The company has also announced it will develop the product with major motorcycle Bluetooth company Sena to produce helmets with built-in head-up display units.
The DigiLens monoHUD is different to other proposed HUD units in that it does not project an image on to the visor nor a peripheral screen, but a screen that sits in front of the right eye.
While it may look distracting, those who have used this HUD technology in a helmet say it is not. They say you look straight through the screen at the image which is focussed so that it looks like it’s displayed on the road about 10m in front of you.
As for the safety of the feature, they say it means you can see important information such as speed and other bike data plus navigation directions while still concentrating on the road ahead and without having to look down at your instruments.
Hence the term head-up display!
DigiLens says their MonoHUD unit will be easier to produce which will make it cheaper.
It uses two “crystal-clear” inkjet-coated lens layers that have 8000-nit daytime levels of brightness, whatever that means!
The full-colour screen is 640 x 360 pixels and covers 25 degrees of your eyes field of vision.
DigiLens claim it as an eight-hour battery life which should last most riders all day.
However, we have concerns about the screen fogging up and obscuring your vision or breaking in a crash and damaging your eye!
The Momentum and Momentum Lite helmet models without noise-cancelling, have ECER22-05 approvals and will be the only models available in Australia and Europe. They arrive soon, but pricing is not yet confirmed.