Winter is coming and GoPro Hero 4 meets it head-on with this app that pairs the camera with the Oakley Airwave snow goggles. The Starks aren’t the only ones happy that the freezing cold will soon be knocking on our door.
Snowboarding and skiing fans have been waiting for this season all year long.
In this day and age, filled with so many tech marvels, winter sports are no longer activities that can be watched only from the sidelines. Everyone can get into them without worrying that an avalanche will come rushing down.
Weather is indeed unpredictable, and it doesn’t always let us enjoy our plans. But, with some help from Recon Instruments and a brand new app called Airwave GoPro Connect, snowboarders, and skiers alike, will no longer fear for their lives – or their hands.
The Recon Instruments app pairs together both the Oakely Airwave snow goggles and the GoPro Hero 4 camera. You get one of the best action cameras in the industry, along with a pair of super popular and professional snow goggles.
It’s a match made in heaven.
Fun fact: Recon Instruments’ big daddy is Intel. That’s how much technologically advanced it is.
Basically, it offers a HUD display filled only with relevant data, such as:
- Jump metrics,
- smartphone notification, messages,
- buddy tracking, and
- real-time descent data.
Pretty cool, considering that you don’t even have to take your gloves off to use the Oakley Airwave. It also comes with a Bluetooth remote so winter sports lovers won’t risk frostbite just to see if Cute Caban Boy #1 texted back.
But, how does it actually work?
Well, the Snow2 heads-up display is placed at the right side of the goggles. It offers critical data regarding your GoPro’s battery and remaining storage. Owners can turn it into a real-time remote viewfinder.
It’s easy to control too, as the remote is super intuitive, and sport lovers can take a photo, or start recording with just a press of a button. The Recon Instruments Airwave GoPro Connect is compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 Black and the GoPro Hero 4 Silver.
GoPro is currently working on compatibility with the Hero 4 Session. No info on when that’s going to be available.
Other great news in the world of GoPro: The Session action camera received a $100 price slash back in September. Yet, that didn’t spark any interest.
So, GoPro cut the prices again. Now, the waterproof cube-shamed action cam costs $200.
It’s always great when awesome action cams get cheaper, but what do the Session owners that bought the device at launch in July think of this?
There’s always going to be some sort of economical penalty for being an early adopter, but a 50% reduction feels like a major back-stab.
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