SOLOS Forms Partnership With TrainingPeaks, Global Leader in Structured Training
SOLOS Integrates TrainingPeaks’ ‘Enhanced Structured Workouts’ Service
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN)announces today a partnership with TrainingPeaks LLC., a global leader in providing complete solutions for smart and effective endurance training. Kopin’s SOLOS® Smart Glasses, the world’s most advanced augmented reality (AR) glasses for athletes, now supports TrainingPeaks’ Structured Workouts. SOLOS Smart Glasses provide the user with visual and audio prompts for Structured Workouts targets on the non-obtrusive heads-up display and near-ear stereo micro-speaker system.
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SOLOS Athlete and retired road racing cyclist, Phil Gaimon, training with SOLOS Smart Glasses. (Photo: Business Wire)
Structured Workouts allows athletes and coaches to quickly and easily create a plan based on distance, duration and intensity using power, heart rate, pace, or perceived exertion. The Structured Workouts automatically calculates the target power, heart rate, or pace values to adjust for changes in an athlete’s performance thresholds and zones settings. The Structured Workouts is synced to the SOLOS Smart Glasses by exporting the workout to SOLOS Smart Glasses app on the user’s smartphone. Real-time performance data such as duration, intensity and compliance is easily communicated via visual and audio prompts to athletes who can quickly know 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. Bringing augmented reality technology to Team USA athletes set the gold standard for athlete feedback and the ability to make adjustments on the fly,” said Jim Miller, Vice President of Business Development and High Performance at TrainingPeaks. “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.”
Before this integration, when faced with a complex training session, many athletes resorted to using an outdated Post-it system or phone checks while moving at 25 mph.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.”
Using TrainingPeaks Structured Workouts with SOLOS Smart Glasses is a simple process. Selecting the “workouts” option on the companion app menu in the user’s smart phone syncs the SOLOS Smart Glasses with TrainingPeaks Structured Workouts information. During the workout, the non-obtrusive heads-up display and near-ear stereo micro-speaker system in the SOLOS Smart Glasses provides athletes with vital information needed, starting with the targets set for that training session. The SOLOS Smart Glasses use an easily readable color-coded interface to show target ranges, which the user can customize at the beginning of the workout. Targets include important metrics such as power, heart rate, pace, cadence, and more.
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 athletes can deviate from set targets, and how often feedback is provided, visually or audibly. After completing a workout session, users can easily access their recorded performance metrics on their smartphones for a quick 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. SOLOS Smart Glasses are available now at www.solos-wearables.com. For more information, follow SOLOS on Twitter or the Facebook page.
SOLOS® smart glasses are 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 smart glasses deliver critical information to the athlete in a seamless, integrated fashion through real-time audio, visual feedback. SOLOS smart glasses provide a more natural way of communicating that’s safer and immediate, keeping the athlete focused, present and more fully aware. Smart Communication. Ultimate Performance. Learn more at www.solos-wearables.com.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small transmissive, reflective and emissive displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset concept 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.
TrainingPeaks creates endurance training apps and solutions that help athletes and coaches prepare the right way to reach their goals. Products include TrainingPeaks web and mobile apps for iOS and Android to help athletes commit to a clear goal, structure their training so they can work out smarter, and monitor their progress as they work toward their event goal. Additional TrainingPeaks products include WKO4 desktop software for cutting-edge scientific analysis and planning, and Best Bike Split’s predictive performance tools. TrainingPeaks solutions are used by Tour de France teams, IRONMAN® World Champions, Olympians, age-group athletes and coaches around the world. Learn more at www.trainingpeaks.com.
SOLOS and Kopin are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation. All other company names or product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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