Cycling glasses with a HUD. Meet Raptor.

Over the last few years I’ve become one of those Lycra-clad cyclists. It all started because I was basically getting out of breath running up the stairs and suddenly I figured, “Wait, that can’t be good”.

A few weeks later I’d got myself a cheap mountain bike and I started off cycling up and down the flat canal tow-paths, and it kinda progressed from there. Now I’m trying to keep the belly at bay by cycling to work a couple of times a week and at the weekend.

As you do this, you tend to try and compete with yourself by checking and beating your own times with Stava, however – if you want a real-time view of what’s happening, you usually have to strap a phone or other gadget to your bike so that you know how fast you’re going and how far you’ve gone.

Now, though, you can get some cool cycling glasses that’ll show you a head-up display with all that juicy information on. You can even get to see what all this will look like on their website here. There’s your speed, distance travelled, your heart rate and more.

They’re a bit pricey, costing between £649 and £699, but there’s a lot more to these shades than just a cool virtual dashboard. You can play music on the go, you can connect to your phone via Bluetooth for calls and other streaming audio services, plus you can take HD pictures or capture video of exactly what you’re looking at to share later.

The head up display also shows you how to get around with the aid of free navigation, it’ll capture and upload your rides to sides like Strava and it includes training programmes too.

It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E CPU and runs Android 5.1.1. There’s 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Up front is a 13 megapixel camera and it’ll last for 8 hours of continuous use. There’s Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi connectivity for getting your footage – the whole thing weighs 98 grams.

Here’s a look at the glasses in action…

Get more information on their website.