With the Raptor smartglasses, Israeli firm Everysight is bringing 30 years’ experience of developing fighter jet display technology to the world of cycling wearables – and it really shows.
Everysight, a spin-off of defence tech company Elbit Systems, is using augmented reality technology that overlays information such as speed, bearing, altitude, position and more directly into your line of sight.
Could this display layout be better for cyclists than screens in the peripheral vision?
It’s called Everysight Beam, and the makers say this approach – rather than the peripheral screens used by rivals such as Recon Jet and Kopin Solos – cuts distractions, reduces eyestrain and eliminates opaque display elements that can obscure the field of view.
Another big potential plus is that the glasses are claimed to be much lighter and more comfortable than existing alternatives, with superior optics. We’re interested to see how those claims stand up, and plan to put some test units through the BikeRadar wringer as soon as they’re available.
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Source: Bike Radar