MICROOLED Announces ActiveLook Integration with Navigr8 for HUD Navigation

Auckland (New Zealand) and Grenoble (France), 16 April 2024 – In an exciting development for cycling enthusiasts and tech-savvy athletes, Navigr8 Bike Computer, an advanced bike computer app for Apple Watch and iPhone, provides for the first time comprehensive navigation and Garmin Varia® radar functionality on the lightweight heads-up display of ActiveLook® AR glasses. ActiveLook® is a “Light AR'' technology from MICROOLED, the European leader in the manufacture of OLED microdisplays. This technology is designed for connected eyewear combining low weight, low energy consumption and a very long battery life.

Navigr8's innovative integration with ActiveLook glasses is a testament to both companies’ shared commitment to delivering advanced features that meet the needs of serious athletes. This cutting-edge functionality includes turn-by-turn navigation, real-time Garmin Varia radar alerts, and comprehensive metrics.

By integrating Navigr8's numerous navigation features and Garmin Varia radar traffic alerts into ActiveLook glasses, we're not merely introducing new technology—we're forging a new paradigm for cyclists. This innovation prioritizes safety and convenience, enabling riders to stay alert and focused on the road  while having their performance data in their field of view. Paired with an Apple Watch Ultra, this setup is pure minimalism without sacrificing functionality,” said Phil Riley, Founder and developer of Navigr8 based in Auckland, New Zealand.

HUD Navigr8 Navigation with "Powered by ActiveLook" smart AR glasses (illustation).

Navigr8 is the first ever application to provide bread-crumb navigation in heads-up display mode - a feature which has been requested by our users from day one. We believe that the combination of smartphones and smartwatches, Navigr8 and ActiveLook AR sports glasses have the potential to disrupt the bike computer market,” said Eric Marcellin-Dibon, C.E.O. at MICROOLED S.A., the company behind the ActiveLook Light AR technology.

Navigr8 content in Navigation mode.

Key Features of the Integration:

  • Advanced Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions along with a navigation track and cues displayed directly on the ActiveLook glasses, ensuring eyes remain on the road.
  • Varia Radar Support: Real-time alerts about vehicles approaching from behind, increasing situational awareness and safety.
  • A Fully Functional “Heads Up” Bike Computer: Connect Bluetooth devices such as a power meter, speed, cadence, and heart rate sensor to view a wide range of metrics on customizable panels and train more effectively with Ghost - a virtual competitor

This pioneering functionality is exclusive to Navigr8, setting it apart in the competitive cycling app market. Navigr8 is available to download for free on the App Store, and the integration with ActiveLook is available in the Pro version. Cyclists worldwide are invited to elevate their riding experience by trying out the new features integrated with ActiveLook glasses. ActiveLook’s connected glasses ENGO 2, compatible with Navigr8, are available on engoeywear.com for 329€.

MICROOLED has developed a specific and free interface that promotes an entire ecosystem around glasses. The software is patented and is based on a Bluetooth LE (BLE) layer. This software makes it possible to transmit intelligence and information with a very low impact on consumption.

About Navigr8:

Navigr8 is a feature rich bike computer app available exclusively on Apple Watch and iPhone, developed by Byte Cycle Limited in New Zealand, which specializes in innovative solutions for cyclists. With features ranging from advanced navigation to comprehensive workout tracking, Navigr8 is dedicated to enhancing the cycling experience for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

For more information about Navigr8 visit www.navigr8.com

Contact: Phil Riley, Founder and Developer, Byte Cycle Limited, support@navigr8.com


MICROOLED specializes in the design, production and marketing of OLED micro-displays for near-eye applications (outdoor optical equipment, night vision glasses, ocular equipment for medical devices, augmented reality glasses, etc.). MICROOLED is a key partner of the world's top technology integrators with a unique technology that combines high resolution, high brightness and low energy consumption. MICROOLED is the leading player in Europe and number two worldwide in its historical markets. The company is now looking to extend leadership in the sports market with ActiveLook®, its open platform for "Light AR" smart glasses.

For more information visit www.microoled.net

April 15, 2024

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