This is not a sentence I ever thought I’d be uttering but then I started training with Oakley Radar Pace.Cheap Oakley Sunglasses . Just a few years ago, we weren’t charging our groupsets either, so I guess its not all that strange really.Over two years in the making, Oakley’s Radar Pace is a real-time voice activated coaching system parading as a set of sunglasses.Discount Oakley. With the help of a mobile app, you can set up a personalised training program, track your performance and receive real-time coaching via the eyewear’s headphones.Oakley Sunglasses Sale.Note that the Radar Pace is purely a training tool, designed specifically for cycling or running, and not something that’s going to replace your Garmin or smart watch. And while there still are various software kinks to work out, the Radar Pace may be an early taste of technology we come to consider a training essential.Oakley Sunglasses Outlet .At first glance Radar Pace looks like any other set of Oakley sunglasses, and performs like them too! They’re relatively lightweight, comfortable to wear and feature Oakley’s top-shelf Prizm lens – all good things.
It’s not until you get a closer look at the arms of the frame that you notice the Intel-created hardware. At the temples, you’ll find a touchpad, various sensors, Bluetooth, microphones and micro USB plug-ins for the detachable headphones.Oakley Sunglasses. All in all, the frame features three microphones and no less than five sensors: an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer as well as humidity and proximity sensors. The frames are also equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ technology for pairing third-party sensors like your heartrate strap, power meter and cadence sensors.Oakley Womens Sunglasses.All this data is communicated to the Radar Pace app and back to you via a friendly female voice in your headphones. Think of “Radar” as a Siri or Alexa who specialises in training; specifically, your training in running or cycling.In using the Radar Pace app you can create a completely personalised training plan – unfortunately only one plan and one sport at a time – and Radar will help you get through the workouts.Cheap Oakleys. She will tell you what intervals to do, give real-time updates on your progress like speed, power and distance.
Radar will even answer any questions you might have during the workout. “Ok Radar, why are hills important?” She will compliment you – “well done, you climbed 200 feet in 2 minutes” – or reprimand you – “your cadence is too slow”.You can also listen to music and take calls.Oakleys On Sale . Your workout data is automatically uploaded into your training plan and analysed, and you can read Radar’s feedback in the app.Fake Oakleys. The software will even adjust based on your progress.The technology does have some drawbacks, with its dependency on your smartphone being the primary one.Oakley Sunglasses For Men. I experienced frequent connectivity issues with the IOS 10, which abruptly paused or ended the workout. Data is not processed while disconnected, meaning that workouts were left incomplete which in turn affects the overall training plan.Workouts also cannot be paused or restarted manually.Oakley Outlet. The software will auto-pause your workout but there is a delay in restarting, which in stop-and-go city riding was a bit annoying. Equally annoying is Radar’s dislike for steep hills for training, which in Seattle are unavoidable.