BMW Shows Off Its Motorrad ConnectedRide HUD Smartglasses That Can Be Used for Up to Ten Hours of Operation

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Riders looking for a high-tech HUD experience have a new option on the horizon as BMW shows off its new smart glasses that can be used with its Motorrad app. The ConnectedRide Smartglasses are powered by a lithium-ion battery that can last up to ten hours when fully charged making them ideal for medium to long distance trips. They come with two types of UVA/UVB lenses for eye protection from the sun and can be adapted for those with prescription lenses by an optician using an RX adapter. The ConnectedRide Smartglasses can be used with any of BMW’s bikes that support the Motorrad app and the HUD includes information such as speed, speed limit, GPS data, gear, and more. BMW has not yet said how much the ConnectedRide smartglasses will cost.

BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses Press Release:

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The BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses can be easily connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth and app. The projection can be positioned, and the settings can be selected before the ride or during, via the multicontroller on the motorcycle handlebars.

In addition to the individual user interface and an increase in riding safety, the smart glasses also offer a high level of comfort. The design of the smart glasses and the display has been adapted to meet the special needs of motorcyclists. The BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses can be adapted to fit numerous helmets and face shapes. This makes the smart glasses comfortable to wear even on long day trips. The lithium-ion battery enables up to ten hours of operation.

BMW Motorrad supplies two sets of certified UVA/UVB lenses with the frame. One set of lenses is 85% transparent and can be used for helmets with integrated sun visors. The other set has tinted lenses turning the smart glasses into a pair of sunglasses.

For riders who wear prescription glasses, the lenses can be ground and adjusted to the required visual acuity (up to max. 4 diopters) by an optician using an RX adapter. For those who wear contact lenses, the Smartglasses can be used normally. The set also includes a case and a USB charging cable.

BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses highlights:

  • Two sizes (M + L) available with different nose pads. Medium for pupil distance 53 to 67 mm, Large for 59 to 73 mm.
  • Two sets of lenses (1 x tinted and 1 x 85% transparent) integrated light sensor, certified UVA/UVB filter.
  • RX adapter for adjusting the lenses to the required visual acuity (up to max. 4 diopters) by an optician.
  • Can be connected to a smartphone and the BMW Motorrad Connected App via Bluetooth.
  • Real-time GPS data transfer from app to Smartglasses.
  • Head-Up function for navigation with individual display.
  • Display of speed, speed limit, gear, and navigation (reduced arrow display or detailed navigation with street names, intersections, and precise directions).
  • Integrated light sensor and integrated optics module for securely transferring data and securely displaying data on the top left of the right glass.
  • Lithium-ion battery provides up to ten hours of operation.
  • USB charging cable.
  • Operating temperature range -10° to 50° C.
  • Anthracite frame.

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