Solos smart glasses are an exceptional product for exercise enthusiasts and athletes. I would say the solos technology works best for cyclists, runners, avid walkers, and hikers; you can even track and follow basic resistance training with the solos glasses on to measure your progress. Personally, I rarely use my phone when I exercise outdoors—the most I use is a watch to track my times while I am sprinting, biking, hiking, walking, and on longer runs.
Once I started using solos glasses, it was much easier to track everything and set timers for rest. Also, sometimes I didn’t know what to do for a workout, so I just looked in the solos AirGo™ app and utilized their coaching.
I tested out the glasses while running (long and short distance), walking, and resistance training, and they were comfortable in all forms of training. While running, I did a light recovery jog outdoors and the glasses were comfortable and protected my eyes. I specifically was able to measure my distance (km), step count, and calories (Kcal).
Additionally, I used the glasses at the track doing speed training—through the AirGo app, I was able to time, and it let me know when the rest time was up, and I needed to sprint again. Solos were pretty accurate in all measurements (most technologies will always be slightly varied, especially regarding calories).
While I was doing resistance training (indoors), I used the AI Coaching on the app, which has the option for “core training.” Obviously, not many people will use glasses indoors, but I will say it helps to keep track of reps, time, and sets, and the glasses aren’t bothersome to wear. The user levels are easy, normal, expert, and custom, and all the exercise options are simple and effective and can also be done outdoors anywhere.
The speakers in the glasses are good quality and worked very well, and since they connect via Bluetooth, if you have some form of a coach for the session, you can speak with them or listen to their cueing via the speakers. For example, if you are a remote coach, you can literally run the session via this technology. Or, in a group of cyclists, you can keep in contact with your coach if you are connected to the glasses and the solos AirGo app.The target range of users varies from novice exercisers to elite athletes, with solos offering many functionalities to match the level of the user, says @bpfitcoaching. Click To Tweet
There was good sound quality on both ends: you can listen to podcasts, Audible, or music and speak to someone on the phone as well. If you don’t like carrying your phone with you while exercising, however, these glasses are not for you. For the glasses to operate, they must be connected to your phone—which means your phone must be close by because of the Bluetooth connection.
You can find many items and gear on the market that can hold your phone while you exercise and keep it in proximity, like a sleeve that runners use to hold their phones on their waist or arm. You also won’t be able to access the AirGo app if your glasses are not on and connected to your phone.
On the aesthetic side, the look of the glasses is styled more like cyclist glasses—for some, these will be similar to what they commonly wear during training, whereas others may be deterred by the appearance.
It was very easy to set up and track my exercise via the AirGo app, which connects to the Bluetooth on your phone to measure your step count, distance, and calories. There are even different exercise programs like:
- Posture monitoring
- Stretch exercises
- Interval training
- Cadence training
- Fat burn
- Basic training
This is very inclusive to most of the population for whatever their training goals might be. Coaches can also use these features on their own time whenever they want to train.
The use of the device and the app was very straightforward; as with most new technologies, I suggest playing around with the app before attempting to put it to practical use. Maybe go for a walk to test out the features to make sure they are functioning.
The target range of users varies from novice exercisers to elite athletes, with solos offering many functionalities to match the level of the user. What is also great is that you can customize your own training and keep track of your progress.
These functionalities are best for more aerobic, HITT, speed, and endurance-style training. Whether you are doing short sprints on the track, interval training on the bike, rowing on the erg, or a light recovery jog, you can keep track of all these styles of training and your progress. For example, as mentioned earlier, the function AI Coaching on the AirGo app has levels ranging from easy to normal to expert to custom.
It is very important to measure progress with training and keep track of as many elements as possible—even small reminders to sit up straight and be aware of posture are crucial. The simple fact that one app includes all this without being confusing is impressive.
From my own survey of the market, there aren’t many other products exactly like solos, and the glasses are simple enough for anyone to use. The most difficult aspect was setting up the Bluetooth: you must disconnect any other headphones on your Bluetooth before connecting the solos. Once connected, your phone will remember the device.If you are someone who wants to track your progress in training and utilize everything in one app, these glasses would be suitable for you, says @bpfitcoaching. Click To Tweet
I had a great experience using solos and still do. I continue to utilize the glasses while at the track for my speed training, my longer runs, and when I am hiking, walking, and biking. If you are someone who wants to track your progress in training and utilize everything in one app, these glasses would be suitable for you. The price is fair, and there is no subscription needed to use the app, which I thought was great as well. The biggest takeaway is that this technology will inspire others to exercise, move, and get excited to track their progress.
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