SOLOS Smart Glasses Now Available for Cyclists and Runners

Former professional bike owner Phil Gaimon trains with SOLOS sensible glasses. (Courtesy of SOLOS)

At the moment, SOLOS augmented-actuality sensible glasses went on sale to shoppers. The glasses will let cyclists and runners get actual-time metrics on their efficiency as they practice by way of a 4-millimeter display mounted simply inside an athlete’s visual field.

Although the glasses have been initially designed strictly for cyclists, SOLOS (a unit of the Kopin Company) determined to broaden the idea to suit the wants of runners. In addition to the info show, the glasses can also play music and could be managed by voice. A pair of SOLOS is accessible now for $499.

“SOLOS lets me hold my head as much as keep protected and benefit from the view with the info I want, the place I would like it,” stated Phil Gaimon, SOLOS athlete and professional bike owner who refuses to retire, in a press release. “I’ve additionally began having fun with music and telephone calls by way of the onboard audio system, whereas holding my ears free and absolutely conscious of my environment when I’m out on the street.”

Right here’s what else you should know:

– The newest SOLOS design used athlete suggestions; riders can now entry music, driving info and different knowledge, all with out wanting away from the path. Teaching integration additionally makes it straightforward to set objectives and comply with your progress from every coaching session.

– America Olympic monitor biking staff used SOLOS to coach for the Rio 2016 Summer time Video games, however couldn’t use the units throughout races due to competitors guidelines. The U.S. ladies gained silver within the workforce pursuit, and signed again on with SOLOS for Tokyo 2020 this previous April.

– Happening a gaggle run or journey? Superior group chat communication enables you to keep in contact with fellow riders or a coach.

SportTechie Takeaway

A few different “sensible eyewear” items have gone to market over the previous few years. Recon Jet launched again in 2015 with the imaginative and prescient of turning into sports’ model of Google Glass. Jet even accommodates “Look Detection” know-how that may get up the display when a consumer glances down and flip off it once they look away. Designed by Intel, Jet additionally retails for $499.

In one other current development in eyewear know-how, eSight designed glasses that allowed a legally blind woman to observe a Calgary Flames recreation. The eSight three glasses have a excessive-velocity and excessive-definition digital camera that enhances the picture she will see with out them.