Motorcycle Recording Camera System by HaloCam, 1080P Dual Lens Dash Cam Dvr, Rear View Sports Action Camera, Waterproof Video Driving Recorder with WiFi & GPS, 2.7" LCD, 155 Degree Angle, 256G Max
- Professional Motorcycle Dash Cam: Without having to deal with batteries, plug/unplug, turning on/off, getting dizzy of the large swing of the video, or adding tons of weight on your helmet. SanDisk Extreme Pro card recommended.
- Dual Lenses Motorcycle Security Camera: Both front and rear 1080P Full-HD resolution video and photo shooting, SONY IMX323 CMOS to get overall enhancement of imaging performance in dark light environment, and 155° wide angle to cover multiple lanes
- Be An Expert Not Only in Daytime: Enough light intake is the first step to ensure night imaging. HaloCam biker’s camera is featured with F1.8 large aperture to capture 30% more light and provide you with super night vision
- WiFi and App Controlled Biker Cam: Using the HaloCam Moto App to connect your phone with the camera easily via camera’s WiFi, no phone data required, then you can view real-time video, download, edit (clip & add music), and share the video directly on your phone
- Video Recorder w/GPS and Wired Control: GPS antenna provided for the riding route tracking; wired control not only help you lock one 15s video from the front lens, but also take 1 picture each of both lenses when emergency or impressive things happen
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If you want to capture all the memorable moments in pictures and videos while
your riding, or add more security to your pleasant trip, then you may want to have a
try of the HaloCam motorcycle security camera system.
Front and rear 1080P & Super night vision
Designed with the high speed, high definition and high sensitivity SONY IMX323
CMOS image sensor and F1.8 aperture, Halocam Motorcycle Camera can record
crystal clear 1920*1080 30fps Full-HD resolution video and maintain low illumination
155° Wide Angle waterproof lenses
With two wide angle lenses capturing the surroundings in front of and behind your
vehicle, your footage can truly be road encompassing.
Ways to get power & Start/stop with the engine
Our HaloCam motorcycle dash cam can get power from your motorcycle or any other USB power supply. There is also a built-in 420mA Li-ion battery for emergency use.
Seamless Loop Recording
Loop Recording is a must for continuous record. With it, you don’t need to worry
that the SD card will be full and influence the record.
*SD card is an important part for the 1080P video, please choose the high speed card.
Or connect with our customer service for suggestion.
Remote control and GPS route tracking
You can take as many pictures as you want in a much safer way with the wired
remote provided. And track your whole riding route, and lets you know where you’ve been.
No more need complex steps to download and share, now you can review, download,
and share straight from the palm of your hand with the Halocam Moto App.
Lens: 6-glasses, 155°, F1.8
Storage: Class10 TF card or above, up to 256GB, SanDisk recommended
Operating Temperature:-20 ℃ to 70 ℃
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However the instructions a quite vague. The WiFi link has to be turned on - on the camera unit/computer.
Having said that the contact guy - Amos - at the company email is very helpful & does all he can to help get the unit working correctly.
I had wifi connection problems to the phone app but with Amos' help it was sorted easily.
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The camera units have large coated glass elements and feel heavy. This suggests a metal housing which is good for long life being attached to a motorcycle. Video from front and rear cameras are sharp and have strong contrast making it easy to see details. You can choose various quality and frame settings. Be sure to use a high speed memory card – fast enough to capture two 1080P video streams.
The HaloCam M1 comes with a USB power connector. This means you can power up the system away from the bike. There is the ability to view the camera footage from the app. So, you can sort out the placement of the cameras in real time without installing or running any wires or requiring a second person! Very smart.
Installation requires running the camera cables from the front and rear, placing the DVR with 70mm full colour screen, GPS module and power cable. Instructions are basic but the colour coded wires are easy to install.
The unit is so self sufficient, there isn’t much to say as there is nothing for the rider to do. The remote switch is glove friendly and captures (from the front camera) 5 seconds before the button press and 10 seconds after. These are saved in a separate folder. Most everything can be setup through your smart phone or directly via the display unit.
A clean user interface, very intuitive and fully featured. Easy to upload to social media. This surprised me as other name brand camera products I have used seem like an app was an after thought.
Well built, well designed and at price that delivers excellent value. I would purchase again.
Very easy install even thought is made for a motorcycle, the only issue you would be the wire lengths of 6ft may be too short for longer cars or SUVs. I have a Smart Car, so I said why not and surprising enough, I actually had some wire left over.
Besides very clear videos, the best feature is the WIFI. This allowed me to hide the DVR under the dash and if I use my phone to see the live feed, I can use my phone just like a backup camera. (It just doesn’t have the backup lines other systems have and honestly there’re not really needed.) Also because I have a soft top, and the dash cam is hidden, I don’t have to secure the cam or put the top up whenever I leave the vehicle.
Central screen cracked within one week due to vibrations
What attracted me to the HaloCam M1 was a couple things. First, it has 1080p cameras on the front and rear. I don't know much about the cameras, but I do know that Sony is a good name brand, and they are using Sony cameras. That's a plus. The other big plus in my mind, was the wi-fi capability. Trying to aim your cameras without being able to see what you're doing in real time is a pain. The HaloCam M1 comes with a nice app for a smartphone that allows you to see what the cameras see in real time. You can also download your videos without touching the DVR unit, and even make changes to the settings from the app. It's slick.
I was impressed with the HaloCam M1 from even the time I opened the box. These people have spent a lot of thought in how they package their product, and from using the camera, that extra thought has gone into the design as well.
When you open the box, you'll see the DVR unit along with the two cameras and the manual switch neatly arranged. They look like quality equipment even then. Lift that packaging up and you'll see the cords neatly tucked away underneath. They use a short cord attached to each item like the cameras with a longer section to run from that camera to the DVR unit. Everything is color coded. You can't mess this up in the installation. Even the color coded plugs have only one way to plug them in. You can't mess it up. And they include heat shrink tubing that you can use to guarantee the connections are waterproof. They have thought of everything.
Installation is straight-forward. Mount the front and rear cameras. Mount the GPS device they include. And mount the manual switch. Then find places on your motorcycle to hide the wires and plug them into the DVR. The last thing is to find a good power supply.
You'll want a power connection that turns off when the ignition is turned off. Otherwise, the camera will continue to record and you'll run your battery down. I connected mine to the tail light circuit. I have a BMW, and there's a lot of concern about the CANBUS system having errors when you do this. I had no problems with mine. There's also a USB power connector that you can use to power the camera. Again, very well thought out.
One note. The DVR does not have any built in memory storage. You'll need to supply your own SDHC memory card. Use a high speed memory card for this, since you're recording from two cameras and with sound.
What is it like in use? I've attached three screen captures. The sequence might be off when this is posted, so let me explain what is happening. The rear camera shows a white vehicle merging behind me on the freeway. Another picture shows the blue car that was behind it, moving up fast. He could've easily merged behind me, but instead he accelerates to cut in front of me with little room to spare. You can see the entire sequence of events being captured as the car moves from the rear camera to the front one. If there had been an accident, that sequence of events was captured.
This is not an "action" camera, yet one of the sales people at Cycle Gear mentioned that the video I showed her was as good or better than her Go Pro. I don't know if I'd go that far. As an "action" camera, I'd rate it as "very good", but I don't believe this was designed as an action camera. As a "dash" camera though, I'd rate it as exceptional. The quality of everything is excellent, and the price is great.
I have only one nit-pick... When you mount the cameras in their mounts, they are still a little lose when the screw is tightened all the way. The "fix"...just use another washer on the inside of the two arms of the mount that holds the camera and it'll tighten just fine. That is really minor. You'll see what I mean when you mount yours.
Lastly, I have to make a comment about the HaloCam customer service. It is exceptional. I notice that of the previous reviews, one person had issues with his camera. I did too initially. I contacted them and they were outstanding in resolving my issue. I don't know when I've had better customer service. They definitely stand by their product.
* This is plug and play. Install it, and forget about it.
* If you want the videos for sharing or for evidence in case of an accident, you can download them with your smartphone.
* There's nothing left out. This includes a GPS unit to share with your friends where you were riding. It even seems to have a vibration sensor so that if you are in an accident, it will "lock" that video segment from being overwritten for evidence.
* The quality of all the components is first class. I don't see where they cut any corners in delivering a great camera system.
* Installation is easy. They have thought out how to make this fool-proof for you.
* The videos are excellent. Even at night.
* The price is great for what you get.
* An extra washer would be nice. (I had to come up with something!) :D
* The DVR is not waterproof. Just the cameras, GPS and manual switch are. So if you have the DVR unit mounted somewhere that it can get wet, put it in a plastic bag.
"12V to 5V power cord provided to connect the recorder to the motorcycle battery to get constant power supply, and can start/stop recording when engine starts/stops"
That is not the case. If you connect it straight to the battery, the unit will constantly be on, even if the bike is turned off; which means that your battery will be drained really quickly. I ended up tapping into the license plate light and now the unit turns on/off when the engine is on/off.
I must say congratulations to this company for coming out with such a great quality camera system just for motorcycles that actually does what its supposed to do!
I know it's not an "action cam" (like a GoPro) and I wasn't looking for that functionality. However, it does capture some great video from both the cameras. I've really been pleased with the videos. If you mount the microphone/control button out of the windstream - like behind your windshield if you have one - you'll get nice engine noises, too. Otherwise it's mostly wind blast.
There are still several things HaloCam could do with this product to make it match its premium packaging. I'd want one for my car if it the device were a bit more flexible. I'll separate my thoughts into several groups.
***** The Small Things *****
The documentation and app would benefit from the attention of a native English speaker. The printed manual is pretty decent, though not without its chuckles. The phone app, however, has numerous confusing and awkward messages, particularly related to syncing gps trip data between the device and the phone.
***** Build Quality *****
The microSD card slot makes it difficult to both insert and remove the SD card. (It's called a TF card in the literature - I understand it's known as that in some markets outside the US.) I have normal size adult hands for a 6' 2" man, but I was unable to "click" the SD card into place without the assitance of the tip of a tiny screw driver. The card-slot-to-case-exterior clearance isn't dialed in. It is impossible for me to "unclick" the SD card to remove it unless assisted by a tiny screw driver. I don't have this problem with other devices.
One of my units arrived with a control button that worked for 2 button presses then felt perceptably much different. Having worked with and on electronics for over 20 years, it felt that the plastic button cover (the thing you push) in the case was no longer interfacing with the micro button on the circuit board. Turns out, two of the anchor pins on that micro button were not soldered down. Rather than RMA it, I simply soldered the button down and got on with having a happy Xmas day. After that, it works fine.
The ease of disassembly is something that could also be addressed in future product revisions. As in, a more premium-feeling product is more difficult to disassemble.
The hoop that attaches each camera to its adhesive base would benefit greatly from a single tiny piece of hardware that should have been included. As other reviewers have mentioned, regardles of how much you tighten the single screw, the camera can still tip. A tiny star washer is all that was needed on each of our camera hoops to completely eliminate the tipping.
***** The Usability Things *****
*** Phone App ***
The phone app has connection bugs. My phone (android - Samsung S7) is able to connect to the HaloCam wifi hotspot (the seemingly intended way for transfering trip data and videos) without a problem. However, the app stays on the connecting screen indefinitely when I attempt to "Connect DVR" (to view/transfer videos from the camera system to the phone app). I know I can take the SD card out of the device, but I've talked about that already.
When I force quit the app and re-launch it, "Connect DVR" is usually successful within seconds. Sometimes though I need to force quit the app two or three times for "Connect DVR" to work. This behavior began after I used my phone to connect to each of the two HaloCam systems in my household (mine and my girlfriend's), at separate times of course. I've tried all the usual tricks of rebooting the camera system and rebooting the phone, etc. I'm certain only my HaloCam system is powered on and that my phone is connected to it via wifi. It seems like the app needs much more thorough quality assurance testing.
HaloCam is building a motorcycle video community, which the app features. However, more attention should be devoted to QA and bug fixes, focusing on basic usability instead.
*** Control Button ***
The control button is super tiny and not usable with gloved hands on a motorcycle. Not that I plan to use it often. I might try to use it more if the button was actually big enough to press with a gloved finger. Also, better wind protection or a foam wind filter for the microphone (located in the control button) would be useful.
*** The Silicone Rubber Cover ***
The cameras are waterproof. The control unit is NOT waterproof and makes no claims to be. HaloCam did provide a "dust cover" or "scratch cover" in the form of a silicone sleeve that the control unit fits into. This is fine for under the seat where I have mine installed. However, to access the microSD card the sleeve must be removed. My silicone sleeve survived three removals before it tore in half.
*** Entirely Missing GPS data ***
Some trips in ideal conditions are entirely missing their GPS data. Clear sky. GPS receiver facing upward. Not in a city. Still, the GPS data is missing. It may exist on the SD card and the app is simply failing to retrieve it or sync it. I think route tracking might be a very interesting feature for me and my friends if it reliably works.
*** Small Capacity Built-In Battery ***
The control unit will operate on battery power for a very short period of time - approximately five minutes. This is not enough time to transfer very much video to my phone using the HaloCam app. The alternatives are (1) power the device by leaving the motorcycle key on, (2) power the device with a USB battery pack (which requires disconnecting the power lead - while sturdy, it is susceptable to breakage since it fits quite tightly), and (3) remove the microSD card.
***** Missing Features *****
*** Forced Branding ***
The only way to disable the "HaloCam" watermark on the video is to also diable the timestamp on the video. It would be nice to not be forced to have the HaloCam logo on my videos.
*** Missing Speed ***
The timestamp (and brand watermark) is the only thing that can be displayed on the video. Car dashcam systems can display the speed on the video, for instance (and disable the speed if going faster than a certain threshold set by the user, say 30mph). This is missing from the HaloCam system.
*** Unmovable Timestamp ***
Specifying a position for the timestamp would be nice. Bottom left/center/right. Top left/center/right. Something user configurable.
*** Missing Nickname ***
Car dashcam systems typically allow you to set a "nickname" and display that on the video. This, too, is missing from the HaloCam system. Since I already have two systems in my household (and would consider getting additional units for my other bikes and cars), a burned-into-the-video nickname (set by the user) for the originating device would be nice.
*** Setting the Time ***
The system will set the time from the GPS signal, though that isn't mentioned in the documentation. I discovered it by accident. When first experimenting with my HaloCam system, I found the menu entry to set the time. So I did. I did that before attaching the GPS receiver (which is included, so that's nice). My girlfriend, however, attached her GPS antenna before digging into the menus. So her HaloCam system had the correct time. Mine was off by a couple of minutes. However, there was no obvious way to force the device to set its time from GPS.
With two camera systems in the household and a strong possibility of editing ride videos, having synchronized timestamps between the systems would be useful. I manually adjusted the time on my system to match the time on her system. It would have been nice, though, to have a "force time update from GPS" menu button.
*** Wifi Network Name ***
Each HaloCam system has a unique SSID, which is good. However, that name is not easily distinguishable - it seems to be generated from the CPU ID of the control unit. If both of us return home and want to view/download videos to our phones, we naturally have to connect to the correct wifi network for our personal HaloCam system. Being able to specify our own wifi network names for each device would be a very nice feature.
*** Connectivity from a Laptop ***
I connected my laptop to the HaloCam's wifi hotspot. I wanted to see if perhaps an http server was embeded that might allow for an alternative way to download videos other than using the HaloCam app. It looks like there might be (the HaloCam phone app does communicate with the control unit, afterall), but I wasn't able to find a usable interface. I might look into that some more. So far, the only reason I have transfered videos from the HaloCam control unit to my phone (using the HaloCam app) was so I could then sync them to my laptop from my phone. It is orders of magnitude faster (though much less cool) to simply remove the microSD card from the HaloCam control unit and insert it into my laptop.
I would use the phone app only for route syncing if there were some other way to wirelessly retrieve videos. Perhaps HaloCam wants to encourage usage of the phone app, though, to help build their motorcycle video community.
***** IN CONCLUSION *****
Though I've enumerated the deficiencies, many of these things are pretty insignificant individually. The missing features could probably be addressed with a firmware update, for instance. I went on at such length because I actually like the product a lot and I want to see the company succeed. They are quite close to having a category-leading product for motorcycle dash cams, especially at this price point. A little more time and care with the device firmware and phone apps, and better quality control (no more unsoldered buttons, okay) would make this camera system really spectacular.