Some months ago I purchased a Cycliq Fly 6 rear camera to record any incidents happening behind me when cycling- ones I may not see coming and be able to take evasive action for.
rotated 90deg from how I saved it, for reasons unknown.
I only occasionally ride in cities and towns, mostly riding on quiet rural roads, many of which are gravel (ie rocks and corrugations) surfaced.
It records in files that are 10 minutes long, and originally there was essentially zero gap between one video file and the next, but in recent weeks I have noticed that there is generally a ~30sec (and up to 1 minute) gap in between files. So with up to 10% of the action not being recorded, this device is nowhere near as useful as it is supposed to be!
The USB charged internal battery lasts for close to 6 hours, and the 32GB MicroSD card will hold quite a few days worth of rides, with file sizes typically in the range of 500 to 800MB.
These couple of frame grabs from a recent video show the type of events I’m recording
I raised my concerns with the Compliance Manager of trucking company, and he had a talk to the driver, and also reminded all their other drivers of the rules regarding overtaking clearance to cyclists in 60km/hr (1m) and higher speed zones (1.5m). I was happy with his actions and didn’t take the matter to the police. I asked him to review the truck’s dash cam, and he and the driver agreed that it was a bit too close.
If this incident, duration only 5-10 sec, had occurred in a recording gap, I may not have had any success.
I’ve discovered in very small print in the Quick Start Guide that Cycliq recommends a full overwrite of MicroSD cards regularly, so I’m reformatting today and will see how it goes tomorrow.
I will post an update on the results when I run through the recordings.