VICIS inks deal with Replica Oakley to create advanced eye shield for high-tech football helmet

Vicis‘ football helmet just got more high-tech.

The Seattle startup today announced a deal with replica sunglasses giant replica Oakley for a new “VICIS EDGE Shield” on its ZERO1 helmet that will be used in games by NFL and NCAA players this upcoming season.

The shield uses Oakley’s Prizm technology that enhances detail and provides better clarity and contrast for football players. It was custom-designed for the ZERO1, which offers a wider field of view than traditional helmets.

The companies call it the “first-ever co-developed football optics system.”
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“We saw an opportunity to partner with Oakley replica to help players elevate their performance via improved optics,” Vicis CEO Dave Marver said in a statement. “Our goal is that athletes wearing a ZERO1 will benefit from industry-leading field of view, enhanced optical clarity and better protection.”

GeekWire last month toured Vicis’ 3,000 square-foot production facility in Seattle that is pumping out hundreds of ZERO1 helmets which are designed to mitigate the forces thought to cause concussions.

Vicis recently garnered national attention after its helmet finished first in the NFL’s 2017 Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results, which assessed 33 helmets that could be worn in the upcoming 2017 season and determined which was best at reducing head impact severity experienced by players during games.

Vicis, which spun out of the University of Washington in 2014 and has raised $40 million to date, could play a key role in curbing the concussion problem for not just pro football, but many other sports. Earlier this week, a new study examined the brains of 111 deceased football players — 110 of them were found to have CTE, the disease caused by repeated impact to the head.

Oakley outlet, Intel Launch ‘Radar Pace’ Smart replica Eyewear

If you don’t like the idea of wearing a fitness tracker clipped to your clothes or around your wrist, now there’s a new option: wear one on your face.

Oakley outlet, a division of eyewear giant Luxottica, just released a new pair of smart replica sunglasses, designed in collaboration with Intel, that connect to a smartphone app for iOS and Android and act like a coach who’s constantly up in your mug. The new “Radar Pace” glasses have earbuds attached to the sides, plus an integrated microphone, so you can listen to music, make and receive calls and texts via Bluetooth, and get information about your performance in real time to help you stay motivated.

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The result of “years” of research and development by Oakley replica and Intel, the glasses feature a “real-time voice-activated coaching system,” the companies explained in a news release, that tracks your performance using internal and external sensors, offers motivation when you need it, and responds to questions like “what’s today’s workout,” “how’s my pace,” or “what’s my power.”

The $449 specs are available on Oakley’s website and select retail stores now. In a statement, Luxottica Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Scott Smith called the new headset the “ultimate hands-free training wearable that will push the boundaries of smart eyewear.”

The device tracks things like power output, heart rate, speed, cadence, time, pace, and distance, and uses this information to analyze your performance. It then creates customized running and cycling training programs based on your performance, and leverages Intel’s Real Speech technology to provide “actionable feedback that is easy to digest, understand, and implement.” It may, for instance, tell you to go for 20 miles on the bike that day, and encourage you to push a little harder during your workout.

Luxottica and Intel, which first partnered to develop smart eyewear back in 2014, say these replica glasses will help athletes stay focused and make real-time adjustments to their training “without fumbling with a phone or watch.”

“The device is intuitive, natural, and hands-free so athletes can communicate with the system in a live, natural way during workouts,” they added.


Mobile photo app VSCO is allowing mobile photographers to see the world through Oakley-colored sunglasses. On Tuesday, VSCO launched a partnership with replica Oakley to create sunglasses photo filters to mimic the eyewear brand’s Prizm lenses with enhanced clarity and contrast.

VSCO worked with Oakley outlet to simulate the look of the brand’s lens technology digitally within a smartphone photo-editing app. The three new filters are all designed after specific Prizm lenses, and are aimed at enhancing the view in certain scenarios. The Oak 1 filter is a universal filter that makes natural colors, including greens, more colorful. The Oak 2 is designed to bring out details on the road, including road signs and pavement, while the Oak 3 is designed to keep the details intact in snowy scenes, with maxim clarity and a strong color tint.


“The VSCO x Oakley outlet presets are great for all kinds of images,” said Gene Paek, vice president of marketing at VSCO, “but they are particularly designed to enhance landscape images and images of environments that Oakley’s Prizm technology is designed for (e.g., mountains and roads and streets).”

All three filters are designed to bring out details that might otherwise be overlooked by enhancing clarity, contrast, and color. The Prizm filters are free to download inside the VSCO app, but only for a limited time, the developer says.

“Oakley came to VSCO to connect with VSCO creators to produce content and develop a preset that would celebrate the cheap Oakley sunglasses Prizm campaign,” Paek explained. “As brands need increasingly more authentic content for their marketing campaigns, VSCO offers a way for brands to connect with creators who produce curated, storytelling content based off their campaign needs.”

Along with launching the new presets, the social side of VSCO’s app is celebrating the new one-tap edits with a #CantStop campaign that encourages athletes to share shots from their perspective.

VSCO, or Visual Supply Co., is the company behind the photo-editing app with the same name, as well as downloadable Lightroom presets. Along with a wide range of filters, the app also includes advanced tools including shooting in RAW and split focus. The company says 70 percent of its active users create something every day, making it one of the most active creative apps in the world.

Replica Oakley Releases 2017 Tour de France Edition Eyewear

To celebrate the 2017 Tour de France,Cheap Oakley has released a new line-up of special edition eyewear. The collection combines Oakley’s distinctive styling with technologically advanced materials. The goal is to provide the best possible performance for elite and everyday athletes alike. (Ready to train like a pro? Check out our Maximum Overload for Cyclists training program, available in the Bicycling store!)

Three new models comprise the collection: Evzero Path Prizm Road, Jawbreaker Prizm Road, and Radar EV Path Prizm Road. Each is etched with the Tour de France logo to celebrate the world’s biggest race. Yellow trim along the frames of both the Jawbreaker and the Radar commemorate the leader’s jersey at the Tour.

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There’s also a new special edition of the Radar Pace,Replica Oakley’s smart eyewear. The Radar Pace features a voice-activated coaching system that aims to change riders’ training habits with more feedback. The Radar Pace collects performance data such as heart rate, power output, speed, cadence, distance, and time. Analysis happens through a phone app, and the Radar Pace will pair with your existing sensors through ANT+ or Bluetooth connections. The colorway of the Tour de France Radar Pace’s iridium coated lens celebrates the regions of France.

Oakley’s Tour de France collection comes equipped with Prizm lens technology. Prizm works to fine-tine the colors you see and enhance the clarity of your vision. According to replica Oakley, Prizm brightens whites, while saturating yellow, green, and red more intensely. Oakley outlet has designed Prizm lenses to fit the demands of specific sports and they aim to highlight the colors you most need to see on the bike, while filtering out visual noise.

The goal of Prizm’s unique lenses is to make it possible to see the road texture and hazards more clearly. This should make for a more confident — and fast — riding experience, especially on descents and on less-than-optimal road surfaces. Oakley also uses Prizm technology in their snow collection, among others.

A long time cycling sponsor,Cheap Oakley sunglasses supports multiple teams competing in this year’s Tour de France. Watch for Dimension Data, Trek-Segafredo, Team Sky, BMC Racing Team, Tinkoff, and Giant-Alpecin, who will all be rocking Oakley designs.

A Closer Look at replica Oakley’s Brand New Radar Pace Smartglasses

oakleyFollowing our initial presentation of Oakley and Intel’s Radar Pace smartglasses just over a month ago, we take a much closer look at the duo’s latest innovation. At first glance not much different from a regular set of replica Oakley Radarlock replica sunglasses, upon closer inspection, the wearable system reveals itself to be loaded with leading technology. That includes three microphones and a range of sensors such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and humidity and proximity sensors.

Users will perhaps first notice the clip-on earphones (when they’re attached at least), which allow for wireless music streaming, of course, in addition to much, much more.

First up – and arguably the biggest selling point – is the virtual coach that the Radar Pace comes equipped with. It works through Intel’s Read Audio natural language processing tech and with the simple command “OK Radar,” athletes can access relevant info such as what workout they’re doing that day, advice on lowering or increasing pace and heart rate data (through a third-party monitor).

All of this data can then be entered in the Radar Pace app for iOS and Android, where personal stats will help manage workout goals over time.
oakley01Siri and Google Voice can be used as well to activate a smartphone’s regular functions like playing music through Spotify or answering calls. If that’s not your thing, then touch-sensitive controls along the temples make all of it simple to use during the course of any workout.

In terms of battery life, users are looking at 4 – 6 hours per charge. If it happens to run out during an exercise routine or you just feel like wearing them as regular replica sunglasses, simply remove the earphones and you’re set. You can even swap the lenses out any time and replace them with another set from Oakley’s Prism line.

To see the replica Oakley Radar Pace in action, check out the clip below. Afterwards, pick up your very own pair straight from the brand’s online shop.