Augmented reality company Everysight announced that its Raptor smart glasses for cyclists are entering final development. The glasses overlay sharp, high resolution information onto the cyclist’s view to enhance athletic performance. Eyesight has also kicked off a Test Pilot Program to give consumers access to the pre-release version of the Raptor glasses to help shape the user experience by providing feedback on the product. The company says, its patented BEAM technology allows the information appear as a projection out in front of the user rather than delivering information with an object located around the eye area that obscures the rider’s vision.
The on-lens projection displays real-time information such as turn-by-turn navigation, time, distance, speed, heart rate, cadence and power, while reducing eyestrain and keeping a rider’s vision clear. Riders may choose to use a controller located on their handlebars, voice command or a simple swipe and touch pad located on the temples of the Raptor to control functions including maps, volume, brightness, communication and more. A look-and-shoot camera captures high definition video that can be uploaded and analyzed post-ride. Videos can also be shared with friends and followers through any social media channel.