oakley airwave 1.5 augmented display snow goggles oakley airwave 1.5 augmented display snow goggles
oct 03, 2013

oakley airwave 1.5 augmented display snow goggles

oakley airwave 1.5 augmented display snow goggles
all images courtesy oakley




designed to create a completely unique alpine experience, the airwave 1.5 snow goggles by optics specialists oakley combines a built-in, heads-up display (HUD) and integrates Wi-Fi, GPS and mFI bluetooth along with a host of onboard sensors. users can access a full range of information transmitted directly to the eyes through oakley’s high-performance lenses, which offer comfort and protection. the re-developed HUD delivers crisp, widescreen graphics using innovative prism technology. integrated in the goggle is a device called ‘MOD live’: an augmented display which is perceived as a 14-inch screen that appears to be five feet away. the HUD is designed for an unobtrusive view, and semi-flush lens geometry ensures wide peripheral vision. in addition, the GPS feature accurately measures how fast you are moving down the slope, tracking the distance, height and airtime of your jumps with analytic software.



oakley airwave 1.5 goggles
video courtesy oakleyproducts





the built-in bluetooth allows users to view incoming calls and text messages, and lets you locate and track friends that have the oakley airwave goggle or the downloadable smartphone app. users can also access music players such as spotify or pandora, as well as control their phone’s playlists on the slopes – all with up-to six hours of on-mountain battery use. oakley’s ‘switchlock’ technology makes changing lenses quick and hassle-free; F3 anti-fog technology is paired with a dual-vented lens design to keep vision clear. plutonite lens tints in dark grey, persimmon, black iridium, fire iridium, HI yellow iridium and VR50 pink iridium filter out 100 percent of harmful UV rays.



lens tints include persimmon, dark grey, black iridium, fire iridium, hi yellow iridium and vr50 pink iridium



‘MOD live’ provides an augmented display perceived to be the size of a 14-inch screen that is five feet away



oakley’s ‘switchlock’ technology makes changing lenses quick and hassle-free

  • Cool to see the coverage of Oakley’s Airwave goggle. The HUD technology inside is fully developed and supplied by Recon Instruments same company that recently in the news with their Recon Jet sunglasses with integrated HUD.

    Tom says:
  • Wow

    KC says:
  • Great googles got the first version last year. i think the battery upgrade is a must as that was a real issue especially on colder days the battery was only lasting 3 hours and thats even when you had it in sleep mode. Im not sure if they have updated certain functions. For example i would have liked to keep it in sleep mode and then turn on the screen if a text message arrived and then turn off again after a few seconds. This would help battery performance huegly as the biggest power drain is the screen, which i only used when i wanted to look for people, change songs or for the map. I think they could save a lot of power if they had a few more options around the on an off settings of the screen. Lets see what time brings.

    conor says:

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