Get 40% Off Your Glide Today.

Become a Founding Glider with a $100 fully-refundable deposit, and be the first in line to enjoy your Glide.

edison awards logo
Consumer Electronics Show logo
Robotics Innovation Awards logo
CBS news logo
PITCHFIRE logo
Wall Street Journal Future of Everything logo

Why Become A Founding Glider?

With a $100 fully-refundable deposit, you will receive:

✅  40% off Glide’s retail price of $1499 USD when we launch preorders this summer.

✅  Free first three months of subscription service (est. $40 USD/month).

✅  Be the first in line to receive your Glide, with expected delivery in September 2025.

✅  Future benefits, offers, and early-access opportunities for Founding Gliders.

*Limited opportunity to the first 500 members!

Image of Glide device, which has an 8in tall rounded body, with two black 7 inch wheels and a red bumper on the front. An LED ring divides the main body, with black on the lower half and white on the upper half. A handle is attached to the main body by a white telescoping stem. The handle is a softened triangular shape and includes a speaker, microphone, and camera. The grip area is black rubber and includes a centered input button and left and right haptic feedback zones.

Glider Testimonials

Co-Created With and For Our Community.

Our approach at Glide is one of radical inclusion and collaboration; we lead with empathy, curiosity, transparency and a deep desire to help everyone with sight loss experience life in bold new ways. 

This is why we’ve actively worked with our community of over 2,500 Gliders, as well as the broader blind and low-vision community to develop, test, and evolve Glide. These insights help us ensure that Glide is able to meet the real-world expectations and needs of both ourselves and our community. 

We are excited to continue this co-created and participatory process with our Gliders community through launch next year.

Deposit Program FAQ

Why should I place a deposit for Glide?

We’re committed to building Glide with and for our community.

We believe that getting to know our customers, their needs, and their lived experiences is a crucial part of the process of co-creating a technology with such significant potential impact as Glide.

As a result, we believe that it’s only fair to offer a deep financial incentive (40% off Glide’s retail price) to our earliest supporters in exchange for their show of support and commitment to us.

When you make a $100 deposit, we will hold that deposit until we begin taking preorders. Preorder launch is currently planned for this summer, and we will be announcing the specific dates on or before July 1st, 2024.

When we accept preorders, you will receive a unique code for a 40% discount on our retail price (less the $100 you’ve already paid), as well as receiving the first three months of Glide’s subscription service for free. When we begin shipping the product, which we currently estimate to be September 2025, you will be among the first in line to receive your Glide.

To redeem your 40% discount, you must preorder your Glide within the first 60 days of us launching our preorder campaign. You can refund your deposit at any time before those 60 days by writing us at gliders@glidance.io.

Right now, this program is only available to residents of the U.S., Canada, U.K., and E.U. Given the logistics and costs around shipping and importing a new device like Glide, as well as localization needs for the device, it will take us a bit of time to have Glide available worldwide.

However, rest assured we are working on making this happen. If you are located outside of the U.S., Canada, U.K, and E.U., you will be the first to know when Glide is available for preorder in your region, and we will be offering you a similar Founding Glider discount or other perks and benefits at that time for being one of our earliest supporters! We will publish international availability dates in the near future.

Glide and its systems will be English first, and we will work from there to localize for additional common languages.

We are planning on launching preorders for Glide early this summer. We will be sharing the exact date of launch on or before July 1st, 2024.

The following are the features we expect to have ready for launch, though there may be changes as we go through our beta program and learn.

 

Software Features:

  • Automatic steering and braking
  • Physical obstacle avoidance with drop-off detection
  • Basic object detection (door, chair, stairs, curb, etc.)
  • Line of sight object targeting with local path planning
  • Basic IOS and Android App for setup, onboarding and Over-The-Air updates

 

Hardware Features

  • Telescoping handle with comfortable grip
  • Left and right haptic feedback in the handle
  • Two buttons and twist feature in the handle for device input
  • Built in speaker, microphones and Bluetooth connection for audio feedback
  • Rechargeable battery for 6+ hours of active use
  • USB-C charging port
  • Large replaceable wheels
  • LED illumination for safety and visibility
  • Water resistant design to resist rain and splashes
  • Weighs under 8 pounds

 

Enhanced Software Features
(Delivered post-launch with Over-the-Air updates)

  • Scene description
  • Voice interaction
  • Guidance on pre-trained routes
  • 3rd party multi-waypoint journey planners
  • API Integration with 3rd party services
  • Live stream video

We are currently testing the 4th Glide prototype, and are making rapid progress through direct user feedback. We will begin shipping devices for Beta testing later this year to ensure that it handles the wide range of real-world scenarios we expect our users to encounter.

We then expect that the device will be ready for production and delivery in September 2025.

We currently anticipate that Glide will be ready to ship to customers in September of 2025.

While the initial purchase cost of Glide covers the physical hardware, to activate Glide and use its full set of capabilities, you will need an active subscription estimated to be $40 USD per month. This subscription is for the use of the Glidance Sensible Wayfinding service, which lies at the heart of the Glide experience.

Glidance Sensible Wayfinding is a high intensity computer vision and sensemaking AI system built by Glidance, which spans cloud services connected to all active Glides and powers Glide’s ability to understand complex spaces and guide you through them.

Unlike LLM and GPT AI systems which are mainly focused on language, Glidance Sensible Wayfinding’s uniqueness lies in its ability to learn to navigate complex indoor and outdoor pedestrian environments in real-time.

Glide will continue to learn from your own use and from that of others, and based on that learning will over time help you manage in more demanding situations.

We will never allow the need for a subscription to be a barrier to your use of Glide as your go-to mobility aid and will never leave you stranded. The stated $40 per month is our best estimate at this stage, and we welcome feedback from the community on pricing options that can work for you. Please write to us with your thoughts at gliders@glidance.io.

Throughout the end of 2024 and into 2025, Glidance will be hosting Demo Days in major cities for individuals to experience Glide for themselves. Stay tuned to our newsletter for upcoming dates and locations!

In addition, we will be offering a 60-day full refund policy, with a minimum requirement that you use the device for 30 days. This means that after 30 days of use, if you would like to return the Glide for any reason, we will take the device back and fully refund you the cost of the device. 

Your $100 deposit can be fully refunded at any time between now and 60 days after our preorder launch. You can email gliders@glidance.io to request a refund.

If you order a Glide, once the device ships we will be offering a 60-day full refund policy, with a minimum requirement that you use the device for 30 days. This means that after 30 days of use, if you would like to return the Glide for any reason, we will take the device back and fully refund you.

Ready to Glide with us?

Secure your limited time 40% discount today!

Share the Movement

Share Glide with a simple tweet, a Facebook post, or a personal email. It’s just one click to make a difference and spread our vision to your circle!