World’s First Smart Helmet For Snow Sports Carves It Up On Kickstarter
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“I scare the crap out of myself everyday. I’m a snowboarder.” –Anonymous poster
Hey snowboarders, it’s October already! Soon the snowflakes will start falling everywhere, waking up sleepy snowboards for a new and fun snowboarding season.
Remember I told you once about an amazing smart helmet just for snow sports? That company has just launched a campaign on Kickstarter for the new version of their incredible smart helmet. Forcite Alpine packs all the tech you need in a sleek, lightweight design. No clip-ons, clasps or annoying buttons. Just grab the helmet and go. A smart helmet designed to capture everything, while you just enjoy the snow.
“Forcite Alpine will change the way we share and communicate in action sports forever. No more clip-ons or cables. Our team has made the lightest, most powerful smart helmet in sports today. One that lets people enjoy the snow, while all your high-intensity moments are captured and shared in a simple automated way”, said Co-Founder Alfred Boyadgis
What can Forcite Alpine do?
- Capture and share – the slopes get social
Unlike anything before, Forcite Alpine will film your tricks, your bail and every transition down the mountain with an ultra-high definition 4k camera, discreetly positioned within the front of the helmet.
Forcite Alpine will capture every extreme moment — even if you didn’t — with Highlights Reel: a specially designed piece of software that automatically sets markers in your video feed when you hit top speeds, get airtime or make sharp transitions. Simply hit the “Generate” button, and the helmet will package together a randomized highlights video to share those awesome moments on social media, while you’re still on the mountain.
And wait, did I tell you about the multitude of sensors, powered by their EON microcomputer, that will track your speed, altitude, distance, airtime and points of interest? Now everything is so easy for you to compare and compete with mates on the Forcite app.
- Communicate helmet to helmet
Tired of shouting across the snow and seeing your friends disappear down the wrong track? The Forcite Alpine can set up communication helmet-to-helmet of up to 200 meters in distance (218 yards) in a group of four people. Never carve alone. Give your mates a heads-up for upcoming jumps, ice, or the best fresh powder just around the corner.
You can also take calls without having to take out your phone. The Forcite Alpine can forward calls straight from your smartphone into the communications system.
- EON Explained
Everyone hates bulky helmets. Forcite Alpine has a low profile and a slim fit. All that tech is tightly packed into a sleek looking design. Working within a small space, the Forcite team has built the powerful but tiny EON micro-computer. EON contains a 2.4Ghz Quad core computing system with Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi capability, micro SD port and sensors to keep pace with your lines — all within the size of a pack of playing cards and battery power of up to 8 hours.
- Full-on protection
You go to extremes, so does Forcite. The Forcite Alpine smart helmet is rigorously trialled and tested to meet global safety standards. All helmets shipped will be standards approved for alpine sports and airborne sports.
Smash your helmet? No problem. Forcite Alpine is the only smart helmet designed to be modular. Send it back to the Forcite Team for a quick, cheap and fuss-free repair service.
Alright, I believe those pieces of information are more than enough for you to make a decision, right? Let’s be the coolest and toughest snowboarder this season! Pre-order yours now at Kickstarter. Shipping is expected to start from Jan 2016.