Forcite Alpine - World's First smart helmet for snow sports
Forcite Alpine - World's First smart helmet for snow sports
The Forcite Alpine helmet records 4K footage and keeps you connected all in one sleek design.
The Forcite Alpine helmet records 4K footage and keeps you connected all in one sleek design. Read more
About this project
Forcite™ Alpine does more than keep your head together. Safely inbuilt is a 4K action camera, helmet-to-helmet communication system, advanced sensors to track your lines and audio to stream tracks and take phone calls. All with the ability to post your adrenaline filled action on social media instantly.
One year guarantee for free!
As an exclusive offer to our backers, Forcite™ is offering one year of insurance to protect your helmet, and your wallet. The Forcite™ team will repair any helmet damaged under Normal Use during the first 12 months, for free.
When you buy a Forcite helmet the bulk of the cost is in a little computer located in the lowest impact zone. This little computer can be removed, so if you damage your premium helmet or computer you can get the parts replaced or repaired.
See terms at bottom of page.
Each helmet comes with a built-in head tensioner and premium cushioning to make the most secure and comfortable fit. If the helmet arrives and is not the right size, we can swap it for a different size at no extra cost, exclusive of shipping.
When fresh powder is calling, you don't have time to carry a million gadgets. Just grab your Forcite™ and go!
- Just One Device
- No need to take gloves off
- Enhance you Ski trip
- ONLY $649 ON KICKSTARTER
Shoot every moment with an ultra-high definition camera system and image stabilization that makes every one of your runs look pro. Set footage markers when you pull that epic move with a simple click of a button.
Track your performance
With an advanced array of sensors on-board, your Forcite™ Alpine allows you to track speed, altitude, distance, airtime and number of runs.
The Forcite™ application allows you to easily connect to your helmet and edit and share on the go. Through the markers you set, you can quickly access your footage without wasting time editing, freeing you up to spend more time carving up the slopes.
Highlights Reel - Auto Edit your runs
Unlike anything before, Forcite™ Alpine will film your sweet tricks, your bails and every transition and turn down the hill. With a unique software system, Forcite™ Alpine can instantly cut the footage and send a film reel of your most adrenaline packed moments for you to relive on your smartphone, and share instantly.
With your Forcite™ Alpine you can set up helmet-to-helmet communication groups of up to 3 people, with connectivity up to 200 meters ( 218 Yards ). Never get lost, never lose your mates. That's the length of two average size football fields.
Wireless Audio - Slopes with a soundtrack!
With Bluetooth headset capability you can take phone calls and stream those cool tracks while gunning down the mountain. The speakers are replaceable if you happen to damage or blow one.
Out to go hard? Forcite™ Apline is the only smart snow sports helmet built from the ground up for your protection. Your safety is our number one concern, so we have re-enforced every component and used only the highest performance and lightweight materials.
Each Forcite™ helmet is designed and engineered to global standards, every Forcite™ helmet is trialed and tested with live electronics inside to ensure you are one-hundred percent safe. All helmets shipped will be standards approved for alpine sports. ASTM F2040 and EN 1077.
Rugged and Long life Battery
- Max your slope time!
- Run for three times as long as other devices
- Capture every moment without the battery running out
The most advanced battery technology has been used to withstand the harsh conditions and keep you safe. The Forcite™ Alpine comes with a non-explosive battery on impact, piercing or cutting. With 6-8 hours of usage and cold shock resistance.
With 400 lumen trail lights you will always get down the slopes even in the worst conditions and be able to find the way back to your car.
Simply put, the EON system is a pocket sized computer designed specifically for the Forcite™ Alpine. It has enough grunt to stabilize video on demand, track every move you make and run that helmet-to-helmet communication. Did we mention it's removable? If you damage your helmet beyond repair we can salvage the most expensive part to save your wallet.
Through various iterations and phases we have developed prototype circuits into the full EON system so that it can fit safely into the Forcite™ Helmet. We are now working on refining and improving performance and testing in all possible conditions. Below is some footage of the prototype journey.
STICKER PACK includes:
- 5x Forcite™ Stickers, 1x Signed thank you letter
EARLY BIRD and FORCITE ALPINE includes:
- 1x Forcite™ Alpine helmet, 1x Carry bag, 1x Charge cable, 1x Signed thank you letter
DUAL PACK includes:
- 2x Forcite™ Alpine helmet, 2x Carry bag, 2x Charge cable, 1x Signed thank you letter
QUAD PACK includes:
- 4x Forcite™ Alpine helmet, 4x Carry bag, 4x Charge cable, 1x Signed thank you letter
TEAM PACK includes:
- 10x Forcite™ Alpine helmet, 10x Carry bag, 10x Charge cable, 1x Signed thank you letter
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Note: At the end of the campaign a form will be sent to all backers to collect sizing and color selection.
The idea to build the ultimate action sports helmet was born on a trip to Perisher Valley, Australia back in 2012, when we looked around and saw hundreds of people with what we describe as "potatoes" on their heads (action-cams on mounts and walkie-talkies). Needless to say, we were one of these people. Together our helmets weighed 1.5kgs and were clunky and cumbersome with all that kit on them. So the challenge was on! In the beginning there was only three of us working out of an old warehouse in South Sydney, only a short walk from the Rabbitohs stadium. We grew fast and developed a team of 12 all working for free out-of-passion, which included industrial designers, software engineers and electrical engineers. Together we spent 18 months creating over 300 concepts covering different designs, software and hardware inputs, which we distilled into prototypes for the ultimate snow or action sport helmet.
At the end of this development phase we had managed to get that 1.5kg of kit down to a tiny 700 grams, condensed the power of four processor cores into something the size of a playing card and integrated a non-explosive durable battery. We were amazed at what we had created in such a short period of time.
We’ve now got working prototypes and our manufacturing partners identified. We’re well on our way to making the ultimate helmet and we just need your help to take it through the final steps.
By backing us on Kickstarter you will not only feed our team well-deserved 2 minute noodles, but help pay for our production line so we can get this product on the shelf.
Without your support we will struggle to get this awesome product out there! This is only the beginning.
To contact us directly email Info@forcite.com.au
Terms & Conditions: “Normal Use” is defined as the intended use of the product as designed to be a snow sports helmet. Limited to one repair per helmet purchase and exclusive of shipping.
Risks and challenges
All hardware projects have risks of delivery. Our experienced team is confident that we have setup all aspects of our project and manufacturing to guarantee success. We have spent over 2 years undertaking R&D and the team includes a wealth of experienced members who have taken many products to market.
We have fully verified and selected our manufacturing partners, production windows have been secured and our vendors are ready to start building the Forcite™ Alpine tooling needed to fulfill orders and undertake production. Our team has worked extensively with our manufacturers and we’ve established an office on the ground to help resolve any production challenges if they arise during production ramp.
Our team has spent thousands of hours simulating a multitude of impact scenarios, creating, breaking and testing prototypes to ensure our design meets and exceeds the global safety standards. Only the finished product from our factory can be used to gain certifications to ASTM and EN snow sports safety standards. As such, we will only know the final outcome and ship you the helmet we submit and pass these standards. You can safely say we are highly confident they will pass with flying colors.
The final communication quality will be dependent on safety requirements and electronics radiation standards of FCC & CE certification. We are working to get the greatest coverage and stability with our helmet-to-helmet communication system, but as well as environmental challenges we need to consider user safety and proximity to the head. Our customer’s safety is the most important thing to us and we will not put it at risk. To meet this challenge our team includes hardware design and engineering specialists who have engineered numerous consumer electronics devices.
We hope that you will join us on the final leg of this journey, You will be the first to know if anything changes. We thank you for making this possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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