Pros: Knowing the time and your location w/o whipping your phone out
Cons: software crashes like Super Dave, difficult to connect to phone via bluetooth
Lets start with the BAD, since I really don't think these are ready for the mass market. They replaced their old APP Recon HQ with Engage, and it is junk on android phones, I haven't tried my IPOD5 but I don't expect anything different.
It constantly resets and forces you to go through the tutorial which kills 20mins of battery. After that you have to get it to pair with your phone, then you have to connect it to your phone, then it still doesn't work, it can't find you music library even though it's playing through the Engage app. So it pops up this error "error building db" on the Google play app store under "whats new" they say "fix: error building db" so I uninstalled and re-installed the app and it's still broke, they didn't fix anything. I have a galaxy nexus, a Google experience phone, if you can't get it right on this phone it's not right on any phone.
Now for the GOOD.
#1 The clock, it's probably the thing I look at the most, now you have to change it from military time and pacific time zone every time it resets, but aside from that it's the most consistent feature on them.
#2 Text messaging, you can get a text, read it, and respond with ski related responses like "top of lift" "bottom of lift" etc. only thing weird is the response you give don't show up in your message history.
#3 Speedometer, who doesn't want to know how fast they can go?
#4 Music player, if you can get it to work it's nice you can skip songs, adjust the volume and pause a track. the only draw back is you have to be in the player section to do this and you can't see any live stats.
The jump meter. It doesn't work, I've even came close to overshooting the landing just to trigger it.
The Engage website. This is where you upload all of your adventures to find out you have way too much useless information. There's good info there but it can be overwhelming, you can tell how fast you were going at any single point of any run.
If given the option again I would've passed, I bought the goggles thinking I was getting the ReconHQ version where all the screens are as advertised, but when I got it it came with they're Engage system that they didn't make public, the screens are ugly, the software crashes and when trying to get support they simply don't respond, I got a "we received your question and will respond within 24hrs" e-mail but nothing after that. I always look at customer service as the last saving grace, if a manufacturer has issues but show they really care and that they're trying I can be a bit more patient but at this point I think I'm going to cut my losses and hock these on ebay, maybe I can get enough for a plane ticket west.