The Revolutionary Seemore HUD Helmet System!
Introducing The Brand New Seemore HUD Helmet
Updated August 14, 2018
Whether you’re a technophobe or not, it seems like there will be no escaping from the Head-Up-Display trend. In the near future, almost every helmet with come with some form of smart technology, whether you like it or not. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the rise and fall of SKULLY, serious R&D efforts from BMW, and more crowd funded start-ups than you can shake a stick at. They’ve all had strengths and weaknesses, but this offering from Poland-based “Seemore” is our favorite so far.
This particular HUD helmet model differs from a lot of other systems in a number of ways. Firstly, it works around the rider’s smartphone and uses your already existing pocket technology as the main computer. Your smartphone will allow the HUD helmet system to display a number of features, including GPS and web based information – such as weather reports, traffic updates, satellite navigation, and speed camera alerts, gas station locations etc. The smartphone will also be able to give you details on whether or not someone is trying to call you, although that’s a detail I hope they drop.
Next up, the Seemore HUD helmet system will also be available with a Bluetooth connected rear view camera that offers panoramic rear views, and it comes with an even cooler feature: a group ride package that monitors your fellow riders and their locations. If one of your riding buddies takes a wrong turn, falls behind or strays from the pack, the Seemore system will let you know!
The above mentioned features are cool, but they’re not the main selling point of the Seemore system. Using studies from the University of Michigan, the Seemore HUD’s display unit is located in a completely different place to other models. The Seemore display is located in the upper quarter of your helmets visor, rather than it the bottom sections that other manufactures are pushing. Why? According to the University of Michigan, information is processed up to 1.5 seconds faster when seen from this angle. 1.5 seconds is a big deal when you’re on two wheels…
On top of that, the Seemore module is powered by a small battery that can last up to 12 hours on a single charge, and only takes a mere 3 hours to fully charge via USB.
According to Seemore, the kit won’t be available to the general public, but they’re in negotiations with at least three major European helmet manufacturers. Since adding technology to an existing helmet could potentially compromise the helmet’s safety features, Seemore are looking at working in partnership with well established brands, so that every single helmet can pass safety scrutiny.
It seems like the demise of SKULLY has left a significant gap in the commercially available HUD helmet market – one that Seemore plans to fill (providing they don’t follow SKULLY into a quagmire of strippers and fast cars). The device is in testing at the moment, but it’s expected to be available in one form or another by summer 2017. And we can’t wait to try it out!