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The world’s first self-guided primary mobility aid for the blind and low vision community.

Are You Ready To Experience Glide?

Be the first to let Glide take you where you need to go comfortably, safely, and independently.

Using real-time data from an array of advanced sensors, Glide maps the best routes, identifies targets of interest, and avoids obstacles, allowing you to walk with confidence.

$1,049 USD*

*Limited Time Offer of 30% off Retail Price of $1,499

By preordering Glide, you understand that you are supporting the development of the product, and accept the Terms & Conditions associated with placing your preorder.

A view of Glide showing its ability to easily rest in a standing position, upright, leaning on its front bumper. The Glide device 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.

Glide Preorder Bundles

Below are three bundle options for you to choose from. If you need to pay for Glide in installments, please see our Installment Options. Please note shipping will be paid for separately once products are ready to ship.

*EU, Canada & UK Customers: Please see our note around VAT/IVA Tax here.

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Glide
(Device Only)

$1,049 USD

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

This includes:

  • 30% Off Glide Preorder.
  • $20 USD / Month Subscription Service Locked-In Price for the Lifetime of the Device.
  • Service Subscription Activates Upon Delivery in 2025.
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Glide + 1-Year Prepaid Subscription

$1,265 USD

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:

  • 30% Off Glide Preorder.
  • 10% Off Service Subscription ($18 USD / Month).
  • Service Subscription Activates Upon Delivery in 2025.
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Glide + 4-Year Prepaid Subscription

$1,865 USD

Preorder your Glide plus 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:

  • 30% Off Glide Preorder.
  • 15% Off Service Subscription ($17 USD/ Month).
  • Service Subscription Activates Upon Delivery in 2025.

Reimagine What's Possible With Glide.

Easy Navigation & Walking

Locate crosswalks, curbs, drops, doors, elevators, stairs, and more.

Avoid obstacles and hazards (including overhead), walk freely or on pre-mapped routes, and stay fully oriented with active scene descriptions of your surroundings.

AI-Guidance Technology

Glidance’s Sensible Wayfinding System powers Glide’s ability to learn and navigate complex environments in real-time.

From automatic steering and braking to haptic feedback and a speaker for voice interaction, see all the features below.

Trusted Care & Support

Know that we are there with you every step of the way. 

Beyond warranties, customer support, and standing by our device, we always put our community first. We ensure that you are always treated with a human touch. 

Glider Testimonials

The Glidance team with participants at Glide's first Demo Day in NYC, who gave feedback and input after demoing the device.

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 3,000 Gliders around the world, 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.

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 you will not 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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