Kopin’s SOLOS Smart Glasses, billed as ‘the world’s most advanced augmented reality (AR) glasses for athletes’, now support TrainingPeaks’ Structured Workouts. SOLOS Smart Glasses provide the user with visual and audio prompts for structured workout targets. This is via a ‘non-obtrusive heads-up display and near-ear stereo micro-speaker system’.
TrainingPeaks’ Structured Workouts allows athletes and coaches to create a training plan based on distance, duration and intensity using power, heart rate, pace, or perceived exertion. Structured Workouts automatically calculates target power, heart rate or pace values to adjust for changes in an athlete’s performance thresholds and zones settings.
Structured Workouts are synced to the SOLOS Smart Glasses by exporting the workout to the SOLOS Smart Glasses app on the user’s smartphone. Real-time performance data such as duration, intensity and compliance is then communicated via visual and audio prompts to athletes who can determine if they are meeting or missing their workout targets.
“In 2016, SOLOS Smart Glasses were used in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Team USA and IBM,” said Jim Miller, Vice President of Business Development and High Performance at TrainingPeaks. “Bringing augmented reality technology to Team USA athletes set the gold standard for athlete feedback and the ability to make adjustments on the fly.
“The latest integration for the brand is the new TrainingPeaks Structured Workouts. With this new feature, SOLOS has, yet again, set the gold standard with its use of visual and audio feedback, assisting athletes through their daily workouts.”
According to SOLOS.. ‘Before this integration, when faced with a complex training session, many athletes resorted to using an outdated Post-it system or phone checks while moving at 25 mph. Athletes monitoring their workout details with a bike computer or watch had to take their eyes off the road. With SOLOS Smart Glasses, users now have every detail needed to complete and stay on track with their session, without ever looking down or losing stride.’
“We are excited to provide SOLOS Smart Glasses users a superior way to execute Structured Workouts on the bike and on the run,” said Scott Fliegelman, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, SOLOS Smart Glasses. “As an avid TrainingPeaks athlete and coach for more than 10 years, I have been testing this integration for the past several months, and consider it to be one of the best system applications of SOLOS to date.
“Bringing together TrainingPeaks’ globally recognized expertise on sports performance with SOLOS’ augmented reality technologies marks a critical milestone for our product and tech roadmaps.”
SOLOS Smart Glasses give athletes updates throughout their workout according to their compliance with set targets, advising them if they are on track or out of the range. The ‘Virtual Coach’ feature in the SOLOS app settings provides athletes the ability to adjust tolerance, setting a percentage of variation they can deviate from set targets, and how often feedback is provided, visually or audibly.
After completing a workout session, users can access their recorded performance metrics on their smartphones for an assessment of their overall performance.
The new SOLOS and TrainingPeaks integration app is available now and free to all SOLOS and TrainingPeaks customers and is compatible with iOS and Android.