The new ENGO 2 cycling sunglasses get a fully functional heads-up display built in, but weigh as little as 36g…about the same as the larger “shield” style shades we’re already riding.
The ActiveLook HUD unit itself adds just 6g, and the sunglasses come in two sizes, Small (36g) and Large (41g). Just as impressive as the weight is that they look like normal performance riding glasses, with your choice of white or black frames.
A 12-hour battery life keep the display running all day long, and a full recharge takes just a few hours. UPDATE: The lenses are only available in the tinted, mirrored version shown here and are not photochromic, but the original (and still available) ENGO1 does use photochromic lenses to work in a broader range of light conditions.
The display puts your choice of metrics directly in your field of vision, so you won’t have to glance down at your cycling computer…and so you can keep your eyes on the road (or your competition). Choose from all the usual data points – power, cadence, HR, speed, distance, etc. For runners, it can show your pace, too.
Their companion app lets you customize the screens, and yes, that’s SCREENS, plural. Set up multiple screens, then just wave your hand in front of the glasses to “swipe” through them.
The ENGO 2 sunglasses pair via Bluetooth to their app (available for iOS and Android), and Garmin and Suunto cycling computers and watches. Available now for $329.