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post #1 of 11
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A friend sent me a link to these on Facebook, and I thought they were really cool. But thoughts of them being distracting or dangerous also came to mind. I'm curious what other folks think of them. Would you like to use them? Would they be overly distracting? I think some of the features are great, but like cell phones use in cars, it should only be in specific instances.

 

post #2 of 11

No thanks. 

post #3 of 11

I don't think you understand. This was invented for snowboarders who regularly to forget not to sit down in the middle of THE GODDAMNED EFFING HIGHWAY!

post #4 of 11

Most of the idiots that buys these AR/VR stuff don't really ski or board with them. They just hang around the lodge and talk s**t. :nono: 

post #5 of 11

These are lawsuits waiting to happen. 

post #6 of 11

If it was useful information that would be cool. But it isn't so I wouldn't be interested. Stuff like speed, altitude, airtime, temperature, etc, would be cool.

post #7 of 11

I doubt the product exist. It's just a come-on video to advertise "Meet Russian girls"!

 

It's the first time I've seen a product marketing video have advertisement of something else before the supposedly "promotion" of the product! (and that "something else" happened to be porn is extra suspicious)

post #8 of 11
This is a terrible idea. Augmented reality/heads up displays for fighter pilots is one thing. They spend years training on how to correctly and effectively use these displays. Giving the regular Joe Six Pack skier a pair of goggles that are loaded with distractions overlaid while they ski? Did we learn nothing from the Pokémon Go fad this summer? People walked into traffic and into walls while walking around finding Pokémon. Now you want to put a similar set of distractions in a skier's face? They'll last a couple months before they get banned or sued out of existence.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
 

It's the first time I've seen a product marketing video have advertisement of something else before the supposedly "promotion" of the product! (and that "something else" happened to be porn is extra suspicious)

 

No idea what you're talking about there @at_nyc . I certainly didn't see any inappropriate ads prior to the advertisement. 

 

I did just grab a random (though seemingly safe) video off of YouTube - my apologies if that's the issue. Maybe there's something wrong with it for some users. Ads are served in various ways and for various reasons to different users on YouTube - not everyone sees the same thing.

post #10 of 11
I'm guessing no one owns or has test driven a new X5? I'm sure other vehicles have it too. HUD may be coming to your favorite vehicle soon enough.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
 

I doubt the product exist. It's just a come-on video to advertise "Meet Russian girls"!

 

It's the first time I've seen a product marketing video have advertisement of something else before the supposedly "promotion" of the product! (and that "something else" happened to be porn is extra suspicious)

 

 

Well the indiegogo campaign for the product has ended and their website has a purchase link. Definitely Russian.  Maybe the goggles can hack into voter databases too?

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