Oakley unveils new Airwave 1.5 goggle featuring Heads-Up Display

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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:

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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

MSRP: $649; available in Oakley O-Stores, Oakley.com and Apple stores and Apple.com