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We saw the Cycliq Fly12 front camera and headlight combo at Interbike, and it was impressive. Combining laudable recording times even when blazing the 400 lumen headlamp, it saves the footage in the event of an accident or other dangerous pranks from motorists. What sets it over the top, though, is the companion smartphone app, which lets you control its settings with ease.

Now, the Fly12 is shipping, and an Android version of the app is coming very soon. It connects to the app via WiFi and Bluetooth for both setup and video review and editing. It can even upload your ride to Strava, set the integrated bike alarm and let you share your video on social media. Check the press release after the break, and stay tuned for a giveaway on Bikerumor soon!

PRESS RELEASE: Leederville , Australia – Cycliq, maker of innovative cycling accessories, has announced the availability of its newest product, Fly12. A combination headlight and Full HD camera made for cyclists, the device makes commuters, road and mountain bikers more visible while recording the action ahead. It also includes feature rich iPhone and Android companion apps and integration with popular cycling social network Strava.

Fly12 is lightweight and compact with a modern design delivering wide angle, crystal clear high quality recordings. In camera only mode it will record for 10 hours, while the headlight delivers up to 400 lumens for low light visibility. Fly12 utilizes WiFi and Bluetooth for connectivity to the CycliqPlus companion app, which controls settings, enables video review and sharing, provides Strava integration, adds a tramline overlay and can arm an innovative bike alarm.

Fly12 Features:

  • Full HD 1080p Camera: Fly12 features 1080p resolution and records at 45 FPS, ensuring next level resolution and rich detail
  • Powerful Headlight: Fly12 delivers up to 400 lumens, for visibility up to 75 feet in complete darkness. Choose between always on and flashing modes
  • Superb Battery Life: Fly12’s battery will last up to 10 hours in camera only mode, as much as four times as long as other action cameras. The light lasts for up to two hours at full intensity (while recording)
  • Strava Premium Membership: Fly12 purchasers receive three months free premium membership
  • Set And Forget Use: Fly12 features looping record, with footage automatically saved to a microSD card (supports up to 64GB)
  • Incident Capture Technology: Fly12 will preserve important footage in the event of a serious incident
  • Innovative Nanotechnology: Fly12 is weather proof, so water ingress won’t corrode or break the device. Nano technology also ensures water will shed off
  • GoPro Mount & Garmin Mount Compatible: Fly12 comes with its own handlebar mount and also works works with select Garmin compatible mounts

CycliqPlus User Friendly iPhone / Android Companion App

  • Video Editing: Quick and easy on the fly review, trimming and social sharing
  • “Tramline” feature overlays a three-foot buffer from the bike onto video footage
  • Strava Integration: Access and overlay a choice of Strava ride statistics such as speed, power, heart rate and map location
  • Bike Alarm : Once armed, any bike movement will set off an audible alarm, start the light flashing and turn the camera on. In addition an alert is sent to the paired smartphone
  • *Android app will be available later this month

Fly12 will retail for US $349 and is available online and independent bike dealers this month.

Cycliq.com

14 comments

  1. Jörg Löhken on

    If the Fly12’s battery could be charged while riding AND charge other gadgets, that would push it over the top for me. Although the price is still hard to swallow, but as a charger, I would have a buffer between my Velogical dynamo and my smart phone, which is needed because every d*mn phone I have tried so far with hub dynamos and the velogical gets confused when the loading current starts and stops.

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  2. Frank on

    Much like the Fly6, I really want to like this, but it’s a case of “do one thing well or two things mediocre”. I was critical of the Fly6’s paltry 30 lumen output, and the same can be said here. 400 lumen is not enough for unlit roads. Also, because the camera and light are on the same axis, there is no ability to angle the light down (to avoid glaring motorists) while keeping the camera up (to record what’s up ahead).

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    • Grimani on

      I dunno. It already does one thing really well (be a camera). Its not an action cam, nor does it claim to be, and its battery life is far and away the best I’ve seen. I personally don’t do a huge amount of after dark riding, and 400 lumens flashing is way plenty for daytime visibility.

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    • Dave on

      The sense I get is that this is really more of a daytime running light. For that purpose, this is great. I agree that it doesn’t make for a good night riding light.

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  3. Bikepike on

    Bad boys
    Whatcha want, watcha want
    Whatcha gonna do
    When sheriff Fly12 come for you
    Tell me
    Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna dooo
    Yeaheah

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  4. WannaBeSTi on

    I’m excited about this guy. I have the FLY6 and I enjoy it. I (as well as my wife) like having an unblinking witness riding with me. I abide by rules of the road, but that doesn’t mean anything if I can’t speak for myself if there is a situation.

    My neighborhood has a forum and I’ve been able to post videos of people driving stupid behind me…like trying to pass me while I’m stopped at a stop sign.

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  5. Andrew on

    I wish they’d come out with a camera-only variant. I have the Fly6 and love it, but I rarely ride at night and would rather have stand alone lights when I do. The FLy12’s size makes it less attractive to me as a tool I could use on road rides.

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    • Jonathon on

      Andrew, I race in the Pro 1/2, field and many racers no issues with having it on the bike to record races. It’s a great tool have to be able to review races and see what happened, or who was suffering behind you when you thought they were they were sitting comfortably.

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  6. Kevin Hodgson on

    The wide angle if the lens means that even with the light angled down to avoid dazzling motorists you still get a good video output. There’s no point having an incident camera if you discover afterwards that it’s been pointing in the wrong direction, so the lens is quite wide angle and no need to play about setting it up at all. Not fish bowl wide but rest assured it doesn’t miss anything.
    I’ve had mine for a few weeks thanks to kickstarter.

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