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Transcend Goggles

Climb every mountain and ski any path with the world's first GPS-enabled goggles

by Tim Yu in Tech on 11 January 2011


For backcountry trailblazers, Recon Instruments' new Transcend goggles introduce advanced technology for carving your own path while providing essential protection from sun and snow. The GPS-enabled goggles "require minimal interaction" yet boast an impressive amount of features, including a full-color micro LCD display, Google Maps overlay, real-time statistics (speed, altitude, vertical, run-counter, temperature and more), and keep a log of averages, maximums and minimums for each run over the entire day.


Vancouver-based Recon fitted the goggles with lenses from Boulder, CO-based Zeal Optics, who created two versions—polarized ($400) or for an even greater sun shield, polarized and photochromic ($500). Both styles are PC and Mac adaptable and through a micro USB port you can easily upload your stats at the end of the day.

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The goggles weigh just around nine ounces, last six to eight hours through a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and sell online from both Recon Instruments and Zeal Optics.


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