Would you wear Google glasses on your next ride? The tech is not that far off, considering we’re riding with smartphones on our bikes now and Andrew just tested a HUP with his Garmin.
Glasses are a functional item, but beyond vision correction, what they need to do is get out of the way and/or look good. Heavier glasses to look like that? I’d rather reach for my phone.
I’m fine with it on the bike, where I accept a certain look, but like spandex, cycling caps, baseball stirrups, et al, context is required to pull off a conspicuously dorky style.
@champ in Andrew’s review of the HUD for ANT+ devices, it’s a boom that attaches to whatever glasses you wear. Though for the hovering overlays, they’ve got to project it onto glass v. showing you LEDs of how hard you’re going or not. Interestingly, the buzz on the glasses seems very strong. It also reminds me of conversations I’ve had with product managers related to pouring more tech into bike racing, to make it more interesting on TV, like what F1 or Nascar does.
D-Plus: First Ride and Run
was the previous entry in this blog.
Big George with a Guitar
is the next one.
Find more recent content on our home page and archives.
View all topics & browse the Bike Hugger Archives »
06 #rodeinit available now on iTunes for $1.99
Subscribe to this blog's main feed
Follow us on Twitter
Fan us on Facebook
Magazine | Suffer Faces | Raise Your Seat
Find us on Instagram
We're on G+
Read us on Android and iOS with Currents
Subscribe on Kindle
Gear we recommend
Shop Amazon's Cycling Store
Subscribe to our newsletter
Contact or Tip us »
Another Roadside Find: Power Mac G4
View more »