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digitaltree515 12-06-2009 01:34 PM

Recon Instruments HUD goggles
 
So, it looks like Recon Instruments is going to release snow goggles next year with a heads up display, starting around $350. I will so buy them, as long as the display info is actually somewhat useful.

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legallyillegal 12-06-2009 04:34 PM

bring the price down to $200 and i'd definitely be interested.

digitaltree515 12-06-2009 04:38 PM

I'm sure the price will drop a bit a few months after their release. And they're not scheduled to release until Fall, 2010 anyway, so that may just be an estimate for now.

digitaltree515 12-06-2009 05:18 PM

It looks like the info will be displayed in a small subsection on in the bottom corner of the goggles. And they say there's a "virtual image", which I'm not quite sure what it will be but should be some sort of vision enhancement. It would definitely be nice if they added some night vision enhancement, so long as it's binocular. I've driven before with monocular night vision and the complete lack of depth perception isn't something I'd want to try while snowboarding!

Glade Ripper 12-06-2009 06:28 PM

Looks like a decent idea so long as you can still see where you are going.

For night riding this year I am trying one of those head lamps that has the bright LED lights on them. Here is the one I will be using; says it shoots out to 80 meters...

BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp - Eastern Mountain Sports

john doe 12-07-2009 01:34 AM

Still waiting for a full vision HUD with touchscreen on the outside with an interface to a smart phone. iPhone in your goggles.

pythagorous 12-07-2009 04:18 AM

this sounds like a bust to me. none of those features sound that useful. nightvision would be cool. a camera would also be cool.

Tarzanman 12-07-2009 08:03 AM

I will suggest from motorcycling experience that you will need a light at LEAST as powerful as a scooter headlight to snowboard with at night if the slope isn't lit up. Any lamp that fits on your head powered by a tiny battery won't cut it (unless they are hella bright, hella expensive LEDs).

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Originally Posted by cubllsu8338 (Post 215763)
Looks like a decent idea so long as you can still see where you are going.

For night riding this year I am trying one of those head lamps that has the bright LED lights on them. Here is the one I will be using; says it shoots out to 80 meters...

BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp - Eastern Mountain Sports


DC5R 12-07-2009 08:50 AM

I don't think this will fly. The thing I'd worry most about is wiping out and wrecking the HUD, making these the most expensive goggles ever.

Glade Ripper 12-07-2009 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Tarzanman (Post 215973)
I will suggest from motorcycling experience that you will need a light at LEAST as powerful as a scooter headlight to snowboard with at night if the slope isn't lit up. Any lamp that fits on your head powered by a tiny battery won't cut it (unless they are hella bright, hella expensive LEDs).

It shoots 80 meters and in the store with the lights on you can clearly see it shining across the store. Seems like it will work well and if I really wanted to drop some cash they have ones that are as bright as a car headlight and shoot 200 meters but they are like $400. For $50 I'll try these and if they don't work well I have a headlamp that I can wear for other activities.

Also what does motorcycle experience have to do with riding on snow at night?


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