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Oakley builds sunglasses that talk to you
October 9, 2016, 12:24 pm
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Oakley and Intel’s Radar Pace training sunglasses, which were introduced at CES last year, are now available to buy. The sunglasses come with built-in ear-buds that allow the sunglasses to respond to voice commands. You can ask how far you have traveled and your pace, and your voice assistant ‘coach’ will respond along with encouragement to keep going. The sunglasses are also outfitted with a bunch of sensors, including an accelerometer and gyroscope. They can also apparently detect pressure, humidity, and proximity. The gradient on the sunglasses’ lens is called ‘Prizm Road’. It reminds one of Wordart or PowerPoint slides.

The sunglasses pair with your phone through Bluetooth and can be controlled through the Radar Pace’s companion Android / iOS app. If you do not feel like using voice controls or the app, there is also a touch pad on the sunglasses where you can skip songs, take phone calls, and adjust the volume. The Radar Pace, costing $449 apiece, will allow you the privilege of having a fitness coach fixed to your face; try trumping that.

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