We all love a fun road trip. Where it is for the weekend or a longer journey. LASER is the market leader in crash cameras through its Navig8r brand and has recently unveiled a range of five new cutting-edge crash cameras that take in-vehicle incident recording to the next level.
Arriving just in time for the school holiday road trip season, the Navig8r X Series has been engineered specifically for local Aussie roads. With a wide variety of options starting at just $59.95, they are made to fit any requirement and budget while offering a third eye on the road.
Sure, not everyone thinks of the dashcam to be part of your road trip essentials. We would generally think what bag to bring (duffle bag for me), what clothing to wear (activewear, casual, something for a fancy dinner), snacks (you heard me pringles and m&m), the mix tape (everyone needs beats, ballads and boy band musics), GPS (well, generally thats your phone), a mini medical kit.
Below we are going to see a few items with different price points and what features goes along with it. But for further info, you are better off checking out LASER website or selected retailers and ask all the questions you may have.
All models in the new Navig8r Crash Camera range, apart from the entry-level model, include GPS tracking and 3-axis G-Sensor technology that measures impact force and direction which would then trigger auto bump recording, ideal for incidents that may occur when the car is parked. Local school zone, speed and red camera alerts again feature in the higher end model, while all feature time stamping, loop record and are Micro-SD Card compatible.
The launch comes at a time when owning a crash camera has never been more affordable or valuable, with a growing number of Australian insurance companies accepting footage as part of a claim. According to the NRMA, use of recording devices by drivers, such as crash cameras, is increasing in popularity and the footage allows claims assessors to deliver liability decisions with even more confidence. 
“We are thrilled to introduce in-car recording into a sub-$200 crash camera, while GPS tracking can be found in a sub-$100 option for the first time. It speaks to our commitment to constantly deliver both feature-rich and affordable options,” said Chris Lau, Managing Director of LASER Corporation of the new Navig8r range.
With road trip season just around the corner, and the rising number of people looking to companies like Uber to change their career or supplement their income, the role of crash cameras is changing and evolving. We can record road incidents with greater detail and more cost efficiently than ever before but it is now so much more than that, which is reflected in this exciting new range.
Navig8r Pro X 818 Crash Camera – $249.95
The 1296p Super HD Pro X 818 allows drivers to view their location on a screen map, showing roads and street names. GPS tracking captures location, speed and directional data and alerts drivers of speed cameras, red light cameras and school zones. Preloaded with correct Australian state school zone times, the Pro X 818 warns drivers of an impending change in speed upon approach. Featuring PC software, drivers can replay recorded journeys to view video, speed, location details and track the journey from Google Maps. The 160-degree wide lens captures more side detail (such as lanes) and the 16MP camera with HDR delivers clear and perfectly exposed picture quality. A six-glass element Lens optimises low light recording and improved image especially for night time driving.
Navig8r Wi-Fi X 525 Crash Camera – $199.95
The Wi-Fi X 525 is an innovative addition to the range. Using a low-profile housing the 525 Crashcam takes up very little space on the windscreen, giving you more options for installation. It features GPS tracking with journey review and connects to a smartphone or tablet app via Wi-Fi to replay or view footage. Recording in 1296p Super HD resolution offers more detail such as number plates and car make/model. Drivers can transfer images to their smartphone and share via social media, calling out poor road etiquette instantly. Combined with a 160-degree wide angle lens, 12MP camera and HDR low light recording, images and video details are clear and concise, ideal for claiming road incidents.
Navig8r Cab X 717 Dual Crash Camera – $199.95
The ultimate crash camera for occupant safety, the Cab X 717 is a dual crash camera, which records front and internal footage. Ideal for professional drivers such as Uber or taxi drivers, occupant recording is both a safety feature and offers peace of mind. The occupant camera would also be useful for parents who may want to monitor beginner driver behaviours (like texting whilst driving) or for companies with fleet vehicles also ensuring compliance from company drivers.
Navig8r Dual X 817 F+R Crash Camera – $199.95
For an all-around recording experience the Dual X 817 Crashcam records footage at the front and rear of the vehicle by using a camera that sits on the front windscreen and another that is mounted at the rear of the car (both internal and external options are available). This allows you to capture more of the incident such as rear end collisions, drive-by’s and multiple car pile ups. The rear camera also acts as a reverse camera meaning you can see on the screen what is behind the vehicle when the reverse gear is selected. Featuring 1080p Full HD resolution, 8MP camera and HDR, the Dual X 817 delivers exceptional image and video recording. Built-in GPS tracking with journey review displays vehicle speed on screen while enabling drivers to connect to the app via Wi-Fi for viewing live image and replay saved video.
Navig8r GPS X 616 Crash Camera – $99.95
Arguably one of the most beneficial features of crash cameras of late is GPS tracking. Normally reserved for high end models, this feature allows drivers to show irrefutable evidence of location, time, date, heading and speed along with the video footage. The 616 offers GPS tracking at a segment leading price point making it one of the best value dashcams on the market. Boasting wide angle view of 140-degrees and 1080p Full HD, drivers can review their trips using the included PC software to review location, speed, time of day and other information, a must-have feature for insurance claims. Featuring on-screen speedometer and journey review, the GPS X 616 is an affordable everyday crash camera.
Navig8r FHDX 307 Crash Camera – $59.95
The most affordable crash camera in the refreshed range, the FHDX 307 features 1080p Full HD resolution and an 8MP camera, delivering quality images and video for incident claims. On-screen recording displays the road in front clearly on the 1.5-inch LCD colour screen and the 120-degree wide angle lens captures all necessary details whilst out and about. Its compact design ensures a small footprint, taking up minimal space on the windscreen yet offering class leading image capture for its price point.
Like I said earlier, the refreshed Navig8r Crash Camera range is available now via www.laserco.com.au and select retailers nationally. There is also an opportunity to “Win a Mini this Christmas” when you purchase a Navig8r product in participating retailers. For more info, visit www.laserco.com.au/winamini