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Goggles go Hi-Tech,

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I was browsing the net to look at the new gadgets for this year. Zeal optics has a new goggle with a GPS unit that feeds a HUD display inside the goggle. I don't know about this one. People are already distracted enough with their cell-phones and I-Pods. I would feel more comfortable knowing that skiers are watching what's in front of them and not their speed and altitude.

 

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sweetest thing ever. I would like one. I love my pair of zeals, though I just bought a pair of smith i/o. $350 is pricey though if you look at costs of the thing this includes, a watch would easily run that.

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Originally Posted by shoal007 View Post

sweetest thing ever. I would like one. I love my pair of zeals, though I just bought a pair of smith i/o. $350 is pricey though if you look at costs of the thing this includes, a watch would easily run that.


I think this model is $499.  I don't know how many people will purchase it, though. That's a lot of money to spend on goggles, which are often easily lost or broken. I wouldn't want to yard-sale in powder with those on and not be able to find them.
 

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I agree this looks pretty darn cool.

People spend thousands of dollars on skis, boots, clothing, lift tickets.  I think another $500 isn't going to break the bank for a ski enthusiast.  I don't know about you, but I've never lost/broken a pair of goggles in my life.  I wear a helmet which has a strap/clip that holds my goggles in.  Not to mention, the helmet also pretty much secures the goggles in place on your face.  Unless your helmet comes flying off, the goggles are gonna stay on the face.  While skiing, I think it would be pretty hard to damage goggles as well.  If your goggles get damaged on your face, it's probably the least of your worries.  But if I did have a pair of these, I'd probably be pretty paranoid about damaging them or losing them while not skiing. 

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