Thursday, May 26, 2016

US Olympic Cycling team Train Using Smart Glasses

Smart Glasses, wearables, eyewear

Smart Glasses, wearables, eyewear

The US Olympic Cycling team are training using smart glasses by Solos. With the help of the U.S. Cycling Team, Solos created augmented reality glasses that gives the cyclists vital data like speed, cadence (in revolutions per minute), heart rate during the ride, these information is important for athletes who wants to push themselves harder.

The glasses also flash on the lens display other information like calories, distance and elevation. The device brings biking experiences to a whole new level.

“The idea behind the smart eye-wear is to be able to give real-time feedback to the athlete via optical and display system mounted in front of the eye-wear, as well as through a stereo system of speakers, which will provide audio feedback to the user,” Ernesto Martinez, Solos’ Program Director and MIT PhD, had said at Las Vegas’ CES 2016. “In this case, the cyclist, as they’re performing, training, they’ll be able to hear and see real-time the data they’re generating”, he added.

Solos smart glasses has 6 hours battery life, and is made from military grade thermoplastic-polyamide nylon blend. Meaning, it's really durable and light weight. The device is designed with aerodynamics so it has minimal wind resistance.

It is equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors for operation in conjunction with other wearables. It can communicate with cycling apps like MapMyRide, Strava and TrainingPeaks.

Solos smart glasses launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the product to ordinary cyclists like me.

As of the moment you can pledge just $250 to get one Smart Glasses as soon as they ship in October.

Other sports Smart Glasses available on the market:
Recon Instruments Jet Smart Eyewear for Sports and Fitness $399.00  
E-More Sport Riding Eyes Glasses Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 $25.99  

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