Electronic Gadgets & Gizmos | GEAR

Five electronic accessories that improve your riding experience.

1 ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS BATTERY CONNECTION EXTENDERS
If you ride a modern motorcycle, there's no guarantee that the battery is placed conveniently beneath the seat (ask an FJR1300 owner!). Electrical Connections' Battery Connection Extenders allow you to, in essence, relocate your battery terminals to a more convenient location, making it easier to install accessories, jump-start the bike, or hook up a battery maintainer. The $30 kit comes with fused leads and a variety of ring terminals. electricalconnection.com

2 SENA PRISM ACTION CAMERA
Intercom-maker Sena has jumped into the action-camera market. Its Prism camera shoots HD video and photos and, via the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology, allows remote voice recording and voice control of the camera's functions, plus audible feedback (Sena headset required). The $399 camera comes with a variety of bike-specific mounts, as well as a waterproof housing. sena.com

3 RIDE BY SCORPIO
Log ride data and keep tabs on your bike with Scorpio's Ride. It incorporates GPS, telematics, and security, all in one easy-to-install device that communicates directly with your smartphone. Supplement the basic Core module ($279) with the Secure module ($159) for additional anti-theft protection, or add the TPMS valve caps ($100) to keep an eye on tire pressures. ridescorpio.com

4 SONIM XP7 PHONE
Need a tough phone? The XP7 is Sonim's first foray into civilian cell phones after nearly a decade of building burly communication devices for military and industrial use. Waterproof (to 6.5 feet), shockproof, dustproof, and equipped with a glove-friendly touchscreen, a massive battery that offers a claimed 40 hours of talk time, and a three-year warranty, the $579 XP7 runs an Android operating system and is ideal for hard-charging motorcyclists. sonimtech.com

5 EPIC ID BRACELET
Accidents happen, and if you're involved in one the Epic ID bracelet will ensure that emergency personnel have access to all of your pertinent data. This waterproof USB device comes preloaded with digital forms for personal, health insurance, and allergy information that can help accelerate treatment if you're unable to speak. Pick one up for $35. epic-id.com

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