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 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.
“Current smart glasses obstruct the rider’s vision. The Raptor provides riders with a true augmented reality experience by floating information crisply and directly before the eye without blocking an athlete’s vision, meaning they can safely access and analyze vital information on-the-go and maximize their performance,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, CEO of Everysight.
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.
The Raptor pairs with external sensors to capture additional data. All captured information uploads to Raptor’s companion app on Android or iOS, and can be shared through social media channels or synced to popular third-party fitness and cycling apps.
The company said that it has started taking applications for Test Pilots, who will receive pre-release versions of the Raptor glass. Test Pilots will shape the user experience by test-driving and providing feedback during the final phase of Raptor’s development. Everyone who applies will reserve a spot in line to be the first to purchase the consumer version when it launches.
To apply for the Test Pilot program, you can visit the company’s web site.