Android based solution brings HUD GPS to motorcycle helmets
0. phoneArena 18 Jun 2013, 23:05 posted on
You might be thinking that a solution like this will ultimately be redundant considering that Glass will be...
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1. belovedson (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
sick i would definitely get this tech if i rode my bike more
2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 885; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
cool idea but it looks to obtrusive in the center. I would consider it if it were off center.
3. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 217; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)
i think if they added some solar panels to charge the battery since most bikers ride when its a nice day out..it wouldnt be hard to add this feature (maybe throw a few $$ my way for the idea lol)....also might i add that u make the visor bigger (wider and taller) for the person to see more and maybe put the GPS on the side instead of right in the middle? i know my thoughts dont really matter but would like to say its still cool
4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 885; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I said the same thing about the off center GPS but good points on the solar panel and larger visor. I didn't even consider that.
9. cripton805 (Posts: 1432; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I think its going to function as a projector against the visor. A solar option would be a great choice considering its a low power device. I think the 4g and voice is a bad idea. That will kill your battery. Most places out of the city dont get 4g anyway. Most bikes I know regardless of cruisers or sport bikes like hitting canyons and back roads. Not cities.
5. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
off center is important for road safety. I am using bluetooth enable helmet to read out text message and answer short phone call.
6. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Really nice to see some love for motorcyclists like me. But I think won't need this since I'm just traveling from home to work. Really cool though.
7. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Love the design but 1500 bucks..
Again, this shows how versatile and flexible Android is compared to other mobile OS out there!
8. cripton805 (Posts: 1432; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Voice activation is a bad idea with all of the sounds outside especiallt if this helmet will have some form of vetilation. Only use manual control while the gps detects no movement. Maybe a bluetooth keyboard. Make it simple. Display a small map on the bottom of the visor to no obstruct your view of the road. Accidents happen in a split second. I would prefer the street name and an arrow on a strip on the bottom of the visor a long with voice guidance. I ride a motorcycle year around. I know whats up.