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New BMW Entry-Level GPS Announced September 10, 2015 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – BMW announced the new “Navigator Street” GPS today, a (supposedly) inexpensive entry-level navigation system made by Garmin for BMW motorcycles. It will be available in Europe, USA and Canada with a to-be-determined price. The new Navigator Street supplements the existing BMW …

A 360° Motorcycle Dash Cam Setup I’m a long time regular webBikeWorld reader and I’ve been closely following the action camera reviews and the Bluetooth intercom reviews for some time. The do-it-all Sena 10C (review) sure grabbed my attention, as did the INNOVV C3 action cam (review) and the Mobius action cam (review). I went “all in” and I learned a few things and …

A Sophisticated Yet Inexpensive Action Camera The Mobius Action Cam is one of the best bargains going. It takes good quality 720p or 1080p video and it’s small and light weight (56 g with mount). The best part may be the software, which allows extensive customization of the settings. There are many user-definable options that …

Remote Lens With Continuous Recording Option The INNOVV C3 action camera is a bit different from some of the other motorcycle video cameras we have reviewed on webBikeWorld. This one separates the camera body or “brain” from the lens with a 1.5 meter long cable. The C3 comes with a 120-degree wide angle lens and a narrower …

Outstanding Video Quality and Ease of Use The ReplayXD Prime X has the same low-profile form-factor as the ReplayXD 1080 reviewed on webBikeWorld in 2011. That camera won a webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year Award in 2011. The rugged aluminum tube shape and easy-to-use format remains and the Prime X version has a “Hyperion CinePrime X Lens” …

No Cell Connection Needed: Nokia HERE Off-Line Motorcycle GPS Our article entitled “Using a Tablet as a Motorcycle GPS” has been very popular with webBikeWorld readers. It details how you can use a smartphone or a relatively inexpensive tablet as a widescreen GPS device on your motorcycle, saving hundreds of dollars off the cost of …

An Action Camera “System” for Motorcyclists The Sena Prism is a solidly built, Bluetooth 4.0 action camera, first introduced on webBikeWorld in the Sena Prism preview from October 2013. The Prism records video in 1080p at 30fps; 720p at 30 or 60fps and 480p at up to 120fps. Voiceovers can be recorded using Sena or other brands …

High-Definition Speakers Rock Your Helmet The Iasus XSound 3 speakers have an aluminum machined chassis, Kevlar reinforced speaker wires and phenomenal sound quality. The XSound 3 speakers can take higher volumes with less distortion than most standard intercom speakers. The bass response is also outstanding; you can actually “feel” the bass as you listen. The …

Lights for Dark Nights: Denali D4 vs. DR1 Decisions, decisions…so many lights, but which to choose? The Denali DR1 lights have the classic spot light pattern that throws a pencil-sharp beam for high-speed night adventures. Or you can have a set of flood or fog lights with their shorter but wider beam. Wait — why …

A Ricoh/Pentax Waterproof, Ruggedized Action Camera The new Ricoh WG-M1 expands the company’s “WG” point-and-shoot camera lineup with a new form factor. The WG-M1 looks rugged and it is. It doesn’t need a water-resistant housing to achieve its IPX8 rating for immersion to 10 meters (32.8 ft.). It’s also shock resistant, rated for a “Method …

A Tiny Action Camera Takes Surprisingly Good Video The new Polaroid Cube action camera is tiny. And yes, it’s pretty darn cute. There’s no getting around the cuteness factor but, of course, cute isn’t enough. No problem, because the little guy actually takes surprisingly good quality video! That fact is a testament to how far …

Sena Prism Action Camera Preview (October 16, 2014) – The Sena Prism action camera (review) is finally year and will be released in November, according to Sena. The camera, which will be called the “Prism”, will feature Bluetooth 4.0 for audio recording via a Bluetooth intercom. The Bluetooth capability allows the user to control the camera by …

SPOT Trace Theft Alert Tracking Device The SPOT Trace is a small GPS tracking device used to track a motorcycle or scooter through a satellite network. If your bike is moved or stolen, a text message or email is sent and you can follow its progress using Google Maps. The SPOT Trace will also send …

Midland XTC400VP Action Camera Review The new Midland XTC400VP is basically a higher-spec version of the Midland XTC300 (review) we reviewed one year ago. The XTC400 adds WiFi connectivity; a mounting system with standardized mounting rails on either side of the camera; a rotating lens and several user-controlled recording options. The kit also comes with a (rather …

Can a Tablet Replace a Motorcycle GPS? Can a tablet like the Google Nexus 7 be used as a navigation device on a motorcycle? Yes it can, but with some caveats. While it may not be the perfect solution, it is indeed a solution…and a pretty economical one at that. Screen size is just right, …

SPOT Gen3 GPS Tracking Device Review The SPOT Gen3 GPS is the third generation of a GPS personal tracking system and satellite messenger system. The SPOT GPS personal tracking system is designed to work with satellite-based communications. This means that the unit should be able to function virtually anywhere in the world, even in areas …

A True GoPro Competitor The BlackVue Sport SC500 action camera takes excellent quality video and photographs that is better than most action cameras we have reviewed. The videos from the SC500 have a noticeably wider exposure range than is usually found in this type of video camera. Also, the colors are accurate and the video …

Garmin VIRB Action Camera Preview The Garmin VIRB is brand new and ours just arrived yesterday. The battery is still charging, but here are a few very quick pics and initial impressions. A full webBikeWorld review will be coming soon and we’ll compare the Garmin VIRB with the GoPro Hero 3 (review). It seems like everybody …

Garmin Makes An Action Camera The Garmin VIRB action camera is built like a brick with excellent overall construction. It’s also relatively heavy and we discovered that this has implications when mounting the camera. Overall, we’re disappointed with the video quality of the Garmin VIRB and we hope that Garmin can and will correct the …

Sena Bluetooth Action Camera Announced October 2, 2013 –  The news has leaked; we’ve been trying to hold the secret but word got out that the Sena Bluetooth Action Camera will be formally announced at the upcoming AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida on October 17. UPDATE: Here’s the report on the Sena Action Cam from the AIMExpo. We’ll …

Cyclops “Optimus LED Prime” Light Kit Excellent quality, ruggedized, lightweight, superb output are key descriptors for the Cyclops Adventure Sports Long Range Optimus Prime LED Light Kit. This kit has two lights, one with a 10 degree and one with a 20 degree lens. Mix and match is available. Both provide a distinctive and extremely …

Small and Cheap With Good Results The Liquid Image Ego 727 is an extremely compact camera that takes very good videos. Its various user interfaces include a smart phone option, but leave a few things to be desired. On the other hand, the Liquid Image Ego is one of least expensive HD cameras out there; …

Excellent HD Video Choice The Midland XTC-300 VP4 continues Midland’s tradition for ease of use, now in HD. The XTC-300 has surprisingly good video for a camera in this price range The colors are very accurate and the exposure is perfect in daytime lighting conditions. The camera also couldn’t be easier to use, with its …

Xena XX10 Motorcycle Disc Lock Alarm The Xena XX10 is the latest evolution of a successful series of motorcycle disk lock alarms. The XX-series has been updated with several features. Like the other Xena disk lock alarms, the lock is independent of the alarm, so a dead battery has no effect on the locking attribute. …

Outstanding Video With the GoPro Quirks The new GoPro Hero3 delivers the goods, no doubt about it. In fact, we named it our Motorcycle Action Camera of the Year for 2012. The Hero3 Black Edition has the best video quality by far of any motorcycle video camera we’ve reviewed. That’s the good news. Not all is rosy, …

Better Speakers and a Mini Amplifier for Helmets “Like having a concert hall in your helmet” isn’t far from the truth when describing the Tork XPro speakers. They deliver, with louder volumes than any of the stock motorcycle intercom speakers we have tried. Of course, more isn’t always better when it comes to decibels. The …

The Gorilla 8007 Motorcycle Alarm The Gorilla 8007 Alarm system is basic on features and offers good (or loud) bang for the buck. Its simple and straightforward design make installation easy once it is determined where to locate the system. Motorcycles come and go for many owners. The reasons vary; a new bike means the …

Sony Action Cam Review The Sony Action Cam is yet another new entry in the burgeoning motorcycle video camera market. It’s available with or without WiFi and a waterproof housing is supplied with either kit. The camera can take video at either a 120 or 170 degree lens setting and slow-motion video at 60 and …

Excellent Quality Video With Mounting Issues The brand new JVC GC-XA1 is also our new class leader for motorcycle “action” camera video quality. The video it takes is sharp and very nicely exposed, with smooth gradations and good response times when moving back and forth in shadows and light. The camera is also very easy …

More Motorcycle Video Camera Mounts Four more suction cup mounts that just don’t work very well for motorcycle video cameras. Someday, hopefully, someone will develop a better solution for mounting a camera on a helmet or bike. Motorcycle video camera manufacturers just don’t get it. Making a great little camera isn’t enough — if it …

Delkin “WingmanHD” Review The new Delkin “WingmanHD” video camera has a few interesting features and, for the most part, it captures very good quality video. The accurate color rendition and excellent exposure management are class-leading, but the camera has a few quirks that keep it from top billing. But it’s a good first try from …

Delkin WingmanHD Action Video Camera November 2011 – Delkin, the manufacturer of memory cards, USB card readers and the Fat Gecko line of camera suction cup mounts (review) has announced the “WingmanHD” video camera. UPDATE: See the wBW Delkin WingMan HD review. The Wingman HD is claimed to be “the lightest weight action camera in the world”, according to the …

Good Quality Video, Nice Form Factor The new Replay XD1080 video camera captures excellent quality HD video. It’s beautifully constructed with an anodized aluminum body and the kit comes with a nice selection of accessories. The camera control system uses a clever design that’s easy to use and the camera has a few nice features …

A Smaller Version of the Drift HD The new Drift HD includes all of the features of the Drift HD170 (review) — a webBikeWorld favorite — in a smaller form factor. The Drift HD has a few added features of its own, including an updated button layout that makes it even easier to use. The live view …

Contour GPS HD Video Camera Review There are lots of reasons to like the Contour HD series video cameras — size, weight, durability, ease of use and superb video and more. The Contour GPS with Bluetooth on board made further resistance futile on my part; I have been assimilated, and gladly. In an effort to …

Burns Moto Weatherproof USB Port As its name implies, this is a waterproof (water resistant actually) USB Type A port designed for motorcycle use. It’s a simple device; connect the wires to a battery or other switched power and you’re good to go. Then you can charge your video cameras, music devices, intercoms, GPS units …

Snap-on LCD For Your GoPro The GoPro LCD BacPac brings a whole new world of functionality to the GoPro HD video camera (review). It adds a sorely missed live view, a speaker and it also provides a menu system that makes it easier to use the video camera. It’s a “must have” accessory for any GoPro …

A Different Kind of HD Action Cam The Tachyon XC HD is the most disappointing video camera in this comparison because we expected a lot more from it. It’s relatively heavy at 181 grams (6-3/8 oz.) and larger than the others. The video quality, especially in bright sun, is somewhat disappointing and seems consistently underexposed …

Good Results and Reasonable Price But SD Only The Midland XTC-100 VP2 is the ease of use champ in this group and it takes decent quality video but it’s SD only. It tended to overexpose in bright sun in our comparison and it has some lens flare and fairly extreme barrel distortion in some situations. …

Drift HD 170 Video Camera Review The new Drift HD170 offers very good quality 1080p HD video and a rugged form factor designed for outdoor use. It is definitely the easiest to use helmet video camera we’ve tried and the live view comes in very handy. Soon after the Drift X170 video camera review was published on …