With all the heavy snow falling across most of the United States and Canada this winter, ski resorts are thriving with people ready to hit the slopes. For those GPS enthused skiers or snowboarders, a new style of snow goggles is promised to be the new rage.
Recon Instruments, a company from Vancouver, BC teamed up with Zeal Optics of Colorado to create GPS-enabled goggles named Transcend. These goggles are the first of their kind and come equipped with a head-mounted display system. With installed GPS capabilities, users can navigate mountains and terrain without having to carry a separate handheld unit.
Using Transcend on the slopes, skiers and snowboarders can keep tabs on their speed, vertical/total distance traveled, temperature, altitude and location which is determined by latitude/longitude. All of this information is viewed in real-time on Transcend's performance display, which can be turned on or off at the discretion of the user. Since the goggles are customized for alpine sporting events, the statistics provided are as accurate as you can get.
Original article by: http://www.reconinstruments.com/applications/snow.