Fri, 9 December 2016

Raptor AR Smartglasses Deliver Fighter Jet Display to Cyclists

Everysight's Raptor AR smartglasses have entered final development, and the company has opened registration for its exclusive Test Pilot Program.

 Raptor AR smartglasses are designed to provide cyclists and triathletes with a competitive advantage to boost their training, race day performance, and safely enhance fitness and health.

“Current smartglasses obstruct the rider’s vision,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, CEO of Everysight. “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.”

Raptor AR Smartglasses Deliver Fighter Jet Display to Cyclists.

Everysight’s patented BEAM technology gives the Raptor smartglasses an AR experience using a transparent see-through display that overlays sharp, high-resolution information into the user’s line of sight. The information appears as a projection out in front of the user rather than delivering information with an object or element located around the eye area that obscures the rider’s vision.

The on-lens projection displays real-time information such as turn-by-turn navigation, time, distance, speed, heart rate, cadence and power, while reducing eyestrain and keeping a rider’s vision clear.

Riders can choose to use a controller located on their handlebars, voice command or a simple swipe and touch pad located on the temples of the Raptor to control functions including maps, volume, brightness, communication and more.

 A look-and-shoot camera captures high definition video that can be uploaded and analyzed post-ride. The videos can also be shared with friends and followers through any social media channel.

The Raptor pairs with external sensors to capture additional data. All captured information (heart rate, cadence, speed, power, etc.) uploads to Raptor’s companion app (Android and iOS), and can be shared through social media channels or synced to popular third-party fitness and cycling apps.

Raptor Test Pilot Program

As Everysight prepares for the Raptor consumer launch, they are also taking applications for an exclusive team of Test Pilots who will receive pre-release versions of the Raptor.

 Test Pilots will shape the user experience by test-driving and providing feedback during the final phase of Raptor’s development.

Everyone who applies will also get a spot in line to be the first to purchase the consumer version when it launches.

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, said, “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.”

Kyle Welch current member of Team USA, reigning ITU age group short course world champion, ranked 1st in Ironman 70.3 world rankings in his division in 2016, said, “If you loaded your route and you’re on the route the glasses will tell you when turns are coming up, either left or right turns, so you can anticipate where the turns are. You can also see the altitude and profile of the ride in the glasses so it's super convenient, super handy.”

You can apply for the Test Pilot program, while it is still open, here.

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