Strava recently demo’d an app for Google Glass that promises to turn every ride–and possibly even your daily walk from the car into the office–into a competition. The app is said to include alerts to let riders know when they’re approaching a segment during a ride and it makes key stats like speed and distance visible at a glance. But perhaps more importantly (for the company’s lawyers anyway), Strava’s Google Glass app is designed to allow riders to remain more “situationally aware” during the ride.
It’s not too surprising to see fitness apps for biking making their way to wearable tech like Google Glass; GPS watches have been available since before the days of the smartphone. Recon Instruments even showed a set of ski goggles with a heads-up-display at Outdoor Retailer in 2012. With the number of Google Glass users numbering just a couple thousand, it’s unlikely the new Strava app will get much use initially, though the company is well positioned as one of the first fitness apps for the platform.