The Skully AR-1 is touted as “the world’s smartest motorcycle helmet”, and at $1,499, there’s also a hefty price tag to pay. What sets this one apart from the others is its Synapse platform, which is comprised of a Heads Up Display offering turn-by-turn GPS navigation with live information appearing approximately ten feet in front of the rider, as well as a rear-viewing system that gives a 180-degree view of what is behind the rider. Continue reading for another video and more information.

According to Tech Crunch, “It functions similarly to a rear-camera system in a car – save for the fact that it offers a panorama instead of a tunnel – and sits just below the GPS in the corner of the rider’s HUD. The helmet pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth and has a battery life of up to nine hours, which Weller sees as the maximum time that anyone would (reasonably) spend on a motorcycle continuously.”

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