Does this affordable rear view bike camera with built-in lighting have battery life for all-day adventures?
TOOO Cycling has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its bike camera with integrated rear light. The DVR80 is a safety rear-view camera for cyclists that records what is happening behind your back as you ride. It offers a fully integrated taillight which, according to the brand, is visible to other road users over 1.6 km (1 mile) and offers a recording time of 9.5 hours, for adventures on the road. ‘a whole day. With a suggested retail price of ~ £ 146, it’s also not incredibly expensive compared to the competition …
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The forward-facing Cycliq Fly12, for example, has a battery life of around eight hours with the camera on and the 600 lumen front light off, five hours with low light and a few hours with light. at full power. With a recording time of 9.5 hours, the DVR80 certainly seems to have an impressive battery life, especially for the quality that TOOO Cycling claims to deliver.
TOOO Cycling’s 110-degree wide-angle lens camera enables recording of HD1080p 30-60 fps (frames per second) audio and video footage files. The light emits 80 super bright lumens at its highest setting.
Video files are automatically protected in the event of an accident, according to TOOO Cycling, thanks to its integrated technology that ensures the collection of evidence of traffic accidents for law enforcement and insurance decision-making .
TOOO Cycling claims that the light sensor delivers high definition images even in very low light conditions, thanks to the quality of the SONY IMX 323 CMOS camera sensor: “The visual details will be clear even at night in low light conditions. ambient light (license plates, type of vehicle, faces can be identified).
Image stability during rides shouldn’t be an issue either, says TOOO Cycling, thanks to the high frame rate, imaging sensor, and camera mount.
The camera can record at 1080p @ 60fps which, according to TOOO Cycling, “is the standard for all sports cameras as it almost eliminates any motion blur.”
Next, TOOO Cycling claims that the imaging sensor determines the ability of the microcontroller to process images without any loss of quality and, at best, improve image quality from naked eye vision: ” We use the latest version of SONY IMX323 CMOS Image Sensor with TOOO Cycling DVR80, which is the high-end image sensor available for on-board vehicle footage recording, widely used in cars, trucks, industrial airplanes or CCTV cameras.
Finally, there is the way the device has been assembled. TOOO Cycling has opted for a universal mount which allows the camera to be mounted on any diameter of the bicycle seat post. “We decided to create a seatpost mounting bracket for both conventional and aero seatposts, as this spot on any bike will be the least prone to ride vibration (since it’s closest to the point balance of the whole bike, the vibration radius is the smallest there), ”he says.
A two year warranty is also included.
£ 2,166 towards the goal of £ 18,938 has been pledged so far, with 23 days left, and the campaign end date is January 6, 2022. By pledging $ 179 (around £ 135) you will get a DVR80 camera with the full set of accessories including iPhone / Android SD card reader and 64g SD card. The device will cost $ 183 (around £ 146).
All the usual Kickstarter rules and regulations apply and can be found here.