SOLOS, a unit of Kopin Corporation, has been named the official Smart Glasses partner of IRONMAN North America and the IRONMAN World Championship. SOLOS’ new smart glasses will be showcased at the IRONMAN® World Championship and several other events in the U.S. and Canada throughout this year, starting with IRONMAN Lake Placid on July 22.
“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with IRONMAN,” said Scott Fliegelman, Director of Strategic Partnerships for SOLOS. “As a 5-time IRONMAN, I’m personally excited to share our amazing technology with today’s athletes, who are looking for improved performance, safety and fun.”
Using SOLOS smart glasses, athletes like runners, triathletes and cyclists can receive critical performance information through sight and sound, enabling them to focus on their performance and avoid unsafe distractions. SOLOS lightweight and fashionable smart glasses contain proprietary augmented reality (AR) display and noise cancellation technologies allowing athletes to view metrics right in front of their eyesight and to receive other information through audio messages.
“We know IRONMAN athletes are always looking for quality, ingenuity and as much valuable data as possible in the devices they wear,” said Stuart Selig, EVP of Global Partnerships at IRONMAN. “SOLOS smart glasses provide just that — an innovative product that will empower them to achieve optimal performance. We believe this partnership offers our athletes a unique training advantage across North America.”
SOLOS, the world’s lightest AR smart glasses for sports performance, is designed to inform and inspire while keeping athletes safe so that they can reach their full potential. Since its inception, SOLOS has dedicated itself to develop a seamless experience that brings together sport, technology, and fashion, and has relied on direct feedback from athletes, like 11-time IRONMAN 70.3® Champion, Sam Appleton.
Appleton, who’s been using SOLOS smart glasses since the beginning of this year, said he finds them extremely helpful during training. “SOLOS smart glasses display in front of me the metrics I need in order to nail my key sessions and maintain situational awareness so I can enjoy the ride. It’s an exciting opportunity for the SOLOS team to partner with IRONMAN, as now athletes from around the globe will be able to check out SOLOS smart glasses, which have been a key factor in my success this season,” he said.
Leveraging decades of Kopin’s experience in heads-up displays and other technologies, SOLOS® smart glasses are the world’s most technologically advanced smart glasses. The smart glasses inform and athletes, helping them to reach their full athletic potential. Built for runners, triathletes and cyclists, SOLOS smart glasses seamlessly provide athletes with critical information through sight and sound.