CES 2016: How Intel Is Making Sports and the Fan Experience Smarter

PHOTO: Intel showed off a smart BMX bike at CES.PlayABC
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On the first official day of the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas, Intel showed off a lineup of futuristic experiences that the company hopes will one day change the way people work and play.

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At its core, Intel is a chip-maker, and the company put that expertise to use by inserting the button-sized Curie module -- which has previously been used to power wearable devices -- into a BMX bike and a snowboard.

Steve Holmes, vice president of new devices at Intel, told ABC News the technology allows riders -- especially those at the professional level -- to get analytics about their performance.

The technology is set to make its debut this year at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado, where ESPN commentators will also get real-time insights, giving fans watching an even greater idea of how their favorite athletes are performing.

At a keynote event on Tuesday night, Intel also showed off other wearables, including Radar Pace smart sunglasses, which were developed with Oakley. The glasses give athletes a voice-activated coach that delivers real-time feedback and helps them track their progress -- making it perfect for marathoners and other endurance athletes.