Automotive
Waylens is the GoPro designed for how cars go

Some car enthusiasts would probably love to capture video footage of what’s happening around them on the road while driving –- especially while racing their vehicles.

Waylens is an action camera that, unlike the popular GoPro and other traditional action cams, was specifically designed to enable drivers to easily capture, edit and share video taken while they’re driving. The camera works in conjunction with a vehicle’s OBD-II on-board diagnostic system port and automatically turns on while driving. By plugging in to the information provided by the port, Waylens can display useful information to the driver while the camera end is capturing video, video that the campaign claims beats those of other action cameras. There’s also the option to overlay these measurements atop the video as we’ve seen from GPS-equipped action cams from Garmin.

A free companion mobile app for Android and iOS devices enables users to quickly identify and share the most interesting moments hidden within hours of footage. Waylens is expected to start shipping to early bird Kickstarter backers in April, starting at $249, with mass production expected in June and retail pricing of $499. Its makers set a goal of raising $55,000 by Nov. 11.

Waylens will have strong appeal to a small niche. Another positive about the camera is that it can easily be installed in a vehicle by mounting it to the windshield using the included suction cup mount. The camera can also be rotated 360 degrees to capture what’s happening on the road or inside the car.

 

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