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Replica Oakley Radar Pace Sunglasses ‘Coach’ Wearer

sunI’m gliding along the Kona coast on a road bike, paralleling the Pacific ocean. Pushing the pedals, I sweat as the hot tropical sun beats down upon my back.Suddenly my coach reprimands me. “You’ve been coasting throughout this ride. Pedal continuously and control your speed through cadence or braking.”

My “coach” in this case, is the new Oakley replica Radar Pace. It’s “smart” eyewear that Oakley outlet just launched in partnership with Intel. It uses Intel’s Real Speech technology to communicate with the user.We spent several days putting the Radar Pace through the paces (cough, cough) at a press launch coinciding with the Kona Ironman Triathlon World Championship.

Oakley replica Radar Pace: Smart Eyewear
The Radar Pace tracks power, speed, heart rate, cadence, distance, and time. The eyewear pairs with your phone via Bluetooth, and various external sensors.Metrics are then tracked and recorded via the free cheap Oakley sunglasses Radar Pace app, available for both iOS and Android. Data is analyzed as you ride. The Pace’s digital coach then makes real-time suggestions to improve your performance.

It is USB rechageable and ships with a clear lens for low-light conditions. It can run for four to six hours on a single charge.
Beyond simply presenting “the numbers,” the virtual coaching creates real, actionable training programs and structured workouts to help you plan solid performance and attain future goals.Over two years in the making, the Radar Pace marries Oakley’s top-shelf Prizm lens with Bluetooth earbuds and a touch pad on the temple. It allows you to send and receive texts, calls and listen to music. It’s all hands-free, no futzing with your wristwatch or handlebar-mounted jackery. The Intel Real Speech technology voice-activated interaction is really cool – some James Bond-level stuff.

Paired with a variety of sensors – our test bikes had Powertap pedals and I wore a chest strap to monitor heart rate — I could ask my “coach” questions.“How’s my cadence?” or “What’s my heartrate?”
A chipper woman’s voice then let me know if I was within an acceptable, efficient cadence, or if my wheezing indicated I needed to get my act together.

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During the test on the island, there were several Bluetooth connectivity problems, attributed to the recent iOS 10 updates made by Apple. This made for some hiccups in our user experience.On a two-hour solo ride, I climbed the steep road known as “The Wall” leading away from our hotel into the surrounding neighborhood. Steady progress reports told me my cadence and elevation gains.

I climbed 1,000 feet in just under 10 miles before pointing back down the coast. My phone ran the current iOS 10.0.2. On the return, the Radar Pace app continued recording my data. However the device itself repeatedly lost connection with the Bluetooth signal, resulting in no feedback from the “coach.”

The next day, on a 45-mile ride when paired with a different phone still running iOS 9, I had constant feedback regarding my cadence, speed, and heart rate. Ultimately, it led to a more efficient ride with no Bluetooth problems.

Testing out Oakley’s smart sunglasses replica that give real-time training feedback, guidance

sunglassesIf Intel and Oakley replica get their way, soon you might be talking to your sunglasses, and they’ll talk back. Packed with Intel technology, Oakley’s sunglasses outlet newest eyewear called Radar Pace interacts with runners and cyclists using voice recognition, and aims to provide them with coaching sunglasses replica feedback while they train.

The wraparound sunglasses have ear buds to listen to the coach, and a microphone on the left temple picks up the user’s speech. To get the device’s attention, you say OK Radar.

The choice to go for an audio-only system, rather than including a Google Glass-like heads up display, was partly to maximize battery life and partly to save weight. The power lasts for six hours, which allows for it to be used on most longer distance training runs or rides, and the frame weighs in at 56 grams, which may feel a little heavier than a non-smart pair of sunglasses, but is not uncomfortable. Visual displays, either in a pair of glasses or on a watch, also typically require a user to look elsewhere to read numbers, distracting sunglasses outlet them from the road ahead.

“When people run with a wrist watch and have to constantly look at the watch all the time, it’s sort of the opposite of what you try to preach as a coach,” says Craig Alexander, an Oakley replica sponsored three-time Ironman world champion who now runs a coaching business. “You want movement and things that project or propel the body forward in an efficient manner, and looking at your watch is really not one of them.”

Though Radar Pace has built-in accelerometers and gyroscopes to measure movement, it connects via Bluetooth to a user’s smartphone, and relies on that device to run voice-recognition and coaching algorithms. Designers realized early on that most people would take their phones along with them anyway.

“There was a lot of idle processing power sitting down in their pockets,” says Luiz Dias, who manages the Radar Pace project at Oakley sunglasses replica.

The system, run through an app available for Android devices and iPhones, can also connect to other wearable devices a user might be wearing, such as heart rate straps and cycling cadence and power meters. Initially, Radar Pace doesn’t provide much in the way of feedback or training plans, other than metrics about each run or ride, and instead logs data as it learns about the user.

Similarly, talking to the coach can seem a little unnatural at first. But you get used to talking to yourself—or at least used to giving that impression to passersby—and you learn what questions and speech pattern work best with the automated coach. Apple’s automated assistant Siri has already sunglasses replica been around for five years, and talking to a device doesn’t feel that uncomfortable or unusual anymore.

“The coach won’t tell you the capital of Nebraska,” says Chris Croteau, who runs the Intel side of the project. Although the voice recognition can adapt to different ways of asking the same question, users won’t get much help if they ask it anything outside the realm of running or riding. “[But] if you hold down the touch panel, press it and hold it, it will initiate either Siri or Google Now, depending cheap sunglasses on the phone you have,” Croteau says.

Future software updates might expand some of the coach’s abilities, including adding different voices and perhaps weather advice, but most of the more complex distractions that someone might want on a long training route are effectively handed over to the phone. Users can make phone calls and listen to music the same way they would with any other Bluetooth headset. Because the ear buds are detachable, users can also decide how much of the world they want to block out while they focusing on working out.

Ah crap, Charge my replica sunglasses!

This is not a sentence I ever thought I’d be uttering but then I started training with Oakley Radar Pace. Just a few years ago, we weren’t charging our groupsets either, so I guess its not all that strange really. Over two years in the making, Oakley’s Radar Pace is a real-time voice activated coaching system parading as a set of cheap oakley sunglasses. With the help of a mobile app, you can set up a personalised training program, track your performance and receive real-time coaching via the eyewear’s headphones.Note that the Radar Pace is purely a training tool, designed specifically for cycling or running, and not something that’s going to replace your Garmin or smart watch. And while there still are various software kinks to work out, the Radar Pace may be an early taste of technology we come to consider a training essential.

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TRAINING WITH RADAR

At first glance Radar Pace looks like any other set of Oakley sunglasses replica, and performs like them too! They’re relatively
lightweight, comfortable to wear and feature Oakley’s top-shelf Prizm lens – all good things.It’s not until you get a closer look at the arms of the frame that you notice the Intel-created hardware. At the temples, you’ll find a touchpad, various sensors, Bluetooth, microphones and micro USB plug-ins for the detachable headphones. All in all, the frame features three microphones cheap Oakley sunglasses and no less than five sensors: an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer as well as humidity and proximity sensors. The frames are also equipped with Oakley sunglasses outlet Bluetooth and ANT+ technology for pairing third-party sensors like your heartrate strap, power meter and cadence sensors.All this data is communicated to the Radar Pace app and back to you via a friendly female voice in your headphones. Think of “Radar” as a Siri or Alexa who specialises in training; specifically, your training in running or cycling.

In using the Radar Pace app you can create a completely personalised training plan – unfortunately only one plan and one sport at a time – and Radar will help you get through the workouts. She will tell you what intervals to do, give real-time updates on your progress like speed, power and distance Oakley sunglasses replica. Radar will even answer any questions you might have during the workout. “Ok Radar, why are hills important?” She will compliment you – “well done, you climbed 200 feet in 2 minutes” –or reprimand you – “your cadence is too slow”.

You can also listen to music and take calls. Your workout Oakley sunglasses replica data is automatically uploaded into your training plan and analysed, and you can read Radar’s feedback in the app. The software will even adjust based on your progress.

THE KINKS:

The technology does have some drawbacks, with its dependency on your smartphone being the primary one. I experienced frequent connectivity issues with the IOS 10, which abruptly cheap Oakley sunglasses paused or ended the workout. Data is not processed while disconnected, meaning that workouts were left incomplete which in turn affects the overall training plan.

Workouts also cannot be paused or restarted manually. The software will auto-pause your workout but there is a delay in restarting, which in stop-and-go city riding was a bit annoying Oakley sunglasses outlet. Equally annoying is Radar’s dislike for steep hills for training, which in Seattle are unavoidable. “This climb is too steep” was a common reprimand and uttering “Oh shut it, Radar!” to a computer no one can see does garner some strange looks from passersby.

Training with Radar this winter was tough in general because while clear lenses are available, mine did not ship with them. On most days, riding was done in the dark or greyness Oakley sunglasses replica at best and so Radar was left at home. Additionally, the software shuts down in cold weather and battery life – on both the phone and glasses – are shortened in cold conditions. When, due to Radar’s dependency on the app, your phone dies so does your workout.

The app, while easy to use and aesthetically cheap Oakley sunglasses pleasing, does not allow you to manually upload files in case of any of the above scenarios, which can affect your training plan. The app also doesn’t sync with Strava, TrainingPeaks or Garmin Connect, meaning you’ll have to manually Oakley sunglasses outlet export and import files from one app to another to get KOM cred.

Finally, there’s the socially awkward aspect as you appear to be talking to yourself, and the safety issue of riding with earbuds in.

Oakley Sunglasses plans more layoffs in Orange County

Accessories maker Oakley, which is known for its replica sunglasses and sports goggles, plans to reduce 15 to 20 percent of its staff in Foothill Ranch.

The job cuts are a result of some key operations being consolidated into its parent company Luxottica Group, reported the Orange County Register. Italy-based Luxottica (NYSE: LUX) plans to move Oakley’s retail operation to its offices Mason, Ohio, by the end of the year, while wholesale operations will go to the group’s New York office and the Milan office will be in charge of marketing.

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Oakley plans to reduce 15 to 20 percent of its staff in Foothill Ranch.

Oakley’s research and development, design, engineering and manufacturing departments will remain in Foothill Ranch, along with a number of administrative positions. Afterward, the company will have about 2,000 employees in the county and at an Encinitas office, the Register said.

Massimo Vian, chief of product and operations for Luxottica, told trade publication Transworld Business that Oakley’s Southern California office will be an “epicenter” for the brand. Infrastructure investments for the Foothill Ranch office have doubled in the past year making it the most advanced automated factory out of the group, Vian said.

Oakley’s apparel, footwear and accessories collections will be scaled back while the group will institute a “minimum advertised price” policy to protect the brand and prevent its products from being sold at discounted prices, Vian said.

Oakley cut about 160 jobs last year and 76 people this year as part of its integration with Luxottica, which bought replica Oakley for $2.1 billion in 2007. The company also is closing its distribution operation in Ontario, while Luxottica builds a new distribution center in Atlanta.

“This final stage of the integration will line Oakley outlet uk up with the rest of Luxottica in terms of channels, functions and geographies, simplifying everything from decision-making to execution,” a Luxottica spokesperson said in a statement.

Luxottica’s other brands include Ray-Ban, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples and Alain Mikli. It also has licenses with Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co.

Warby Parker Goes Global With Its First International Oakley Store

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Eyewear retailer Warby Parker recently took steps outside the U.S. market with its first international store in Toronto. Co-founder and CEO Neil Blumenthal told Bloomberg that the company chose Toronto because it was a “densely populated, cosmopolitan, cultured, diverse city” like its home city of New York. Blumenthal noted that the brand generally “flourishes when there’s a large creative community.”

The Toronto store is Warby’s 35th retail store. Out of its 34 U.S. stores, 13 of its stores are in California and New York, while other states only have one or two stores. Let’s discuss what that expansion means for Warby, and whether or not it will alter its original business model.

A strategic shift

When Warby Parker was founded six years ago, it sold its glasses online to avoid brick-and-mortar markups and designed its own frames to avoid brand licensing fees. That streamlined business model enabled the company to sell affordable, custom-designed eyeglasses for less than $100.

Positive media coverage in Vogue, Elle, Esquire, and GQ generated plenty of publicity with minimal advertising. Warby’s trademark “Home Try-On” program, which ships five frames for customers to try on at home, made it easier for customers to buy glasses online. Customers could also upload selfies to “virtually” try on glasses, or order exclusive frames by following the brand on Snapchat. It also promised to donate a pair of glasses to charity for every pair purchased.

Simply put, Warby Parker was the antithesis of Luxottica, which dominates the eyewear market with its replica Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Persol brands, its portfolio of licensed brands, and brick-and-mortar chains like LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, and Sunglass Hut. But by opening new stores, will Warby’s margins decline and its business become less streamlined?

Why Warby is opening stores

Prior to its brick-and-mortar push, Warby sold its eyewear at temporary “pop-up” shops across the country. Blumenthal claims that those stores opened up a “road map” for a proper brick-and-mortar expansion to boost its brand awareness in hip, densely populated urban areas like New York and Toronto. That’s a stark contrast to Luxottica’s brick-and-mortar approach, which focuses heavily on suburban malls and retail outlets.

Warby’s brick-and-mortar stores enhance its e-commerce business instead of replacing it. For example, store employees can take pictures of customers trying on frames and email them the photos if they don’t want to make a purchase right away. Afterwards, the customer can purchase the frame via a one-click checkout from the email. Looking ahead, Warby plans to build its own point of sale system to process those payments and analyze customer relationships.

Warby is still launching pop-up shops to reach new markets. Last August, it signed its first national retail partnership with Nordstrom to open curated pop-up shops within its upscale department stores.

What about margins and profits?

Warby’s revenue nearly tripled from $35 million to $100 million between 2013 and 2015. The company isn’t profitable, but it’s unclear how deeply it remains in the red. But considering that Warby’s workforce grew from 60 employees to 500 employees between 2012 and 2015, and it keeps opening new brick-and-mortar stores, it’s likely that its expenses are rising and its losses are widening.

Warby doesn’t seem worried about near-term profitability, but its business model might need to be altered if its losses widen significantly or it goes public. To control costs, Warby might need to raise the cost of its frames, stop donating glasses to charity, and shutter stores that aren’t attracting enough foot traffic to strike a delicate balance between its brick-and-mortar and e-commerce operations.

Could other overseas markets be next?

Expanding into Toronto isn’t a huge leap for Warby Parker, but it might become a stepping stone into other Canadian cities like Vancouver. If it gains enough momentum in those markets, it might consider opening test stores in Europe and Asia. If that happens, Warby Parker could lay down the groundwork to challenge Luxottica – which doesn’t have much meaningful competition – in the future.

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Crooks are luring social network users to visit bogus Ray Ban outlet store and buy heavily discounted sunglasses there. Victims’ payment card details are at risk.

Beware of Ray Ban ads on Facebook.

Crooks are luring social network users to visit bogus cheap Ray Ban store to buy ‘heavily discounted’ sunglasses, but their main intention is to steal their personal and payment information.

Sounding the alert, ESET, a company dealing in cybersecurity solutions, said the Facebook scam targets Chinese language users of the popular social networking website.

The company said in a media statement: “Spam ads, promoting fake Ray Ban sunglasses with discounts as high as 90 per cent, are spread via hacked Facebook accounts that attackers have taken control of using malware and social engineering tactics. Subsequently, attackers post pictures and ads via individual Facebook accounts without the owner’s consent.

“Victims that fall for the scam and click on these ads are taken to fraudulent websites where they can make a purchase.”

Besides the possibility of losing money on counterfeit goods, the victims’ payment card details may also be at risk as the transactions run via bogus sites rather than secure payment portals.

This allows their credit card details to travel unencrypted across the Internet before being sent to the attacker’s server in plain text, thus allowing them to use these details in the future.

ESET said the fraudulent websites are available in different language mutations, notably Chinese and English. However, users in countries such as the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Chile, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom are also targeted.

Most of these fraudulent websites are also situated in China and use a similar design, according to ESET. Many of them are newly-created domains registered only this year, showing that the scam is still very prevalent, despite being around for a number of years.

More details about the scam, as well as ESET’s recommendations on how to avoid falling victim to it, can be found in an article on ESET’s official blog,CheapOakleyOutlet.co.uk.