Even though some of you might not be aware of this, Oakley is actually responsible for the creation of the first “wearables,” at least as far as technologically advanced sunglasses are concerned. It was the company’s experts who came up with the idea of inserting an mp3 player into a pair of sunglasses, but since the project wasn’t really a big success, the idea was eventually shelved. It’s been ten years since then, and Oakley is trying its luck once more with the release of the Radar Pace, which was created in partnership with Intel.
These glasses fulfill the crucial role of shielding your eyes from the sun, but they also include a motivator, a coach, and a fitness tracker. This device can measure the wearer’s speed, power, distance, time, and cadence, all thanks to its gyroscope and accelerometer. Moreover, it can keep track of pressure, proximity and humidity while giving the wearer real-time feedback regarding his or her workouts.