Unlike other wearables, smart bike helmets set themselves apart with their ability to work come rain or shine and always remaining comfortable. Now a new dual camera helmet lets you capture and stream great footage, while keeping you even safer on the road.
Cyclevision EDGE is the first helmet designed for cyclists with built-in front and rear cameras. At the touch of a button the two cameras record 160-degree, 1920 x 1080 pixel footage and save it to 2 x 32GB of on-board memory. This is enough for around 4 and a half hours of video. As the storage fills up, the helmet will automatically start overwriting the oldest footage. To download the video to a computer, wearers just plug the device into a USB port.
More importantly, the app and WiFi compatibility enables you to stream live video to your smartphone. This means if you mount your phone on the handlebars, it can function like a rear-view mirror.
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Because the cameras are attached to your helmet, this gives you a better viewpoint than cameras mounted to a bike frame. Wherever you look, the cameras record. You also don’t need to go through the hassle of removing cameras from your bicycle frame when you leave your bike.
The founder and CEO of the Australian startup, Rob Asker, says he came up with the idea after being the victim of not one, but two hit-and-run accidents several years ago.
“We’re passionate about rider safety and we look forward to delivering the Cyclevision EDGE helmet to the cycling community, not only to make road cycling safer, but as a tool to record their commuting and recreational cycling experiences,” Asker says.
“The fact it is App-based means we can add new features as we progress simply by updating the software.”
The innovative helmet features a 3,200-mAh battery with a run time of around 2.5 hours. This can be extended, though, by adding a power bank.
Launched on Kickstarter earlier this week, Cyclevision is looking to raise around $80,000. So far the project has raised around $10,000, but with 26 days to go there is still plenty of time.
Price: AU$450 and up
$10,325 raised out of $78,521 goal
26 days to go
Estimated delivery: July 2018
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