Oakley takes augmented reality to the slopes with new Airwave goggles

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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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