SOLOS Announces New Generation Smart Performance Glasses at CES 2018


The new generation of SOLOS Smart Glasses expands into running and
introduces enhanced software to facilitate real-time coaching and enable
group communication. Smart Communication. Ultimate Performance.

Visit SOLOS at Pepcom and Sands Expo booth #45031.

Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) SOLOS, a unit of Kopin Corporation,
today announces a new generation of SOLOS®
Smart Glasses. This new edition builds on the original features for
cyclists by expanding the ecosystem beyond cycling to empower
performance support for runners. SOLOS also includes the most advanced
Pupil™ display optics, which enable a ‘heads-up’ see-through experience
with a larger eye box, enabling athletes to safely access their data in
real-time. The latest smart glasses offer new audio features including
voice control, phone calls, listening to music and group chat
communication. Featuring a lightweight and elegant design, SOLOS
provides the necessary tools in a seamless experience to enable
cyclists, runners and triathletes to reach their full athletic
potential. SOLOS will be on display throughout CES at Pepcom and Sands
Expo, booth #45031.

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New Generation SOLOS® Smart Glasses for Cyclists and Runners. (Photo: Business Wire)

New Generation SOLOS® Smart Glasses for Cyclists and Runners. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The first generation of SOLOS was designed with feedback from USA
Cycling athletes, and so we used these insights along with those of an
entire community of early adopter athletes, including runners, for our
new generation that now encompasses both sports,” said Ernesto Martinez,
program head for SOLOS. “As experienced athletes know, when you look
down at your watch or bike computer, your form suffers; you slow down
and this affects your finishing times. Add to this taking the time to
scroll through features on your smart watch, bike computer or music
device, and those seconds start to make the difference between an
average performance or your personal best. SOLOS lets you stay focused
on the road and on your performance.”


The new generation of SOLOS brings expanded running capabilities,
offering enhanced software to facilitate running metrics such as elapsed
time, speed, power, pace, cadence, heart rate and more. Athletes can
leverage wearable sensors to measure their run performance, set targets
and use the SOLOS platform to track progress on those targets. In
addition to performance features, runners can also listen to music, view
mobile notifications and even receive audio and visual turn-by-turn
instructions. SOLOS provides runners with a safe and seamless training
experience, allowing them to keep their eyes on the road or trail.

Coaching & Group Communication

SOLOS will also connect to a variety of training platforms to facilitate
real-time workout goal progress prompts and feedback based on athletes’
performance targets. Audio and visual cues offer live guidance prompts
during training sessions, not only helping athletes train safer, but
also enabling them to reach their maximum performance. In addition to
the new coaching integration, SOLOS also provides an advanced group chat
communication feature, which allows multiple users to talk live with
each other. Great for a group training with friends, the feature also
allows coaches and athletes the ability to talk with each other during
their performance, extending a coach’s capabilities even further,
allowing them to provide guidance to slow down, speed up or reach the
next heart rate zone.

Hardware & User Experience Upgrades

A key design element of SOLOS is its advanced Vista™ screen
display. Measuring just 4mm in height, the size of a human pupil, it
enables see-through/see-around vision while casting a large enough
virtual screen that features bright, high-resolution full color
graphics. The screen cuts glare and provides athletes with a vibrant,
sunlight readable image to maximize visual clarity and provide a safe

The new generation of SOLOS offers over five hours of battery life,
expanded horizontal and vertical adjustment of the display location for
a customizable view, earbuds and audio projection speakers positioned at
the temples to improve the overall audio experience. The optics’
patented technology provides a large virtual image, yet is so small that
athletes can stay focused on the road ahead and simply glance at
information as needed. Athletes can now command SOLOS using just their
voice to bring relevant metrics into view, make phone calls or execute
other functions.

“We’re thrilled with the new platform integrations and upgrades because
they pave the way for so many more sports in the future,” says Tom
Futch, Senior Vice President of SOLOS. “The SOLOS platform provides
athletes with an enhanced experience that moves beyond traditional
wearables and sensors to now provide insights, progress updates and
real-time guidance to help them achieve to their full potential.”

SOLOS is compatible with Android Wear 2.0 and a variety of BLE and ANT+
compatible running and cycling sensors, to allow athletes to use Strava,
Training Peaks and Under Armour during their rides and runs.

The new SOLOS Smart Glasses will be available in Q1 2018 for $499. Visit
for more information to reserve yours now.


is the world’s most technologically advanced smart glasses. Leveraging
decades of Kopin’s experience in heads-up displays and other
technologies, SOLOS Smart Glasses inform and inspire athletes to reach
their full athletic potential. Built for cyclists, runners and
triathletes, SOLOS delivers critical information to the athlete in a
seamless, integrated fashion through sight and sound. SOLOS provides a
more natural way of communicating that’s safer and immediate, keeping
the athlete focused, present and more fully aware. With SOLOS, athletes
get the data they need, right when they need it. SOLOS removes the need
to look down, break stride and lose focus; athletes see and hear
information right in the moment. SOLOS introduces a new way of
communicating that eliminates the gaps between data and performance.
Smart Communication. Ultimate Performance. Learn more at

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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking”
statements under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation,
statements relating to SOLOS
TM now connecting
to a variety of training platforms; SOLOS also provides many features
including an advanced group communication feature, which allows multiple
users to communicate live with each other; andSOLOS Smart
Glasses will be available in the first quarter of 2018
for $499.These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in
the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include,
but are not limited to, the following: the training platforms may make
changes which prevent SOLOS from connecting with them; the SOLOS product
offered may have different features than those described; SOLOS may not
be available in the first quarter of 2018, the offered price of SOLOS
may change and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in
the Company’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 31, 2016, and Kopin’s
subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You
should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which
are based only on information currently available to Kopin and only as
of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update
any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

Max Borges Agency for SOLOS
Dan Turk, 305-374-4404
& Marketing

Solos Smart Glasses
Tom Futch
Sales & Marketing

Kopin Corporation
Richard Sneider, 508-870-5959
and Chief Financial Officer
Street Partners
Joann Horne, 415-445-3233