Motorcycle smartglasses infographic
Graphic shows BMW’s motorcycle head-up display.


Motorcycle head-up display

By Duncan Mil

July 17, 2023 - BMW’s new ConnectedRide Smartglasses are innovative motorcycle goggles which project a head-up display into a rider’s field of view so they never have to take their eyes off the road.

The small display in the right lens appears semi-transparent, and the position and brightness are adjustable.

The Smartglasses link with the BMW Motorrad Connected App through Bluetooth. The display presents the rider with the current speed; gear position; navigation directions; and current speed limit.

The rider can keep data minimal with arrows or more details, including street names, intersections, and distance to the next turn.

BMW’s smart glasses are available in two sizes, medium and large -- based on the user’s pupil distance -- and include an RX adapter for those who wear prescription lenses. They’ll allow users to swap between tinted and 85% transparent lenses.

BMW claim these are “the world’s first motorcycle smartglasses” and result from a joint development with Everysight, an Israeli technology company known for their Raptor Smartglasses for cyclists.

PUBLISHED: 17/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: BMW Motorrad