If you’ve ever played a first person shooter game, you’re familiar with the HUD (heads-up display) that gives you a readout of everything from your health, to your location on a map. In many of these games, it’s assumed that your character can actually see these things from within a helmet, or even a pair of glasses. I know I’ve thought about how cool it would be to have something like that for myself, but the technology just isn’t there. However, the Sportiiiis is a gadget that promises to put a HUD on almost any pair of sunglasses.
Unfortunately their HUD is far from anything you’d see in a video game. in fact, it is made up entirely of seven colored LEDs. That’s right, you don’t get any fancy numbers or maps, you just get a few LEDs. The device can be paired with any ANT+ device, which tracks fitness-related stats. These stats are fed into the unit, and translated to you via the LEDs. The green ones in the center mean you’re at your target speed/heart rate/etc. yellow ones to the left mean you’re below your target, and red ones to the right mean you’re exceeding it. You can also tap the side of the Sportiiiis to get an audio readout of the number you’re tracking. So how much does this fancy setup cost? You’re looking at $200, plus the cost of an ANT+ device to pair it with.