Google Glass may have proved too goofy for everyday wear, but the ride to connected eyewear might prove to be on two wheels. Solos is pitching its smart sunglasses as the ideal accessory for dedicated cyclists, a head-up-display which floats performance data like speed, power, pace, and more in the line-of-sight, courtesy of a connection to a nearby smartphone.Read More
Today Garmin introduced their first heads up display, the Varia Vision. The $399 heads up display takes data such as speed, power, and even approaching cars from the Varia Radar – and plops it up on a small screen at the upper edge of your existing sunglasses. This is the first fitness HUD that Garmin has developed, joining what is quickly becoming a more and more crowded marketplace of heads up displays.
Companies have been trying to do away with the cumbersome (and distracting) act of checking your smartphone in mid-ride for some time, usually by replacing it with another screen mounted to your bike. Solos cycling glasses aim to put that screen on your face — or at least in your peripheral vision, making it easier to see how your ride's going in the moment and analyze your performance stats and GPS directions.Read More
Smarter smartphones, bike computers and fitness trackers have come to offer a wealth of information to cyclists on their performance, but they still invariably draw focus away from the road. At Interbike 2015, electronics company Kopin was showing eyewear aimed at placing ride data in a more convenient place, directly in the cyclist's field of vision. The Solos smart glasses pull metrics such as heart rate and average speed from connected devices to offer real-time feedback on cycling performance.Read More
Kopin Unveils World’s Smallest Smart Glass Display – Introducing Solos, High Performance Eyewear for Cyclists
Kopin® Corporation, a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for head-worn computing and display systems, unleashes SolosTM , an ultra-lightweight performance eyewear streamlined for aerodynamics, style and comfort. Solos allows cyclists to easily access real-time performance data from their smartphone or wearable sensors on its high-resolution head-up display.Read More