While the consumer smart glasses craze has ebbed, the technology has found a niche in the sport training world, especially among cyclists. At CES on Monday, SOLOS debuted the latest iteration of its smart cycling glasses, also called SOLOS.
In addition to new abilities like being able to listen to music and communicate with the rest of your cycling group, the smart glasses can now be used by runners as well. The SOLOS software has been freshly rejiggered to work for runners including the most common tracking metrics like elapsed time, speed, pace, cadence and heart rate. In addition to music, the glasses can also display visual notifications (say, if you get an important email) and provide audio turn-by-turn navigation.
The glasses reportedly offer around five hours of battery life, though I'm primarily concerned with trying the read the HUD while these goggles and the rest of my head are bobbling about as I run. Audio directions shouldn't be as much of an issue as the headset includes both directional speakers and earbuds, depending on your preference. The system is compatible with Android Wear 2.0 and ANT+, which means you'll be able to integrate them with your existing Strava, Training Peaks and Under Armor equipment. The glasses will cost $500 when they hit the market sometime in the first quarter.
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