I looked at this before going for the more established Nextbase 412GW. Reviews looked good but then I read the reviews for the app on the play store which aren't great. That was the one reason that put me off. Good price otherwise so not voted either way.
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Haven’t had it yet, just reading what site says
When I called their support, they said it was normal that the battery on my cam lasted a minute after being charged for 2 hours. Surprised how yours lasts 30 minutes :/
The internal battery lasts 30mins and records in 2mins loops in parking mode BUT the battery is using no power when “off” and only turns on when movement is detected, so unless your car is hit 16 times in 1 night while parked you are fine!!!
I wonder how that works when the crappy battery on Nextbase dashcams lasts seconds
The 412GW has parking mode which uses the battery from the dash cam NOT the car battery if you get hit while parked up and the dash cam is “off”, in other words it doesn’t need to be hardwired to use this feature
In fact that is almost exactly what happened , I got rammed at an unusual junction , driver admitted being at fault but ,later when I submitted my bill for a new bumper he claimed it was 50/50 and wanted to meet at the place of the bump to discuss, I since had fitted dashcam , pointed to it , and he instantly whipped out the £200 i wanted for the repair !!!
I had one of these, I had it around 3 weeks until the unit started to smoke and get extremely hot. I took the car to the garage to get the cigarette lighter socket checked which was fine. A friend of mine looked at the dash cam inside and was shocked at the poor build quality overall, and the battery was the cause of the smoke and heat. If you value your vehicle don’t buy one.
got one of these off ebay £6.20 .took 2 weeks to arrive. if its not plugged in battery lasts about 30 seconds so if you wanted to view , you will need to keep plugged in. PIc thru Dash cam is like an AVG pic . not sure what pic looks like from mem card on computer
By that reasoning, just get a dummy one then and don't bother recording at all? People do challenge though, i had a driver overtake me on the left hand side and catch my front wing, and it was round a roundabout of all places! - he was adamant he wasn't breaking any rules. Dashcam got him as to blame by his insurers. Rule 268 of HC if dashcam footage not clear enough they can't use it
Someone not at fault.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nextbase-412GW-Dash-Cam-3-LED-Car-Recorder-Night-Vision-GPS-Wi-Fi/292224114698?epid=646473042&hash=item4409ea200a:g:XhsAAOSw3ONZnTVm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nextbase-Hard-Wire-Kit-Car-Dash-Cam-Camera-112-212-312-402G-412-512-512GW-DUO/291517377396?hash=item43dfca2b74:g:53UAAOSwm~daZhLP Care to comment now?
412gw plus hardware kit for £110? I don't think so.
Also £103 in Halfords
If you check with your local halfords branch.... I spoke to guy who fits these near me, and he said fitting is just £30 which INCLUDES the cables. So basically it's a tenner to fit it. Online wanted me to purchase kit on top. So bit of a rip off now they work it. I had the £49 cams, had 1 for back and front. Before they changed to these new little ones. They were ok but no night vision. The 312 is great, plus can view vids on phone thro app. Saves having to get out the laptop. Plus night vision on this is great, not had any problems with it. Best price for me was Halfords. But can't rate Halfords on anything else, except price for dash cam lol. Can I just : royals : the suction to window the 1st was rubbish, this new one they do now hasn't fallen off even when it was 37c. Didn't move camera at all. Plus with the cable always attached you literally do just slide it on to magnetic and go. Drama with old one putting it on then the cable, my cam was attached to it's holder as it was so hard to get off. Drive me nuts
Which is the best nextbase to go for please
I thought it was Wall-E's love child for a moment!
I have the Aukey DR02D, that does front and back. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075T8H9XJ After using it for a few months, I am quite impressed as was Techmoan The wiring takes a bit of doing but isn't too hard.
That was my first thought, and now I just want a damn 3D dashcam. Why did they have to put that thought in my head with their design? (lol)
I was wondering what kind of detail you would get from the rear facing camera, with it being at the front of the car, apart from having the evidence to tell the kids off for picking their noses and pulling tongues?
Actually some guy in a pub knows someone whos neighbours daughters boyfriends best friend said that these are overpriced, and buy one for 11p from ebay cos money doesnt equal quality, or something ;)
These are terribe quality
Link please and how much postage?
If this dashcam has a long thin orange lock button on the screen side don't bother as i had one after around 60 minutes of use the unit started to smoke releasing an unpleasant electrical smell. If you value your car DON'T buy one.
Would be nice if provide a link
These are £4 on wish but take 3weeks for delivery
This deal is from July...
When i click on the link get deal it says they're £99
Amazon now doing this for £78.95
There's a reason these cameras have parking modes; the internal battery holds enough charge to record a few clips when a bump is detected.
I just wanted to add my own thought. When I was researching, I decided to not go for a live fuse because while the car is off, the dash cam will still be on, draining and killing your battery. My dash cam only turns on when I turn on the car. The fuse I connected my dash cam, is the 3amp, the wiper blades fuse. If you want to keep your dash cam on, while parked, maybe find a portable battery charger, plug you dash cam into that. Or you will have to look in your car manual and see which fuse is the best. But, leaving on your dash cam, 24/7, will just drain your car battery.
Come to think of it yeah ya leaving an obviously expensive item several times the price of a sat nav on display in the car, assuming you are not having the hassle of taking it in and out.
How would your wallet be blackview?
I got this on GearBest £22 great bit of kit who would pay £300 notes for a dashcam:/ 70mai.com/en/ The only blackview would be my wallet
Not sure but I'd ordered the 26.99 grey one and for £13 more for a mirror one with rear camera I figured I'd cancel that and go for this. Reviews say it has some problems (not bright enough to use the reversing camera during bright sunlight; can vibrate, no way to dip bright headlights behind you) but at this price I'm willing to give it a go.
is this anygood? anyone used it??
Why expired? Still £39.99. click promotion link.
Ordered. Ta Op. Not sure why it's expired...
How do these actually work. Do they continuously record footage and overwrite if not saved? Or record kicks in when too close to other traffic. I'm thinking of road rage situations where you would need to quickly activate it to capture numpties, can you do this?
Got mine today and got to say it’s amazing for the money. Can’t fault the footage and I like how you can blank the screen after say 1 or 5 mins and the clock with date underneath it shows. Love how it connects via WiFi to your phone too
Does it fit in the waterproof housing for the action cams?
not as good as the grey one apparently
still waiting for mine to be dispatched. i hope it turns out okay but judging by my luck i've had with stuff, things don't look too good for me :S
Don't know Screen hot and added to the feed
I used a 22 mm drill bit in my sds drill
Ah, just realized I was in a recoding when I done this and that's why the time line appeared. On the timeline you can only select the orange sections to view which are alerts. So to revisit and answer the question correctly , No I don't think you can rewind the live feed (embarrassed)
In using android phone, when I click on the live feed the video just zooms in.
It should be able to go through the window and close fine. Depending on the way your pvc window is fitted, they may be some pvc stripes fitted to finish off edging around the window. I would try to use these as routes in. Personal I wouldn't drill holes to big through the actually window. With the junction box I would roll up the lead to the camrea inside the junction box make it look neat and out the way. Sadly I have no video for you to follow.
Not too sure about the reliability of Techmoan and other men in sheds with webcams. How valid are their opinions? The best thing about buying this sort of thing from Amazon is you can power it up using a powerbank and go and take some video. I tested mine by taking them for a walk round the garden, moving in and out of bright light to get an idea how they would react to changes in light. Also easy to test on moving vehicles to get an idea of number plate legibility distance.
You may well be right about the 'never mind the quality, feel the price' set , but there's been footage posted previously that looked pretty good. Could well be down to poor quality assembly/quality control. There was also a link posted on an earlier YI post showing how to correct an out of focus lens, reinforcing the idea that YI quality control isn't all that it should be. The main issue I have with most dashcam manufacturers/sellers is that they're not over keen on telling you what's inside the box, so the specification can be whatever they choose and vary from batch to batch.
The voucher for £12 off is now back on Amazon.
Thank you for thois pist. I ordered one of these previously and was shocked at the pixellation of the picture even in bright sunlight, not to mention the size, as big as a fag packet. Went straight back to Amazon Yet from the posters on here, you'd think it was the best thing since sliced bread. Seems the 'never mind the quality, feel the price' set are in the majority.
Just use black electrical tape to conceal it
Saw this yesterday and had a quick look. Initially looked good with a resolution of 1280 x 720 but it said "interpolated" then went on to say 640x480 so I suspect it is a fairly low resolution camera.
I think you need to wind your neck back in.
Is it worth sticking one's neck out for? (y)
Care to point me in the right direction for a £40 model?
don't bother, I got the front facing camera for £6 and while its ok in daylight at night mode its leds shine brightly (these are not infrared) and blind you and oncoming motorists, still it makes a decent torch
I feel like I've posted a bad deal even though it's cheap. Perhaps a severe case of you get what you pay for here. Sorry guys
Don't buy this as it's a (poo) . Anything that records as AVI will have a poor APU and blowing it up to tv size will make it look very blurry. ONLY buy dash cams that record as MOV as these require a more powerful APU and will not look blurry when blown up. Lastly ask yourself this question: If you are in an accident where the fault is contested do you want the best footage possible? Or a blurry mess? You might be liable for £1000s and lose your no claims bonus unless your can prove it wasn't your fault so pick something decent. You only have to pay £40 for a much better dash cam so why waste your money on this.
Quite so, I expect it's an absolute turd, pay more unless you want blury vision
Google for the techmoan blog to get excellent reviews of dashcams and other gadgets
The only further advice I can give is keep checking for deals don't rush into getting a compromise setup another tip is to check your local electrical stores that sell dash-cams ( Yes phone or pop in ) and ask if they have any ex-display ones as I managed to get quite a saving just by buying one of them no box just the dash-cam, mount & if your lucky they may chuck in a micro sd card doing this when they have the holiday sales on may also help (y)
I don't disagree with either of you, and if someone can point me to a better front and rear solution for £130 right now I'll be all over it. But given this is £70 cheaper than 2 of the C1 Pros you've suggested at the current price, and for that I get a passable (if not perfect) front and rear-ish solution in a single device, I'd argue that still makes it a pretty good deal, right now (seems like I'm the only one though (embarrassed) )
I concur. A couple of ROAV C1 Pro's make an excellent choice (especially during Amazon lightning deals (£79.99 each incl 32GB Samsung card, built in GPS, Wi-FI and 2K video recording) Alternatively two standard C1's when £55 each (lightning deal) ... 1080p, WI-FI (no GPS)
It's a rear facing interior camera which gives a completely different perspective from a 'true' rear facing camera mounted on the rear screen. I don't personally see that it's of any value unless you're a taxi driver or if you routinely carry psycho killers around.
Done as you’ve said and works a treat again. Many thanks for your help saved me a right headache.
@shutsy2003 try changing the power cable. I had this behaviour out of the box and a new cable did the trick.
After six weeks of working fine my dashcam has thrown its hand in and is constantly turning itself on and off for no reason. I tried to return to Amazon but I’m over the 30 day return policy. I’ve tried to contact Yi direct and via Amazon but nothing. Anybody else had issues and if so any help greatly appreciated. I’ve tried new SD cards and reset but hasn’t resolved issue. Thank you you in advance.
Thanks! Updated the price in the OP!
Voucher now back on Amazon for £12 off taking it down to £26.99 if anyone is interested.
Agreed. And its black, which is way better
The plus version has a polarising filter on, every thing else seems the same ,ordered one.
Worth noting that this deal has expired. Its up to 119 now. Anyway, the PLUS version (whcih is black) is also only 119... https://www.halfords.com/technology/dash-cams/dash-cams/garmin-dash-cam-55-plus?_br_psugg_q=garmin+55+plus
That there is better chinese stuff available?
Nice of them to do it! Used it many times but they are clamping down on it. I’m lucky my local store can’t do maths so 10% is like 20% lol.
Can I just jump in and say it was me who posted about owning this earlier. I bought it for my daughter to replace a nextbase that kept turning itself off. All I can tell you is that it has never failed in 6 months daily use. I’m no expert on what defines pure HD, but quality wise this is certainly as good as the drive pro camera in my wife’s car......I’m only comparing daylight video though as I gave it a quick test when I hard wired it in. I cannot comment on night time performance but for £24, I’m very impressed and so is my daughter. She had some idiot in a Corsa swerve in front of her and almost caused a head on collision. From the video we could clearly see the cars reg no and the drivers face......police weren’t particularly interested though....
I know it's a cheap dashcam but it looks dreadful it looks like a 80's 35mm camera.
Chipset: Generalplus 1248, GC1004 sensor So if I'm not very much mistaken, a 720p mjpeg image processor coupled with a tiny 1/4" sensor for less than optimal performance in low light then? http://www.generalplus.com/rmf/GPCV1248AV02_ds.pdf
If you can post a link to anybody offering genuine current legal tender £50 notes for £5, I'll certainly consider the offer carefully and possibly even vote the thread hot. But, to the matter at hand. Just as with many other companies, Eurocarparts (as opposed to eurocar) sell good stuff as well as rubbish, which this almost certainly is. I neither like nor dislike eurocar, or did you mean Eurocarparts. Again, if you would only read what's written, you'd see I was less than impressed by carparts4less' recent service performance, in common with many others on HUKD. Nothing to do with Eurocarparts or eurocar, whoever they are.
And like him, you're in a world of your own.
Thinkware F800PRO is better imo and cheaper (you don't need 4k for a dashcam as it's too memory sapping) Also the options for the parking modes are way better than the crappy power magic the Blackvue use. (I'm not trolling honest)
I've ordered thanks OP (party)
Good price for this model I have the 750 model and it’s brilliant no nasty dash cam stuck in the middle of the windscreen.
Something like those action movies where you get to see all the little pieces of shrapnel flying everywhere? Maybe you get vibrant colours too if this has HDR.
It SO isn't worth over £400, even if you're using it to protect a £200,000 car!!