BMW’s Heads-Up Display Glasses Could Make You Feel Like a Motorcycle-Riding Cyborg

f you’ve ever been riding your motorcycle and thought it’d be cool to have a Terminator-like head-up display, giving you vehicle and navigation data, BMW has just the thing for you. They’re called the BMW ConnectedRide Smartglasses—smart sunglasses with a head-up display (HUD) built into the right lens.

For a smart pair of glasses, with a HUD built in, they aren’t too clunky looking. They’re obviously a bit thicker than a normal pair of glasses but they look pretty sleek, all things considered. Admittedly, they don’t have a camera built in, like Google Glass, and they only need to house a small lithium-ion battery pack and a tiny HUD projector.

The display is pretty small but it’s surprisingly comprehensive. Its shows outside temperature, speed, speed limit, gear, and turn-by-turn navigation. With the latter, users can choose either a simplified arrow or a detailed navigation screen with street names and exact directions. According to BMW, a full battery charge will last ten hours, which is more than enough for a day’s worth of riding.

BMW says that these glasses can be made to fit a variety of different head and helmet shapes, which is said to make them comfortable enough to wear for a full day. The pair also comes with two different lenses. One of which is 85 percent transparent and is designed to be used with helmets that have tinted sun visors. While the other lens is tinted, turning these into sunglasses. Prescription lenses can be fitted via an optician with an RX adapter.


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