5 min December 5, 2016 in

The Waylens Horizon Dashcam – Reliving The Thrill and Quality of Driving

The Waylens Horizon dashcam is a product for drivers powered by drivers.

It all started with a Kickstarter campaign in October 2015. What’s impressive is the fact that the campaign’s target was $55.000 and it scored almost $607.000.

Now, the concept of a dashcam isn’t something new. Recording the road from your car’s perspective is something that has been available for quite some time.

However, the Waylens Horizon doesn’t do just that. It’s basically a dashcam on steroids that, in addition to recording, also displays relevant stats, such as:

  • G-forces;
  • Speed;
  • Engine rpm;
  • Boost pressure.

And its list of features doesn’t end there.

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But can this dashcam live up to its hype? Overall, does the device give you enough reasons to buy it? Let’s find out.

The Waylens Horizon Is Not Your Average Dashcam

If you own a Prius, this dashcam is probably not for you.

But if you own a 4×4 off-road which you often take for a ride on the most challenging back roads, the dashcam will be perfect.

Also, if you own a supercar or a hypercar and you like to push it to its limits on the track, the Horizon will be your copilot.

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But how does the dashcam manage to stand out from the crowd?

Remember those specifications mentioned in the introduction?

The Waylens Horizon captures the thrill of driving from your car’s perspective and overlays it with G-forces, speed, engine rpm, and boost pressure (if your car features such a thing).

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Another interesting feature is the ability to select certain highlights from your run using a Bluetooth remote on the steering wheel.

Additionally, the Waylens Horizon can use the data it captures to automatically select highlights. For example, if you slam on the breaks all of a sudden.

Moreover, the company behind the dashcam developed a dedicated social network. This is a place where other driving enthusiasts can brag about their runs.

What Are Waylens Horizon’s other Features?

It’s not the tech specification what makes this dashcam a one-of-a-kind gadget but the software.

However, we can’t talk about a dashcam without mentioning the most notable aspect: the camera.

Waylens Horizon’s camera features 157-degree wide angle lenses with a f/2.4 aperture and seven elements aspherical high-quality glass. However, it’s a fixed focus type of camera.

The sensor has an optical size of 1/1.8” (bigger than the one found in the GoPro Hero 5) and 2.4 by 2.4 um pixel size. It offers you HDR (high dynamic range) and high sensitivity.

On the opposing side of the camera, you get a beautiful 1.4″ OLED display with 286 ppi (pixels per inch).

The Waylens Horizon tops out at 1080p (at 60 frames per second).

The outside is full-on metal with a modern feel that promises durability.

Other features include:

  • MicroSD card slot – up to 128GB;
  • Barometer;
  • Three-axis accelerometer;
  • Three-axis gyro;
  • Three-axis Magnetometer;
  • GPS;
  • WiFi and Bluetooth.

To Sum Things Up

TechCrunch, DigitalTrends, and The Verge have already tested this dashcam. The opinions are somewhat similar: they all liked it.

Many agree that this dashcam’s most exciting feature is its capability to let you edit your runs on the fly.

However, it’s not the dashcam of all dashcams. Some reported issues with the camera mount, for example. Others were disappointed by the lens halo effect while in sunlight.

The Waylens Horizon is not perfect. With a little tweak here and there – especially a better mount – things might improve.

But if all of the previously mentioned features are what you need, this is your only option.

The device costs $499, but you can’t really put a price tag on having a great time at the track and sharing that experience with your friends.

Go ahead and check the official website if you want to learn more about the dashcam and what it can help you with.

What do you think about this dashcam? Let me know in the comments section below.

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