Oakley has officially unveiled their latest technologically forward creation in the form of the Airwave goggle. The new piece integrates GPS, Bluetooth and a heads up display that gives you access to all sorts of information such as maps, temperature, jump analytics, speed, music playlists, and more. The display is placed and from what we’ve read, it is completely unobtrusive, so your concentration level will remain intact.
This lets users see how fast they’re going, where their friends are on the mountain, listen and control music, see text messages, all while on the slopes — the user can download a corresponding Airwave app for Android or iOS and control their phone and other media through the Airwave’s wrist controller.
Oakley has also released an SDK to let independent developers make apps that integrate with the Airwave.
The Airwave is a $600 snow goggle that’s for sale in Apple stores
Why I’m Curious: I love the term “unobtrusive” instead of simplified, or integrated. Instead of having to stop and pull out your phone, all the information you would need surfaces right before your eyes. This product takes Nike Fuel to the next level. Not only tracking movement and speed, but offering all the utility a skier or snowboarder would need when they need to be hands free.
Source: Techcrunch http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/04/oakley-airwave-tctv-video/