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Tired of skiing the slopes? With these AR ski goggles, you can spice things up with virtual slalom poles.
Swiss start-up Ostloong has integrated an augmented reality display into a pair of ski goggles. The idea is to provide winter sports enthusiasts with important information to help them navigate the slopes more safely.
Ski goggles with an AR display help you navigate
AR headsets like the Nreal Light are increasingly compact. Eventually, they should be indistinguishable from sunglasses. A Swiss AR start-up is taking a slightly different approach by building an AR display into a pair of ski goggles.
The Sirius AR goggles are designed to display different digital objects at different distances in the wearer’s field of vision. Skiers and snowboarders can also access useful information such as weather and altitude, read their own speed, and use a digital compass to find their way.
The AR headset can also display elements such as directional arrows or virtual slalom poles on slopes. A built-in GPS sensor is responsible for navigation. AR goggles also process data from mobile phones.
Live streaming between AR ski goggles is possible
A built-in HD camera allows you to take photos or record video. It should also be suitable for live streams that you can share between multiple Sirius AR goggles.
If you are skiing in a group, you should be able to communicate with each other through AR goggles and easily identify your friends during the ride by displaying the digital name. Watch the video below to see what it looks like.
Sirius AR goggles require a connection to your smartphone. It should also allow you to make phone calls through the headset, provided you have a decent network in the mountains. According to the manufacturer, Sirius will be available for pre-order in different versions from February. Prices are not yet known.
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