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In the last couple of days we’ve seen the launch of two new heads-up display sunglasses for cyclists: Garmin Varia Vision and the Kopin Solos. However Oakley has gone down a different path announcing the Oakley Radar Pace glasses, which you interact with using voice control.

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Oakley has been developing the new glasses in collaboration with Intel, the company also behind the Recon Jet glasses that were launched last year. However Oakley’s glasses don’t feature any special display, instead letting the user “talk” to the Radar Pace glasses, which will then reply with an answer. So something similar to Apple Siri or Windows Cortana.

This is shown in the video above, where triathlete Craig Alexander is shown asking the glasses questions such as “what’s my workout plan for today?” and “how’s my power?”, with the robotic voice in the glasses replying with the answer.

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However how any of this will work is anyone’s guess, as Oakley and Intel have said that the project is still in the very early stages of development. But we’d assume that if the Oakley Radar Pace glasses are going to compete with other “smart” glasses on the market, they will include ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility, as well as GPS and GLONASS for location tracking.

Of course, we’ll let you know if we hear any more details, although we think that could be a little while yet.

  • RWH

    “OK Radar, where’s my bike?”.

    “You left it unlocked by the entrance to the tunnel. It has probably been stolen”.

  • Ciaran Carroll

    No thanks, Oakley