Although the Snow2 is intended for skiers, it is not a stretch to see it used by mountain bikers for downhill and enduro events where racers prefer goggles over glasses. The question is, can a rider really crunch data and read Tweets when pegging 30 miles per hour down a course? Will the Snow2 (or Gravity2 for mountain bikers) be banned by the UCI at downhill world cups as an unfair advantage? Will the enduro racer embrace a tool that keeps track of rider splits? We just can't say until we have tried one and while it seems a stretch, the wrecking crew will keep an open mind about it.
has introduced the fourth generation of their heads up display for skiers and snowboarders, the Recon Snow2. The Snow2 has been designed to work with goggles from the world’s leading manufacturers including Oakley, Smith, Scott, Uvex, Alpina, Briko and Zeal. The Snow2 is also available for sale as a stand-alone unit that can replace an older Recon HUD from Recon’s website for $399. The product is also available at Apple.com and in Apple retail stores worldwide in partnership with Oakley and specialty ski and snowboard retailers in partnership with Smith, Oakley and Zeal.
Recon Snow2 comes packed with a dual-core processor. Snow2 now has a dedicated graphics processing unit providing enhanced brightness and contrast for screen readability. It has connectivity options with Wi-Fi and Made for iPhone certification.
Recon’s Snow2 features:
Snow2 delivers everything from speed, vertical descent, jump airtime, navigation and distance, calculated and displayed using a built-in precision GPS and an integrated suite of sensors. Advanced gaze detection means the Snow2’s display is only on when the user is looking at it.
Navigation & Buddy Tracking
Snow2 features a built-in GPS that enables full resort navigation, and when paired with a compatible Android or iOS device, provides real-time buddy tracking.
Pairing it with a compatible Android or iOS smartphone will allow users to receive texts, display calls and access music player controls all from within the HUD.
Data Viewing and Social Media Connectivity
With Recon’s new Engage mobile apps and website, users are able to download and process all the data that the HUD has recorded. From the Engage platform users can review and store stats and achievements, and share them via social media accounts.