Recon Instruments has announced a new augmented reality product for skiers, a pair of goggles that will display a skier’s GPS location, speed, the time, and the current temperature. The goggles can be plugged into a computer and then used to display Google Maps overlays that will show a skier where their route took him or her after a trip. Recon Instruments CEO Dan Eisenhower says that the augmented reality displays are safe for skiers because they’re always positioned roughly five feet away, just below the skier’s right eye.
Users can also purchase a camera that goes with the goggles. The camera is designed to be worn by a friend and let’s the goggle-wearing skier check his or her progress. The goggles are currently on sale in the UK and available in two SKUs. There is a cheaper €399 ($516.69) set available and a pricier €499 ($646.25) pair. The more expensive pair has chromatic lenses that adjust automatically to the sun’s intensity, while the cheaper pair uses lenses that are only polarized.
[via The Guardian]
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