When we watch movies like Batman, Terminator and James Bond, we fantasize about jumping into the action with never-before seen technology and gadgets that would allow us to track our enemies and pull up vital information instantly. The days of playing with ultramodern technology that let's us create interactive 3-D holograms in midair is not quite here yet; however, we move closer with the release of Oakley's new Airwave snow goggles.
The goggles are packed with modern features such as GPS, Bluetooth and jump analytics. To begin with, they contain a heads-up display, a feature that is similar to vehicles that reflect images of a driver's speed from the dash onto the front windshield. The screen is a very small prism lens located to the side of the user's peripheral view. After a few runs, the user can focus on the lens to view stats.
The integrated GPS technology will follow the user in order to calculate data like how high they've jumped and how much airtime they received in a run. The GPS also allows the user to track other members of their party. Bluetooth connectivity will enable them to sync to wireless networks and run Android and Apple operating systems. Because of this, users can see incoming text messages, make calls and control music. These functions will be easy with the included wirless remote control to be worn on the wrist.
Keeping up with the reputation of its other successful goggle product lines, Oakley does not disappoint with the quality of the Airwave . This includes the anti-fog dual-vented lens and Oakley Switchlock technology that makes it easy for users to swap out lenses. Oakley has designed a product that goes above and beyond to create a unique experience for a winter sports fanatic.