- If a driver hits you whilst you, or performs other dangerous manouveres such as passing closely or attempting to overtake whilst turning (Left hooking), then you have the video as a record for evidence purposes and can report to the local force. It can often be hard getting any action without witness or video as it's all too often the case that the stories differ.
- Equally when riding on traffic free paths I have had close encounters with dogs and owners. Again if anything such as a collision occurs you have the video as evidence. Vet bills can be high and we are now in a shameless sue first culture sadly
- It may be useful to record sections of the trip as part of a video blog.
- Also a video can be useful to capture stills for reporting things like fly tipping and other issues
- Good battery life of 5 hours+ which is replaceable with a long life module for 8 hours
- Full high res 1080P recording which is very good for picking out details
- Can connect to a phone app for setup, video review and even live streaming
- Stealthy rugged design which feels very robust
- At about £130 it was by far the best bang for the money
Mounting the camera
- Power <| turns camera on and off, and is also record/shutter button
- Left/Right - Menu navigation
- Wifi |> - Sets wifi on or off (long press) and cycles between the camera modes below
- Green Video mode
- Yellow Photo
- Purple Timelapse
- Light blue Photoburst
- Dark Blue Settings
- Dashcam where it records in segments of a few minutes and just loops, overwriting oldest files
- Manual, where once you record it runs until you stop, power off or the card fills.
- Instant On where it starts to record as soon you power it on until you stop, power off or the card fills.
- Tagged where it continuously records, but only saves a 1 minute segment when you press the play button which is 30 seconds either side.
- App control, so you can control and view the live video on a smartphone via the Drift Life app.
- First power the camera on.
- Once it's on hold the rear button in for a few seconds until the rear indicator turns to flashing and then a steady green.
- On the phone or tablet, connect to the camera's wireless (network name will start with DRIFT-).
- Open the app and click "Connect to Camera"
Using the camera
- Hold the power button until it beeps
- After a few moments, press the power button briefly and it will beep. the indicator flashes red and the rear screen turns to red and it's now recording
- To power off, hold the power button until camera shuts down
Getting video files
- Use the app and copy video files to the local device
- Connect the camera via USB to a computer. This will mount the camera as a drive and you can find and copy the files across
- Remove the SD card (with camera powered off), and insert into a computer