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Smart glasses hold the potential for a lot of benefits for cyclists. Being able to see information previously available only on your cycling computer or phone without taking your eyes off the road seems promising. But most smart glasses have been bulky and uses display pods that could potentially block part of your field of view.

Everysight aims to change all that. Using their Everysight Beam Technology, their new Raptor positions the information directly in your line of sight…

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Photos c. Everysight

Based out of Haifa, Israel, Everysight is a product of Elbit systems which is the biggest defense technology company in Israel. According to the company, the Everysight comes from over 30 years of experience in “vision systems and augmented reality” and using technology sourced from the world of aircraft pilots.

Since the Raptor doesn’t use an offset display pod there is nothing to interfere with your vision, and the entire lens becomes the see through display. Details on exactly how it works and what features it will provide are still thin, but if the teaser video is any indication it should provide speed, heart rate, power, GPS location, grade of the road/trail, and allow for photo and video capture among other things. Expected to launch in 2016, Everysight will include an open developer platform so companies can develop third party apps to work with the Raptor. Target cross hairs for competitors in a race? Strava overlays? The possibilities are endless or something like that. Pricing and other details are yet to be released, but the fact that they are currently on a demo tour with the glasses makes it seem like the Raptor is more than just vaporware.

everysight.com

10 COMMENTS

  1. As much as I like the idea of having a handsfree-screen, I have to try it out to see if it makes sense. Because if it gets overlaid over the general image of the world that I have, even with a certain degree of transparency, I am not sure if it would not make me functionally blind for everything else. It would be somewhat akin to reading while driving, I imagine.
    Recon’s snow goggles or Google Glass didn’t do it for me, so my jury is still out…

  2. This could be cool. Kind of a niche market, but it’s a really awesome idea. Lord only knows how much these will cost.

    I can see Strava drooling over the capabilities with this tech.

  3. I like it, but time and time again, simpler and lighter always wins in the cycling world. At least for me, the more weightless a pair of shades or helmet or what have you is, the better.

  4. I can’t wait to show up to a sportive event I’ve never ridden, and follow the route by having the road in front of me highlighted in augmented reality, turns and all.

  5. I like the idea but why not put the electronics along the bottom of the lens? For time trialists having all of that junk up top renders these sunglasses useless.

  6. +1 cornelius, our vision when cycling is free on the bottom, where there is only the wheel to stare at, the top is occupied by usefull vision.

  7. Well I’ll be looking through the bottom of these, as I will obviously be looking down my nose at you proletariat with your commoner sunglasses.

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