Earlier this year, though, he received a nice round of funding and the Hindsight has benefitted accordingly. Not only is it (finally) nearing production, but it’s received a number of proper upgrades over the original prototypes we’ve shown. The main ones are a longer recording time and Apps.
The original version would record a continuous loop of only a few minutes, freezing and saving the footage shortly after a major impact to provide a video account of the accident. The final version records a 40 minute loop, which is then viewable on any computer.
The head unit has a pretty straightforward (read: easy to use) GUI menu system for setup. It’ll come standard ready to capture seven basic functions (speed, cadence, average, time, distance, etc.). From there, the owner can purchase Apps to add features and functionality. Since there’s no way to predict what people will want to use it for or what new technologies are coming down the pipeline from others. This makes it quite future-proof and yes, they hint at the ability to read power from pedals, too.
Why not just include the whole host of power measurement and other high tech features from the get go? Because it would quickly price it out of the realm of most riders. By keeping it focused on the basics and offering the camera and recording as the primary selling points to start, Cerevellum is able to price it at just $299 MSRP USD.
The camera is hard wired into the taillight, which mounts to your seatpost with a quick release design. Other specs include:
- Lithium-ion battery
- 227g system weight
- 800mhz processor
Solida’s been out riding with the latest prototype and says:
I rode one of the first Hindsight 35’s weekend and it was amazing. I didn’t turn around one time and could easily see what make and model of car was about to pass or was approaching from a good distance away. In fact, when I turned the unit off, I felt naked riding. It makes THAT big of a difference.
We’ve lined up a test ride for when we get back from Eurobike and Interbike, so look for some hands on reporting this fall.