12 October 2010

GPS Goggles Could Also “Transcend” to Motorcycle Helmet Visors?

This was exactly my question after reading about Zeal Optics and Recon Instruments new GPS technology placed into a set of ski goggles!
They call the product “Transcend”. There is a small computer which assembles information from a number of on board sensors to provide location, speed, altitude and temperature information to the wearer via a micro-LCD display inside the goggles! The image from the display is then virtually projected so that it appears out in front of the user! Exciting isn’t it?!

Transcends eye wear also provides the wearer with live performance information and details of their surrounding environment! A head mounted micro-LCD display inside the ski goggles shows real-time speed, altitude, vertical odometer, distance, location and temperature- as well as keeping track of the time and having a stopwatch and chronometer mode.
There will be two Recon/Zeal Optics Transcend lens options available. The retail price runs from USD 399.- 499. I'd say reasonable! And it's rumoured there's also an API app in development and download community in the pipeline! Details will appear on their website.
Seriously, this would be incredible technology to build into a motorcycle helmet visor! Recon/ Zeal? Could you please? We riders would settle for motorcycle goggles for now!


Vernie said...

Hi Vickie,

The Recon Goggles are defective. GPS is totally broken. When I contacted the staff, they were silent for days. In an extremely rude email someone claiming to be their CTO sent a long belittling email filled with technical mumbo jumbo describing why the product may not work.

They still refuse to refund the defective product. My $500+ down the drain.


Motorbike Helmets said...

Zeal Optics and Recon Instruments are very beautiful and reasonable. It is a very helpful for the biker's.