Ever wondered how your ride could be changed with Augmented Reality?! Everysight have done just that!
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What do cyclists have in common with fighter pilots? Well not too much, maybe ninja-like reflexes? Well maybe some of us at least, but probably, we don't have much more in common. But actually now, we might be able to add something else: heads up display, i.e., your essential data in your field of vision, because Everysight have invited us to take a first look at their brand new Raptor augmented reality glasses. I know what you're thinking, this has been done before, and yes there are other smart glasses out there on the market that cater for us as cyclists. But with the Raptors there are a few very key differences. With these, the display is completely integrated, i.e., it's not an add-on. So inside these glasses is a mini-projector with an LED. And it's not just any LED; no, it's an organic one. Now I don't know exactly what that means, but what I do know is that organic LEDs are used in posh televisions and monitors, and they also use less battery life, which means that you can use these for up to eight hours of riding. Everysight are calling this "Beam" technology and it is that which puts your chosen information and data fields directly into your field of vision. Now, before you start thinking this is just another novelty company that will disappear quickly, let me tell you, these Raptors have been 15 years in development, and Everysight is a spin-off of a company called Elbit Systems; they provide the vast majority of the world's fighter pilots with their heads up displays. So, they kind of know what they're doing. So why would you want to use these? Well despite the fact that they put information into your field of vision, wearing these means that you can simultaneously keep your eye on the road in front of you while still looking at some of your key stats. In fact, if Chris Froome were to use these, we would know once and for all if he does constantly look at his power or if he does indeed have a fetish for steps. The display though, certainly isn't that distracting. It's quite hard to describe to you unless you use them yourself, but in order to look at the display, you just need a quick shift in your focus and as soon as you shift your focus back to the road, you really don't notice the display that much at all. You might be thinking that Everysight Raptors are only for data-driven people, those that like to keep a constant eye on their speed, power, heart rate, et cetera.
出典 YouTube・Global Cycling Network：Everysight Raptor Smart Glasses | GCN's First Look
- YouTube・『Everysight Raptor Smart Glasses | GCN's First Look』