Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
November 4, 2016

The annual SEMA show is the perfect place for new companies or companies entering the automotive aftermarket to display their products to distributors, buyers, and even end users. First time exhibitors are generally placed in a dedicated area of the show in the upper South Hall area. It can be a bit of a hike for some, with these first time exhibitors being all the way in the rear of a very long hall, but the sore feet are worth it when you find gems like the Waylens Horizon camera!

Waylens [www.waylens.com] is a new company that we found in the first time exhibitors area. Their camera system allows for recording HD video through your windshield while overlaying performance data such as 0-60, boost, rpm, and much more. The unit connects to your vehicle’s OBD II port to pull these parameters, but the Waylens Horizon also features a three-axis accelerometer, three-axis gyro, three-axis Magnetometer, GPS, and a barometer, allowing the Waylens Horizon to be used in non-OBD II vehicles.

The actual camera portion features a high-quality spherical glass 157-degree lens with an image sensor processor that processes 318 million pixels per second. Powered by an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Waylens Horizon does include a power port cable to maintain power when in use as well. The included app allows quick video acquisition and sharing via social channels. The Waylens Horizon records in 720P and 1080P HD and the built-in internal stereo mic easily pics up your audio. With a full touch screen interface the Waylens Horizon is quick and easy to setup and use. The Waylens Horizon is currently available for preorder and we’re certainly looking forward to testing one and following up with a full review soon.

Once free of the ingenious packaging (seen in our lead photo) and assembled, the Waylens Horizon looks like so and is ready to be mounted to your windshield.

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Waylens Horizon Specs

LENS
157 degree wide angle
f/2.4 aperture
7 elements aspherical lens of high quality glass
Metal Barrel
Fixed focus

SENSOR
Optical size 1/1.8”
Pixel 2.4 um x 2.4 um
Back-illuminated structure
High sensitivity
High dynamic range
HLP (high light performance) mode
LLP (low light performance) mode

DISPLAY
display - 286ppi
Display resolution 400x400
Perfect circular display
Screen size 1.39”
Display mode - AMOLED
Display Color 16.7Million
Brightness (nits) 300
Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1 (Theoretical), 10000:1 (Conservative)

IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSOR
Processing speed: 318M Pixels/second
Scenic mode (day time)
Night recording mode

OTHER SENSORS
Barometer
Three-axis accelerometer
Three-axis gyro
Three-axis Magnetometer

MEMORY
Micro SD Card Up to 128GB (not included)
Memory card slot

CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)

POWER AND BATTERY
Removable rechargeable lithium-ion battery
External power cable and cigarette charger

AUDIO
Stereo Internal Microphone
Noise reduction
Speaker

GPS
10 Hz GPS module