Video: Goggle Display Delivers Real-Time Data to Snow Runs
There’s so considerably to preserve track of as you’re swooshing down a ski run: moguls around turns, rocks peaking from boundaries, inept rookies clogging high-site visitors lanes. But if you’ve got some attention to spare, Recon Instruments’ MOD Reside accessory can deliver even a lot more sensory information in the course of your time on the trail.
The MOD Live ($ 400) is a GPS-based “micro fiber optics” display that snaps into compatible “Recon-Ready” goggles made by one of four producers, including Alpina and Uvex. When the hardware is installed in your goggles, you energy on the unit, and it connects via Bluetooth to an arm band-mounted controller that can cycle by way of several head-up display (HUD) choices that appear in front of you.
The HUD can report real-time speed and jumping stats, and can even map your trail route. The MOD Reside also boasts extensive Android functionality, so if you tether it to your telephone by way of Bluetooth, you can monitor incoming calls, auto-reply to text messages, and even manage your music playlists.
The MOD Live was released in November, but Recon announced at CES it was releasing an SDK, giving developers a crack at unlocking even far more of the gizmo’s possible. The first app built with the SDK, an providing from Polar, connects the MOD Reside to compatible heart-rate monitors.