USA Cycling, Solos partner ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

  
  


(May 10, 2016) – SolosTM and USA Cycling partnered ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to enable athletes and members of USA Cycling access to state-of-the-art, high-performance Solos smart eyewear, which integrates innovative heads-up display and audio technologies. The partnership covers USAC's developmental programs and the road and track USA Cycling Teams for the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympic Games. Solos smart eyewear empowers cyclists with the critical performance data they need to train with precision and achieve peak performance without breaking stride.
 
Jennifer Valente rides with Solos Smart Glasses.
Jennifer Valente rides with Solos Smart Glasses. (photo by Philip Beckman/www.pbcreativephoto.com) 
 
“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,” said Dr. Ernesto Martinez, Director of Solos. “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.”
 
“We are always looking for technologies to help improve and push the limits of our athletes’ performance on the road and on the track, especially aiming at our goal for gold in Rio 2016," said Andy Sparks, Director of USA Cycling Track Programs. "We worked in conjunction with the Solos team from the ground up to develop a wearable technology that could be a game changer in the industry and have a great impact across the board.”

Solos is an ultra-lightweight performance Smart eyewear streamlined for aerodynamics, style and comfort. Solos allows cyclists to easily access real-time performance data from their smartphone or wearable sensors on its high-resolution heads-up display with an image three times larger than premium bike computers.  
 
"As soon as I put them on, I can suddenly see all of my favorite data without looking down at my computer," said 2016 Olympic Team Member Sarah Hammer. "The screen is a big information giver without impairing my vision or being distracting. I can really focus on my ride and training. Honestly, it just feels natural."
 
Solos, High Performance Smart Eyewear for Cyclists
Solos displays performance metrics such as heart rate, speed, power, pace, cadence, distance, duration and other Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible data. The Solos app captures, streams and syncs data, allowing cyclists to customize workouts while keeping track of target performance levels. It also supports existing training programs and new tool development that enables users to see progress and heighten performance capabilities.

Exclusive Benefit for USA Cycling Members
Solos will be available to preorder in May 2016 for a retail price of $499. USA Cycling members have exclusive early preorder access and a 25% discount. Please sign up at http://www.solos-wearables.com/ for discount and ordering details.
 
About Solos
The mission of Solos is to create unique performance-enabled devices meant to inspire athletes to their greatest potential. By creating optimal head-up displays and simplified accessibility to performance data, Solos focuses on catering to today’s dedicated athletes. The Solos’ vision is to be lighter, smaller, smarter and better, all while delivering innovative, safe and intelligent solutions. Solos is a brand of Kopin Corporation. For more information, visit www.solos-wearables.com.

About Kopin
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.


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