The 622GW is a good, well-rounded dash cam with almost everything you’d want from a modern device. Its best features are its SOS mode and GPS capability that allow it to send a signal to emergency services and record your location, respectively. The camera also records inside and outside of your vehicle, making it a more complete security system than many other dash cams. The only caveat is that it needs to be hardwired into your vehicle, and while it can draw power from the car battery, you’ll want to make sure it’s plugged in at all times or it may suffer from heat-related issues.
The camera is very easy to use thanks to a slick mobile app. Its 3.5-inch touchscreen displays settings, a parking list, and videos. The menus are clearly labeled, and you can easily find the features you’re looking for. It even has a shortcut to the video gallery, which makes it extremely easy to access.
Another great feature of this model is the fact that it can power directly from your OBD connector, a constant 12-volt source rather than your cigarette lighter, which only works when the engine is running. It’s a neat trick that should become more commonplace among dash cams. However, it’s important to keep in mind that not all OBD ports are easily accessible. If you’re worried about installing the OBD port, you should consider using a plastic trim tool to tuck the wire up and into the panel as you work your way towards it.