Making Memories: Communicating on the Road and Capturing Your Experiences on Camera
What's Your Favorite Memory?
By: Mike Toursal, Owner
Riding motorcycles is more than just a hobby; it’s a lifestyle. The best part of embracing a lifestyle is the family you create when you meet and befriend others who share your lifestyle. So it’s only natural that people who enjoy riding enjoy it more when riding with friends and family.
We live in a totally connected age, where every moment is shared with friends via social media and every move we make is captured in photos and videos taken with smartphones and other small digital devices. Being constantly connected has its pros and cons, but the truth for a lot of us is that it’s hard to be disconnected. Headset communicators are intended to keep riders connected with one another while riding, and when it comes to riding in a group, it can also be a major safety advantage. (For tips on selecting the right communicator, check out this post.)
Communication is essential to ensuring that all members of the riding group know what’s going on—especially if an emergency situation arises. Many riders have learned traditional hand signals that help aid communication in a group ride, but sometimes sign language isn’t good enough—this is particularly true in a situation where a group becomes separated. Wearing a communicator ultimately makes the ride more comfortable, makes riding in a group safer, and helps create lasting memories.
Another way riders are creating memories to last forever is by recording their adventures using small hand held cameras—like Go Pros. These cameras are extremely durable and can be mounted to a motorcycle or helmet to record amazing footage of your ride. Recording your adventures is a great way to share your passion for riding with friends and family members, especially if they don’t ride. Now it’s possible to relive those once-in-a-lifetime rides over and over again.
We’re excited about a new product we’ve started to carry at Eagle Leather. It’s made by Sena, and it’s a headset communicator and camera in one! Now you don’t have to buy both items to enjoy the perks of both. We decided to start carrying this product because we are passionate about riding ourselves, and a huge part of what we do when we ride is create memories.
Here are the specs:
- Talk time: 17 hours
- Recording time: 2 hours
- Operating temperature: -10°C - 55°C (14°F - 131°F)
- Main module: 107 mm x 60 mm x 31 mm (4.2 in x 2.4 in x 1.2 in)
- Speaker driver unit: 36 mm – thickness 6.5 mm
- Boom microphone: length 190 mm
- Wire between speakers: length 555 mm
- Weight: 94 g (3.32 oz)
- Headset Profile (HSP)
- Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
- Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
- Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
- Bluetooth® 4.1
- Working distance: up to 1.6 kilometers (1.0 mile) in open terrain
- Supports up to 4 riders
- Built-in SBC Codec
- Advanced Noise Control™
- Wide volume control
- Sample rate: max 48 kHz (DAC)
- Built-in wide band Codec (HFP)
- Sample rate: max 16 kHz
- Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies)
- Radio region: worldwide
- Radio frequency specifications: 64 - 108 MHz
- 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function
- Radio on time: 8 - 10 hours
- Field of view: 125 degrees
- Aperture f/2.0
- 3.5 MP (3:2)
- Burst shot: 10 pics
- Single shot in 1 / 10 secs
- Micro HDMI
- Charging time: 3.5 hours
- Type: Lithium polymer
- MicroSD memory cards up to 32 GB
Stop by Eagle Leather this week to check out everything we have on sale – especially all our Sturgis 75th Anniversary Merchandise for 20% off! We’re excited to make more memories with you. See you soon!
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