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: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
sick i would definitely get this tech if i rode my bike more
2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 753; 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: 66; 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: 753; 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: 897; 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: 1859; 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: 199; 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 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
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: 897; 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.