Front facing camera
The Fly12 is not interesting to me, but I can see it for many. I don't ride at night, but occasionally, I get caught at dusk (Flat or bonk). In my opinion, change the LED and red cover to all white, and you'd have the best Head Tube mounted front facing camera out there. That is what I'm looking for. Pre-order??
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It's nice to be able to either extend the run time for long rides or just be able to plug in a reserve power source for those time when you forget to recharge it
I am a +1 for a front facing camera as well. I don't want a sport camera that gives me HD for 2 hours, I want a safety camera that lasts for 6+hours.
Now that we have brought out the new Fly6 we have some time to look at the front solution. We have had great feedback on the new Fly6 and we want to keep some of our signature (cycling specific) features for the front version:
- great battery life
- simple to use
- easy to install
- stable footage
We hope to bring it our later in 2015 however we might do an announcement early next year. The best way to stay up to date on this is to subscribe on our website.
Keep your thoughts and ideas coming as we are deep in the design stages of Fly12 right now!
I'd also like a front facing camera. I'd REALLy like it if there was a way to also use it when I'm out for an evening walk (for safety). Perhaps a clip or an armband? I had a creepy encounter a couple of weeks ago and would like to have shown the police the guy in question.
PS I love our original Fly6. The technical support has been wonderful!
Even an armband for my Fly6 would be useful. Pedestrians wear flashing lights around here to be seen by drivers.
I agree with Chris for the same reasons. Some front and rear lights are the same except for the covers so couldn't you do that with the fly6? I would definitely spend another £100 on one for the front knowing how good the Fly6 is.
The rear facing camera is great. Would love a front facing camera as well. No one else has a viable solution out there.
In fact, can the battery be replaced, with a spare, out on a ride?
Thanks for the feedback, particularly around the strengths of Fly6.
Fly12 can be operated without the light so in our opinion it caters to both markets/ users you have mentioned. Fly12 also has a much more universal mounting system allowing for mounting above/ below or out front of your bars.
Cycliq is still in its infancy with this being our second product and first front facing integrated device. As we evolve more options may become available.
John Barber - there is loads of data being generated buy a front and back camera. Capturing it all by wifi in a central unit would require a very technical unit with loads of battery power (read heavy unit). It's not something on our radar at the moment given each device will record data on the device.
Hi There - thanks for your thoughts. Our front light and camera is small enough to hold in your hand as a flashlight!
I just got a Fly6 and am really impressed. I would like to see a minimalist front camera option as well: perhaps without a light, which can be inconspicuously mounted below my stem. I already have a Garmin Edge on my stem, and a set of white LED blinkies on my bars when there is a risk I'll be out at dusk (I try not to be off the road by then). I'm running out of real estate!
I am sure a front camera/light is on the agenda. My preference would be to make it bright and light with a long run time. Don't try to replace the high powered off road MTB type set up, but light enough to be used as well rather than in stead of.
A big feature of these is that you can film your own roots and then upload them as a virtual route to be shared around the world.
I think that it would add another marketing angle to the forthcoming FLY 12 – and you might find it worthwhile to talk to some of the companies that are producing virtual training machines and virtual training software. If you specifically targeted that market, they might be pleased to give you publicity by suggesting to their customers that the fly 12 is ideally suited to produce virtual routes for their trainers.
Love the Fly6 and the ability to keep the guys in the stinkboxes honest!
Just a bit of an idea that you could incorporate into your cameras - the Garmin I use has a mini-lanyard attached which allows the unit to continue to be attached to the handlebar in the event that the mounting fails - it has saved the unit on at least one occasion from being smashed on the ground!
I just got mine today, would definitely be buying a front facing camera when they come out. Great product.
We believe you will be very happy with the different mount options that will be available for the Fly12 we are currently producing. There will be a mount option available that makes sure users dont run out of real etstate on their handle bars including a camera/light and garmin as you mentioned.
Watch this space!!
Having had a recent accident and having my "adventure" front facing camera fail but the rear facing fly 6 come through beautifully with a bit of luck a flashing white light front camera is just around the corner. Come on guys!
Don't make us ride around with front facing fly 6's flashing red lights!
Hi Geoff - Fly12 includes that feature!