While best and the brighest athletes from around the world are in the spotlight at the Olympics to get their shine on, they’ve found shade in the form of special glasses made by Oakley.The Green Fade glasses utilize Oaklely’s Prizm lens technology, which fine-tunes the individual wavelengths of color to sharpen vision and reveals subtle detail that would otherwise be unseen.Oakley Outlet. It’s handy for the average person, but especially useful for an athlete who has to pay close attention to their surroundings.Discount Oakley.The lenses essentially create an artificial color spectrum—a version of the world where everything is just a little clearer—that is designed to improve performance. For example, beach volleyball players may be able to better spot the white of the ball against the light blue sky so they can ensure they are in position for the next hit.
The effect is acheived by modifying the wavelengths as they pass through the lenses. Specific dyes are used in the polycarbonate lenses to create tints that make it possible to change the transparency and opacity of each wavelength.Cheap Oakley Sunglasses.While the concept behind the glasses make sense, and a similar version of the lens used in ski and snowboard goggles created a frenzy at that 2014 Winter Olympics, there’s not a ton of scientific evidence to suggest typical tinted shades create an improvement in performance.Oakley Sunglasses For Men.One study conducted by the Pacific University College of Optometry found some lenses to offer improvements in vision and that athletes prefer the tinted shades to clear lenses.
But other studies, including one from researchers at the University of Ballarat’s Human Movement and Sports Science, found no actual improvement in performance in athletes wearing tinted glasses. Of course, none of the lenses tested in the studies were the super specialized Green Fade glasses. It’s possible Oakley’s attention to detail in the glasses produce better results.Fake Oakleys. And there’s something to be said for the placebo effect of making athletes feel more comfortable with the glasses on.The shades aren’t just for Olympians, either. Just don’t expect to get Olympic-level performance during whatever task you wear them for.Oakley Womens Sunglasses.Oakley and Intel have teamed up to put a personal trainer in your ear with the Oakley Radar Pace, a set of high-tech specs that provide personal coaching advice while you’re out on a run or a bike ride.
I went hands- and heads-on with the Oakley Radar Pace, available on Oct. 1, and came away intrigued at how well the glasses not only heard, but responded to voice commands.At first glance, the Oakley Radar Pace looks very similar to the Oakley Thump, a set of sunglasses with a built-in MP3 player. But while the Radar Pace have little earbuds for listening to music, the technology packed inside them—as well as Oakley’s app—will potentially let runners and cyclists get a lot more out of their workouts through an interactive voice coach that analyzes your heart rate, pace, and other data, and give you suggestions on how to improve.Oakley Sunglasses.Designed in conjunction with Intel, the Radar Pace lets you simply say “start workout,” “heart rate,” “what’s my pace,” or several other statements, and the glasses will provide you the answer.Oakley Sunglasses Sale. They’re also contextually aware, so you can ask follow-up questions to your initial queries, a novel feature for fitness-tracking devices.
At just 53 grams. Their wrap-around style gives you an almost Terminator-like look. The Radar Paces come with two lenses: a tinted pair and a clear pair, for when you’re running or cycling in low light.Also included are different nose bridges, as well as two other size ear tips, although I found the middle-size tips to be plenty comfortable.Cheap Oakleys. Oakley also packs in a USB charging cable and a hard carrying case, which you better use with shades that cost this much.The Radar Pace are designed to be used along with a smartphone; Oakley’s app processes the data gathered from the glasses’ accelerometer and other sensors, and then relays that information back to the wearer via voice guides.Oakley Sunglasses Outlet. Unfortunately, the glasses lack a heart rate monitor, so you’ll need to pair them with a chest strap or some other device if you want to integrate heart rate data. It’s a bit of a bummer, especially at this price point.