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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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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 23:13 1

1. belovedson (Posts: 1045; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

sick i would definitely get this tech if i rode my bike more

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 23:38 2

2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 901; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

cool idea but it looks to obtrusive in the center. I would consider it if it were off center.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 00:33 4

3. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 227; 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

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 00:40 1

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 901; 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.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:58

9. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; 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.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 00:48

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; 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.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:22

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.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:48

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!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:54 1

8. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; 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.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:09

10. MartyK (Posts: 917; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Google IS DOING IT!!!

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