BMW Motorrad Revolutionizes Motorcycle Experience with ConnectedRide Smartglasses.
Transforming the Ride: A Futuristic Innovation
BMW Motorrad introduces a ground-breaking innovation that revolutionizes the motorcycle riding experience: The ConnectedRide Smartglasses. Once the stuff of science fiction, these innovative goggles leverage head-up display technology, projecting real-time crucial data directly into the rider’s field of vision, thus ensuring safer and more anticipatory riding.
Seamless Connectivity: Pairing With Your Smartphone
The BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses can be effortlessly paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth and an app, allowing riders to position the projection and select settings, both pre-ride and while on the move via the multicontroller on the motorcycle handlebars.
Heightened User Interface and Comfort: Designed with the Rider in Mind
BMW has designed the smartglasses not just with an enhanced user interface, but also with the comfort of riders in mind. The design of the smartglasses and the display has been tailored to meet the unique needs of motorcyclists. Furthermore, they can be adapted to fit a wide range of helmets and face shapes, making them comfortable even for long-haul rides. A lithium-ion battery powers the smartglasses, providing up to ten hours of operation.
Meeting the Needs of All Riders: A Versatile Solution
To cater to the varied needs of riders, BMW Motorrad supplies two sets of UVA/UVB certified lenses with the frame. One set of lenses is 85% transparent, suitable for helmets with integrated sun visors. The other set includes tinted lenses, perfect for turning the smartglasses into a practical pair of sunglasses.
For riders who wear glasses, BMW Motorrad has an RX adapter (+/- 4.5 diopters), available for online order directly from the provider, providing a customizable solution for riders with varying visual needs.
A Closer Look at the Highlights of the BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses:
- Two sizes (M + L) are available, each with different nose pads. M is suitable for a pupil distance of 53 to 67 mm, while L is suitable for a pupil distance of 59 to 73 mm.
- Two sets of lenses (1x tinted lens and 1x 85% transparent lens) are included, featuring an integrated light sensor and a certified UVA/UVB filter.
- RX adapter for adjusting the lenses to the required visual acuity (up to a maximum of 4.5 diopters).
- The smartglasses can be connected to a smartphone and the BMW Motorrad Connected App via Bluetooth for seamless integration.
- Real-time GPS data transfer from the app to the smartglasses enhances navigational accuracy.
- Head-Up function for navigation with a customizable display.
- Display of critical information such as speed, speed limit, gear, and navigation details (from a simplified arrow display to detailed navigation with street names, intersections, and precise directions).
- An integrated light sensor and an integrated optics module ensure secure data transfer and secure data display on the top left of the right glass.
- The smartglasses are powered by a lithium-ion battery that provides up to ten hours of operation and comes with a USB charging cable.
- Operating temperature ranges from -10° to +50°C, making them suitable for various riding conditions.
- The smartglasses come in an elegant Anthracite color.
- Recommended retail price (RRP): 690.00 €.
The BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses represent an impressive intersection of technology and style, promising to elevate the riding experience to unprecedented heights. It is a clear indication that the future of motorcycle riding is here and now.
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