Oakley and Intel have teamed up to put a personal trainer in your ear with the Oakley Radar Pace, a set of high-tech specs that provide personal coaching advice while you’re out on a run or a bike ride.Oakley Sunglasses Outlet. I went hands- and heads-on with the Oakley Radar Pace, available on Oct. 1, and came away intrigued at how well the glasses not only heard, but responded to voice commands.At first glance, the Oakley Radar Pace looks very similar to the Oakley Thump, a set of sunglasses with a built-in MP3 player. Oakley Sunglasses. But while the Radar Pace have little earbuds for listening to music, the technology packed inside them—as well as Oakley’s app—will potentially let runners and cyclists get a lot more out of their workouts through an interactive voice coach that analyzes your heart rate, pace, and other data, and give you suggestions on how to improve.Designed in conjunction with Intel, the Radar Pace lets you simply say “start workout,” “heart rate,” “what’s my pace,” or several other statements, and the glasses will provide you the answer.
They’re also contextually aware, so you can ask follow-up questions to your initial queries, a novel feature for fitness-tracking devices.At just 53 grams, the Radar Pace felt very light on my head.Their wrap-around style gives you an almost Terminator-like look. The Radar Paces come with two lenses: a tinted pair and a clear pair, for when you’re running or cycling in low light.Also included are different nose bridges, as well as two other size ear tips, although I found the middle-size tips to be plenty comfortable. Oakley also packs in a USB charging cable and a hard carrying case, which you better use with shades that cost this much. Cheap Oakley Sunglasses. The Radar Pace are designed to be used along with a smartphone; Oakley’s app processes the data gathered from the glasses’ accelerometer and other sensors, and then relays that information back to the wearer via voice guides.Oakley Sunglasses Sale. Unfortunately, the glasses lack a heart rate monitor, so you’ll need to pair them with a chest strap or some other device if you want to integrate heart rate data.
However, the Radar Pace also work with Google Now and Siri, and Oakley says that the microphones in the glasses are designed to block out wind noises, even when you’re traveling at speeds at up to 30 miles per hour.The left arm of the glasses has a small touch panel, which you can use to control music playback from your phone.Oakley Womens Sunglasses.The Radar Pace are rated to withstand drops from a few feet, as well as a splash or two of water, and their battery should last between 4-6 hours, according to Oakley. Fake Oakleys. To recharge them, you can unplug either earbud (they connect via microUSB), and plug in a charging cord. As a runner who likes to travel light, I wish that the Radar Pace had a built-in heart rate monitor, but I’m interested in how insightful the voice coach can be. I plan to put it through its paces, so to speak, on foot as well as on a bike; stay tuned for our full review.THEY look like a pair of sunnies someone who loves punching Winnie Blues would buy from the servo and that’s half the appeal.
Of course, the other appeal is they are “smart” glasses, which offer a real-time voice activated coaching system, unique training program and performance tracking.The product in question is Oakley’s Radar Pace glasses — a partnership between the sunglasses manufacturer and the tech wizards at Intel.The glasses have been fitted with internal accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure, humidity, and proximity sensors to help with the performance tracking.The wearable is also paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth, which acts as the GPS for tracking and feeds analytics to the Radar Pace app. Oakley Outlet. Additionally, Radar Pace can connect to a number of external sensors used to measure heart rate, power, speed and other metrics you usually track.Discount Oakley.The whole system is brought together by three microphones and detachable micro USB ear buds, which allow the user to communicate with the computer coach.After entering age, height, weight, fitness level, overall goal and other key metrics into the app, the user is given a customised training program they will be coached through in real-time.
Once started, the technology learns from each workout and completes adjustments accordingly.Alternatively, you can wear the glasses while on a free run and still use the real-time tracking.While I looked at the program, I mostly opted to use the product for the free run experience.Similar to what you would expect from a human coach, Radar Pace aims to keep the athlete on track by analysing the performance and offering feedback.This mostly comes through the sunglasses’ natural voice interaction, which can be heard over music playing in the background. Cheap Oakleys. Users can communicate with the glasses by asking a series of questions related to training — pace, power, heart rate, power and most other analytics you would be curious to know.To ask the question during your run it’s as simple as saying “OK Radar” to get the computer’s attention.A low stride rate makes running harder. Oakley Sunglasses For Men. Increasing stride rate puts less load on your legs, and helps you feel less tired.It’s all very helpful, although I must admit the microphone does not always respond to commands.