TechcarsReview: Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam

Review: Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam


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Here is our review of the Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam.

Beam is Nexar’s most popular dash cam. It’s tiny and easily concealable behind the rearview mirror. Beam records crisp 1080p full HD video and comes equipped with a suction cup mount and built-in GPS.

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Beam, instructions, suction mount, cable, USB charger, installation tool and clips – basically everything you need!

A Closer Look

Setting Up

Setting up the Nexar Beam is all done from within the Nexar app. Just download it to your device and follow the steps to pair and setup. Once that’s done just fit the Beam into your vehicle and that’s it.

Final Thoughts

The Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam is small, but does a really great job!

As mentioned earlier, setting up and configuring the Beam is really simple and only took a few minutes. The longest thing will be fitting the wires neatly within your vehicle, but Nexar include all the tools you need so just take your time and it will look great.

The video quality on the Beam is excellent, both in the daytime and at night.

The Beam comes with an 32GB SD card in the box which records about 4 hours of footage before overwriting earlier footage. You can either buy the Beam with a larger SD card or you can simply swap the 32GB card for a larger one.

Unlike other Dash Cams, the Beam doesn’t have a screen on it – everything is done in the app. You can look at live footage, play back footage, make settings changes, and so on, all from within the app, which frankly is so much easier and less fiddly than doing it on the back of a tiny screen.

Because the Beam has built in GPS, it also shows and records your route, so you can see everything about it, so in the event of an incident, you can easily and quickly see where that incident took place. The footage is also backed up to the Nexar Cloud for free!

You don’t have to be in your car for the Beam to record an incident. If it detects a break in to your car, or a collision, the Beam starts recording automatically. You can also get notifications sent to your device and check the footage if needed.

A nice feature in the app shows you were you parked your car and it can also direct you to where you are parked. This feature would certainly have helped me out a couple of times in the past!

Overall the Nexar Beam is a fantastic Dash Cam and we highly recommend it. With Christmas just around the corner, why not buy it for someone you love, or even for yourself!

The Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam is available now starting at £139.95 for the 32GB SD card version.

You can learn more about the Nexar Beam from here.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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