Oakley takes augmented reality to the slopes with new Airwave goggles


Sport equipment giant Oakley is joining the world of augmented reality with the release of its new “Airwave” goggles, which are designed to give skiers and snowboarders up-to-the-minute information about vital statistics, including their speed and altitude.

Wearers can also access “jump analytics” software and a “buddy finder” to locate their friends on the slope.

The Airwave’s heads-up display reportedly seems like a 14-inch screen sitting five feet away to the wearer, when in reality it rests directly in front of the wearer’s eye. Users can control the Airwave with a wrist-mounted control unit and a glove.

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