When skydiving a whole new view of the world is opened up, so why would someone want to look at a computer screen? That’s actually not such a bad question, especially as some data could be considered crucial such as altitude for one. Now Recon Instruments, which has introduced a number of GPS-based ski goggles that provide real-time information such as speed, have re-purposed its technology for those who like the thrill of skydiving, BASE jumping and wingsuit flying.
The company announced its new Flight HUD system, which is a goggle-mounted heads-up display that uses a variety of sensors including GPS, altimeter and accelerometer to calculate and display forward speed, glide ratio and the ever important altitude. What makes this really stand out is that with the flip of a switch these same googles can be used for skiing. Perhaps this is something a superspy such as James Bond might appreciate.