Physical fitness is a must for everyone these days. The lifestyle we’re facing seem elusive of healthy practices so one way to beat the junk is pick up yourself and define your matters. There are many forms of physical training; it can be indoor or outdoor. Most prefer indoor training as it seems feasible for the many without regard for certain adjustments like time and the weather. While most do training in the gym, a select few take things at a greater height: they go outdoors. These people belonging to this group are adventure seekers and risky that they want to exercise and at the same time enjoy. One popular outdoor sport is cycling. Whether you’re strolling on the park or trekking down the mountainside, bicycles are not equipped for serious safety measures.
Comparing it to motorcycles, these are safety-inclined because of the hazards the product poses on the user. As for bicycles, you can never be too sure, can you? When traversing along a lengthy path, it’s risky to keep on looking back to check the status. What do you think of a bicycle rear view mirror? Is it Possible? Yes. A startup company named Smart Bike conceptualized a rear view solution using a rear camera and your mobile phone. The company has recently introduced a camera called Hexagon. This device allows you to connect to a smart phone app and functions as a live safety camera. Hexagon is more than just your average rear view cam.
Housing a 1080p/30fps camera, WIFI connectivity allows the broadcasting of the ride. When linked with the app, the product can live stream rides and track fitness activity and distance traveled. It also has a sensor which prompts emergency contacts when it registers that you had an accident. Along with the camera, Hexagon features automatic turn and braking lights built into the device, and it provides a manual control ring for your handlebar. When brakes are applied, the integrated accelerometer and gyroscope detects the sudden change and lights up the LEDs. An integrated 6000mAh power bank is included to the device for sustenance of using the app. The device easily attaches and detaches itself to the bicycle.
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The quick-release system ensures that riders can take the device with them to prevent theft and to keep the device charged. This is good news since most hardware add-ons seem complicated to install. The Smart Bike Company is still crowd funding under the indiegogo platform. The regular version costs at about $99, while the light version retails at around $75. These prices are for a limited time period; when the product pushes through and hits shelves in the future, the amount will possibly go up. The product is said to launch next week so other minor details will be discussed during the launch. As per every investment, it carries certain risks. The company is just a start-up; their first ever product launch. Backers should be well-informed of the risks as not to create a buzz in eventuality.