once a week or so, I'll have to leave it plugged in while parked up to charge it, otherwise it won't switch on.

Otherwise I can't fault the camera quality, better than anything else I've seen with the same resolution.
nanlik07/02/2020 08:14

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Ironic comment of the day.

The poster did not ask for an explanation of how warranties "usually" work, as it unlikely they would have accepted the same model again seeing as all 8 of them failed.
Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place?

</rant>
Edited by: "Noghar" 7th Feb
Noghar07/02/2020 12:29

Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these …Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place? </rant>


Couldn't agree more!

With all the mostly useless features they're adding to cars now I'm surprised this obvious and useful addition has been overlooked!
thecresta07/02/2020 11:27

Ironic comment of the day.The poster did not ask for an explanation of how …Ironic comment of the day.The poster did not ask for an explanation of how warranties "usually" work, as it unlikely they would have accepted the same model again seeing as all 8 of them failed.



Precisely. Who in there right mind would accept the same model as a direct replacement if they had 2 or 3 failures let alone 8? No one.
Edited by: "Willy_Wonka" 7th Feb
we have 2 of these, both still on the original memory cards and both have been faultless, had them well over 12months so not all bad, proved its worth when i got run off the road
cant say if there better than any other makes but there certainly worth having especially at this price
the transfer over wifi is painfully slow though, i take mine into the house as its quicker to just connect to the pc
Had 3 replaced in a year of these. My dad has the 512 model also been replaced twice. Not sure nextbase is the way to go
Danny_Allen07/02/2020 15:57

Had 3 replaced in a year of these. My dad has the 512 model also been …Had 3 replaced in a year of these. My dad has the 512 model also been replaced twice. Not sure nextbase is the way to go


Were any hard wired in ?
I wouldn't recommend Nextbase, too many problems. My current 512GW constantly resets for no damn reason despite having a new memory card installed, factory reset etc.

Funny thing is I also have a cheap Yi Dashcam which works perfectly compared at a fraction of the price.
Noghar07/02/2020 12:29

Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these …Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place? </rant>


You do realise you can run the wires through the trims of the car. Nobody is making you have the wires trailing that’s just laziness
Battery life is rubbish on these.
Noghar07/02/2020 12:29

Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these …Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place? </rant>


All cars with 360 cameras should be recording. Telsa is the only car I can think of that does this.
thesimpsons_uk08/02/2020 12:07

I wouldn't recommend Nextbase, too many problems. My current 512GW …I wouldn't recommend Nextbase, too many problems. My current 512GW constantly resets for no damn reason despite having a new memory card installed, factory reset etc.Funny thing is I also have a cheap Yi Dashcam which works perfectly compared at a fraction of the price.


it's hard to know which of the cheap Chinese dash cams might be reliable. You have have tried yi and they are ok at least in your experience. any other brands anyone might suggest?
BioShock08/02/2020 12:17

Battery life is rubbish on these.


Sorry but most dash cams require plugging in since the battery is small. So yes technically the battery life is poor but if you intend on using this without having it plugged in it won't work.
I need a rear dash cam , battery as I already have front one wired in , a 512gw
Noghar07/02/2020 12:29

Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these …Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place? </rant>



Completely agree with you on this one, unfortunately the standard of driving on our roads nowadays means dash cams are a necessity.
Richardhod08/02/2020 12:49

it's hard to know which of the cheap Chinese dash cams might be reliable. …it's hard to know which of the cheap Chinese dash cams might be reliable. You have have tried yi and they are ok at least in your experience. any other brands anyone might suggest?


Have to agree dash cams have become bit of a mindfield. I ordered an anker s1 posted on here a few weeks ago great reviews etc when hot. Looked at some footage and you can barely make out number plates. Would have gone for the nextbase range but seem to be plagued with problems. I use to have a transcend 200 or 220 and the image quality was very good stopped working after a few years might just get the same one again.
I would not advise buying this particular item. If you're getting a dashcam, I think you should go for a front **and** rear model. People don't understand stopping distances these days and it's probably just as likely to be a collision from the rear as it is from the front.
specsmccoy08/02/2020 14:00

I would not advise buying this particular item. If you're getting a …I would not advise buying this particular item. If you're getting a dashcam, I think you should go for a front **and** rear model. People don't understand stopping distances these days and it's probably just as likely to be a collision from the rear as it is from the front.


Agree, I was in an accident in September where i was rear ended by someone bending down to get a bottle of water, the driver was under insured and driving outside of designated restrictions and the 3rd party insurers refused to pay up.. that was until i presented them with the footage showing both front and rear cameras, as well as all the data like speed and location..

The £150-200 they cost is a fraction of what you will be saving over insurance issues.
I have the 512GW with rear camera,

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Edited by: "MrSprkle" 8th Feb
Noghar07/02/2020 12:29

Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these …Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place? </rant>


I agree however it will always be an optional extra because of regulations in some countries (eg. Austria does not allow these fitted to a car at all). As an extra, it is unlikely that manufacturers will charge you less than the cost of buying and hardwiring one. I would go as far as saying they will be ripping people off.

If you are worried about the camera obscuring the view, buy something like a Garmin Mini Dashcam which you will not notice behind your rear view mirror. Halfords will also hard-wire one for you for something like £20 so if you are not a DIY person, that solves the problem.

Also, when your camera is a bit dated you can just buy a new one in 2 years time, whileas with upgrading one fitted by manufacturers, we all well know this will not be as easy and they will charge you ridiculous money for it (eg. Vauxhall charges £400 for a DAB radio upgrade to cars that do not have it).
MrSprkle08/02/2020 14:23

Agree, I was in an accident in September where i was rear ended by someone …Agree, I was in an accident in September where i was rear ended by someone bending down to get a bottle of water, the driver was under insured and driving outside of designated restrictions and the 3rd party insurers refused to pay up.. that was until i presented them with the footage showing both front and rear cameras, as well as all the data like speed and location.. The £150-200 they cost is a fraction of what you will be saving over insurance issues.I have the 512GW with rear camera,[Image]


I have to say that your car apears to be a tank in disguise in this picture! The other car looks like a write off, yours probably only needed replacing the boot lid and bumper, haha.
Edited by: "highdon" 8th Feb
highdon08/02/2020 15:02

I agree however it will always be an optional extra because of regulations …I agree however it will always be an optional extra because of regulations in some countries (eg. Austria does not allow these fitted to a car at all). As an extra, it is unlikely that manufacturers will charge you less than the cost of buying and hardwiring one. I would go as far as saying they will be ripping people off.If you are worried about the camera obscuring the view, buy something like a Garmin Mini Dashcam which you will not notice behind your rear view mirror. Halfords will also hard-wire one for you for something like £20 so if you are not a DIY person, that solves the problem.Also, when your camera is a bit dated you can just buy a new one in 2 years time, whileas with upgrading one fitted by manufacturers, we all well know this will not be as easy and they will charge you ridiculous money for it (eg. Vauxhall charges £400 for a DAB radio upgrade to cars that do not have it).


Does Austria ban them because they can obscure the drivers view? Nowadays the space behind the RV mirror is often taken up with rain sensors etc.

It's silly to say these should always be separate do they can be upgraded. People used to lug around separate GPS units but now cars come with them built in and it's much more convenient. Similarly many bigger cars have built-in reversing cameras and you never hear drivers grumbling they need to be upgraded.

Tesla have all round cameras fitted to their cars and recently Tesla sent out an upgrade that turned the front facing one into a dashcam - all you need to do is plug in a USB memory stick. In the States some big SUVs have their rear facing cameras feeding a monitor where the RV mirror is - no spoilers or headrests to block the rear view.

All these bits of kit are getting cheaper and the sooner they become standard spec the better. It's the way ahead for all cars IMHO.
highdon08/02/2020 15:08

I have to say that your car apears to be a tank in disguise in this …I have to say that your car apears to be a tank in disguise in this picture! The other car looks like a write off, yours probably only needed replacing the boot lid and bumper, haha.


I thought that! Looks like it just needs a touch up pen.
highdon08/02/2020 15:02

I agree however it will always be an optional extra because of regulations …I agree however it will always be an optional extra because of regulations in some countries (eg. Austria does not allow these fitted to a car at all). As an extra, it is unlikely that manufacturers will charge you less than the cost of buying and hardwiring one. I would go as far as saying they will be ripping people off.If you are worried about the camera obscuring the view, buy something like a Garmin Mini Dashcam which you will not notice behind your rear view mirror. Halfords will also hard-wire one for you for something like £20 so if you are not a DIY person, that solves the problem.Also, when your camera is a bit dated you can just buy a new one in 2 years time, whileas with upgrading one fitted by manufacturers, we all well know this will not be as easy and they will charge you ridiculous money for it (eg. Vauxhall charges £400 for a DAB radio upgrade to cars that do not have it).


Just checked Halfords and they charge £50 to fit them... I'll have a go myself for that price. For £20 I'd let them do it.
Can anyone advise me which hardwire kit to buy for this? Getting mixed messages about hardwire series 2 compatibility
highdon08/02/2020 15:08

I have to say that your car apears to be a tank in disguise in this …I have to say that your car apears to be a tank in disguise in this picture! The other car looks like a write off, yours probably only needed replacing the boot lid and bumper, haha.


Wrote off I'm afraid her car twist my chassis in the middle underneath was a wreck.. But yeah from outside looks fine loll
I've had mine for 28 months, warranty is 24 months, the internal battery is knackered so I've had to order another for £10 from nextbase. While I've been waiting for nextbase to answer questions via the support email service which is very slow I've gone out and bought a viofo one which has the super capacitors so no internal battery. I went with the A129 duo model which included the front, rear and the little Bluetooth button. I have to say it's an excellent little dashcam set. I will put the battery in the nextbase 412gw when it arrives though and probably either sell it on or just use that one as an independent rear camera.
-Highheels-08/02/2020 15:25

Just checked Halfords and they charge £50 to fit them... I'll have a go …Just checked Halfords and they charge £50 to fit them... I'll have a go myself for that price. For £20 I'd let them do it.


To add to that, my father in law got one fitted in Halfords and hey broke the clips off two plastic panels during fitting, the panels were flapping about and should have been reported. They tried to fob off that the panels had to be removed and the fact they broke was nothing they could do and as a gesture of good will they would reimburse the cost of fitting. He perused it and they did agree to pay the damage for the replacement panels!
Edited by: "The_Ramrod" 8th Feb
Noghar07/02/2020 12:29

Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these …Allow me to add the pointless comment that all cars should have these integrated by now. Installed at the factory the devices would be a lot neater and cost flumpence. They're as necessary as radios and aircon both of which we all take for granted these days. Why do we have to put up with cameras obscuring the view or charging cables dangling all over the place? </rant>


I totally agree, and from a risk perspective it's great. Fast forward to this hypothetical landscape, all cars have cameras and black boxes. We all over-take, most people will have speed at least once maybe by accident, cutting in a bit on the motorway like we all have to do at times, it could end up in a citizen police force for the road. Im all for, "if your not doing anything wrong why not", but I certainly dont like the idea of having a black box in the car for example or recordings of my driving material being flaunted by anyone on the road for any reason, It then becomes a question of how it can be regulated sensibly. Unfortunately insurance companies are a business and they want to pay as little out as possible, and if they can they will. Imagine them calling in your camera footage that runs all the time while you drive to dictate your premium, and that one time you did 71 on the motorway ends up in an refusal of cover. Very clinical I know, but like the aviation industry the black box which is actually red, has very strict guidelines on when it can be reviewed and by whom. If they were built into the cars system then at least the manufacture could have some say in publishing the material thats recorded for the right reasons.
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