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Snowboarding and Skiing Goes High Tech with Recon’s Snow2

For those avid snowboarders and skiers out there who want to record, time, and gamily their experience on the slopes you are going to want to check this out.

Recon Instruments is a leader in the heads-up-display (HUD) market for sports and they just announced the availability of their 4th-gen Snow product called the Recon Snow2. Snow2 is basically a pair of smart goggles for skiers and snowboarders. Past generations of Snow have sold over 50,000 units according to Recon.

Whats great about the Snow2 is that it is designed to work with existing goggles from the world’s leading manufacturers including Oakley, Smith, Scott, Uvex, Alpina, Briko and Zeal. The Snow2 is also available for sale as a stand-alone unit.

Recon’s Snow2 has the following features right out of the box:

  • Performance Stats: Vital information from speed, vertical descent, jump airtime, navigation and distance are calculated and displayed using a built-in precision GPS and an integrated suite of sensors.
  • Navigation & Buddy Tracking: Built-in GPS that enables full resort navigation, and when paired with a compatible Android or iOS device, provides real-time buddy tracking.
  • Smartphone Connectivity: Pairing it with a compatible Android or iOS smartphone will allow users to receive texts, display calls and access music player controls all from within the HUD.
  • Data Viewing and Social Media Connectivity: Users can review and store stats and achievements, and share them via social media accounts.

You can check out the Snow2 on Recon’s site or at Apple.com which is also selling it.

The future. She’s here.

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Kyle Bunch

Managing Director, Social at R/GA. Co-founder of Blogs with Balls and future owner of the MLB's Austin Bats.

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