Motorcycle helmets with cameras have become increasingly popular in recent years. With forums and video website such as YouTube, sharing real-time experiences is possible like never before.
There are a variety of brands that create motorcycle helmets cameras. But, it's important to remember that there are other considerations when buying a helmet and safety should always be the top priority. That being said, if you do want a camera on your helmet, there is an excellent selection and choice available on the market for you to try.
If you're not sure about whether a helmet with a camera is right for you, we list some of the great benefits of riding with a camera.
Helmet Cameras Capture Great Landscapes
If a picture says a thousand words, a video can say ten thousand. Capturing a whole ride or journey (that could be hours long) is a wonderful way to remember the experience of a certain place.
While concentrating on driving, you don't always have the chance to take in the landscape. But, having the ability to watch that back afterwards can be really fulfilling. You can even create a video of your favourite rides.
Sharing Your Rides on Social Media
Sharing your experiences and journeys with others is fantastic. Anyone can sign up to YouTube or Facebook and show off the footage from a ride.
This can be an excellent way to show people about the place you've visited or demonstrate some skills you've learned. Riding can be a lonely experience, but, when you upload it and share it with others, you can feel part of the wider community.
If you are in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, the camera footage can be used as evidence. This is an excellent way to protect yourself and show how dangerous car drivers are. Despite a low number of motorcyclists on the road, 20% of road fatalities are on motorcycles.
Many bicycle helmets also have this feature for similar reasons. It can help to drive up awareness of how dangerous the roads can be for motorcyclists.
You don't need to break the bank to find a motorcycle helmet camera. Many companies offer competitively-priced helmets cameras, enabling all riders to experience capturing their ride.
More expensive helmet cameras may come with additional features such as microphones, a rotatable lens and ample storage.
You can also buy camera covers — enabling the camera to be used in all weather conditions. The camera recording can often be saved on a memory card that can easily be transferred to a device afterwards.
Remember, with any motorcycle helmet purchase it's important to find a helmet that fits well. Safety is always the number one priority with a helmet. The government's Helmet Safety Scheme can offer more advice on government-approved standards for helmets.
J&S Accessories have a selection of the best motorcycle helmets from a variety of brands. No matter what type of helmet you prefer, you can find it on our website or in one of our local shops.