Oakley unveils new Airwave 1.5 goggle featuring Heads-Up Display
Sammy Carlson wearing the Oakley Airwave 1.5.
On October 2, 2013, Oakley will release the second iteration of its Airwave Goggle, the Oakley Airwave 1.5. The goggle will have a Heads-Up Display, to deliver a variety of different statistics while you’re skiing. You can see the speed at which you’re skiing; measure and track the distance, height, and airtime of jumps; measure the vertical feet by run, day and over the course of your entire ski season; the temperature outside; and pinpointed location on a resort map. The display also has a buddy tracking system to track friends who also have the Airwave goggle, and can display incoming calls and text messages.
Here’s the rundown of the Airwave 1.5′s features from Oakley:
The Oakley Airwave 1.5
Heads-Up Display: Airwave 1.5 delivers crisp, widescreen graphics using innovative prism technology. Integrated within the goggle is a device called MOD LIVE which acts like a car speedometer: no need to focus your eye when moving, clearly visible, but not distracting.
Integrated GPS: Accurately measures speed down the mountain, jump analytics (height and airtime) and vertical distance traveled. Also, finds pinpoint locations on resort maps for locating specific runs.
Buddy Tracking: Locate and track friends on the mountain who have an Airwave goggle or App on their smartphone.
Connectivity: View incoming calls, text messages, music playlists and connect with social media channels via your phone. Mi-Fi and low-energy Bluetooth connectivity allows interface with POV cameras, heart-rate monitors, etc.
Performance Lenses and Functional Fit: Up to six (6) interchangeable, anti-fog lenses using Oakley’s Switchlock technology to meet all on-mountain conditions. Goggle frame features O-Matter chassis and O-Flow Arch technology to reduce nasal pressure for a balanced fit and all-day comfort.
Battery Life: Up to six (6) hours
About the author:
Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.