The Cerevellum Hindsight cycling computer with built in rearview camera is in production and now has nine functions and built in ANT+ to read HR and cadence sensors.
The last we heard, the recording loop would be 40 minutes, but founder Evan Solida decided to dial it back to just five minutes to minimize the amount of memory required…and keep the cost down.
Resolution is 640×480 at 12fps. Not hi-def, but enough to capture proof of an accident. It’ll record and save five minutes of footage leading up to an accident, all stored on a 128MB piece of solid state memory. An impact tells it to stop recording and save the footage, but you can also manually stop the recording if someone buzzes you too closely or pulls some other jack move.
To download the footage, just plug it into your computer and it’ll recognize it as an external drive and show the video as an AVI file. That file will only have the last five minutes of your ride, though, unless you stopped it or crashed.
The operating system will be upgradable, with new versions downloaded from the website. Battery life is five hours. Future plans include a GPS version that’ll have a scrolling map much like Google Maps, and it’ll likely be available as an add-on to the existing model first, and while we’re not allowed to give away too much, it’s nifty way of doing it that won’t affect battery life on the main unit. Then a future model with GPS and power meter readouts built in will follow, likely at Interbike next year.
Tail light rotates through off, blink and steady. Retail is $299 and it’ll be available in November.