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sangsters 01-22-2013 03:38 PM

Really?! Smith I/O Recon
 
Smith I/O Recon

$650?

I don't need to be able to read text messages while riding. Maybe, maybe, Snowolf and the riders of big back country but... really?

Treegreen 01-22-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by sangsters (Post 617529)
Smith I/O Recon

$650?

I don't need to be able to read text messages while riding. Maybe, maybe, Snowolf and the riders of big back country but... really?

Someday we'll all be using these (in the future when they're like $100), and the GPS data on speed and jumps will be the new way to define a gaper.

extra0 01-22-2013 08:48 PM

I don't mind the GPS (sounds interesting, actually)...I do mind the size of the goggles (tried them on and they were stupid massive) and the $650 price - I've seen last years Zeal recon for less than half that price

Consonantal 01-23-2013 09:02 PM

It's only that expensive because the technology is brand new. Well rather, the idea of combining 2 technologies is brand new.

Prices will come down to the 300 mark within the next 5 years probably.

EatMyTracers 01-23-2013 09:05 PM

I think its a great idea, I would buy them if they weren't so much.

WasatchMan 01-23-2013 09:20 PM

I'd probably use it for a couple weeks then get bored, if I didn't find it too distracting first.

Leo 01-23-2013 10:17 PM

These goggles are horrible. Tried them on and hated it. There is a contraption on the bottom corner of the goggles where you focus in on to read the display. This causes you to lose focus of what's ahead of you. It also adds weight. And because it's a piece of tech sitting right below your eye, it could hurt if you faceplant. Unless you like having a little led display shoved into your eye.

poutanen 01-23-2013 10:41 PM

Yeah fuck that, I GPS track every day, but it's in a watch format and the only thing I *might* do during the day is check the total distance every once in a while.

I think the idea of some of it is cool, but I'm on the hill to board, not look at statistics in front of my face!

Now, if there was a goggle that could use GPS data, and topography maps to show me what was coming up on a low light day, I'd buy it!

Leo 01-23-2013 11:06 PM

That's where these things need to go. Computerized lenses. Not a piece of machinery inside the goggle under my eye.

But then, those are going to be some gnarly replacement lens costs.


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