Oak­ley Radar Pace Lazer Wasp Air

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

Any­one re­mem­ber Oak­ley’s Thump glasses that played mu­sic while you ran? Oak­ley has taken that con­cept oh so much fur­ther with the re­lease of the Radar Pace, which pro­vides a real-time, voice ac­ti­vated coach­ing and work­out mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem that gives you all the in­for­ma­tion you want dur­ing a work­out by sim­ply ask­ing a ques­tion. De­vel­oped with In­tel, all you have to do is ask “what’s my heartrate,” for ex­am­ple, and you’ll have the an­swer through the comfy earplugs in a jiffy. Its hard to be­lieve that the frames are as light as they are con­sid­er­ing all the stuff in­side – re­mov­able ear­phones, three mi­cro­phones, an ac­celerom­e­ter, gy­ro­scope, hu­mid­ity sen­sor and even a barom­e­ter, all of which can mea­sure and guide your per­for­mance. There’s even a spe­cial wind block that you can put on for bik­ing, mak­ing this a vi­able op­tion for rid­ing, too. (Es­pe­cially those who can never see their com­puter screen be­cause they don’t have their read­ing glasses.) The Radar Pace pair with heart rate mon­i­tors, foot pods, power me­ters and other sen­sors through Blue­tooth or ANT+.

The shorter ver­sion of the Wasp hel­met, the Air has a shorter tail but still pro­vides in­cred­i­ble aero ben­e­fits – Lazer tested the hel­met ex­ten­sively in the wind tun­nel to en­sure it pro­vides max­i­mum aero­dy­namic gains. The in­te­grated lens can be ad­justed to pro­vide more air flow through the hel­met, a nice op­tion for triath­letes com­pet­ing in warmer con­di­tions. Lazer is fully aware that much of the ben­e­fits of an aero hel­met are negated if your head is in the wrong po­si­tion, so they’ve de­vel­oped an in­cli­na­tion sen­sor that can be used with the Wasp Air to en­sure you keep your head in the op­ti­mal po­si­tion.

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