Introduced at Interbike 2015, the Solos heads up display changed things up by putting all of the processing and computing duties in your jersey pocket (by way of your smart phone) to create a smaller, lighter display screen on the sunglasses. The result is one of the smallest heads up displays in the sports market, and one that can be positioned in the top or bottom of your field of view.
Now, USA Cycling team members training for the Olympics are using it to feed them real time data on the track and road without having to glance at a bar-mounted computer. In particular, the women’s Olympic pursuit team will be putting it to the test, providing technical and performance feedback to Solos.
Above, the Solos eyepiece and sunglasses combo. Parent company Kopin is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of micro displays.
Screen output is full color and can be customized to show data in various formats.
Solos will be available to pre-order in May 2016 for a retail price of $499, but USA Cycling members get an exclusive early pre-order access and a 25% discount. To nab the deal, sign up on their website for discount and ordering details.