May is Motorcycle Safety Month, and we want you to be aware of all the safety factors in motorcycle riding. Rapid innovation within the wearable tech industry has generated many devices catered towards everyone from joggers to motorcycle riders. But how effective or how safe are some of these devices? We have reviewed 5 such wearables for motorcyclists here:
- Skully Helmet
Skully, winner of Best Wearable Tech Company, is the maker of state-of-the-art Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet on the market. The transparent floating head up display (HUD) provides the rider with full awareness with an innovative 180° rearview camera. The helmet’s live blind spot view dramatically reduces chances of blind spot related accidents.
If you want to stay focused on the road and want to monitor your movement without having to look down, BIKEHUD is here for you. This audio-visual gadget clips onto your helmet and keeps you safe by operating on so-called Rule of 3. Your speed, engine revs, and gear change are displayed on the screen.
The gadget can be connected to a free downloadable GPS and also alerts you of approaching speed cameras.
- Helite Leather Airbag Jacket
It is the motorcycle jacket that has everything to protect you. This full-grain cowhide jacket is fitted with groundbreaking airbag technology by Helite to eliminate the impact in crashing. When activated, the airbag offers firm support for the head and neck in order to lower the risk of a traumatic brain injury. With the jacket, the head and spine stays fixed in an upright position to decrease whiplash injuries. The airbag itself is skillfully integrated into the jacket to create a streamline look. The jacket’s adjustable waist circumference, soft collar neck, and good airflow provides comfort.
- Beartek Motorcycle Gloves
These hi-tech gloves will allow you to operate your phone via Bluetooth and/or your GoPro camera via wifi by simply pressing your thumb to your fingers.
Like many other motorcycle gloves these days, they also have pads on the fingertips that will operate a touchscreen without having to take off your gloves.
- Shock Doctor Shockskin Lax Relaxed Fit Impact Short
SHOCKSKIN integrated fabric and vented foam pads are secured by high frequency seams. They move and contour with the body for ultimate comfort and protection. X-FIT Brief Cup Retention System combines a wraparound internal mesh brief for exceptional comfort, fit and stability of proper cup position. Impact Protection provides additional shock absorption in critical areas, boosting primary gear coverage for hip, thigh and tailbone. It is made with flatlock, chafe-free seams and fabric that absorbs moisture from the skin