Smartphone + GPS + interchangeable goggles = whaaaa?
Head into any ski-town bar after a fresh day, and you're all but guaranteed to hear different versions of the same few stories: "Dude, I went so big! Must've been like 60 feet! "No way man, I took that whole thing in like, two turns!" or "I spun, like, 75 laps and my legs are worked, bro. Beer and hot tub?" Bravado, stoke, and half-truths are the verbal currency of any legit ski bar, but the winners of the tall-tale roulette usually possess the best storytelling skills, not necessarily the best shredding chops. At least, they did.
Enter the Smith I/O Recon Goggle. Using an integrated ReconSnow 2 system, it's able to show you, on a heads-up display INSIDE the goggles, all sorts of boast-enhancing (or deflating ... sad trombone) stats like your speed, jump airtime, vertical, and runs taken, (it does averages, too) to create the definitive barstool claim. The Recon does way more than bursting your bros' bubbles, though—it also provides information like location, temperature, and altitude, and syncs with your smartphone to let you control your tunes (a wrist remote is included), send text messages, and find points of interest within the resort. You can even track your buddies around the hill, putting an end to wasted runs spent waiting for Dave (it's always Dave).
All this would just amount to a face-mounted smartphone if it weren't hooked up with Smith's signature optical quality. Fortunately, the Recon comes correct with a spherical Carbonic-X lens, which uses TLT optics to provide unparalleled visual clarity. All the lens options are also built using Vaporator technology, which actually seals an inner and outer lens together and incorporates a Porex filter, allowing air to circulate freely while keeping moisture on the outside. If that's not enough, every lens has a 5X anti-fog coating, and is easily interchangeable, so you're never caught up by flat light or suddenly glaring sun―because the Recon doesn't have a way to record who took the gnarliest fall of the day.
- ReconSnow 2 heads-up display with real-time information
- Syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth
- Wrist-mounted remote
- Spherical Carbonic-X lenses with 5X anti-fog treatment
- Vaporator Lens Technology with Porex anti-fog filter
- Quick Release lens system and two mirrored lenses
- Two lenses included (see size chart for info on tints)
- DriWix face foam
- QuickFit silicone-backed strap with clip buckle
- Fits medium faces