COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new smart eyewear brand, Solos has signed an agreement with USA Cycling that will give USA Cycling athletes access to its smart eyewear, which integrates a heads-up display and audio technologies. The agreement covers USAC's developmental programs and the road and track USA Cycling Teams for the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympic Games.
"The Solos Smart Glasses offer a cutting-edge tool for the continued success of USA Cycling athletes when training, and will play an integral role in our developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road and track," said Jim Miller, USA Cycling's vice president of athletics. "This technology is especially vital with our women's Olympic pursuit team in their Rio preparations and would be perfect for any road training program."
Dr. Ernesto Martinez, the director of Solos, said, "The Solos Team has worked directly with Olympic cyclists to ascertain the critical feedback required for smart eyewear in a minimalist, functional and fashionable design. The key insights included keeping it lightweight, streamlined, intuitive to operate and keeping the rider's eyes on the road. These design pillars are evident throughout Solos, giving riders exactly what they need and nothing that they don't."
Solos can display performance metrics such as heart rate, speed, power, pace, cadence, distance, duration and other Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible data.
Solos will be available to preorder this month for a retail price of $499. USA Cycling members have exclusive early preorder access and a 25 percent discount. More information at solos-wearables.com.
Solos is a brand of Kopin Corp., a 30-year-old publicly traded electronics company based in Massachusetts (Nasdaq: KOPN).