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BMW Motorrad Introduces ConnectedRide Smartglasses for Motorcyclists

In a remarkable leap from science fiction to reality, BMW Motorrad is set to revolutionize motorcycle riding with its latest innovation, the ConnectedRide Smartglasses. These cutting-edge motorcycle goggles feature head-up display (HUD) technology, commonly found in the automotive sector, and project essential information such as navigation, speed, and gear directly into the rider’s field of vision in real time. This groundbreaking advancement aims to enhance anticipation, promoting safer motorcycle riding experiences.

Connecting the BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses to your smartphone is a breeze, thanks to the seamless Bluetooth integration and accompanying app. Riders can conveniently adjust the projection position and customize settings before embarking on their journey or even while on the road, utilizing the intuitive multi-controller located on the motorcycle’s handlebars.

Beyond delivering a personalized user interface and elevating safety standards, these smart glasses prioritize rider comfort. The design and display have been meticulously tailored to meet the unique requirements of motorcyclists. Moreover, the BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses can be easily adjusted to fit a variety of helmets and face shapes, ensuring optimal comfort even during extended day trips. With its long-lasting lithium-ion battery, the smart glasses boast an impressive operational runtime of up to ten hours.


BMW Motorrad also includes two sets of certified UVA/UVB lenses with the frame to cater to diverse needs. The first set comprises lenses that are 85% transparent, explicitly designed for helmets equipped with built-in sun visors. The second set features tinted lenses, effectively transforming the smartglasses into stylish sunglasses.

Prescription glasses

For individuals who wear prescription glasses, BMW Motorrad has developed an RX adapter (+/- 4.5 diopters), available for convenient online purchase directly from the provider. The user manual of the ConnectedRide Smartglasses contains a QR code for easy access to this accessory.

The BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses were unveiled during the BMW Motorrad Days event in Berlin.

Key Features of the BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses:

  • Available in two sizes (M and L) with interchangeable nose pads.
    • M size accommodates pupil distances ranging from 53 to 67 mm.
    • L size caters to pupil distances from 59 to 73 mm.
  • Comes with two sets of lenses: one tinted lens and one 85% transparent lens.
    • Both lenses feature certified UVA/UVB filters and an integrated light sensor.
  • RX adapter available for adjusting lenses to individual visual acuity (up to 4.5 diopters).
  • Seamlessly connects to smartphones and the BMW Motorrad Connected App via Bluetooth.
  • Real-time GPS data transfer from the app to the smart glasses.
  • HUD function for navigation with customizable display options.
  • Displays speed, speed limit, gear, and navigation information.
    • Provides reduced arrow display or detailed navigation with street names, intersections, and precise directions.
  • Equipped with an integrated light sensor and optics module for secure data transmission and display on the top left of the right glass.
  • Powered by a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, offering up to ten hours of operation.
  • Includes a USB charging cable.
  • Operating temperature range: -10°C to +50°C.
  • Color: Anthracite.
  • Recommended retail price (RRP): €690.00.

With the introduction of the BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Smartglasses, the realm of science fiction has been left behind, giving birth to an exciting new era of technologically advanced and safer motorcycle riding experiences.