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Heads up, hands free and fully immersed. Solos is the first and only Augmented Reality Bike Glasses developed with USA Cycling!
Heads up, hands free and fully immersed. Solos is the first and only Augmented Reality Bike Glasses developed with USA Cycling!
Heads up, hands free and fully immersed. Solos is the first and only Augmented Reality Bike Glasses developed with USA Cycling!
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Solos Smart Cycling Glasses with Heads Up Micro-Display

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Solos takes the world's smallest heads-up display and pairs it with best in class performance tracking, precision training tools, and tons of every day useful features. Whether you bike to work, you're a weekend warrior, or professional athlete, Solos is perfect for you.      

With a super slim display and packed full of features, here’s what you can expect:   

 

 

Solos takes all the power of your bike computer and Smartphone to give you incredibly useful data about your bike ride.

 

Our Vista Pupil display is the smallest in the world
Our Vista Pupil display is the smallest in the world

 

Disclaimer: For situational awareness only. Users should view data on the display at a glance only and should always focus on surroundings.
Disclaimer: For situational awareness only. Users should view data on the display at a glance only and should always focus on surroundings.

 

So much more than a Bike Computer, the video below shows real people using Solos at our demo booth at CES and how our technology is working today. Even our prototypes are used by Team USA!     

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Additionally, here's a video showing the actual Solos SmartGlass and its unique Pupil microdisplay being held up to camera in its current working functionality without any edits or generated graphics.

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And here at the Interbike 2015 Event, the Solos team shows the working functionality of our App paired with the Solos glasses together.   

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"Solos ... makes it easier to see how your ride's going in the moment and analyze your performance stats and GPS directions. The text on this 4mm display looks easy-to-read without getting in the way" - Men's Journal   

"Putting that data stream in your peripheral vision lets you stay on top of it without looking down at a computer....The result is Vista, which is about one quarter the size of anything else out there". - Bike Rumor 

"One of our favorite products from Media Night was the new Kopin Solos smart glass display." - Aero Geeks

"if you're serious about your bike then Solos might be a good entry point into next-gen wearable tech." - SlashGear

Solos is a proud sponsor of Team USA Cycling for the Rio Games in 2016. They've been biking with Solos for months now and we know you'll love it as much as they do.    

 

“We worked in conjunction with the Solos team from the ground up to develop a wearable technology that could be a game changer in the industry and have a great impact across the board.”  - Andy Sparks, Director of Track Cycling Programs USA Cycling    

"This is definitely a tool to help you improve bike performance" – Sarah Hammer, Two Time Olympic Silver Medalist, US Olympic Team Member 2016

"It’s cool to have a dual purpose glasses and power meter all at once" - Ruth Winder, US Olympic Team Member 2016

"Without the access to this data and this technology we would not be where we are today. So a big thank you to Solos for supporting Team USA on our way to Rio" - Kelly Catlin, 2016 World Champion, US Olympic Team Member 2016

"It’s just super awesome" – Chloe Dygert, 2016 World Champion, US Olympic Team Member 2016

Everything about Solos is designed to make you a higher performing, more finely tuned rider. More than a bike computer, Solos isn't just for the hard core cyclist,  our fresh design and helpful features are made for anyone who loves to ride.     

 

We didn’t load all the heavy lifting of Solos into the headset itself, we leverage the computing power of your smartphone along with our full service FREE app to make Solos an unparalleled experience.     

 

 

 

 

Not only are the Solos Eyewear products beautifully designed, they're also highly aerodynamic to increase performance.     

 

 

 

We are selling the "Black Lens/Black Frame" version of Solos on Kickstarter (as shown below). But we might announce additional colorways as a stretch goal, more info on that to come.    

 

Be a part of the Solos team and add a Solos Jersey to any order by simply adding $99 to your pledge! Welcome to the team!   

 

 

A little about us:    

 

  • Product Dimensions: 161 mm W x 181 mm L (6.3" X 7.1")
  • Product Weight: 65 grams (2.3 oz)
  • Vista Pupil Display Dimensions: 45.04 mm (L) × 12.1 mm (W) × 5.78 mm (1.7" x .47" x .22")
  • Display Resolution - WQVGA 16x9 Widescreen LCD
  • Display Size In Field of Vision: 10.68⁰
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Battery Life: 6 hrs
  • Device Compatibility: iOS and Android
  • Warranty: 1 Year
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We are working with the best shipping methods to make sure you will receive your product in good condition at the lowest cost. We will work to make sure our shipping costs are as low as possible.    

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We are working hard to open up Solos to international backers as well! If you live outside of North America and you are interested in getting Solos, please email us at kickstarter@solos-wearables.com so we can add you to our list and keep you up to date on International Shipping capabilities. Thanks!

 

 

We've spent several years working with our top team of scientists, designers, and engineers to build the best, thinnest, most feature rich cycling wearable in the market today. We're so excited that our journey has taken us here  to share with your our product. Below you can find some images and videos of our development to date.      

Early design concepts and inspiration
Early design concepts and inspiration

 

Design renderings and architecture
Design renderings and architecture

 

Our scientists with an early prototype of Solos
Our scientists with an early prototype of Solos

 

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Size comparison of our Vista Display vs Quarter
Size comparison of our Vista Display vs Quarter

 

Our designers had to take into account helmets and other Cycling gear
Our designers had to take into account helmets and other Cycling gear

 

 

    

 

Risks and challenges

The development of Solos has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and also a huge undertaking. There have been significant prototype iterations and lots of user testing along the way. Making new products always carries inherent risks. We are dedicated to working with committed partners and suppliers, but issues with manufacturing and supply chain logistics are a possibility. The varied experience and capabilities of our core team members gives us confidence that such risks are minimized.

The core technology of our heads-up display system is proven and currently in the market in different forms. Our assembly facility has experience with high-complexity builds and even military equipment standards. The technology in regards to hardware, firmware, or software, has all been thoroughly tested. However, bringing all aspects of Solos together is a significant challenge. While our current plan foresees shipment starting by the end of September, delay due to either suppliers or certification processes is possible.

We’ve done our best to ensure every piece of Solos development comes together seamlessly and are committed to making sure we deliver smart eyewear that helps riders to train harder, smarter and faster. Regular communication and feedback integration will continue to be part of our journey to change the way you bike.

Thank you for supporting Solos, we look forward to riding with you.

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    CYCLING CLUB SOLOS 5 PACK + 5 SOLOS JERSEYS

    The perfect way to outfit out your cycling club with the latest gear and tech. Now you, and your riding crew can train with Solos and be among the first in the world to use this great product. Proven to increase performance and enhance your training. Get this special price before they're sold out!

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