In case you didn’t know, there’s such thing as smart goggles.
Designed for skiers and snowboarders who are looking to get the most out of their equipment, smart goggles are traditional snow goggles with integrated technology that pairs with your smartphone or other devices to display stats and information onto a heads up display (HUD) inside the frame of the goggles.
One such pair is Oakley’s $650 Airwave 1.5, equipped with Recon’s Snow2 HUD unit. Now, thanks to a new goggle-connected app called Airwave GoPro Connect, backcountry snowgoers can remotely control and see footage from a connected GoPro through the Airwave’s HUD.
As the Oakley video below shows, the heads up display unit is nestled into the bottom right corner of the lens, protected from the elements, but not in the way of riders navigating the terrain.
Once downloaded and connected, Airwave GoPro Connect lets users capture still images, record video, change shooting modes, act as a viewfinder and displays critical information such as battery life. Using the Snow2 remote, designed to be strapped to a rider’s wrist, users will be able to control almost any aspect of the camera they need to, all without the hassle of taking their hands out of a glove.
Airwave GoPro Connect app is compatible with GoPro HERO4 Silver and HERO4 Black cameras, with support for HERO4 Session cameras coming in the near future. The app can be downloaded in Recon’s proprietary App Center, but keep in mind you must have the official GoPro app installed on your smartphone first.