Solos 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.
“The Solos Smart Glasses offer a cutting edge tool for the continued success of USA Cycling athletes when training, and will play an integral role in our developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road and track,â€ said Jim Miller, USA Cycling Vice President of Athletics. “This technology is especially vital with our women’s Olympic pursuit team in their Rio preparations and would be perfect for any road training program.â€
“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,â€ commented 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.â€
“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. 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.â€ Andy Sparks, Director of Track Cycling Programs, USA Cycling.
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. 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” said Sarah Hammer, two- time Olympic Silver medalist, 2016 World Champion and 2016 Olympic Team Member.