Augmented reality (AR) has a myriad of uses from entertainment and gaming to training and learning, and today AR company Everysight has announced its take on the technology. It’s revealed the Raptor AR smartglasses – aimed at cyclists and triathletes – has entered final development and registration for its exclusive Test Pilot Program launch.
Raptor AR smartglasses aim to provide users with a competitive advantage to boost their training, improve their race day performance, and safely enhance their fitness and health. Using Everysight’s patented BEAM technology the Raptor provides a transparent see-through display that overlays sharp, high-resolution information into the user’s line of sight. The on-lens projection displays real-time information such as turn-by-turn navigation, time, distance, speed, heart rate, cadence and power, while keeping a rider’s vision clear.
“Current smartglasses 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 Raptor can be operated using either a controller located on the handlebars, voice command or a swipe and touch pad located on the temples of the device, to switch between functions such as maps, volume, brightness, communication and more. A camera providing high definition video is built in, with videos that can be uploaded and analyzed post-ride, as well as shared with friends social media channels. The AR glasses can also be paired with external sensors to capture additional data.
For the exclusive Test Pilot Program, Everysight is currently accepting applications for test pilot’s, with successful receiving a pre-release version of the Raptor. They’ll also be able to reserve a spot in line to be the first to purchase the consumer version when it launches.
“As a cycling coach the ability to have all your metrics in front of you without having to take your eyes off the road is incredible…looking straight through the data, it’s amazing and it’s so much safer and clearly the future of cycling,” said Simon Kessler, former professional road racing cyclist, and coach at Simon Says Cycling in Florida.
“When I am out doing the intervals and having the numbers just up in front of me, I am not having to look down, I am able to keep up a nice consistent power, and as far as safety the more I can keep my eyes on the road and not look down at my computer the safer it is,” said Dana Williams, former member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, cat 1 road racing cyclist, National road Champion and coach at Achieve Training and Coaching in California.
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