The Gear Grind: BMW Reveals Sci-Fi ConnectedRide Smartglasses
A New Cool Heads-Up Display Option for Riders Worldwide
BMW's ConnectedRide Smartglasses. Media sourced from BMW.
BMW’s just given riders a new option for heads-up display tech!
Meet the ultra-cool, sci-fi-esque ConnectedRide Smartglasses – not the first pair of specs to carry tech like this, but certainly the first dedicated pair from a motorcycle marque.
BMW’s recent press release tells us that these HUD peepers are blessed with lithium-ion juice, capable of rendering ten-hour performance anywhere in the -14°-122°F temp range.
Thanks to BMW’s ConnectedRide options, maneuvering settings can be performed either before swinging a leg over, or via some basic toggling of the handlebar multi-controller.
How have the Smartglasses been outfitted to suit riders? A great question, and one that BMW has been so kind as to answer for us:
“The design of the smart glasses and the display has been adapted to meet the special needs of motorcyclists [and] can be adapted to fit numerous helmets and face shapes.”
“This makes the smart glasses comfortable to wear even on long day trips.”
A further gander at the highlights of the build, and we not only see two sets of lenses – tinted and semi-transparent – but options for frame sizes, nosepad sizes, and RX visual acuity adaptation. See the Smartglasses’ specs below, courtesy of BMW’s press release: