As we explore the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, we’ve found that cycling gear is getting "smarter." Products like the Coros Omni helmet can wirelessly connect with your phone so you can get directions, make a call, or listen to music while staying safe on your ride. Eyewear brand Solos also got in on the action with its new smart sunglasses, featuring a built-in heads-up display.
We first saw Solos prototypes back in 2015, and it looks like the technology has come a long way. These smart shades project data into your line of vision, but without obscuring your view of the road. A see-through display allows you to switch views between the road and your data simply by changing your focus. All data screens are customizable so you can track your heart rate, cadence, and power depending on your training plan.
Sync up all your data by connecting to your smartphone and sensors using Bluetooth and ANT+. The Solos ride app pairs with other apps, like Training Peaks and Strava, to connect them with the sunglasses. Built-in speakers can provide calling and turn-by-turn navigation.
Plus, the glasses use voice activation to make everything hands-free. (We’ve seen similar tech in Oakley’s Radar Pace sunglasses, which have built-in audio but no heads-up display.) This could help compulsive phone- and Garmin-checkers keep their eyes on the road during a ride.
The new Solos Smart glasses should be available later this year with an MRSP of $499.
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