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Everysight's Raptor AR cycling glasses start at $499

You can pre-order them on November 15th.
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We liked what Everysight accomplished with its Raptor AR Smartglasses -- they present helpful cycling info like directions, cadence and your heart rate in front of you so that you can keep your eyes on the road. If you're feeling the same way, you now know when you can get a pair of your own. Everysight has announced that you can sign up for a pre-order invitation at its website today, with pre-orders starting on November 15th ahead of the February 2018 release. That's a long time to wait (sorry, no AR fall rides for you), but the prices sound about right for projector-equipped eyepieces with their own onboard computing and GPS: you're looking at an "early adopter" price of $499 for glasses with 16GB of storage and $549 for 32GB.

Riders in the UK and EU won't get their invitations until January, but they can pre-order at the early adopter price with shipments due in April. And yes, there will be accessories: a $59 handlebar controller will spare you from reaching up to control the glasses, while $29 prescription frames and $79 tinted visors are available if you need a better view. You could end up spending a lot when all is said and done, but the glasses might justify themselves if you're serious enough about cycling that you'd rather not look down at a biking computer (or wait until afterward) to know how well you're performing.

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