Feeds
70%
Zeal Optics Transcend GPS Goggles

Zeal Optics Transcend GPS goggles

The ultimate in cyber ski-wear?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Where eagles dare

To give the goggles a thorough workout I really needed to take them to the Rockies or the Alps, but there's a limit to what I'm ready to do for El Reg. and being found dead on the side of a mountain next spring or plastered against the trunk of a pine tree goes well beyond it.

Zeal Optics Transcend GPS Goggles

Eyecatching, by design

An altogether more convenient and safer test was conducted at the Chill Factore winter sports center in Manchester. A few runs down the main slope and the goggles did exactly what it says on the box despite being under a roof.

According to the display I managed to hit a shade over 40mph at one point. OK, that's a bit short of the 156.2mph world record but fast enough for me when indoors.

Verdict

At £450, you will have to want the GPS functionality badly to justify the cost. However, the Transcends are an excellent pair of winter sports goggles and the GPS tracking system does everything it claims to. If you are a snow sports fan who wants to hunker over a laptop with your mates comparing the routes you took down a run and the time it took, then they are ideal and I suspect para-gliders and microlight pilots could find a use for them too. ®

More Gadget Reviews...

LaCie
XtremKey
all-terrain USB drive
Phosphor
World Time Curved
E Ink watch
Withings
Wi-Fi
bathroom scales
Telespial Systems
Trackstick
Mini GPS

The essential guide to IT transformation

70%
Zeal Optics Transcend GPS Goggles

Zeal Optics Transcend GPS goggles

Funky GPS-equipped snow goggles for the skier or snowboarder with deep pockets.
Price: £450 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.