However, what it lacks in ergonomics it more than makes up for with innovation.
By automatically highlighting fast descents, twisting turns and rapid accelerations, this camera/app combo then edits together the flagged clips to create your own ride highlight reel.
On average, two cyclists die each day in bike-motorist collisions, and in most areas, bike infrastructure is woefully minimal.
We live in a car-centric culture where bikes aren’t seen as just another mode for commute or exercise but as a nuisance on our roadways.
Operated via a single button, pairing to a phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi makes setting up and reviewing footage easy.
Verdict - Smart device and even cooler technology, though the weight and mounting system let it down – 7/10 £300, What the makers say - Our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, revolutionary battery efficiency, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos.
The watch is a bit big to take on every ride, but isn’t needed for the device to operate.
Verdict - Steadyshot helps fulfil the neat little camera’s potential with great video and sound quality – 9/10 What the makers say - An incredibly compact and lightweight device that can shoot in slow motion and survive in conditions of -10°C – great for Arctic Circle rides.
Going out on your bike by yourself proves your tough lone-wolf mentality, but in this ever-more sharing world, what’s the worth of your pro cornering skills and Sagan-esque descending if nobody sees you? What the makers say - Using Steadyshot technology, the compact Sony AZ1 can take the rough with the smooth if the tarmac should ever run out.
The simple solution is to invest in an action camera – small enough to fit in the tightest jersey pocket and sharp enough to see the wrinkles on even the freshest faces. What we say - With a sleek mounting system, this is one of the few cameras that won’t make your bike look goofy with it on board.