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Combo Playme P600SG Review

Long time I did not unpack the new Playme! Last time with a couple of Ilyusha Kazakov, when they shot a wonderful movie about our Mini. Much water has flown under the bridge since that time! Already, Ilya and the Mini do not (moved to the new “three” BMW), all new gadgets for the car have already come out, and it’s time to move on. Today we will talk about the top-end Playme P600SG device, this is the signature radar detector and video recorder. I drove with him to Tula and back, I will share my impressions, together we will decide who should buy such a device.

Design

Finally, everything is very strict and even brutal: the body is made of dark gray plastic, neat buttons, ventilation slots – all the elements are in harmony with each other. You may be a little confused by the mounting system, but everything is simple: without removing the nut, insert the ball until it clicks and attach the “combik” to the bar. There are no pictures in the instructions, so I will help you myself.

It is better not to tighten the nut firmly, this will allow you to adjust the direction of the camera, well, in which case you can record a conversation with the policeman – just turn the recorder to the window. Voice records well, that will be enough.

Included is a network cable, mount on the glass, card reader. It is a pity that it is not possible to place the P600SG on the mat. On the other hand, in my car and you will not put it too much: not a single flat surface. The memory card will need to use yours, I advise you to buy a 32 GB card with good speed and no no name. And do not forget to set the recording interval at least 3 minutes, and preferably 5 minutes. Strange situations on the road sometimes last longer than one minute.

Another tip: updates are constantly coming out for the P600SG. This is both the camera database and the firmware version, the current version V2.01, was released on 04/26/2019 (as it is written, “a notification about the stop monitoring cameras was added”). Instructions on the firmware can be found at the link above.

Gadget collected in South Korea. Perhaps that is why it is difficult to find fault with the assembly, design, mounting and other important details. I liked how quickly the “six-hundredth” turns on; at first, I would advise not to climb too much on the settings – first just ride with the default presets. Well, except that set all the same recording interval more.

I liked the screen, good viewing angles, the brightness is great. While driving, only speed is displayed on the screen. Naturally, the volume is adjustable, you can turn off notifications at all and focus only on the screen. On the track, of course, it’s better not to do that.

Instructions to the device can see for yourself.

I’ll only come to one moment: it uses its own input for the charger, which looks like the old Nokia charging. A 500 mAh battery, consider it not – enough for a few minutes of use, if you need to remove something outside the car. Could in 2019 put USB Type-C, it is very convenient, and I do not understand how such gadgets differ from the rest.

This is a radar detector!

Not only is this signature-based radar detector (relatively speaking, it is able to identify cameras by individual radiation) – if it is not recognized, a warning will be issued about radiation in a certain range – this is also where the SAPF system is used. The SAPF system stands for the Superior Anti-Falsing Platform (translated roughly as “an excellent platform for protection against false alarms,” as this is about radiation).

I know, you will tell me: “But I have an application in my smartphone about„ Arrows “, it notifies me perfectly of everything”. Yes, there is such an application, it works. Smart Driver works even better. But the deeper in the suburbs, the outlandish camera. There are some alien tripods, and complexes capable of beating both in front and behind, and almost from the side – in general, you will not be able to fight back.

With the help of the P600GS for the first time, it was possible not to bring ANOTHER fine after the route Moscow – Tula – Bunyrevo and back. The gadget responds to the Cordon about eight hundred meters away, as colleagues say, Strelka senses a kilometer, announces all cameras (including Chris and Skat-M) in the front and rear hemispheres.

Let me remind you that signature-based radar detectors were invented at Playme, I tested the first such devices — in those times, false alarms were sometimes encountered, especially noticed this, constantly driving along the same route. In general, the P600SG does not begin to squeal heart-rending when there is nothing to squeal about. It's nice.

In the settings you can turn off the display of warnings about different sources, I repeat, I would advise you to ride the month with everyone, and then set your preferences. A good idea is to compare the P600SG with applications for the iPhone, but I guess we will do it in a separate article.

I will say one more seditious thing: I don’t drive in the city, so I could take off the P600 SG and hide it in the glove compartment, but the radar detector doesn’t stop there!

This is a DVR!

Yes, yes, he writes video, the maximum resolution is Super HD (2304 × 1296 pixels), good optics, as there is a GPS, here you are stamped with speed / location. OmniVision 4689 is used, it means good shooting at night, the ability to easily read the number from the car in front. Optics with a viewing angle of 135 degrees is also good. An example of shooting here is twilight:

Here's a shot in the afternoon. I do not understand why the driver did not choose the maximum recording quality. There is nothing to save, all the same, it goes cyclically. However, rooms and cars are easily recognizable.

There is also a review prepared by the guys from the Playme. Here you can see the recording quality in maximum resolution:

I am satisfied with the recording quality, the picture is clean, the angle is wide, and the “oncoming lane” is visible, and the right lanes. Of course, everything depends on the installation here: ideally, right under the rear-view mirror, point downwards so that the hood can be seen a little, adjust horizontally. It is not entirely clear what to do with the power cable, in theory it can be fixed with strips of black electrical tape on the rack and held down. Well, or give the car in the hands of craftsmen, so that they do the wiring.

Examples of records can be downloaded and looked independently.

Verdict

In retail Playme P600SG costs 15,990 rubles. This is an expensive device in its category, but it combines EVERYTHING you may need on the road. This and signature radar detector, and high-quality DVR, is here and GPS. Cool design. No problems in the work or settings – the settings so much that I never got to the end. But at least there are no questions for management.

I would recommend the Playme P600SG to two categories of drivers. Firstly, they are newcomers, if they just got behind the wheel, the gadget will help you understand everything about the cameras, check it out during the incident, show the speed more clearly than many car speedometers with small tsiferkami.

Secondly, the Playme P600SG is suitable for those who often travel long distances. The cameras are getting bigger, you can’t do with a smartphone, so a reliable recorder is necessary as air. Bought for 15,990 rubles, and what savings on fines?

I myself use it with pleasure, only I need to think about where to hide the wiring. Can you tell me?

You can also learn more about the gadget.

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