ActiveLook, a company that provides augmented reality smart glasses for outdoor activities and elite athletes, has collaborated with Syride, a provider of outdoor sporting goods, to enable paragliders to use smart glasses while in flight. ActiveLook’s smart glasses are now compatible with Syride’s SYS’Nav XL instrument. The SYS’Nav XL is a versatile flight instrument used by paragliders, beginner to expert, to display important flight data such as altitude, speed, and variometer. Pilots can now have hands-free access to this data, as the ActiveLook smart glasses can display this data directly on the lenses.
Advantages of ActiveLook Smart Glasses with SYS’Nav XL
ActiveLook’s smart glasses provide a second screen to the instrument which doubles the amount of flight information available at any time. Paragliders will no longer have to look down at a separate screen to see this information, allowing them to stay focused on their flight path. In addition, the Smart Glasses can reveal the most important data, and thanks to the customizable display of the SYS’Nav XL, pilots can display less-frequently-used data on the instrument itself.
Customizable Flight Information
The sunglasses can display variometer, altitude and speed, but Syride stated that a future update will allow pilots to choose the specific data that they want to display on a connected ActiveLook device. Pilots can customize their flight data to accommodate their specific needs, which enhances their experience and helps them concentrate on the task at hand.
Safety and Comfort
The glasses coupled with the SYS’Nav XL bring significant advantages in terms of safety and comfort. Pilots can now view flight data without having to shift their vision to look at information on their instrument or look down. They can now maintain visual control of their surroundings, which adds more security around obstacles or in dense clusters of pilots.
Availability of ActiveLook Smart Glasses
Syride offers the ENGO 1 and ENGO 2 smart glasses, which cost EUR €399 and EUR €329 respectively. These smart glasses are powered by ActiveLook, making them compatible with the SYS’Nav XL instrument via connection through the Syride app.
The Bottom Line
The collaboration between ActiveLook and Syride has made it possible for paragliders to experience a new level of flight instrumentation, which ensures greater safety and comfort. Pilots can now have access to flight data without having to constantly look down and stay focused on their flight. ActiveLook and Syride’s continued innovation have made this development possible and may open up the door to further advancements for the aviation industry as a whole.
For more information on ActiveLook and its augmented reality solutions for outdoor sporting and activities, visit the company’s website.