Despite their allure, heads-up displays haven’t really taken off. This pair of glasses aims to give cyclists a wealth of information without taking their eyes off the road.
It’s called Senth in1, and looks like a normal pair of sunglasses. Don it, and you can see all kinds of information, like how far you’ve travelled, your speed, cadence etc, plus take phone calls and read and send messages.
It doubles as an activity tracker, so you can keep tabs on how active you’ve been. It can also take info from third-party accessories like heart rate monitors and cadence meters.
The menu appears as a ring that you cycle through (no pun intended). Say “Please call someone” and you can make calls, and you can dictate messages. You can take photos and videos as you go without taking your hands off the handlebars, and it has a danger detection function that flags up any obstacles in your path.
You can share your photos and videos straight to your social networks from your bike. Lost?
When you’re not using voice input, you control it using a thumb pad on the handlebars. Which should be as easy as changing gears.
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It all comes down to how it works. But if it can nail the menu and have voice recognition on a par with Google Voice Search, it could be a great product.
It’s approaching its funding goal with 37 days to go. You can pick one up for $249. It’ll ship in December.