I'm an old peckerwood who knows that hud is a solution looking for a problem. There's nothing on that display that I can't live without.
We old peckerwoods know better than to go to da hood in the first place.
I wear the best earplugs I can find while riding, in effect making myself temporarily deaf. That has nothing to do with anything.
That electronic crutch is just another distraction.
I think your dismissal and scoff at each of my points shows your pre-determined bias.
The primary function that I use this device for is camera recording. Everything else is just a huge bonus.
I'll bet you can't live without your Speedo if you intend to avoid speeding tickets. With the hud, you don't have to look down anymore or take your eyes off the road, it's right there in your peripheral view when you want it, and its not when you don't.
It will even tell you the speed limit if you're in an unfamiliar area or needed a reminder. Thats a perk.
When needed, having the GPS visually accessible is awesome. I wish it was set up a bit better but once you figure out how it portrays directions, it's manageable.
The music info is also nice. There are other points but I don't have time to go in to it right now.
Deafness for me has everything to do with why I took the risk buying and trying out this device. There are multiple layers to this decision/thought process. Your attempt to trivialize a sensory loss/disability shows your ignorance and inability to look beyond one or two things.
You haven't tried it yet, so how can you formulate an educated or experienced opinion already? If nothing else, the lack of willingness from you "old peckerwoods" shows your fear that you won't be able to adapt to, keep up with, or handle new, relevant information on the fly. Don't blame your insecurity on a device, dismiss it, and then proceed to chaste those who are giving it a try.
Heck, most riders involved in motorcycle accidents right now fall under the "old peckerwoods" category. Coincidence?