If you ever thought that Apple would never sell a single Android product in its online store, you were wrong. But then again – in this day and age – it’s hard to turn around without seeing something using Google’s open source platform. If you head on over to Apple’s online store now, you’ll spot the skiing goggles above. They’re not just any goggles though, and the $600 price tag reflects that.
The Oakley Airwave Goggles have an onboard heads up display that gives the wearer some vital/interesting information while they’re on the move. The Airwave can show ski time, altitude, speed, distance traveled, GPS, jump analytics and Bluetooth connectivity to pair it with an Android or iPhone app. All delivered through Android.
- Airwave delivers crisp, widescreen graphics
- Prism technology causes the displayed information to appear as though you’re looking at a 14-inch display from a distance of five feet
- GPS integration and barometric pressure data accurately measures your speed down the slope
- Measure and track the distance, height and airtime of your jumps
- Track your vertical feet by run, by day and over the course of the season
- An integrated altimeter tracks your altitude to the summit and back down
- Pinpoint your location on a resort map, find the run or attraction you’re looking for
- Locate and track friends that have the Oakley Airwave goggle or app on their smartphone
- Pair with your iPhone to view your incoming calls and read text messages as you receive them
- Playlist mode puts you in control of your music (headphones required)
- Switchlock Technology allows you to change lenses quick and easily to take advantage of other Oakley lenses
- Chassis made of durable O Matter and Oakley’s O-Flow Arch technology to reduce nasal pressure for a balanced fit and all-day comfort
- F3 anti-fog technology is paired with dual-vented lens design to keep vision clear
- Oakley Plutonite lens material filters out 100 percent of all UV
- Iridium lens coatings balance light transmission”
I don’t ski, snowboard or go anywhere near snow-capped mountains, but, I still want a pair. These are seriously cool. I’m not surprised Apple decided to overlook the fact that Google’s OS was powering the UI. For more details on these awesome goggles, head on over to the Apple online store product page.