手机数码

    今日:45| 主题:38745
收藏本版 (4)
手机、平板、VR等3C数码产品的交流.

[其他] The WayLens Horizon is a dashcam for the driving enthusiast

[复制链接]
试着放弃 发表于 2016-10-1 00:04:59
122 4

立即注册CoLaBug.com会员,免费获得投稿人的专业资料,享用更多功能,玩转个人品牌!

您需要 登录 才可以下载或查看,没有帐号?立即注册

x

The WayLens Horizon is a dashcam for the driving enthusiast-1 (afternoon,standard,driving,cheaper,devices)

   Earlier this month we took a look at a whole range of dash cams, cameras that drivers can use in their vehicles to keep a record of what happens around them. The devices can be very handy in the case of an accident (or meteorite strike ). But what if you're a driving enthusiast who wants a little bit more from your dash cam? While the standard devices are well suited to the daily grind of commuting, they aren't always ideal for capturing a great Sunday morning drive through the hills or an afternoon spent at the track, particularly if you want to overlay telemetry.
  One option for the diving enthusiast is to buy a Chevrolet Corvette equipped with the Performance Data Recorder option—you'll be able to read more about how that works in the coming weeks—but that's a $1,750 option on a car with a base price north of $56,000. A cheaper alternative would be to combine a GoPro camera with a data acquisition system like one from Traqmate, or a standalone solution from AiM, but even there you'll be spending at least $1,000. Enter the $499 WayLens Horizon.
  Unlike a GoPro, which has been designed to work in all manner of extreme environments, the Horizon has been purpose-designed for one application and one only—recording good looking in-car video. WayLens CEO Mike Schmidt recently gave us a demo of the device, and we came away quite impressed.
  
       
  •                This is the WayLens Horizon. You get a 1080p 60fps camera, an OBD2 dongle for car telemetry, and a button to mount to your steering wheel.
          WayLens
       
  •                Inside that conical aluminum case is a 157˚wide-angle lens with an f/2.4 aperture. The Sony CMOS sensor is 1/1.8" (pixel size is 2.4µm x 2.4µm).
          WayLens
       
  •                The videos are recorded to an SD card in the camera body, and you can preview and edit them on your phone.
          WayLens
       
  •                When you trigger an event with the steering wheel button, the video will include the previous 10 seconds of footage from the buffer as well.
          WayLens
       
  •                Editing is quite painless on a smartphone.
          WayLens
       
  •                And the displays are very customizable. We may even see OEM-specific gauge designs show up in the future.
          WayLens
       
  •                The point of making cool driving videos is sharing them, and WayLens has made that process painless.
          WayLens
      
  The camera unit itself is a solid—some might say dense—truncated cone, with a 157° wide-angle, fixed-focus lens at the narrow end and a 286ppi OLED touchscreen at the base. Enclosed within the solid aluminum skin is a Sony 1/1.8" CMOS sensor which records 1080p 60fps to an SD card. In addition to the optical sensor, there's a barometer, a three-axis accelerometer, a three-axis gyro, a three-axis magnetometer, and a 10Hz GPS module. (There are also WiFi and Bluetooth chips for livestreaming video to your phone and for uploading video to WayLens' cloud.)
  The presence of those sensors mean that, on its own, the Horizon is able to create data overlays showing stats like your speed, acceleration, G-forces, and geolocated position. But it also comes with an OBD2 dongle that pulls information from your car, like engine rpm and even boost pressure (assuming your car has a turbocharger and reports boost pressure over OBD2). Finally, there's also a button you can mount on the steering wheel that lets you trigger the recording function (or mark an event) without having to take your hands off the wheel.
  The final component is the mobile app (for Android and iOS), which lets you—or more sensibly your passengers—watch the footage in real-time, edit clips, and share them to WayLens' cloud as well as YouTube and Facebook. Having spent a fair amount of time working with more expensive alternatives like the Traqmate, we can report that the WayLens user experience is a lot less painful and a lot more intuitive.
  OK, you won't be capturing your sector times on a race track, but if the point is to put together cool-looking videos with some data overlays, the Horizon has its more expensive competitors beat. The overlays are even customizable, so if you want to show acceleration but not your GPS location or your speed, it's a cinch to configure in the app.
   The Horizon isn't meant to appeal to everyone, but if your weekend activities involve roads like Tail of the Dragon or Mulholland Drive, it may be worth your time. Pre-orders opened this week , and WayLens has even chopped $50 off the price as an incentive.
友荐云推荐




上一篇:Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture
下一篇:Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus is reportedly on the way with Marshmallow, 1200p screen, opti
酷辣虫提示酷辣虫禁止发表任何与中华人民共和国法律有抵触的内容!所有内容由用户发布,并不代表酷辣虫的观点,酷辣虫无法对用户发布内容真实性提供任何的保证,请自行验证并承担风险与后果。如您有版权、违规等问题,请通过"联系我们"或"违规举报"告知我们处理。

廖培佑 发表于 2016-10-1 10:54:05
没人回帖。。。我来个吧
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

城理仁旗舰店 发表于 2016-10-1 14:17:56
为打酱油事业奋斗终身,随时准备为粉和酱油牺牲一切,永不潜水!
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

杜贵林 发表于 2016-10-2 05:38:16
秀起来~
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

我叫备注 发表于 2016-10-14 05:36:08
不觉名利。。。。。
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

*滑动验证:
您需要登录后才可以回帖 登录 | 立即注册

本版积分规则

我要投稿

推荐阅读

扫码访问 @iTTTTT瑞翔 的微博
回页顶回复上一篇下一篇回列表手机版
手机版/CoLaBug.com ( 粤ICP备05003221号 | 文网文[2010]257号 )|网站地图 酷辣虫

© 2001-2016 Comsenz Inc. Design: Dean. DiscuzFans.

返回顶部 返回列表