Oakley Sunglasses.I’m gliding along the Kona coast on a road bike, paralleling the Pacific ocean. Pushing the pedals, I sweat as the hot tropical sun beats down upon my back.Suddenly my coach reprimands me. “You’ve been coasting throughout this ride. Oakley Sunglasses Sale.Pedal continuously and control your speed through cadence or braking.”My “coach” in this case, is the new Oakley Radar Pace. It’s “smart” eyewear that Oakley just launched in partnership with Intel. It uses Intel’s Real Speech technology to communicate with the user.
Cheap Oakley Sunglasses.We spent several days putting the Radar Pace through the paces (cough, cough) at a press launch coinciding with the Kona Ironman Triathlon World Championship.Oakley Womens Sunglasses.The Radar Pace tracks power, speed, heart rate, cadence, distance, and time. The eyewear pairs with your phone via Bluetooth, and various external sensors.Metrics are then tracked and recorded via the free Oakley Radar Pace app, available for both iOS and Android. Data is analyzed as you ride. The Pace’s digital coach then makes real-time suggestions to improve your performance.
Fake Oakleys.It is USB rechageable and ships with a clear lens for low-light conditions. It can run for four to six hours on a single charge.Beyond simply presenting “the numbers,” the virtual coaching creates real, actionable training programs and structured workouts to help you plan solid performance and attain future goals.Oakley Sunglasses Outlet.But, again, we question its worth to the intended audience. Competitive athletes’ training plans are pretty much honed down after years of trial and error. Oakley Sunglasses For Men.Are they really going to rely on a piece of software that doesn’t provide the detail and breadth of something like Training Peaks? We’d certainly like to see an update where you could use your own training sessions, though it is possible to upload workouts to Strava.
Oakley Outlet.Away from the session feedback, you can also take phone calls and listen to music but this simply highlights another Achilles heel of the Radar Pace – you’re tied to your smartphone. Discount Oakley.For us, wearable technology succeeds when you’re liberated from smartphones or other devices, not reliant on it. It makes you question why simply looking at a head unit on your handlebars can’t do the same job, which doesn’t require the potential safety issue of cycling along with earbuds in.
Over two years in the making, the Radar Pace marries Oakley’s top-shelf Prizm lens with Bluetooth earbuds and a touch pad on the temple. It allows you to send and receive texts, calls and listen to music. It’s all hands-free, no futzing with your wristwatch or handlebar-mounted jackery.Oakleys On Sale. The Intel Real Speech technology voice-activated interaction is really cool – some James Bond-level stuff.Cheap Oakleys.Paired with a variety of sensors – our test bikes had Powertap pedals and I wore a chest strap to monitor heart rate — I could ask my “coach” questions.