We’re all (usually) wearing a helmet, but things like radar, video cameras, etc., are all things we need to add on if we’re trying to maximize safety and third party accountability. But the new Briko Cerebellum One combines those gadgets and more into a single helmet, giving you the ability to record from front and rear facing cameras, get alerts if someone’s getting too close behind you, and even a heads up if you’re getting dehydrated…

Briko Cerebellum One smart cycling helmet monitors your surroundings, hydration, phone and safety in real time

The Cerebellum One combines technology with your smart phone to give you eyes in the back of your head, showing traffic as video of graphic alerts. The key built-in features are:

  • Rear-view live mirror
  • Rear collision warning
  • SMS crash alert
  • Black box incident recording and auto footage upload
  • LED rear light to improve your visibility to others
  • Full HD still and video cameras
  • Dehydration alerts

Here’s how it all works…

which helmet can record rear facing footage in case of an accident

The combination of a rear video camera and rear radar let you choose how you want to be alerted of what’s coming up. Use the “Rear View Mirror” setting and it’ll beam the video to your phone, turning your screen into a “mirror”. And you can share that live stream with others on your group ride so everyone can see what’s behind you, assuming you enjoy sitting as tailgunner for the whole ride.

Don’t want video? Just use the radar to get graphic and audible alerts when somethings coming up behind you. Or just turn it all off in heavy traffic, without losing the system’s constant-on recording and black box.

briko cerebellum one cycling helmet has front and rear view cameras with smart app to record footage and monitor your hydration levels

Those features store the recordings from 2 minutes before and after an impact and immediately uploads them to Briko’s cloud (courtesy of your smart phone’s data connection. Just make sure you register the app and create an account to be able to save and access the files.

The app lets you turn settings on and off, configure your account and access the 4K video, which you can also share with friends after the ride. Keeping it paired allows it to save and upload the video during a crash, as well as send a geo-located SMS message to your emergency contact.

Wait, it tells me when to drink?

briko cerebellum one cycling helmet has front and rear view cameras with smart app to record footage and monitor your hydration levels

The helmet’s other trick is built-in temperature and moisture sensors that work together to guesstimate your sweat levels and predict when you may be getting dehydrated. It’ll then alert you via your phone so you remember to drink.

briko cerebellum one cycling helmet has front and rear view cameras with smart app to record footage and monitor your hydration levels

So, what does all of this add up to? About 400g and €490 when it goes on sale in late 2019. The battery has an “up to 4 hours” lifespan depending on how many of the features you have turned on. It comes with a charging cable, as well as a handlebar mount for your phone to position it in the horizontal “rear view mirror” position. Now, if they could just beam that to a heads up display in their cycling sunglasses instead…

It’s not just Briko getting integrated

We saw a lot of new helmets using integrated designs of various types. From the integrated carbon fiber skeletons on LEM and MET’s top end road helmets, to easily removable visors from them. Sena upgraded their two-way communication system to allow for a virtually unlimited number of riders to communicate directly with each other, all hands free! In the video above, we show you those, and finish with a close up look at Briko’s Cerebellum One and how it displays that rear view camera footage.

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adamrice
2 years ago

Seems like a lot of technology to pack into a piece of gear that’s designed to be sacrificial.

Robin
Robin
2 years ago
Reply to  adamrice

^This.

Greg
Greg
2 years ago
Reply to  adamrice

It would be nice if they offered a helmet “core” for sale to previous customers to transfer the electronics after an accident.

edge
edge
2 years ago
Reply to  adamrice

Seems like a lot of technology to pack into a piece of gear that’s designed to save your life….

Dex
Dex
2 years ago

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Chris
Chris
2 years ago

So are airbags, but I still want them in my car!

Milessio
Milessio
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Do auto manufactures recommend replacing your car every couple of years?

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K-Pop is dangerous to your health
2 years ago

Meh, whatever. All I care to see from Briko is to bring their Stinger sunglasses back to the US market, and with more frame colors other than black.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
2 years ago

So they missed out on a great opportunity by having two pieces of tech that don’t speak to each other. Part of the reason I don’t use a tailcam was that I found that I’d forget to recharge or turn them on or they’d die on long rides. The solution to this is to have a camera that turns itself on and records only when the radar detects a close/dangerous pass and auto saves them then shuts itself off again.

Robin
Robin
2 years ago

It seems there’s an opportunity here with cameras and Garmin’s Varia radar unit.

VazzedUp
VazzedUp
2 years ago

4 hours seems to be a little low considering the length of most road group rides, and weather conditions. Would think a min of 8 hours to make sure it all works during fall rides for the whole ride.

LemondRider
LemondRider
2 years ago

Tells me when to drink? My Apple Watch tells me when to breath…..

kev
kev
1 month ago

Where can I purchase a Briko Cerebellum helmet?