The holidays are creeping up fast, but instead of buying your favorite biker something they’ll never use (like another ugly sweater they’ll end up returning anyway), give the gift of gadgets this year. These little technological marvels change the way your motorcycle performs, the way you capture footage during a ride, or the way you keep yourself entertained while hanging at home.
Vance & Hines Fuelpak 66005 Autotuner
The Fuelpak 66005 is compatible with ’14–18 H-D Touring, ’11–’18 Softail, ’12–’18 Dyna, and ’14–’18 Sportster models, and is a great way to recalibrate engine parameters and mapping for exhaust systems, and download performance upgrades from Vance & Hines’ library of calibrations.
Bluetooth connectivity turns your iPhone or Android device into a wireless remote to tap into everything the Fuelpak system has to offer. Optimize your bike’s fuel management, and fine-tune it to perform to its maximum potential. Use your phone to monitor speed and rpm readouts, cylinder head temperature, voltage, gear selection, and other vitals you’ll need to know while modifying your machine’s performance.
Garmin Zūmo Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor
Guess what—if just one of your tires goes flat, you’re not going anywhere without help. To help avoid getting stranded in the middle of nowhere, make a nominal investment into a set of Garmin tire pressure monitor sensors to give you a heads-up display on your tires’ vital signs.
Garmin’s tire pressure sensors fully integrate with a Garmin Zūmo 390LM unit to wirelessly monitor up to four tires, so you could even utilize these sensors on one of your older vehicles not equipped with factory-issued TPMS. Get real-time tire pressure readouts and audible alerts for customizable pressure settings while riding. Don’t get stuck on the wrong side of a bad surprise.
Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker System
You’re going to need a legit audio system while you’re wrenching in the garage this winter. Instead of messing around with puck-sized units with puny speakers, give the Aiwa Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker system a listen—you’ll be blown away at the sound this thing packs.
The Exos-9 features 200 watts of power, as well as five drivers including a 6.5-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer that delivers punchy bass notes along with the system’s crisp treble and balanced mids. If you’re really feeling crazy, you can link two of these things together, for a massive wall of sound, all with convenient Bluetooth functionality that will keep a party going well into the early morning hours.
Ever heard of a gimbal before? It’s what cinematographers and videographers use to capture ultra-smooth footage while filming. The GoPro Hero7 action camera shoots video with that kind of quality in a palm-sized, high-tech camera that can take a beating on the road too.
The Hero7’s HyperSmooth stabilization recording is just where this camera’s highlight reel begins, as it also features a new intelligent photo mode that captures the best images imaginable. Live streaming capabilities allow for riders to share riding experiences as they’re happening, and voice control allows for hands-free operation, so there’s no reason to ever miss a moment of the action. Take advantage of the latest in GoPro’s long line of action cameras, and start stacking memories like never before.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth)
If you need to stay in the loop, Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch makes it happen easily—no fumbling around with buttons or swiping your touchscreen to access messages. Text, call, and get notifications directly from this Bluetooth-connected smartwatch.
Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, Samsung’s S3 Frontier watch features easy access to applications at the quick rotation of the bezel. Scroll through messages, emails, texts, or any other apps you use on a daily basis. With military-grade performance, the Gear S3 will resist water, dust, extreme temps, even a few good knocks and still keep on keepin’ on. Do what you can to make your life easier on the road, and get everything you need delivered right to your wrist.
Fire TV Stick 4K With Alexa Voice Remote
“Alexa, play Sons of Anarchy” is a real thing now, thanks to the Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa voice remote. Nothing beats coming home to your couch and your stories after a long day. Even if you don’t have the energy to reach for the remote, you can call the shots with just a holler.
Watch all the sporting games if that’s your thing, or tune in to your favorite show on Netflix or Hulu with the Fire Stick’s 4K ultra HD streaming. The best part about this thing really is how you can mess with Alexa to see what kinds of new skills she can do to make your valuable at-home time more entertaining.