Sunglasses are worn by someone everyday in the world.  There are many types of sunglasses in the world market but one of the best known is OakleyOakley sunglasses has been involved in sports for many years.  Athletes wear these sunglasses in the Olympics, MLB, NHRA, and also in the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series.

sunglassesOakley is a sponsor for Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series driver Martin Truex, Jr. on the #78 Furniture Row Racing team.  In 2017,  Martin Truex, Jr. has been having an amazing season, especially for a two car team.  As of October 22, 2017, he is leading the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Playoff.  He has three race wins in the playoffs and seven race wins for the season so far.

2017 Stats:

  • Ranked 1st
  • 32 Starts
  • 7 Wins
  • 3 Poles
  • 15 Top 5 Finishes
  • 22 Top 10 Finishes
  • 2068 Laps Led
  • 4069 Pts.

About Oakley and Martin Truex, Jr.

Oakley, Inc., a subsidiary of Italian company Luxottica, designs, develops and manufactures sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces including sunglasses, sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, apparel, backpacks, shoes, optical frames, and other accessories. Martin Truex Jr. has worn Oakley sunglasses since he began racing professionally over a decade ago.

Oakley’s New Technology

I have found this article that was a good read and wanted to share it here with you about the technology Oakley has coming in the future.  I found it at

Oakley and Intel’s sunglasses put a personal trainer in your ears

by:  Cherlynn Low

Oakley and Intel have teamed up to create a sunglasses-smart-earbuds hybrid that will tell you how you’re doing during your run or bike ride.

I had a love/hate relationship with my former personal trainer, but it was always great to have someone to turn to for feedback on how I was performing. That coaching is the biggest draw of the Pace system. It monitors your distance traveled by tapping into your phone’s GPS and studies your heart rate if you’re wearing a third-party Bluetooth-enabled monitor. Oakley says this feature “will work with any Bluetooth-enabled smartwatch or fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor.”

The Radar Pace has what Intel and Oakley call a dual-initiative system, which, in layman’s terms, means that either you or the device can start a conversation. You can ask the Pace how you’re doing or it can tell you, without any prompts and after some time, how to improve your progress. And in case you interrupt each other, the Pace will cache your questions while it’s speaking and get back to you after it finishes what it had to say.

During my demo, Oakley’s rep asked a slew of questions about his pace and cadence while running on a treadmill. The device told him that his stride rate was 85, and then, when he asked how good that was, it told him he needed to speed up and hit 88. All this in a calm, Siri-like voice that, let’s be real, isn’t nearly as motivating as a gruff, buff trainer yelling, “FASTER!” Still, it’s nice to know how you’re doing as you’re running so you can correct your technique during the workout rather than try to fix it afterward.

Once you’re done, you can tell the Pace to end the workout, and if you haven’t completed the session it designed for you through the companion app (for iOS and Android), it will ask you, tentatively, if you really want to give up (you weakling, you). Through the app, you can create workouts, monitor your heart, cadence, distance and pace history and overlay graphs of each. The interface I saw seemed dead-simple and appeared to have tons of information that avid runners would find useful. Novices like myself will probably be more taken by the glasses themselves, which meet IPx5 standards for resistance against rain, sweat and some splashes.

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