Ok so I havent tested one of these yet but after reading some great reviews online and after seeing how well they done in the dealersnew.com Top Products From the Top 100 I’ve decided i’m going to go ahead and order one.
The helmet cams look like the dog’s, they are vibration proof and waterproof and the sound and image quality from the videos looks great and at only $200 for the motorsport version it’s definitely worth a try.
They have a wide angle lens so you can cover all the action wither its on your dirt bike or with the handy head strap on your mountain bike these things work really well. They also come with sticky applicators so that you can stick them to the top of your street helmet or on to the back or front of your bike.
They say that they come with 3 hours of video recording with the lithium ion batteries or 2 hours with standard treble A’s. I think this will be great for going touring so you can just pop in a set of treble A’s when your charging the lithium ion batteries.
It’s a inclosed unit too so no need to hook it up to an external video recorder either.
Once I receive and test mine I will put up a full review with some video clips of it in action. In the mean time you can check out the videos from the cam on their site here
Here is what the site says about them:
Motorsports HERO Wide
The world’s smallest, wireless on-board video camera.
The Motorsports HERO Wide quick-release attaches to helmets, cars, motorcycles, boats, planes, etc. Features the industry’s widest 170º wide angle lens and 5 megapixel sensor for the most immersive point of view video and photos possible from a wearable sports camera, period.
Sets up in seconds and is easily moved between different mount locations. Shoot 56 minutes of high-resolution video and 5 megapixel photos automatically in “Photo every 2 seconds” mode. Use as a hand held camera, too. Shockproof and waterproof to 100 feet/30 meters.
Based on the best selling original Motorsports HERO camera, the Motorsports HERO Wide features improved video, photo, audio, and low light performance. Reliability in ultra-high vibration environments has been improved with an entirely new internal circuit design. Battery life is improved to 3 hours of video record time when using Lithium batteries and 2 hours when using NiMH rechargeable batteries.
Five quick-release adhesive mounts and industrial strength suction cup are included. Suction cup is GoPro-approved for external high speed driving and riding, and is strong enough to pull dents out of a car door (unfortunately tested by GoPro). Adhesive mounts are removable but require purposeful removal by user. Safe on painted surface.
Additional expansion mounts available separately, including roll bar, handlebar/seatpost, chest harness, and surfboard mounts.
- 5 Megapixel Camera with 170º Wide Angle Lens
- 1 Shockproof/Waterproof Quick-Release Housing–100 feet/30 meters
- 3 Flat Adhesive Mounts
- 2 Curved Adhesive Mounts
- 2 Horizontal Surface Quick-release Buckle
- 1 Vertical Surface “J-Hook” Buckle
- 1 Suction Cup Mount
- 1 Three-way Pivoting Side Arm Assembly
- 1 USB/RCA Combo Cable
- Warranty: 1 Year
SD card not included
Model Number: GMHW5170
Resolution: 5 megapixel (2592×1944) photo, 512×384 video
Video Format: MJPEG, 30 fps, saved as .AVI file
Optics: glass lens, f/2.8 aperture, with ultra-wide 170º angle of view
Modes: video, standard photo, photo every 2 or 5 secs, 3x photo burst sequence, self timer, upside down photo/video flip
Exposure Control: auto
White Balance: auto
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Microphone: built-in with adjustable recording/input level
Audio Format: 8kHz, mono
Memory: 16 MB internal, expandable to 2GB with SD card (not included), expandable to 4GB with SDHC card (not included) via free software download from GoPro website—available soon
Capacity: 56 minutes video (incl. audio) or 1,945 photos with optional 2GB SD card. 1hr 52min video (incl. audio) with optional 4GB SDHC card—available soon
Power: 2x AAA batteries (not included), lithium batteries highly recommended. 3hrs. video recording with lithium, 2hrs. with NiMH
TV Out (with RCA cable): NTSC or PAL
PC Connection: USB + RCA combo cable
PC Compatibility: Windows ME, 2000, XP, and Vista; Mac OS X 10.2 and later
Dimensions: 1.75″ x 2.30″ x 1.25″/4.45cm x 5.84cm x 3.18cm (H x W x D)
Weight: 4.9 oz/139 g