Sometimes called dash cams, action cameras, helmet cameras or bike cameras they are all pretty much the same thing. They are small compact cameras that can capture HD footage or even 4K footage in some cases without being a burden on your bike, car or helmet.
Why do people wear dash cams?
There are many reasons people wear dash cams on their bikes or helmet. Of course they can capture great footage of your driving exploits so that you can make cool dash cam videos and put them on your social media. You can capture the amazing scenary, cool tricks and stunts or maybe even something funny that happened. Unfortunately some people who wear a dash cam can take things to far and go out of their way to provoke drivers on the road in order to get a reaction and that gives other cyclists a bad name indeed.
In saying that it is encouraged to have a dash cam on your bike for insurance purposes. Many cyclists take their lives into their own hands when cycling in major cities such as Dublin or London. Having a dash cam can prove in case of an incident what really happened. These cameras will give you concrete evidence of the event and are better than even eye witness reports in a court of law.
What to look for in a dash cam?
Well depending on your budget you can go for a low profile HD dash cam or if you have some money to spare you can even get 4K dash cameras now from companies like YI. According to www.dashcameras.ie you can now get a 4K camera for under €100 and it is a top quality camera that will not weight down your helmet or bike. Of course the camera should be waterproof and the ability to loop record so that it will be constantly recording. You can even now get cameras that have g-sensor technology so that they will record automatically when an impact is sensed by the camera.