Augmented Reality for Cyclists Lets You Navigate, Communicate, and Jam Out
The Google Glass for cycling, SENTH IN, gives visual updates about rides and calls, without taking your hands off the handlebars
SENTH IN1 introduces augmented reality glasses for bikers: a Google Glass for cyclists that gives riders a heads-up display (HUD) for safer and more convenient riding. The glasses connect to a smart phone for app power, and to a control button mounted on handlebars so users can control the display without losing control of the bike.
Augmented Reality for Cyclists Lets You Navigate, Communicate,…Augmented Reality for Cyclists Lets You Navigate, Communicate, and Jam OutSENTH IN1 introduces augmented reality glasses for bikers: a Google Glass for cyclists that gives riders a heads-up display (HUD) for safer and more convenient riding.Learn more: https://www.psfk.com/2015/08/senth-in1-google-glass-augmented-reality-for-cyclists.html
Posted by PSFK on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
IN1 connects to phones via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signal for GPS tracking and additional information such as calls, navigation and quick updates for cyclists. They connect through a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signal. They ship with an app that tracks distance, speed, elevation change and similar statistics for comparison between different rides.
The glasses pick up third-party signals from other fitness devices like heart rate monitors and weather or elevation monitors, and incorporate the information into both the HUD and its performance record for the user.
In a market continuing to encourage less hands-on equipment, more athletic crowds are searching for devices to make their workouts easier to track. Devices made include watches, monitors strapping to arms and belts keep the modern athlete informed of how their body preforms. IN1 provides this service as well, allowing bikers to concentrate more on the road and what’s in front of them.
Besides performance statistics, the glasses also provide a solution to call or text message interruptions, even control of an mp3 player — all tasks that cyclists now need to release their handlebars to complete. Athletes and cycle commuters will be happy to see progress in this wearable since Google Glass’s announcement that they plan to develop for enterprise users exclusively in later iterations.
SENTH IN1 has an Indiegogo campaign, currently within 10 percent of its goal and likely to fully fund. If they do have success, they will send out rewards between Dec 2015 to Jan 2016. Early bird specials of the SENTH IN1 ask backers to pledge $249.
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