Helmet Cams?

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  1. Clairelouise84

    Clairelouise84 New Member

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    Walking down a long stretch of road yesterday the other half said to me"I have just seen four people with cameras on their helmets, why is that?"
    Why is that? I have noticed it a lot more lately too, why do a lot of people seem to have cameras on their helmets? Is it to record a ride? Personal safety insurance from drivers?
    Do you have a helmet cam and if so why?
     


  2. joshposh

    joshposh Banned

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    It's just to record them selves riding around and stuff. That's the latest thing. It's all over youtube also. The new GoPros are pretty cool and are shot in HD.
     
  3. Clairelouise84

    Clairelouise84 New Member

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    Really? That seems a bit odd to me but whatever blows your skirt up I suppose? I don't think you would see people walking or running doing that, it strikes me as a tad odd.
     
  4. Sunflogun

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    Yeah, more and more people are using go pros on the helmets and wherever they want. Actually I find it cool to record our trip, it's a good memory and a testimony, technology has this cool things from time to time.
     
  5. mpre53

    mpre53 Well-Known Member

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    Because when some asshole in a vehicle decides to bust your chops by throwing something at you, or trying to run you off the road, you can go to the police with a video recording of the whole incident---including plate numbers. ;)
     
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    This is true. It's hard to take note of things if you are focusing on maneuvering the bike around. Cops have car cams to document everything. Cyclist have to cover their butts as well.
     
  7. kana_marie

    kana_marie Member

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    I don't know about where you're from, but over here its probably because they want video evidence in case a cop decides to shoot them.
     
  8. ABNPFDR

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    Hell no I'm not using a helmet cam. No one wants to see my boring road ride footage. I can't imagine sitting down and watching it.

    As far as accident/incident capture, get a FLY6 tail camera. If anything were going to happen, chances are it's going to be from behind.
     
  9. Sunflogun

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    Yep, quite a few advantages in having the cam, the ones you mention here, but also on happier days just some good images and memories to recall later.
     
  10. gavinfree

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    A lot of people enjoy recording their adventures while cycling or doing something else that involves the outdoors. They'll strap a cam onto their helmet and then everything is available for viewing later and uploading if something interesting happens. I bet at least a handful of people wear them for personal safety reasons for unexpected accidents and whatnot.
     
  11. Sunflogun

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    I never done that for personal safety because I am an optimistic, but that is definitely an up side to it, not only we can record what we love, but we also have a safety and can record dubious situations.
     
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  13. Sunflogun

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    wtf? That guy was projected into the air and the bike was broken in 2... That driver must have been drunk! Fortunately he could stand after that!!
     
  14. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    No helmet cam for me I tried it for a while and didn't like the weight on my neck. I bought a bar mount and record all my rides If nothing happens I erase the video. BTW: Go Pro is just one option not the whole industry.
     
  15. Clairelouise84

    Clairelouise84 New Member

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    Now that makes sense, I could see how it would come in handy there, but for those that are just using it to document I think that is a bit weird, but I suppose it is not like you can stop and take pictures is it?
     
  16. Clairelouise84

    Clairelouise84 New Member

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    It's a fair cop, yeah I suppose you need to be protected as cyclists seem to be the whipping boy of the roads sometimes!
     
  17. Clairelouise84

    Clairelouise84 New Member

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    Good god in heaven! That was horrendous! How was that guy still standing up after that, one tough mother I guess!
     
  18. Clairelouise84

    Clairelouise84 New Member

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    That is a very good point, you can see what's coming in front of you, not behind you so if I were to get anything it would be a tail cam.
     
  19. Clairelouise84

    Clairelouise84 New Member

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    Oh my goodness, that sounds like a fairly serious problem! I am from the UK, whereabouts are you from, just so I know not to ride there! lol
     
  20. adfnio

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    Another plus in having helmet cams is that you can actually monetize your youtube channel with google adsense. Hey might as well make a buck out of it too right?
     
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