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'Test pilots' wanted for new heads-up display for cyclists (+ video)

US volunteers only at the minute but firm promises this will expand ‘in the near future’

A company that makes heads-up displays (HUDs) for fighter pilots has developed a similar product for cyclists and is now looking for people to test its product out.

First Post reports that Elbit Systems is seeking ‘test pilots’ to provide feedback on its Everysight Raptor smartglasses during their final stage of development.

The firm is looking for avid road cyclists, mountain bikers and triathletes who ride at least 12 times a month and who currently train with technology such as GPS devices and heart rate monitors.

At the minute, they’re only accepting applicants from the United States, although they say that they will expand that in the near future. You can find more info here.

The display itself is partially transparent and the manufacturers argue that any impact on your vision is far less dangerous than looking down at a device attached to your handlebars.

The information displayed ranges from obvious workout metrics – such as time, distance, speed, heart rate, cadence and power – to turn-by-turn navigation or a map. External sensors capture the data which then syncs with the obligatory mobile app.

There’s an integrated camera which will capture high definition point-of-view video and you can also make phone calls and listen to music through a speaker in the glasses' frames.

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