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…
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.