We get it! You own a motorcycle because you like the freedom. You like getting away and connecting with your inner-self. If there is ever a time you can get away from the invasiveness that is a society hooked on technology, it is with bike riding.
But check this out!
While you’re hitting the pavement hard on or off-road, you can still enjoy and satisfy those liberating needs of yours, while gaining something to ensure you get there safely and accurately.
That’s right! Technology inside helmets isn’t anything new or exciting, but the means of making it more personal and convenient—well that part is a continuous evolution.
Why Should You Give Into GPS Helmets?
Helmets equipped with GPS are hardly just that kind of helmet. They are more. But stay with us for a second, if you will.
One of the biggest problems facing motorcyclists and accidents are the ability to keep their eyes on the road. When you are traveling or riding in unchartered territories, the thought of pulling off and asking for assistance isn’t an attractive one.
With GPS Helmets you can now keep your flight going non-stop as these devices are with you turn for turn and best of yet, they keep your eyes where they should be…on the road.
Meet Nuviz Full Face HUD Helmet
This helmet is an investment. Nuviz is the leader on head up display helmets by far in the motorcycle helmet industry.
This helmet has much more to offer you than navigation. It has multi-tech abilities all in one mounted set. So yes, you can keep yourself turn to turn and your eyes on the road.
You can also listen to your favorite music. The Nuviz Full Face HUD Helmet is equipped with the likes of Pandora, Apple and Google play store. You don’t take your eye off the road to make or receive calls either. Taking it further, this helmet allows you to snap photos or take videos, so you can relive your adventures for another day. That’s done by using the one touch button, which is placed on the handlebar controller to allow you simple navigation and control.
Backed by a one year warranty, this helmet keeps all the important road information in the front of you while driving and is made for all weather conditions. You must have an Android OS of 4.2 or newer and a Iphone/Ipad system of 10.2 or newer for it to fully function.
The Future: Cross Helmet X-1
In five years, and possibly less, many others will flock to do what these guys are
currently doing. Cross Helmet X-1 features visibility at 360 for the biker.
The future is bright as this helmet gives you no blind spots with their rear view camera option.
What’s more is the LED lights that are placed on both sides, which makes your navigation much safer and visible. This helmet shows you routes and directions by keeping it right in front of you. Connect it to your Smartphone’s GPS or hook up their Open Maps Navigation integrated app, which will give you the ability to never have to switch between apps on your smartphone. This allows you to find your destination in where you’re going much easier.
You are also allowed to communicate with your friends with the Cross Helmet X-1 group talk feature. Grab it in either Iron Silver or Luster Black. It does come with a hefty price tag of over $1k.
Work In Progress: LiveMap
If this helmet, which seems to be in a Crowdfunding stage, ever gets launch, expect to hear big things about it. The Livemap Helmet could be launched and is expected to in 2018.
Furthermore, this helmet could change how companies make their helmets with a 3 in 1 setup. That is, GPS+HUD+Voice Control. Impressive. Made with audio and voice, you can also be informed notification and updates right into your ear as you ride. Sticking with the voice commands, it is 96% voice recognized currently, which is quite impressive. Expect that to be higher once launched.
In-built camera can capture images and data of any road rage incident, or even during an accident, that could make the difference in court. AR or Augmented Reality is really what is going to sell this technology as being the most transparent helmets on the market.
The GPS feature will certainly be one of the more interesting dynamics for this helmet in keeping a clear trajectory and organized view, while giving the biker more focus and control.
The Final Verdict
If you’re someone who is stubborn to tradition, and isn’t quite sold on today’s modern jewels called technological advancements, well, we understand. It takes time coming around.
But just envision the safety and productivity of wearing a helmet that can give you audio commands or instructions each time you do hit that pavement.
The verdict is in, today’s GPS helmet is safer, effective, and is here to stay for good. That’s because bikers need the convenience as well, and any one of these three helmets among others would make a great option to have protecting you from the unavoidable by getting you to your next destination quickly and safely.