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Head-Up Display "Sportvue"




http://www.headsup.de/
Advertised as:

SportVue’s innovative design has two small, lightweight components: A Head-Mounted Display (HMD) mounts to your helmet visor and a Motorcycle Sending Unit (MSU) that mounts to your motorcycle.

The HMD viewing angle can be rotated in the housing and the entire unit slides up and down in the mount. This design allows the visor to be opened on any full-face or convertible helmet with the display attached. In the event of an accident, a specially designed clip will allow the HMD to separate before causing any injury to the rider. The HMD is powered by readily available AAA batteries.

The MSU receives your speed signal from a hall effect sensor mounted near either the front or rear wheel. In addition, other inputs include an RPM pulse, power and ground. The MSU processes the data, calculates gear position and transmits the data to the HMD via 2.4 GHz wireless link. The HMD presents the data in real-time within your normal field of view. It is focused well in front of you, requiring little or no focal time. You see and instantly grasp speed, RPM and gear information. All data is continually updated at 5 Hz.

See speed - gear - rpm even while cornering
Will not interfere with forward vision*
Powerful helmet mount-track tested to over 180 MPH
Wireless, lightweight, adjustable display
Three (3) backlight settings for day/night use
Programmable shift indicator
Fits late model bikes and full face helmets
Twenty (30+) hours on AAA batteries
Shows either MPH or KPH

*When properly installed, the HUD will be in your periphery allowing you to quickly glance at the display. It should never be installed directly in your line of sight.
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The thingy was tested by the german "Motorrad Magazine", the results were not so brilliant:

http://www.motorradonline.de/d/2056...d_archiv_rubrik%5D%3D4175%26title%3DZubeh%F6r

Translation:

For the installation at the motorbike and helmet an experienced mechanic needs around 2 hours. This work should better be left to a professional!
Awkward: if the display position is only some millimeters off, you can not see the small digits anymore.
The first 20 minutes you need to get your eye adapted to the display, then you do not need to look at the tachometer anymore, especially in the dark.
Even over 200 km/h (124 mph) the display stays firmly attached to the helmet and has no significant aerodynamic impact. It is powered by AAA batteries said to hold for 8 hours (advertised are even up to 30h).
So you can check your speed even inside curves, but that is it.
For a decent display of the RPM-band, the display is too tiny, a little bit better is the display of gearchange with a short flash. The changeing of gears has to be teached in, but the device is a bad learner. Even after programming it exactly as advised, the displayed gear is not relieable.
If the sun comes from a steep angle or with slightly opened visor you can not see anything of the display anymore.
The real Top-Gun feeling only comes when you dismount the bike and bystanders wonder about that spacy glowing device at your helmet.

Summary: Limited functionality - more a plaything than a real help for driving.
 

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Excellent post. I thought this thing looked really good -- and I HATE looking down at the instruments when the speedo gets over three digits. It was on my list of to-do mods. Now I'm going to re-consider.
 

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I like it :bigthumbsup:
 

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Click on

http://www.headsup.de/

for more info.
They say something around 200 $ for you guys and around 399,- € for us (Why do we germans always have to pay 100% more??? War repairs?).
50,- $ more for the new version with "radar warning" possibility (the radar warner NOT included... ::) )
But do not forget the costs for the installation.
 

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there was a guy talking about getting this in the tech section, don't know if he did? anyone else got one of these? i'd be intrested in a review. :bigthumbsup: :super: :doorag:
 
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