Report of actual operation
Ease of use
Function and Form Factor
Functioning the MOHOC is far easier than the GoPro. As an example if mounting the GoPro on top of the helmet or shoulder, you always need a second person to tell the user if the camera is on, recording, turned off, upright and or facing the correct way. The MOHOC is a simple one touch operating system. Once attached to the Velcro the simple toggle switch can be manipulated to any position and the vibration feedback informs the user what function he/she has chosen. The menu choice of the MOHOC is simple and not complex like the GoPro. After listening to 100+ customer feedback we choose to provide the menu choices that the customer wanted, keeping it simple. The GoPro has far too many settings that never get used and are useless in the environment that we work in. Too complex and difficult to navigate.
Our Form Factor is far superior to the GoPro even if the GoPro is mounted on the front shroud of the helmet, if available. The mounting bracket increases the profile of the camera and in turn causes it to become a dangerous snag hazard. MOHOC’s low profile patented contoured base and ability to rotate the lens 190 degrees allows it to be mounted in any position on the helmet.
Attaching the GoPro is difficult and sometimes complex with their mounts, where the MOHOC is a simple Velcro attachment. If the customer doesn’t have Velcro on the helmet, we supply two strips of industrial grade Velcro. The GoPro attachments are made of a plastic material and I have seen many of these break in the past. Once they break in the field the camera can no longer be used for its purpose and will need to be replaced by another mount if available. Worst case the camera falls off because of the brocket bracket and is lost, which is always a high possibility. The mounting brackets have a movable hinge which can be used to move the camera into different angles by twisting a mounting screw. This mounting screw has the ability to make its way loose through vibration and or the user not tightening it up enough. Because of that the camera has the ability to either lean forward or backwards without the user knowing. In this event the camera becomes useless as it has either recorded the sky or the top of the helmet. So I can’t emphasize the importance of not having a camera bracket for a camera on a helmet, too many things can and do go wrong.
Ease of use
One touch operation when using the MOHOC camera. Simple toggle to the right and your recording, push of a button and you’ve captured a 12MP picture, toggle back to the left and you’re in the OFF position. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. This is very important in a high-risk environment, every second counts and having the ability to flick the toggle across and start recording from the OFF or ON position is vital. Allowing the user to be doing other mission critical work without having to worry about what settings the GoPro on or if the GoPro is recording or not.
MOHOC is the only camera that is dual battery operated. This dual battery operation provides choice and longer operating times for the user and if it becomes critical you can even operate the MOHOC with one CR123. The GoPro is locked into the rechargeable battery and depending on the setting you choose has a very poor battery life, sometimes half if you use the 4K option. 4K is great but not required by our customer base. Not only does it chew more battery life, it also fills the SD card much quicker which means downloading takes more time and more space on hard drives, etc. if required to save their recording. 1080p or even 720p at 30fps is sufficient and mainly used by our customers worldwide.
FORM FACTOR – LOW PROFILE ELIMINATES ANY SNAG HAZARD
EASE OF USE – SIMPLE USER INTERFACE
INTERGRATION WITH GEAR AND EQUIPMENT – DESIGNED TO BE USED IN A MILITARY/TACTICAL ENVIRONEMT AND WITH MILITARY/TACTICAL EQUIPMENT.