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SKULLY Helmets has recently announced the P1, a high-tech motorcycle helmet with an integrated HUD (heads up display). Along with being a DOT approved helmet, the P1 provides GPS navigation, accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphones music and phone all managed via voice control. Thus enabling you be as connected as in a modern day car without having to mess with wires or (worse yet) your smartphone while motoring down the road.
- Lightweight, aerodynamic, tricomposite shell
- 3D laser-cut foam for a perfect fit
- Fully adjustable flow-through ventilation
- Anti-fog, anti-scratch, anti-glare face shield
- Quick release chin strap and visor
- Synapse(TM) Heads Up Display system
- Visual GPS navigation
- 180 degree wide angle rearview camera
- Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
If you are a tech loving motorcycle rider, definitely checkout the P1’s promotional video, it is worth the time. Hopefully the P1 is as easy and seamless as the video portrays.
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This look interesting but I am not sure about listening music while ridding. One might not be able to hear the surrounding sounds and gets into trouble.
Many motorcyclists ride with ear plugs, because the wind noise will damage your ears over time. You can still hear horns and sirens.
If you keep the music quiet you’d probably be ok.
I ride and I never use earplugs. I can see earplugs might help with an open face helmet but the ridding with music to overcome the surrounding sounds is just replacing one sound with another. I am not sure how this is going to help to prevent damage. At least wind noise depends on speed and the configuration of the vents.
The wind noise that a rider is subject to will permanently damage the rider’s hearing over time. I am certain that music can also do the same, but that can simply be turned off whenever desired.
Earplugs definitely help with the quality of the ride when worn properly. They can block out certain ranges of sound and increase alertness. All while protecting ones hearing. With that said, they are illegal in the state of California as they subscribe to TonyW’s idea that it blocks out too much traffic sounds which will handicap the rider rather than help them (strange that most CHP riders wear earplugs).
It’s an argument that can be discussed either way as both sides have a valid case. I personally wear earplugs on longer freeway rides (and also listen to music), but do not wear earplugs nor listen to music on local rides in city traffic as these rides are very short ~ 10-15 mins.
Oops! I meant to state that the state of California subscribes to EWY’s opinion on earplugs. I side with TonyW that wearing earplugs protects my hearing, and the music, traffic sounds (as well as tire sounds from cars approaching me from behind) can be heard sufficiently.
Sounds like an ideal case for noise canceling: Cancel the constant wind noise, leave the rest.
Wind noise could be greatly reduced if the vents are located aerodynamically. Open up the both the intake slots and the outflow vents to reduce air flow speed would also help. Add an adjustable tint for the face shield and I am in.
I have a Goldwing and have a helmet with built-in stereo speakers. Works great and I can still hear what’s going on around me. This would be a nice helmet to have when leading rides and I’d even be able to keep an eye on the bikers behind me that they don’t fall behind.
Continually refocusing or looking at something using one eye can cause Cornea Damage.. I can imagine the legal actions already.
What’s the difference? You can listen to music in a car, with all the wind noise you can’t hear traffic or cars any way. Better music than listening to wind