What to Consider Before Buying a Helmet Camera for your Bicycle

Cyclists know the importance of safety gear.

A bike helmet is essential for protecting your head in the event of a collision, while additional padding for your hands and knees can help when falling off your bike.

But what about protecting yourself from being hit by a car? Or catching evidence of a hit-and-run driver? That’s where a bike helmet camera comes in.

A bike helmet camera is a small, lightweight camera that mounts to your helmet and records everything you see while riding. Some cycling cameras even come with built-in GPS tracking and accident detection features too.

If you’re considering buying a helmet camera for your bike, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Here at Techalogic – the home of safety-related technologic designed for the UK roads – we’re here to break down the top three things to consider before purchasing a bicycle camera.

Man cycling wearing the XV-1 2K QHD Helmet Camera

Resolution

When it comes to bike helmet cameras, the resolution is everything. You need to make sure that whatever cycling camera you choose can capture clear, sharp video footage, even in low-light conditions.

Making sure the camera can capture video in all conditions will help ensure that you stay safe, whatever the time of day, in particular in the winter months. Look for a camera with at least 1080p HD resolution.

The XV-1 is designed as a safety camera specifically for cyclists. Our unique bike helmet camera has a resolution of 2K @ 30fps and can run at full 1080p HD @ 60fps. Each recording captured by the XV-1 provides you with a great record of all your rides, ideal for safety purposes and perfect for capturing the road ahead.

The high-sensitivity performance is suitable for night filming, as it still records super-sharp HD video thanks to the latest Sony Starvis Exmor Lens.

Field of View

Another offset to consider when it comes to the resolution is the field of view of the bicycle camera.

The field of view is the width of the area that the camera can record. A wider field of view means that more of your surroundings will be captured on video. Most bike helmet cameras have a field of view between 120 and 170 degrees.

Battery Life

No one wants to stop in the middle of a ride to recharge their camera.

Before buying a helmet camera for your bike, make sure to find one with long battery life – ideally, one that can record for at least for 2 hours on a single charge.

A camera that leads the industry standard in battery power is our Techalogic DC-1 Dual lens bike helmet camera. Offering seamless loop recording, this dual-action camera can record for up to 10 hours straight off a single charge.

The high-sensitivity performance of the DC-1 is suitable for filming at night with high-quality resolution and can even record for an additional 7 hours when extended by a low cost 5000 mAh power bank.

This bicycle camera is designed for cyclists, fitting multiple types of helmets. When purchasing directly from our website, all the fittings will be included to fit the camera to any bike helmet.

 

Storage Capacity

Some cycling cameras come with built-in storage, while others require you to insert a memory card. If you go with a camera that uses a memory card, just make sure it’s compatible with the type of card you have (SD, microSD, etc.).

Most high-quality action cameras, especially all our Techalogic cycling cameras, can support microSD cards of up to 128Gb.

If you plan on recording a lot of video footage, look to Techalogic’s cameras, which come equipped with expandable storage capacity.

Cycling Cameras at Techalogic

By keeping these three things in mind, you can be sure to find the best bike helmet camera for your needs as well as your budget.

Our Techalogic cameras are designed for safety and specifically for cyclists in mind. With high-quality resolution, great storage capacity and extendable battery life of 10+ hours, our cameras have every feature a cyclist could need.

Our philosophy is about bringing “logical tech” to the UK and providing the highest quality cycling safety cameras to protect cyclists out on the roads.

When purchasing a camera from Techalogic, you will not only receive a superior cycling camera, but you’ll also receive the finest aftersales support if you ever encounter any issues, completely free.

Browse our range of cameras today, to keep you cycling safely on the roads tomorrow.

XV-1 2K QHD Helmet Camera