Sometimes when I’m shredding the gnar, I wish I could just have a small little readout in my goggles that tells me how many rotations I’ve just done, or a teeny arrow that points me in the direction of all of my slow friends, or maybe even a virtual treasure hunt to keep me occupied on a groomer. Not really, but I’m sure some teenage grom might.
GogglePal is the newest invention in wearable tech that tracks, connects, and shares your experience through an augmented reality heads-up display (AR-HUD) for any and all goggles. All you have to do is clip a clunky box to your goggle strap, put what’s supposed to be an unobtrusive display on the inside of your lens, and stick a fairly noticeable circular sensor on the outside, and you can track your distance, speed, airtime, rotation, temperature, location, calories etc., in addition to staying connected with your friends while you collect virtual treasure, play games… the list goes on.
Now, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t want all of my stats displayed for me in my goggles (I like to pretend that I’m better than I actually am), but I can’t deny that it presents some very convenient options. Considering that we live in an increasingly data reliant world, there might actually be some solid ground for snowsports wearable tech to stand on, or dare I say ride on. With an easily accessible and shareable interface, GogglePal builds on the real time perspective of a GoPro, takes one step further than an iPhone tracking app, and gets you one screen closer to SSX Tricky. What do you guys think?