Kopin, one of the companies leading the way in wearable technology, has created cycling-specific smart sunglasses, Solos. The display, which measures only 4mm in height, casts a 5-inch virtual screen, which shows real-time data like heart rate and speed via an ANT+ or Bluetooth connection.Read More
It seems every day a new data set is being discovered by wearables probing grand potentials and possibilities. This week–it’s sweat.Read More
One of the coolest pieces of fitness tech I saw on display at CES was Solos, a pair of Google Glass-like cycling sunnies that promise to perfect your ride.Read More
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