Oakley has just rolled out what might be the goggles to rule all goggles. However, I suggest we think about what this technology holds for the future. I believe it has more applications than just the ski slopes.
The new technology-packed AirWave snow goggles have GPS, jump analytics, caller-id, text messaging, Bluetooth, and music controls, all available from a heads-up display. You can read all the information while riding the slopes. The goggles also come preloaded with maps of many popular ski resorts to find your location and track other members of your party using the goggles or Oakley's app. The goggles can also sense temperature, altitude, velocity and vertical descent data. A gyroscope and accelerometer are also included and are available to software developers who wish to write third-party apps for the goggles.
With the Bluetooth connectivity and an iPhone, you can view incoming calls and text messages without ever taking your phone out of your pocket. You can also view and control music playlists from the goggles. Most of the functions are controlled through the wireless, glove-friendly remote that you wear around your wrist.
Now let's look to the future.