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A New Digital Goggle

A New Digital Goggle

[ February 23, 2010 - 3:00pm ]
Transcend Goggle
New eyewear from a Vancouver company offers an electronic heads-up display while you're skiing.

As we move further into the 21st century, skiing and technology have become inextricably linked. Jackets have designated iPod pockets. Helmets have Bluetooth-capable headphones. GPS and altimeter watches keep track of your location. But this…this is just ridiculous. I’m talking about Recon Instruments’ new Transcend goggle—the only piece of skiing-specific protective eyewear to have a digital heads-up display.

            A small graphic at the bottom of the lens relays your speed, altitude, vertical, air temp, and jump air-time. The Transcend also features GPS capabilites and a USB connection so you can charge the battery and load your data onto special software. Recon Instruments has partnered with Zeal Optics, so they’ll actually have some quality goggles to attach all those doodads to. The goggle won’t be available until fall 2010 and will retail between $350 and $450. Sounds cool, but we’re still not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. Check out a video here on Recon Instruments’ website.



Scott, thanks for featuring


Scott, thanks for featuring the NEW Transcend goggle & providing a great platform to discuss this innovation in Snow goggles. Like many first-of-it's-kind products & categories, especially those pushing the limits of technology, the Transcend is generating tremendous buzz around the world.

The positive response from retailers, consumers, product reviewers, and snow enthusiasts has been overwhelming. The excitement around the Transcend has surpassed our expectations. It is clear that Zeal Optics & Recon Instruments have created something that skiiers/snowboarders are ready for and eager to use. Whether as a training tool or a fun way to track stats, it’s all about enhancing the experience on the mountain.   

Hopefully you’ll have a chance to try the Transcend out firsthand- it may be something you have to “see” (literally!) to believe. If you’re interested in testing it out, please let me know! Maria at ZealOptics dot com

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