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Oakley Airwave are snow goggle with an incorporated head-up display. The device combines protective glasses with a small see-through display positioned in the lower right of the wearer's field of view. Airwave offers several features: performance statistics (speed, heading, elevation, airtime), GPS navigation, and music player. It can be be paired with a smartphone to expand the utility even further via a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection.
 
Oakley Airwave are snow goggle with an incorporated head-up display. The device combines protective glasses with a small see-through display positioned in the lower right of the wearer's field of view. Airwave offers several features: performance statistics (speed, heading, elevation, airtime), GPS navigation, and music player. It can be be paired with a smartphone to expand the utility even further via a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection.
  
== Main characteristics ==
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== Main Characteristics ==
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The Oakley Airwave HUD unit (MOD Live made by Recon Instruments<ref name="engadget">http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/27/oakley-unveils-airwave-ski-goggles-equipped-with-recons-mod-liv/</ref>) features a high contrast 16-bit LCD micro display with resolution of 428x240 pixels. The device has the following sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, altimeter, and barometer. The device can connect to the Internet and/or other devices via Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. Data processing is handled by the 1 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with PowerVR SGX540 processor and the device has 1 GB of DDR2 RAM. The battery is 1200 mAh and the manufacturer indicates that it should last approximately for 6 hours. Apart from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi equipped smartphones, it can also be paired and synchronized with Windows or Apple operating systems.
  
 
=== Purpose ===
 
=== Purpose ===
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Airwave are snow goggles for skiers and snowboarders that wish to be informed about their position and performance on the slope hands-free.
  
 
=== Company & People ===
 
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Oakley, Inc. is a sunglasses, goggles, and other apparel manufacturer and seller based in the United States. The company was founded in 1975.
 
   
 
   
 
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* 29 October 2012 - Oakley Airwave announced
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* 31 October 2012 - Oakley Airwave released<ref>http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/27/oakley-unveils-airwave-ski-goggles-equipped-with-recons-mod-liv/</ref>
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* November 2013 - Oakley Airwave 1.5, an improved version with better battery life, launched.<ref>http://www.stuff.tv/features/beyond-airwave-how-oakley-building-ultimate-smart-sports-glasses</ref>
  
 
== Enhancement/Therapy/Treatment ==
 
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Enhancement - Oakley Airwave enhances the wearer with realtime information about his or her position on the slope and offers additional performance data. It can also connect its user to the Internet and other users as well.
  
 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/technology/19272/oakley-airwave-skiing-into-the-future.html
 
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http://www.reconinstruments.com/2015/12/the-new-airwave-gopro-connect-app-a-game-changer-for-snow2-and-oakley-airwave-1-5/
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:29, 14 July 2017

Oakley Airwave
Oakleyair 1.jpg
Category smartglasses
Developer Oakley, Inc. [1]
Announced October 2012 [2]
Released Developers:
Consumers: October 2013 [3]
Price 650 USD [4]
Operating system custom
Display LCD [5]
Resolution 428x240 pixels [5]
Field of view
Weight 65 g [5]
Controls

remote, smartphone [5]

Data available good
Risk factor low
Not Standalone
http://www.oakley.com/en/mens/goggles/snow-goggles/airwave/product/WGOO7049

Oakley Airwave are snow goggle with an incorporated head-up display. The device combines protective glasses with a small see-through display positioned in the lower right of the wearer's field of view. Airwave offers several features: performance statistics (speed, heading, elevation, airtime), GPS navigation, and music player. It can be be paired with a smartphone to expand the utility even further via a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection.

Main Characteristics

The Oakley Airwave HUD unit (MOD Live made by Recon Instruments[6]) features a high contrast 16-bit LCD micro display with resolution of 428x240 pixels. The device has the following sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, altimeter, and barometer. The device can connect to the Internet and/or other devices via Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. Data processing is handled by the 1 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with PowerVR SGX540 processor and the device has 1 GB of DDR2 RAM. The battery is 1200 mAh and the manufacturer indicates that it should last approximately for 6 hours. Apart from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi equipped smartphones, it can also be paired and synchronized with Windows or Apple operating systems.

Purpose

Airwave are snow goggles for skiers and snowboarders that wish to be informed about their position and performance on the slope hands-free.

Company & People

Oakley, Inc. is a sunglasses, goggles, and other apparel manufacturer and seller based in the United States. The company was founded in 1975.

Important Dates

  • 29 October 2012 - Oakley Airwave announced
  • 31 October 2012 - Oakley Airwave released[7]
  • November 2013 - Oakley Airwave 1.5, an improved version with better battery life, launched.[8]

Enhancement/Therapy/Treatment

Enhancement - Oakley Airwave enhances the wearer with realtime information about his or her position on the slope and offers additional performance data. It can also connect its user to the Internet and other users as well.

Ethical & Health Issues

There are no ethical nor health issues relevant to this specific device.

For more general issues connected with smartglasses, please see the Smartglasses synopsis.

Public & Media Impact and Presentation

http://www.stuff.tv/features/beyond-airwave-how-oakley-building-ultimate-smart-sports-glasses

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/27/oakley-unveils-airwave-ski-goggles-equipped-with-recons-mod-liv/

http://www.gizmag.com/oakley-airwave-goggles/24748/

http://www.cnet.com/pictures/oakleys-airwave-brings-heads-up-display-to-mountain-sports-pictures/

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/15/using-the-oakley-airwave-15-heads-up-display-with-apples-iphone

http://www.slashgear.com/recon-instruments-app-binds-gopro-hero4-with-oakley-airwave-snow-goggles-04416953/

http://www.slashgear.com/oakley-airwave-1-5-hud-goggles-add-garmin-camera-support-28352849/

http://www.wareable.com/sport/oakley-airwave-gets-recon-snow-2-update-with-resort-maps-and-improved-battery-743

http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/skookum-city-1.706856/oakley-airwave-helps-keep-an-eye-on-the-future-1.1742863

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/10565470/Oakley-Airwave-1.5-snow-goggles-for-Top-Gun-fans.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/technology/19272/oakley-airwave-skiing-into-the-future.html

http://www.reconinstruments.com/2015/12/the-new-airwave-gopro-connect-app-a-game-changer-for-snow2-and-oakley-airwave-1-5/

Public Policy

There is no public policy that considers this device specifically.

For more information about policies related to smartglasses, please see the Smartglasses synopsis.

Related Technologies, Projects, or Scientific Research

There are no related projects or research relevant to this device specifically.

For more information about this type of devices, please see the Smartglasses synopsis.

References