Recon Instruments and Zeal Optic’s Transcend GPS-enabled goggles now shipping

By Lawrence Bonk on Sep 30 2010 - 5:57pm

Recon Instruments and Zeal have teamed up to bring us their Transcend GPS-enabled goggles. The best part? These goggles are already available for order. In case you were keeping track, these are the world’s first pair of GPS-enabled goggles. All of you fancypants skier and snowboarders out there are in for a treat.

There are two models to choose from. The $499 Transcend SPPX is fitted with an SPPX polarized and photochromic lens, while the $399 Transcend SPX features an SPX polarized lens. Really, the price isn’t as exorbitant as it could be considering those “fashionable” Oakleys don’t have anything by way of GPS and they cost just as much.

They both come equipped with a Zeal Optics micro LCD display. The amazing head-mounted display provides real-time feedback to the wearer, including speed, latitude / longitude, altitude, vertical distance traveled, total distance traveled, a chrono / stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. Yeah, cool right? These mega-goggles are available for order right now. So get out of the hot tub and order a pair.

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Recon Instruments is passionately leading the innovation of customized solutions for direct-to-eye communications. Their patent-pending technologies integrate Head Mounted Display Systems with state-of-the-art sensors, optics and GPS technology. They provide real-time access to live navigation, communication, and performance-based information.

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence is an experienced tech writer whose work has appeared in various national and international publications. In addition to writing for the CrunchWear, he fields a weekly tech column with Metro newspapers in NYC, Philadelphia and Boston. Additionally, his work has appeared in such varied sources as the Village Voice, the BBC and USA Today. Lawrence lives in Brooklyn, New York with an ornery cat.
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