Oakley is offering every cyclist the opportunity to have his or her own directeur sportif, with their new Radar Pace smart cycling glass.
Radar Pace is the result of years of research and development between Oakley and Intel. The revolutionary eyewear is capable of creating a dynamic and personalized training program, which can track performance, provide coaching in real-time and can even respond to questions asked by the cyclist.
According to Oakley, they teamed up with Intel to create a product that would allow cyclists of all levels to not only train hard but train well by equipping them with rich information and real-time feedback.
Indeed, Radar Pace is a virtual coach that supports cyclists during every step of their training journey – interpreting data in real-time, providing personalized and actionable instruction and motivation during the course of a ride, while holding the cyclist accountable to a structured and dynamic training program. With a hands-free conversational interface powered by Intel’s Real Speech, Radar Pace helps cyclists stay focused and maintain optimal training position.
Oakley says, Radar Pace combines the power of possibility with the power of technology for a unique performance experience. “Radar Pace is a testament that everything can and will be made better,” said Scott Smith, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Oakley. “It is the ultimate hands-free training wearable that will push the boundaries of smart eyewear.”
“Merging Oakley’s leading design and performance benefits with Intel’s technology, Radar Pace is a game changer in training and coaching,” said Ryan Saylor, Vice President of Advanced Product Development at Oakley. “One of the biggest benefits is the accountability – the coach being there with the athletes to help get the most out of every workout. It was a true collaboration that we hope will redefine the future of sport.”
With smart technology, external sensors and the Radar Pace app, can collect and analyze performance data (including power output, heart rate, speed, cadence, time, pace and distance) and equips cyclists with rich information and real-time, audio coaching. Furthermore, the customized cycling programs can calibrate rides based on performance and the cyclist’s “performance compliance” and adjust things accordingly to make up for missed training. “Instead of just giving cyclists data, Radar Pace provides actionable feedback that is easy to digest, understand and implement”, says Oakley.
Radar Pace is a reliable virtual coach that supports every step of the training journey. Similar to a human coach, it creates a training program for cyclists of all levels – knowing what was accomplished to date and setting the goal for the next task ahead.
By interpreting data in real-time and providing personalized instruction and motivation based on performance, the eyewear holds cyclists accountable to a structured and dynamic training program, seeking to transform how they track and understand performance.
With feedback provided directly through the eyewear, Radar Pace helps cyclists make real-time adjustments without fumbling with a phone or watch.
Radar Pace’s natural voice interaction, powered by Intel Real Speech, allows cyclists to ask Radar Pace questions, receive real-time feedback and improve their understanding of the performance metrics tracked by the eyewear and external sensors. Moreover, the glasses are intuitive, natural and hands-free so cyclists can communicate with the system in a live, natural way during rides.
“Through our collaboration, we have challenged each other to reinvent what is possible – each bringing our expertise to the office, lab, track or road,” said Josh Walden, Senior Vice President and General Manager, New Technology Group, Intel. “The end result is a powerful and innovative product that combines Intel technology and engineering expertise with Oakley’s sleek, lightweight design favorited by cyclists around the world.”
Radar Pace also features Oakley Prizm, a revolutionary lens technology that dramatically enhances detail to help improve performance by providing ultra-precise color tuning, designed for specific environments. The Prizm Road lens that comes with Radar Pace brightens whites and enhances yellows, greens and reds so cyclists can see subtle changes in road texture and spot hazards more easily for a confident training experience.
MUSIC and PHONE
In addition to becoming your number-one training partner, the Radar Pace can play a cyclist’s favorite music and can take phone calls on the fly – hands-free.
Touch pads on the temples ensure that cyclists can adjust volume with a simple tap and swipe.
Battery life is claimed to last upwards of 4 to 6 hours depending on feature use, with a neat, waterproof USB port for recharging.
The Radar Pace glasses are compatible with both iOS and Android platforms, and Oakley’s app is available for free download from the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
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