CES 2012 Innovations Award-Winning Ski Goggle Micro Optics Display

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 10 2011 - 09:06 PM

Android based MOD Live features Navigation app pre-loaded with largest resort
trail map database in the world

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – November 8, 2011 – Recon Instruments, award winning innovator of Micro Optics Display technology for action sport athletes, is excited to announce availability of MOD and MOD Live . The two CES 2012 Innovations award-winning Micro-Optics Display options are the company’s first to feature a new snap-fit, modular design making them compatible with any Recon Ready goggles. Both models of GPS-enabled goggles provide skiers and riders with a variety of data including speed, jump analytics, vertical, altitude, location, distance, chrono/tracker, run-counter, and temperature.

The Android-based MOD Live ships with four new, industry first applications: Buddy Tracking, Smartphone Connectivity, a Navigation app pre-loaded with the largest database of trail maps in the world, Music Playlist Mode, and Camera Connectivity for use in the future with select wireless point-of-view action cameras.

“The transition to modular based optics allows us to expand our reach exponentially,” said Darcy Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer, Recon Instruments. “The snap-fit design, Bluetooth interaction, combined with the ever-evolving Android platform, is a game changer for the action sports industry in terms of connectivity, real-time information direct to eye, and community sharing.”

Recon’s HQ Online community extends your Alpine experience after a day on the slopes, with sharing, bragging, and exploring everything the mountain had to offer long after your day is over. Skiers and riders can re-live and learn from their trips and runs, add images and video to create a highlight reel to share with other community members or with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter.

Other new features this season include a fasten-anywhere Bluetooth remote control, 33% larger widescreen optics, and an adjustable optics arm for a truly custom fit. Recon Ready goggles are already available from Uvex, Briko, Alpina, and Zeal Optics, with several more leading goggle brands scheduled to come onboard this winter and spring.

MOD and MOD Live are available now for $299 and $399 MSRP respectively at leading sporting goods retailers like REI, Sport Chalet, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and online at Amazon, www.sportinglife.ca and more.

For additional information about Recon Instruments please visit www.reconinstruments.com or follow us at @Reconinstrument and facebook.com/reconinstruments .

About Recon Instruments:

Recon Instruments strives to innovate and lead direct-to-eye communications in any fast-paced environment, such as action sports. A multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates Micro Optics Display systems with state-of-the-art sensor and GPS technology, providing easy access to navigation, communication, and performance-based information. With offices in Vancouver and London, and boundless testing grounds on Whistler and beyond, Recon Instruments is dedicated to advancing the performance, participation and ethos of sport. Trust your instruments. www.reconinstruments.com