Boosting safety and providing convenience, a heads-up display is one of the handiest things you can have in a car. How can you add a HUD, BMW Motorrad’s designers wondered, to a motorcycle? They came up with the only logical solution for a windshield-free vehicle: Get the display right over the rider’s eyeballs.
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BMW Motorrad’s ConnectedRide Smartglasses are designed to fit within various helmet styles. They connect to your bike over Bluetooth and can display speed, the speed limit, the gear you’re in and navigational info. You can choose where on the lens you’d like the display to appear; you can bump it upwards, downwards or side-to-side using your smartphone and an app.
Options include tinted or 85%-transparent lenses, which can be made prescription, and the glasses come in two different sizes to fit a wider spread of pupil distances. The battery life is good for up to ten hours.
The glasses are expected to be released later this year, but prices were not announced at press time.