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GPS Goggles

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Has anybody else seen these rad goggles brought out this week? They have GPS and a LCD display which shows your speed, altitude, vert, time, temp....

 

I am picking up a pair from - http://www.reconinstruments.com/shop 

post #2 of 10

The jury has spoken - well, at least some jurors.

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/96245/this-is-the-coolest-thing-i-will-not-buy-this-year 


Edited by deliberate1 - 10/6/10 at 8:09pm
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

ah, interesting!

 

I saw these at a show earlier this year and I didnt find the screen distracting at all, you choose to look at it or not. You can also turn the screen off if you want and the goggles still store the data which you can download at the end of the day onto you PC which maps all your runs on a google image so you can see exactly where you went, the speeds you hit, the vert you travelled over a whole season. Apparently, you will also be able to upload highlights onto Recon Instruments' social network.

 

well...as you can see...I'm sold!

 

p.s. and I'm not a tourist skier or do I have loads of spare money.

post #4 of 10


We will all be interested in your experience with them.

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ah, interesting!

 

I saw these at a show earlier this year and I didnt find the screen distracting at all, you choose to look at it or not. You can also turn the screen off if you want and the goggles still store the data which you can download at the end of the day onto you PC which maps all your runs on a google image so you can see exactly where you went, the speeds you hit, the vert you travelled over a whole season. Apparently, you will also be able to upload highlights onto Recon Instruments' social network.

 

well...as you can see...I'm sold!

 

p.s. and I'm not a tourist skier or do I have loads of spare money.

post #5 of 10

Of course none of us old guys will be able to actually read the data without our cheaters on. 

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by TDavies View Post

well...as you can see...I'm sold!

 

p.s. and I'm not a tourist skier or do I have loads of spare money.

You may not be either but you do sound like a sales rep for the company.
 

post #7 of 10

2 posts and he's selling goggles. Sounds like shill...

post #8 of 10

TDavies, if you are a representative of Recon, how about picking up a sponsor membership and making it legit?  Maybe offer some Epic discounts to the members?

post #9 of 10

Sorry, but the last thing I need in my goggles is a display of my speed or altitude.  If you need an instrument to gauge your speed on skis, you have a bigger problem.  Of course if they bring the radar guns to the slopes and start writing speeding tickets, then it ill be different...  Just imagine, you are going down the slope, listening to your iPod, yakking on your phone through a Bluetooth helmet headset, watching your cat at home through a webcam on your smartphone, and checking your speed and altitude in your goggles.  I am not going to be anywhere near you.  I am as much of a gadget freak as the other guy, but that's way too much for me.  What happened to just enjoying skiing? 

 

Clearly I am not interested in this "gadget"

post #10 of 10

Helmet fire - term used by F-18 pilots for task/sensory overload. 

Crash & burn.

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