New Oakley Sunglasses Can Pipe Workout Encouragement Into Your Ear

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Intel and Oakley showcased a pair of sunglasses that acts like a running and exercise coach at CES 2016. The technology that Intel calls “Radar” can respond to voice commands, so you can ask it things like how fast you are running, the distance you’ve covered and the distance you need to cover. The glasses will also tell you to pick up the pace if you’re slacking off.

Brian Krzanich, Intel’s CEO said “Think of them as a Siri for athletes.” You activate the pair of sunglasses by saying “Hey Radar”, and then you can ask it things like “How’s my work out looking” or “How many calories have I burned” the best wayfarer sunglasses online will require earplugs, a microphone and a chipset that can be strapped onto your arm. The built in earbuds that are attached to the pair of sunglasses apparently doubles as a MP3 player, so you can listen to your favourite tracks while running.

Intel apparently used their Curie chip technology that comes with an on-board processor, bluetooth radio and an accelerometer. It is still unclear if the device will have GPS or will have to be connected to a smartphone. According to Intel, the sunglasses will be consumer-ready sometime in 2016.

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Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.