London, Nov 1: A pair of ski goggles has been developed that let you read your emails while on the slopes, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.
The 500-pound Oakley Airwave has a fighter pilot-style screen on the inside of the lens, displaying a skier’s speed, location, altitude and distance travelled as they zoom down the slopes.
The goggles can also connect to an iPhone or Android phone or tablet, transmitting incoming calls to an earpiece. Text messages or emails can be beamed straight onto the screen in front of the skier’s eyes.
Users can play music stored on their phone, flicking through playlists with a wireless controller worn on the wrist.
An accompanying Airwave app allows skiers or snowboarders to choose from 600 resort piste maps, and includes a “buddy” setting to track friends or relatives on the slopes, the newspaper said.
Data is shown on a display in the corner of the skier’s vision, with the effect of viewing a 14-inch screen from 5 feet away.
The goggles were launched Wednesday.