KUSA - Are you a skier or snowboarder who loves all the latest skiing technology?
9NEW Business Anchor Gregg Moss talked about the Oakley Airwave 1.5 Wednesday morning that you may want to add to any ski bum's wish list this holiday season.
The Airwave combines the company's best goggle technologies with a heads-up display that integrates Wi-Fi, GPS, MFi Bluetooth and more with a host of onboard sensors to bring new possibility to the alpine experience.
Alpine sports enthusiasts can access a full range of information transmitted directly to the eye with the benefits of Oakley's world-class optical performance, comfort and protection.
Airwave delivers crisp, widescreen graphics. Due to the innovative prism technology, the displayed information will appear as though you're looking at a 14-inch display from a distance of five feet, so refocusing your eye is not necessary. The heads-up display is designed for an unobtrusive view, and semi-flush lens geometry ensures wide peripheral vision
The GPS integration can accurately measure how fast you are moving down the slope. The jump analytics can measure and track the number of jumps and airtime. You can measure your vertical feet by run, by day and over the course of the season. Also, the goggles pinpoint your location on a resort map and can find the run or attraction you're looking for. The goggles even locate and track friends that have the Oakley Airwave 1.5, first edition Oakley Airwave goggle or Oakley Airwave Snow App on their smartphone.
Got an incoming call or text message? Bluetooth connectivity allows the goggle to interface with your smartphone, heart rate monitor and more. For those who love to listen to music while shredding the gnar, the goggles allow skiers and snowboarders to access music players such as Spotify or Pandora, as well as your phone's playlist to control your soundtrack on the slopes.
Are you a Facebook fan? With Airwave 1.5, you can see Facebook messages in real time while you are on the hill, and respond to them quickly via configurable, preset messages on the Airwave display. Other types of messaging are part of the handy consolidated view, including iMessage and SMS via your iPhone. Airwave 1.5 also lets you post graphics and messages to Facebook. Now when you beat your personal best, it will be known beyond the mountain. You can even receive real-time feedback when a friend "likes" your post.
Besides all the neat connectivity, you can change lenses quick and hassle-free to lens tints that optimize vision for environmental conditions.
The goggles last for about six hours on the fully-charged battery. They are available for purchase at Oakley Stores and Oakley.com; Apple.com and Apple Stores; ReconInstruments.com; and select retail locations including a range of resort destinations.
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