beyond the new bikes and gear that you'd expect to find and sometimes it pays to do a little exploring. We came across the
) and were quickly impressed with their neat heads up eyewear display unit. Inside you'll find a video explaining how the system works!
You're looking at the Sport-iiiis (say sport-eyes) unit, a small device that attaches to the arm of your glasses and feeds you information on your current speed, power, heart rate, and cadence. While the guys at 4iiii realize that there are many computers to pick from out there already that provide that sort of information, their goal is to make it easier to read it without having to take your eyes away from whatever it is you may be doing. And that is where they take a different approach to the problem. Inside the white flexible boom that you see extending from the Sport-iiiis grey body is a memory wire with seven LED lights, each one green, orange, and red. Because you will have programed the unit with your desired zones, it will know which color to display depending on if you are above, below, or within the desired range. A red LED will clearly display that you are far outside the set limits, orange means that you're getting closer, and the green LED tells you that you are where you're supposed to be. If you want to know your exact heart rate, speed, or other measurements, just tap the side of the body with your finger and it will read the data out loud. While you may first assume that something like this would only be applicable to runners, roadies, and triathlon types, I can see it having uses beyond that. Pinkbike readers who race their motorbikes off road take note, this little unit can also be programed to keep track of lap times as well, with the LED lights letting you know if you are above or below the pace that you want to be at. Like mentioned in the video, this could also easily apply to mountain bikers who are keeping track of their times on a set training loop.
This is a rendering showing how the Sport-iiiis will look when attached to your glasses. The model on display used a spring loaded clip to hold it onto the arm, but the are working on a few different types of attachments, including a system that would integrate into the arm itself. Once you are finished you will be able to upload the ANT+ compatible data onto the training software to look at how you performed.
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