Upfront

Dec
2012

From Ski to Shining See



Oakley
is blasting down the ski slope and ready for virtually any action with its new Airwave goggle. Layered on to its already legendary tech-tactics with these goggles, this new wave features a heads-up display developed by Recon Instruments integrating GPS, Bluetooth, smart phone connectivity and other features with a diverse assortment of onboard sensors. The Airwave hosts multiple control options including a ski-glove friendly, wrist-mounted device. An Oakley-designed app allows the wearer to locate and track friends via the Oakley Airwave goggle or the app on their smart phone.

The Airwave can be had at select Apple retail locations and at Apple.com. Airwave will also be sold at Oakley stores and oakley.com as well as at sunglasshut.com, reconinstruments.com and select retail locations including a range of resort destinations.

The Airwave delivers a full range of information transmitted directly to the wearer’s plane of vision. That includes jump analytics for distance, height and airtime, as well as precise location and navigational information. Tech delivers the ability to navigate resorts and backcountry runs. Additional data includes temperature, altitude, velocity and vertical descent data. The goggle can be paired with a smart phone for viewing incoming calls and texts, and music playlists on a Bluetooth-enabled device can be easily accessed and controlled.

The Airwave has proprietary Switchlock Technology so changing a variety of Oakley performance lenses is quick and hassle-free. The heads-up display is designed for an unobtrusive view, and semi-flush lens geometry ensures wide peripheral vision. F3 anti-fog technology is paired with a dual-vented lens design to help keep vision clear. Oakley’s Plutonite lens material filters out 100 percent of all UV, and Iridium lens coatings balance light transmission.

With an accommodating and easy fit the chassis is made of durable yet lightweight O Matter that stays comfortably flexible. O-Flow Arch technology reduces nasal pressure to maximize airflow for free breathing.

Want more details? Go to oakley.com or apple.com .


—James J. Spina

 

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