Following on from the recent news on Anon’s new magnetic M1 goggles set to be released next season, we’ve just received word of a new partnership between Recon Instruments and not one, but two new goggle brands: Smith Optics and Scott Sports.
Recon Instruments are the pioneers of Micro Optics Display (MOD) technology in the action sports industry and essentially produce tiny GPS enabled displays that sit on the inside of your goggles. Like an iPhone for your goggles, the display shows you a wealth of interesting (and super geeky) stats including your speed, jump height, jump distance, vertical, altitude, location and temperature measurements. Perfect for bragging to your mates how far you sent it over that XL jump or how many runs you tanked it down that day.
The MOD system is available in a standard package as well as a high-end MOD Live package that can connect up to your Android powered smart phone to provide you with even more applications such as a buddy tracking system, music player and navigation system. It will also let you know if you receive a phone call, although regrettably you can’t actually answer the phone through the device just yet! All of this information is recorded on the device over the course of the day and you can later upload it onto the Recon HQ Community page.
This system is already compatible with a few different goggle brands on the market and will no doubt continue to expand into more. The addition of Smith and Scott to the brand roster should hopefully help to push up the cool factor of this uber-geeky device. With the MOD system sitting behind the goggle lens it’s pretty much invisible from the outside and so even the most style conscious of us snowboarders can become a secret geek for a day! Here at Mpora Gear we can definitely appreciate a good gadget and we would love to get our hands on one of these to test. Keep your eyes peeled for the new Recon-ready Smith and Scott goggles that are set to drop next season.