Introducing The Waylens Horizon Dashcam System

Posted by The Dashcam Store on Jun 01, 2017

Auto enthusiasts, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the Waylens brand and their flagship dash cam, the Horizon!

The team behind Waylens is made up of world-class engineers, car enthusiasts, and designers who want to build the best dash cameras in the world. Waylens, based in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 2014. Waylens Inc. was initially launched as a Kickstarter project. Over 1,500 backers and $600,000 later, Waylens released their flagship dashcam, the Waylens Horizon, in 2015. They have been successfully designing and manufacturing the Horizon camera system ever since.

The Horizon system allows drivers to easily capture, edit, and share interesting moments—in real time—right from the road with its innovative camera, OBD-II transmitter, remote, and mobile app.

What sets the Waylens Horizon apart?


While the vast majority of dash cams are designed and manufactured in Asia, the Waylens Horizon is one of the first dash cams designed from the ground up in the USA. The attention to detail that the Waylens team has put into the design of the Horizon system is impeccable. The Horizon’s conical shape, mount, and performance data overlays are industry-firsts. It’s 7-element lens was designed to withstand harsh automotive environments. The dual-purpose connector was constructed to connect to both data and power through its suction-cup mount.

Performance Data and Dashboard

Design your own virtual dashboard. The Waylens Horizon gives you complete control over your data, how you view it, and how you share it. You can choose which data points to show from speed and RPMs to G forces, ambient condition, GPS location, and much more. You can also flip through different gauges on the OLED display while you drive to get real-time feedback.

Video Editing

When you open the Waylens mobile app, you can quickly locate highlight-worthy moments that you have identified with the help of the remote and Horizon’s algorithm and easily use them for further editing and sharing. Want to be more hands-on with editing footage? Horizon’s system allows you to define data-driven parameters and perform smart searches on your footage to find exactly what you want. You can also choose which pieces of performance data you want overlaid on your footage.


Similar to Waze, Waylens has created an online community for owners of the Horizon through their extensive app. You can connect with anyone around the world through the Waylens app. Scroll through your newsfeed to see where friends have been driving, compare your ride to others, build your community, ask for advice, and brag about your 0 to 60 time all within the Waylens app.

Specs Chart

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 16.7 Million
•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 •Wifi 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
GPS •10 Hz GPS module
Video Recording •1080p / 60fps
•1080p / 30fps
•720p / 120fps
•720p / 60fps
Recording Features •Advanced H.264 compression and flexible rate control
•Multiple stream encoding
•Slo-mo video (720p HD @ 120 fps)
•Time-lapse video
•Auto start & stop with engine
•Continuous recording
•Bookmarking with remote control
Touch Interface
  • Fingerprint-resistant coating on front
    •Multiple languages and characters simultaneously
    •Display zoom
  • A/V Formats •Video formats supported: H.264 BP/MP/HP Level 5.1
    •AAC-LC audio up to 48kHz, stereo audio
    •Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
    Advanced Image Processing •Motion compensated 3D noise reduction
    •Auto image rotation
    •Black level correction
    •Dynamic and static defect pixel cluster correction
    •Lens shading correction
    •AE and AWB

    What People Are Saying About The Waylens Horizon

    Car nuts and data geeks just found their next toy. - Darren Murph, Tech Radar
    Although I didn't have the opportunity to take the camera out by myself on a track, I was pretty impressed with the whole setup. Accessing the settings is intuitive, and using the app to edit was really easy. - Emme Hall, Roadshow
    In terms of build quality, there’s really nothing out there in the dash cam or action camera space that matches the Horizon. - Darrell Etherington, Tech Crunch
    OK, you won't be capturing your sector times on a race track, but if the point is to put together cool-looking videos with some data overlays, the Horizon has its more expensive competitors beat. - Jonathan Gitlin, Arts Technica
    [Waylens] built a social side of the app that lets you post that data-rich footage in a place where everyone else is posting similar stuff. The potential of that is great. Like how fitness apps now let skiers and snowboarders track, share, and compare their runs on the mountain, Waylens could become the place to brag about what drivers are doing with their cars — on or off the track. - Sean O'Kane, The Verge
    A dedicated action camera for the car is an enthusiast-only device at $500, but Waylens has nailed its intended purpose with a camera that delivers great results consistently, and makes editing even longer streams a snap thanks to the included Bluetooth LE highlight remote and multiple editing and sharing options. - Darren Murph, Tech Radar

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    Jun 01, 2017 Posted by The Dashcam Store