Glide Preorder Installment Plans

Split your Glide Preorder Purchase into 6 Monthly Payments.

How Glide Preorder Installments Work:

For those who prefer to pay for their Glide in installments, we are offering a payment plan for each bundle that allows you to make 6 consecutive equal monthly payments. These payments will be automatically charged to your card on file each month. 

After you are fully paid up in 6 months, you will not be charged again until you receive your device and your required Glidance Sensible Wayfinding Service Subscription is activated. 

If you choose the “Monthly” plan, this charge will be $20 per month, starting when you physically receive your device. 

If you choose the “1 Year” Prepaid Subscription plan, you will have already pre-paid for the first year of your subscription service, and will be notified and given renewal options at the end of your term, at a locked-in price of no more than $20 per month for the lifetime of the device.

If you choose the “4-Year” Prepaid Subscription plan, you will also be notified and given renewal options at the end of your term, also at a locked in price of no more than $20 per month.

Glide Preorder Installment Bundles

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Glide
(Device Only)

$175.00 USD / Month for 6 Months

Preorder your Glide, and then pay-as-you-go for the Glidance Sensible Wayfinding Service Subscription. The $20 / month Service Subscription will begin once you receive your Glide, estimated to be September 2025.

This includes:

  • 6 Monthly Payments of $175.00 USD Per Month w/ Automatic Billing.
  • 30% Off Glide Preorder.
  • $20 USD / Month Subscription Service Locked-In Price for Lifetime of Device.
  • Service Subscription Activates Upon Delivery in 2025.
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Glide + 1 Year of Prepaid Subscription

$211.00 USD / Month for 6 Months

Preorder your Glide plus a 12-month Glidance Sensible Wayfinding Service Subscription up-front. Subscription will begin once you receive your Glide, estimated to be September 2025.

This includes:

  • 6 Monthly Payments of $211.00 USD Per Month w/ Automatic Billing.
  • 30% Off Glide Preorder.
  • 10% Off Service Subscription ($18 USD / Month).
  • Service Subscription Activates Upon Delivery in 2025.
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Glide + 4 Years of Prepaid Subscription

$311 USD / Month for 6 Months

Preorder your Glide with a 4-Year Glidance Sensible Wayfinding Service Subscription up front. Subscription will begin once you receive your Glide, estimated to be September 2025.
 

This includes:

  • 6 Monthly Payments of $311.00 Per Month w/ Automatic Billing
  • 30% Off Glide Preorder.
  • 15% Off Service Subscription ($17 USD/ Month).
  • Service Subscription Activates Upon Delivery in 2025.

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Preorder Program Details & FAQ

Why should I Preorder a Glide?

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

As a result, we believe that it’s fair to offer a special preorder price (30% off Glide’s retail price) to our earliest supporters in exchange for their show of support. 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. 

By preordering your Glide, you will be a part of that development and learning process – to the extent that you wish!

Glide is designed to assist anyone whose sight loss impacts their ability to navigate outdoor and indoor environments safely and independently. This includes blind and low-vision individuals, people with temporary sight loss, night blindness, and others.

Glide is meant to guide you, and it does not provide support for balance in any way. It is held in one hand, and may be used with a support cane held in the other hand on flat and safe environments. We believe it unsafe and strongly advise against the use of Glide with a support cane on steps or any other environment where you may need to hold a rail for additional support.

We strongly advise against the use of Glide in conjunction with a walker or rollator because you will need to use one hand to hold Glide and may lose balance while doing so. We understand the need and are considering integration with rollators and walkers in future models.

When you preorder a Glide, you’re getting in at a discounted price in return for being our earliest support before we fully bring the product to market. You’ll be one of the first in line to receive yours when we start shipping in 2025.  

Over the next 6-12 months, you’ll also have a unique opportunity to be a part of our design, innovation, and iteration process. We’ll be asking our preorder community for feedback, sharing regular updates on product development, and working to ensure that Glide meets your and our expectations before we deliver. 

Right now, preorders are 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 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.

With our current beta testing and production timeline, we anticipate that Glide will be ready to ship to customers in September of 2025.

We will be charging standard delivery rates for shipping once we are ready to deliver your Glide next year. We estimate this to be $20 for US shipping, and $35 for Canada, UK, and EU shipping, but will confirm as we get closer to the dates, and work to keep the costs as low as possible for you.

With regards to import duties, we have baked the price of import duties and customs tariffs into the price of the device, so we do not expect that you will need to pay extra for that.

Glide is a new category of device, and as a result the VAT/IVA tax implications and possible exemptions are not entirely clear, and differ from country to country. In some countries, Glide may be fully tax-exempt, while in others it may not be.

Because we do not want to hold up your excitement to Preorder your Glide, and we certainly do not wish to overcharge any customer, we will not be adding VAT/IVA on your initial payment if you are in the UK, Canada, or EU.

However, please note that we may need to come back to certain EU, UK, and Canadian customers to collect VAT/IVA tax before we ship your device. This will happen once we fully work out Glide’s tax liabilities, and we are confident we are charging you correct amount for your location. As always, we invite our community to reach out to us if you have expertise around this in your specific country, and appreciate your understanding!

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 $30 USD per month (with a discounted price of $20 per month for Preorder customers, locked-in for the lifetime of the device). 

This subscription is for the use of the Glidance Sensible Wayfinding service, Glidance’s proprietary AI-powered navigation and spacial mapping technology which lies at the heart of the Glide experience.

The Glidance Sensible Wayfinding service powers the full intelligent capability of the Glide device, and unlike LLM and GPT AI systems which are mainly focused on language, Glidance Sensible Wayfinding’s uniqueness lies in its ability to learn and navigate through extremely complex dynamic unstructured indoor and outdoor pedestrian environments in real time, while continuously learning and to manage in more and more nuanced situations.

This high intensity computer vision and sense making AI system spans across powerful on-device inference and learning modules and cloud services that are connected to all active Glides, and powers each Glide’s ability to make sense and safely and effectively guide you through complex spaces.

Glidance Sensible Wayfinding system is required to operate Glide. Our current estimated cost is $30 per month. 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.

If you have any significant concerns or challenges on subscription pricing once you receive your device, please reach out to us!

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
  • Obstacle avoidance with overheads and drop-off detection
  • Path detection and guidance
  • Primary target detection and guidance (door, crosswalk, stairs, etc.)
  • Voice input
  • Companion app for setup and onboarding, device settings, and Over-The-Air updates

 

Hardware Features

  • Telescoping handle with comfortable grip
  • Directional haptic feedback in the handle
  • Selection buttons and a programmable “quick access” button in the handle
  • Built in speaker, microphones and Bluetooth connection for audio feedback
  • Rechargeable battery for all day charge and 6+ hours of active use
  • USB-C charging port
  • Large 7 inch replaceable terrain wheels
  • LED illumination for safety and visibility
  • Water resistant design to resist rain and splashes
  • Weight under 6 lb / 2.75kg

 

Enhanced Software Features

(Delivered post-launch with Over-the-Air updates)

  • Scene description
  • Voice interaction
  • Guidance on pre-trained routes
  • Map integration with 3rd party navigation apps and route 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.

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. 

Once your device ships, we will be offering a 60-day 100% refund policy, with a minimum requirement that you use the device for 30 days. This means that after a minimum 30 days using the device, if you would like to return your Glide for any reason, we will take the device back and fully refund you as long as the device is shipped within 60 days of you receiving it. If you have any issues or special needs between making your preorder purchase and delivery, please reach out to us at support@glidance.io.

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