It’s really something else. What we see in science fiction movies is rapidly becoming reality. There’s not a week that goes by where I don’t hear about some amazing new technology that previously only existed in sci-fi movies and books. Recently, I was made aware of a product that, despite my aversion to skying, made me want to suit up and hit the slopes.
Wouldn’t it be cool if, while snowboarding down the mountain, you could have a heads up display in your goggles directing you, recording you, tracking your speed and playing a few power rock tunes to keep you going? Recon Instruments thought the same thing and made available a must-have accessory for those adrenaline junkies addicted to speed and the rush of near-death experiences.
The Recon Instrument GPS Micro Optics Display is the world’s first alpine goggles. It provides the user with an unrivaled experience while out and about. Not unlike the dashboard in your car, this HUD gives you real-time indicators relating to your speed, verticals, altitude and location.
Keep track of your location as well as your proximity to your friends with location data and buddy tracking. Its augmented reality features can superimpose directions to help you navigate, provide you with temperature readings and jump analytics. The Recon MOD live keeps track of this information and makes it available online or from your smartphone. Record your experience POV style and share them with your friends and family.
The Micro Optics Display (MOD) can be purchased today for $399.99. It connects with a number of partnered goggles brands and comes with a bluetooth remote so you don’t have to remove your goggles to change songs or navigate the GUI. If you’ve got a snowboarding teenager on your holiday shopping list, you won’t find a better gift.