DVR Navitel R600 GPS. My best companion

Today I would like to tell you about a novelty in the market of portable devices for video recording of the traffic situation

— Navitel R600 GPS video recorder.Key features of the new product: GPS informer (digital speedometer + camera alerts) and the ultra-sensitive SONY Starvis sensor, which amazes with its capabilities when shooting at night. Without a shadow of a doubt — this model sets a new bar for car recorders in the segment up to 6,000 rubles. Let's put everything in order in the review below.

Guys from Navitel feel great about the market! The model of the R600 GPS recorder was a logical continuation of the classic line of devices that have successfully established themselves among car enthusiasts. We took a time-tested base, supplemented it with GPS functions and updated the sensor, which works fine in extreme lighting conditions. Many lacked just the last function, because very often you have to travel in the dark and want more detail in low light conditions. The result was a fairly balanced device that covers all the basic needs of a modern buyer, accustomed to comfort.

See also: Overview Navitel R1000 GPS-informer. A similar registrar.


The design of the recorder has not undergone any changeschanges. Two modules: the holder (the one that is attached to the glass) and the main part — directly the DVR itself. Everything here is like the DR700. No suction cups, only reliable 3M (there is a spare one included), which will not separate the windshield from the recorder on the next «recumbent» or a hummock. The body of the device is made of ordinary plastic. It is simple, matte and non-marking. The control buttons are located on the side. Nothing remarkable at all, as a DVR should have. Personally, I am sure that such devices should look as simple and unremarkable as possible. Why draw attention to yourself or distract from the road? That’s not why it’s installed here, right!


  • Sony Starvis IMX307 sensor (video comparison and sensor operation example)
  • Video Resolution: 1920x1080 px, Full HD (30 fps)
  • Glass lenses
  • Wagon angle 170 °
  • Display with a diagonal of 2 ″ with a resolution of 960x240 px, matrix type TN
  • H.264 Compression Codec
  • Battery Li-Pol 180mAh


  • registrar
  • holder
  • cigarette lighter power cable + USB cable
  • additional adhesive tape
  • gift voucher for activation of offline Navitel cards for a smartphone
  • textile napkin


In addition to its basic functions (video recording of a traffic situation at any time of the day), the Navitel R600 GPS is equipped with advanced GPS capabilities:

  • digital speedometer
  • warning about cameras and road sections requiring attention

Let us dwell on each in more detail.For daily use for realA useful feature is a warning about cameras. Personally, as a driver, the digital speedometer did not work for me at all. While driving, it is difficult to switch attention to the device that weighs at the top of the windshield, and why should it when the speedometer is at eye level. I'm guessing the developers wanted to link the digital speedometer with the camera alert feature. This at least somehow logically justifies the presence of this mode in the recorder.

And here is the camera alert function in the Navitel R600GPS is extremely useful. 450 meters from the object requiring the attention of the driver (in most cases these are speed cameras), the recorder warns the driver with a sound signal and the corresponding icon on the display. You can not miss it! From the moment of purchase of the device, payments towards the traffic police will tend to zero and save you a decent amount, verified!

In addition to these functions, there are standard ones that can be found in many modern registrars: motion detection, parking mode and shock sensor.

Shooting quality

Let's continue the review of Navitel R600 GPS and detailLet's look at the main function of the device — video shooting. I tested the recorder for a week under various conditions. There was everything: cloudy weather, a sunny day, and, naturally, twilight turning into night.

In the afternoonThe DVR performed perfectly, noclaims! A small note on white balance and exposure at the moment of a sharp transition from a shaded section of the road to a light one. Otherwise, everything is fine and this is to be expected; devices in a similar price segment have long shown an excellent picture in the daytime. But what about shooting in extreme lighting conditions?

At nightR600 GPS showed itself to be a solid four witha plus (according to my personal rating scale)! Of course, the presence of a Sony Starvis series sensor makes itself felt. The picture, in comparison with a recorder built on the basis of a conventional sensor, is indeed different for the better. The license plates of the cars in the stream are perfectly readable, the brightness of the video is higher than what is perceived by the eye, that is, the frame is visually lighter. With oncoming traffic, not everything is so smooth; it is not always possible to record the number.

Video examples in the cloud at night and in the afternoon: watch (the link is being updated)

Review of Navitel R600 GPS

For a week of daily recorder testsI got a full impression of the product — I'm sharing! First of all, I would like to note a good balance of functions. There is an excellent sensor installed here that records decent videos in Full HD both day and night. At the same time, the viewing angle is 170 degrees (neighboring models in a similar price segment have only 165 degrees). GPS «chips» They turned out to be not superfluous at all, in practice they really help out and do not allow you to go beyond the speed limit when there is a camera nearby.

By minus, I’ll take a small viewing angle to the displayhere is minimal, it’s not always comfortable to read information, sometimes you have to contrive. It’s good that you don’t have to look at it often; a normal sound signal is enough.

It is a pity that the R600 GPS does not have a Wi-Fi module. Connect to the device via smartphone and watch the videos will not work. In life, the function is not in demand, but if necessary, it really saves time.

Otherwise, the recorder is decent, and it will definitely add to my personal list of recommendations for friends and relatives. Turn it on and forget it — it's about him!

Navitel R600 GPS page on the official website.