Have you ever been cruising down a ski slope when something amazing suddenly happens? Perhaps your child finally transitions from “pizza wedge” to “french fries” for the first time. Maybe you see a ski outfit so outrageous that it warrants a Facebook update. Or your 42 year old buddy crashes a kiddie jump in such spectacular fashion that you know it would have been an instant You Tube sensation… if only you could have caught it on film. But that would have required stopping, taking off your gloves, digging your camera or iPhone out of one of your nine pockets, or activating your helmet camera with fumbling frozen fingers, and by then… your Kodak moment is gone.
That scenario is changing with advancements in goggle technology. This week at Outdoor Retailer in Utah, Zeal Optics, the leader in GPS goggle technology, unveiled iON – a new goggle with an embedded high-definition wide-angle camera that enables you to capture HD photos and videos while standing still or in motion. You can operate the camera without removing your ski gloves by just tapping buttons on the side of the goggles. It’s powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with an approximate six hour run time – the perfect bandwidth for capturing the highlights from your ski day. The polarized lens is built to withstand extreme temperatures and block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
Read the Zeal Optics press release for more information about this new product which retails for $399.