Join Date: May 2017
Location: Portland, Oregon
I've been paying attention to the market for these and the "smart helmet" systems as well. The thing I dislike is that it filters the data that the phone provides through their proprietary software, so you need to like what they are showing you, and how they show it to you, because it's not at all customizable.
What I am waiting for is a system that shows me my phone's interface in a HUD window, unmolested. I really believe, in the US anyway, that Google Maps is the single best navigation system going. The benefits are not just the turn-by-turn data, but also the map, map overlays and how the information is visually provided for the brain to consume without detracting from the road. The best these HUD systems can do is take the Google Maps direction and project a simple arrow in your line of sight.
What I think the future is, and what I am holding out for, is an augmented reality version of a HUD that projects all the data on the inside of the visor so that you get your "blue line" and upcoming turns projected over the actual road surface you're riding.
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2017 939 SuperSport S
It's Italian. If I can get it to start, it'll win.