LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq:KOPN), a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for head-worn computing and display systems, reveals Solos™, the ultra-lightweight smart eyewear aerodynamically designed for optimal performance, comfort and style while cycling. Solos allows cyclists to easily access and share performance data on a head-up display in real-time wirelessly from their smartphone or wearable fitness device.
“Solos was designed for the most dedicated cyclist in mind. A ‘Bio-Inspired’ philosophy ensures every detail of its design is engineered to seamlessly integrate with the way human body moves and operates,” said Dr. Ernesto Martinez, Director of Sports Performance Wearables of Solos. “Solos delivers a truly holistic platform of critical sensory information to a cyclist, which can be shared with trainers, coaches, teammates and friends.”
Solos has been carefully analyzed and tested in wind tunnels to ensure optimal comfort and reduced drag when in use. Resting comfortably on the face, the minimalist and flexible design enables Solos to be compatible with any aerodynamic helmet. It features anti-slip temple and nose pads for ultimate grip during high-intensity training. The frames are built to be ultra-durable with high-end polycarbonate that shields from impact, wind, dust and shocks.
A key design element of Solos is the Vista™ virtual screen. It measures only 4mm in height, as small as the size of a human pupil, allowing see-through/see-around vision, while showcasing a large 5-inch virtual display with bright, high-resolution color graphics. The screen cuts glare so images can be easily read on the sunniest of days. A new nSight opto-mechanical adjustment further enhances comfort and minimizes eye strain when worn on longer training sessions or trails.
Solos monitors performance metrics such as heart rate, speed, power, pace, cadence, distance, duration, and other Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible data. The Solos app captures, streams and syncs data, allowing cyclists to customize workouts while keeping track of target performance levels. It also supports existing training programs and new tool development that enables users to see progress and heighten performance capabilities.
A unique feature of Solos is Whisper™ advanced voice extraction technology that allows voice commands to control the display settings like caller ID, notifications and social media without lifting a finger. The integrated near-ear stereo speaker system with ambient monitoring provides optimal control of volume levels to deliver performance cues that can be clearly heard above the noise of the road and wind.
Solos incorporates a new SiMax™ Li-ion battery which has double the energy density compared to other commercial Li-ion batteries. The SiMax battery enables a sleek design of Solos, while providing riders with up to 10 hours in a single charge, perfect for long triathlons or mountainous cycling where outlets are not easily accessed.
Strava integration technology allows users to download GPS routes and upload recorded activity to share with friends. Once the account has been connected with Strava, all training sessions will automatically transfer to them, so sharing information with teammates and friends is hassle-free. Delivering advanced performance metrics to iOS and Android phones, Solos comes equipped with Ant+ technology that enables wearable and smartphone devices to effectively share health data. The all-inclusive platform and sensory indicators provide enhanced metrics such as speed, power, pace, heart rate, distance, duration, and other Bluetooth and Ant+ compatible information.
Solos will be available Q2 2016 for an MSRP of $499.
Solos will be displayed CES 2016 at Fitness and Technology Marketplace, Sands A-B Booth #74334. Click here to add us to your show schedule. Please contact PR representative Kristen Mondshein to schedule in-person demos or interviews with the Solos team.
The mission of Solos is to create unique performance-enabled devices meant to inspire endurance athletes to their greatest potential. By creating optimal head-up displays and simplified accessibility to performance data, Solos focuses on catering to today’s endurance athletes. The Solos mission is to be lighter, smaller, smarter and better, all while focusing on the utmost in data collection and delivering safe, intelligent solutions.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small 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, with more than 95% related to wearable technologies. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.
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 our expectation that Solos will be available in Q2 2016 for an MSRP of $499; and Whisper™ advanced voice extraction technology is a key feature in Solos. 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: Solos may not be commercially available in Q2 2016; the MSRP may not be $499, the Company may decide not to sell Solos; Whisper advanced voice extraction technology may not be included in the Solos products that is commercially sold; Solos and the Company’s other products may not be accepted by the market place; manufacturing, marketing or other issues may prevent either the adoption or acceptance of products; 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 27, 2014, and the Company’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 the Company and only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report.