Cyclists Get Their Own Smart Dashboard Camera
This device isn't just a video recorder, it's also a fully-fledged cycling computer
Car owners often install dashboard cameras to make sure they record hard evidence of whatever may happen on the road. Now, with more leg-powered two-wheelers sharing the concrete roads, bikers are finally going to get the same security add-on. Miniwing, a startup from the Chinese city of Hangzhou, has built a smart camera that’s built for urban and trail bikers alike. The device is called Camile and it installs easily on handlebars.
The camera records video for up to three hours with a single click. The shooter on this one records 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60 fps, great for the occasional slo-mos. The camera also has a field of view of 140-degrees, making sure it captures most of the scene in front of the biker.
Because bikers need more than just a camera, Camile doesn’t end there. It’s also a cycling computer with built-in GPS, a six-axis motion sensor and an altimeter. It can track and record speed, distance, altitude, route and acceleration, saving all these information along with the video files on the built-in 32GB storage.
Access to both GPS data and video/picture files is easy while on the go. The device has built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi so you can share media or map data as soon as they’re saved. The smartphone tethering also turns Camile’s easy-to-read LED screen into a notification center, allowing the biker to quick glances to know more.
The device charges through a microUSB port and powers up from zero to full in just an hour. The device comes in five colors: black, blue, green, yellow and red. Aside from the LED screen, a trio of LED lights will also indicate other Camile functions such as Wi-Fi connectivity.
Camile comes with an app for iOS (Android version is in the works). The device is currently available on Amazon.