BOULDER, Colo., March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kopin Corp. (NASDAQ: KOPN) Building on its association with USA Cycling, SOLOS®, a unit of Kopin Corporation, welcomes trailblazing cyclist Phil Gaimon and ten-time IRONMAN 70.3 champion Sam Appleton to its team. Gaimon's and Appleton's impressive resumes and extensive history of integrating technology to improve performance, make them excellent ambassadors for a brand dedicated to the seamless integration of both.
"At the core of SOLOS' DNA is a commitment to understanding and enhancing how athletes and coaches are using technology and data to safely inform and improve their performance," said Tom Futch, Senior Vice President of SOLOS. "Being purposeful about our technology and design is deeply rooted in athlete feedback, and the continuous cycle of feedback and improvements is a key recipe to our success. We look forward to the insight and excitement that will come from Sam's and Phil's experience, and are thrilled to have two of the world's most impressive athletes on board with Team SOLOS!"
A professional cyclist from 2009-2016, Phil Gaimon is a 2x Redlands Bicycle Classic winner and 3x Mount Washington Hillclimb champion. Gaimon is highly active in the cycling community through his Phil's Fondo races, which are putting LA on the cycling map. Gaimon is frequently found on Strava and YouTube interacting with fans, aspiring cyclists and competitive peers, and sharing his experiences as a published author and contributing blogger, including his popular 'Worst Retirement Ever' series.
"With SOLOS technology, I have the power, heart rate and all of the key data I need right in front of my face for workouts and Strava hunting," said Gaimon. "But I don't miss the view, staring down at my handlebars like I did when I was a pro, and I'm safer on the road and able to focus on what's ahead."
Sam Appleton, a more than 10x IRONMAN 70.3 champion prides himself on the methodical and technological approach to triathlons that has given him a consistent edge over the best athletes in the world. Appleton began racing at age 18 and won his first IRONMAN 70.3 race at age 23. Most recently, Appleton competed in Australia's IRONMAN, coming in at first place in under 4 hours. He has a deep interest in AR/VR technology, especially as they relate to sports performance, and is considered a new-age triathlete and the next generation front-man to watch.
"SOLOS Smart Glasses are clearly designed to help the athlete achieve maximum performance," said Appleton. "I appreciate the heads-up display and audio guidance cues because I know exactly how I'm performing in the moment - when it matters most. I am also excited about the ability it provides to stay safe and focused while riding, keeping my eyes on the road. I'm excited to bring the SOLOS Smart Glasses into my training routine and experience first-hand the impact it will have on my performance."
SOLOS recently introduced the new generation smart performance glasses in January. The newest edition empowers performance support for cyclists, triathletes, and runners. The unique SOLOS display optics provide a 'heads-up' see-through experience, allowing athletes to remain vigilant and aware of their environment while a virtual screen with real-time performance data appears in their line of sight. SOLOS also offer features including voice control, group chat communication, real-time audio and visual progress updates and coaching interaction. Featuring a lightweight and elegant design, SOLOS provides the necessary tools in a seamless experience to enable cyclists, triathletes and runners to reach their full athletic potential. SOLOS Smart Glasses are scheduled for sale in spring of 2018 for $499. Visit SOLOS-wearables.com for more information and to reserve yours now.
SOLOS® is the world's most technologically advanced smart glasses. Leveraging decades of Kopin's experience in heads-up displays and other technologies, SOLOS Smart Glasses inform and inspire athletes to reach their full athletic potential. Built for cyclists, runners and triathletes, SOLOS delivers critical information to the athlete in a seamless, integrated fashion through sight and sound. SOLOS provides a more natural way of communicating that's safer and immediate, keeping the athlete focused, present and more fully aware. With SOLOS, athletes get the data they need, right when they need it. SOLOS removes the need to look down, break stride and lose focus; athletes see and hear information right in the moment. SOLOS introduces a new way of communicating that eliminates the gaps between data and performance. Smart Communication. Ultimate Performance. Learn more at www.SOLOS-wearables.com.
SOLOS® is a registered trademark of Kopin Corporation. All other company names or product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Statements in this press release may be considered "forward-looking" statements under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation, statements relating to SOLOSTM now connects to a variety of training platforms; SOLOS also provides many features including an advanced group communication feature, which allows multiple users to communicate live with each other; and SOLOS Smart Glasses are scheduled for sale in spring of 2018 for $499. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the training platforms may make changes which prevent SOLOS from connecting with them; the SOLOS product offered may have different features than those described; SOLOS may not be available in the spring of 2018 and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 31, 2016, and Kopin's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to Kopin and only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.
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