Intel is collaborating with Oakley to launch its first product, the voice controlled smart glasses, Radar Pace. These were first showcased at the CES, 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this year where three times Iron Man world champion, Craig Alexander starred in a demonstration video wearing Oakley’s Radar Pace during a workout.
Oakley’s Radar Pace is designed on the principles of bi-directional communication, wherein the glasses are activated by the phrase ‘Ok Radar.’ This further activates a voice controlled workout plan along with motivational comments throughout the workout. The smart glasses also provide information of power in watts and pace per mile. The glasses consist of a collection of sensors that include an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and sensors for humidity and proximity.
The removable earphones that come along with the glasses act as microphones, which are backed by Intel’s Real Audio technology. Wearers could also communicate with other digital assistants like Siri and Google Assistant. The system will reportedly understand English, Italian, German, Spanish and French initially.
“The hardware is paired with an app. Like most workout apps, you start by entering your key metrics: gender, age, height, weight and then some details about your workout goals. The app is designed to learn from each workout and make adjustments to your regimen accordingly,” reported Mashable.
Oakley’s Radar Pace is expected to be available for sale from October 1 onward....