Summer sunglasses: The Oakley EVZero Range

In the middle of summer, more often than not, we’re running through bright rays of sun. Keep the eyes protected with Oakley’s latest and best shades of the season.

Runs on days with full sunshine call for a proper set of shades. In mid-summer, the days are at their longest, meaning that more likely than not, runners are going to encounter rays of sunshine while out on their favourite routes. Running in summer comes with many rewards however running through the sunniest days of the year can result in dealing with glare and blinding conditions.

This summer, replica oakley sunglasses has got your covered with the EVZero Range glasses. This pair has so many runner-friendly features which are sure to make it one of the most popular this season. One of the first things that runners notice when testing out a new pair of shades is the weight. A too heavy pair will bounce up and down causing several distractions. But that’s not the case with the EVZero. Coming in at just 22g, they are incredibly light, and flexible so runners will get a proper fit. In fact, our testers found that this one of the of the lightest pairs that they had sampled.

It’s always a good sign when a sports apparel company takes feedback and criticism and adjusts new products accordingly. That can definitely be said of replica oakley sunglasses. The cheap oakley sunglasses Zeros series from the 1990’s is what the brand is building off of here. The models are similar in that they are both frame-less and light. Past criticisms of the old version were that there was not enough coverage. That has been updated for this model. Runners will notice that these are more shielded to keep the eyes safe from the wind and sun.

As one would expect from cheap oakley sunglasses, the lenses are extremely high quality. These lenses are designed to make sure that endurance athletes can see the roads or trails ahead clearly regardless of the lighting conditions. Even when lighting is flat or when it’s constantly varying (like on shaded trails for example) runners can trust that these lenses will keep visibility as clear as possible.

Smaller features are not to be overlooked though. Oakley has a reputation with being consistently on-point with key features of their sports sunglasses, namely the nose piece and the arms piece. That’s no different in this case. The arms are light and will hug the face keeping them secure even on tougher terrain.

All in all, with their sleek, light design, and high quality lenses, we found these to be an all-round success– and a model that runners of all abilities can count on.

Oakley’s Radar Pace ‘smart’ sunglasses are designed to coach runners and cyclists

THEY look like a pair of sunnies someone who loves punching Winnie Blues would buy from the servo and that’s half the appeal.

Of course, the other appeal is they are “smart” glasses, which offer a real-time voice activated coaching system, unique training program and performance tracking.

The product in question is replica oakley sunglasses’Radar Pace glasses — a partnership between the sunglasses manufacturer and the tech wizards at Intel.

The glasses have been fitted with internal accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure, humidity, and proximity sensors to help with the performance tracking.

The wearable is also paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth, which acts as the GPS for tracking and feeds analytics to the Radar Pace app.

Additionally, Radar Pace can connect to a number of external sensors used to measure heart rate, power, speed and other metrics you usually track.

The whole system is brought together by three microphones and detachable micro USB ear buds, which allow the user to communicate with the computer coach.

After entering age, height, weight, fitness level, overall goal and other key metrics into the app, the user is given a customised training program they will be coached through in real-time.

Once started, the technology learns from each workout and completes adjustments accordingly.

Alternatively, you can wear the glasses while on a free run and still use the real-time tracking.

While I looked at the program, I mostly opted to use the product for the free run experience.

Similar to what you would expect from a human coach, Radar Pace aims to keep the athlete on track by analysing the performance and offering feedback.

This mostly comes through the replica oakley sunglasses’ natural voice interaction, which can be heard over music playing in the background.

Users can communicate with the glasses by asking a series of questions related to training — pace, power, heart rate, power and most other analytics you would be curious to know.

To ask the question during your run it’s as simple as saying “OK Radar” to get the computer’s attention.

OK Radar, what’s my current pace?

> You’re current pace is 4 minutes 45 seconds per kilometre, which is just right.

In addition to responding to requests, Radar will give you updates from time to time.

Your current stride rate is 84, you need to get this up to 89. Try talking smaller, quicker steps to keep your pace.

> Why is stride rate important

A low stride rate makes running harder. Increasing stride rate puts less load on your legs, and helps you feel less tired.

It’s all very helpful, although I must admit the microphone does not always respond to commands.

This is frustrating, especially when coupled with the fact you are running down a busy street repeating “OK Radar, OK Radar, OK Radar”, with each attempt to summon the coach met with more anger and profanities mumbled under your breath.

I will admit to feeling like an absolute wanker one more than one occasion, when people stared at me while I spoke to my sunnies.

It’s also mindful to remember that the glasses are always on, so if you get into your music while running and decide to sing along, you might active the coach.

Still rock my khakis with a cuff and a crease, still got love for the streets, repping 213

> Sorry I didn’t quite understand that.

Having mostly used MapMyRun, I will admit the plethora of real-time analytics available from Radar’s voice command is impressive and helps keep you motivated.

However, the product isn’t without its flaws.

I found it hard to keep the headphone buds snug in my ear, with the product frequently slipping.

Not only did this affect the sound quality, but it made it annoying having to push them back in — especially when this paused the playback entirely.

And while the glasses do come with an interchange clear lens, I find it hard to believe anyone would wear them at night or inside on the treadmill.

The plus side is the product has a four hour battery life or up to six if not listening to music throughout the workout.

All things considered, I had a lot of fun testing out the cheap oakley sunglasses and was impressed by the tech.

Sadly, I would want some of the design and functionality improved before I would pay that price for this product.

Oakley Debuts New High-Tech Sunglasses For Rio 2017

Why Is This Important?

Because you’ve probably been wondering why so many of the top athletes in Rio are wearing the same green-colored shades.
Long Story Short

Olympic athletes battle to get an edge in any way they can and the 500+ replica oakley sunglasses participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will have one with Oakley’s newest high-tech sunglasses. The frames are a throwback to company’s early days while the lenses are a ray of their latest innovation, which means many of the top athletes will have enhanced vision, see more details and improved performance while the sun shines bright in Brazil.

Long Story

Eyewear is key to the Summer Olympics – you know, with the sun beaming down and all – and to celebrate the 31st commencement of the Games, replica oakley sunglasses has created a very special line just for the event. They’ve gone back to their roots with a throwback to their first performance products back in 1980.

Remember the neon green they were famous for? They’re back in the Green Fade collection. The Oakley Olympic team, which is comprised of 500+ top athletes from around the world, will be wearing the iconic green-colored frames, which are integrated with the latest in Oakley’s lens technology.

The sunglasses are fitted with the Prizm lenses, which are as good as it gets for athletic performance. There are different lenses depending on the activity, such as field, road, water, golf, daily and trail, and each lens is fine-tuned to those sports and their specific environments. The athletes will match the lens to their sport, to optimize their vision and performance in that realm.

In total, there are eight styles with six for performance (EVZero, Jawbreaker, Radar EV Path, Flak 2.0 XL and RadarLock Path) and two for lifestyle (Frogskins and Crosslink Zero RX). The EVZero are a rare find as they’re the brands first-ever to have a dual Iridium lens coating that has two Prizm tints, which will be particularly useful to the cyclists and runners.

“It might seem complicated, but basically the PRZIM technology helps reflect certain light,” says Tatiana Kalache, one of cheap oakley sunglasses’Research and Development Performance Specialist. “What that means is Prizm optimizes contrast and lets you see details in the environment that would be missed by the naked eye. That’s critical for performance”.

The beauty is that all of the athletes – from all of the different countries – will wear the Green Fade collection in a sign of unity. So whether it’s American golfer Bubba Watson, Brazil’s Alison Cerruti of the No. 1 beach volleyball team or France’s Julien Absalon, (recognized as the greatest cross-country mountain biker), the 500+ athletes will all have the same-colored frames in green harmony.

Cheap Oakley Radar Pace Sunglasses

I have to admit, I’m on gadget overload these days. Everything needs to be plugged in after a ride for charging, so I didn’t relish the idea of having to plug in my sunglasses. But I’m glad I did: Oakley’s Radar Pace glasses click the puzzle pieces in the right places by replacing the imperfect (and somewhat dangerous) head’s-up display idea and sticking it in your ear — literally.

These glasses offer real-time coaching via a noise-canceling earpiece (or two, if you’re bold enough to ride with your hearing blocked to the outside world, which I am not). That means you can get all the data you need on your ride without having your vision compromised by heads-up displays, head units on your stem, or anything else visually distracting.

But your hearing will be compromised, so be careful. Even when the in-ear coaching voice isn’t talking to you, the earpiece cuts out most of the background noise around you, so you won’t hear that car if you have both earpieces in. The coaching voice is a bit fainter with just one earpiece, especially at high speeds when the wind is rushing past, but it was a concession I was willing to make for peace of mind.

So, about that voice: What’s it saying to you? Among other things, it gives periodic updates about vital ride info, like your speed, cadence, and power. It also tells you if you need to adjust your cadence to maintain your peak performance. If you’re prepared, you can set a training program in the cheap oakley sunglasses, and the voice will give you notifications when it’s time to pick up the pace, slow down, or make other adjustments. Built-in gyroscopes, accelerometers, and gauges for pressure and humidity all help offer realtime data. The unit can pair to your external sensors too.

You’re not limited to waiting for the voice to cycle through the information, either. If you want to know your current speed, for example, you can say, “Okay Radar,” and follow it up with your request (for example, “Okay Radar, what’s my current speed?”). The voice will then give you the info you request. There are several useful commands that you’ll get used to shouting at your sunglasses to get info, even if you do sound like a crazy person to your riding buddies.

It doesn’t always work seamlessly — I had trouble getting the glasses to recognize my voice at high speeds with the wind rushing past, or when I was really gassed and breathing hard — but it was reliable enough that I got the info I wanted within a reasonable timeframe. There were only one or two moments when I felt like I was on one of those automated phone calls, trying to reach a real live operator. (What’s worse than shouting at your sunglasses? Repeatedly shouting at your sunglasses.) In my completely un-scientific estimation, I’d say the voice recognition was 90 percent reliable, which is pretty high.

In conjunction with the app — which is quite good, with a logical, clean layout — the Radar glasses will customize your future rides based on what you’ve already accomplished, so you get a tailored training plan. It will even adjust your plans if you miss a training session.

If you’re sick of listening to the voice or the wind rushing past on your rides, you can sync the glasses to your phone and listen to music. There’s a touch pad on the left arm of the glasses to control volume and pause/play the music, which also worked most of the time. If you’re wearing full-finger gloves you’ll have a bit more trouble with reliability, but I had no problems with bare fingertips. A forward swipe turns the volume up, a backward swipe turns it down, a tap pauses or plays. Easy as pie.

The hardware is typical replica oakley sunglasses: comfortable, good coverage, and Prizm lenses that offer increased contrast for clearer vision on the road. These glasses are definitely heavier (56 grams with both earpieces) than your typical shades due to the electronics in the arms, but they weren’t so heavy as to become cumbersome. Usually, with heavy glasses, I feel it on the bridge of my nose by the end of the ride. And I certainly did feel it with these, but I also rode several hours before I noticed any extra weight. For training rides, that’s about what you can expect from any smart glasses, and these actually felt lighter than most of the heads-up display units I’ve tested.

One downside: The periodic updates definitely got repetitive and sort of maddening over the course of longer rides. Without fail, at some point during all my training rides, I got to a point when I wanted to pull the earpiece out. I imagine that’s what pros feel like when they pull their earpieces out and go for that breakaway stage win. Luckily, it’s easy enough to pull out the earpiece and stow it in your jersey pocket, though I never quite reached that level of irritation. The information is useful, after all.

I like the Radar Pace as a training tool, and as a wearable that adds valuable data without obscuring my vision. If Oakley can find a way to add Strava Live Segments, I can imagine leaving my Garmin at home. You’re limited, of course, to replica oakley sunglasses, so if you’re not familiar with the fit and feel of Oakley frames and lenses, be sure to try these on first. Bottom line, these are the first smart sunglasses I’ve been consistently excited to wear.