If you haven’t been convinced to try Recon’s new MOD Live technology in your goggles, maybe this will help: It has just been named a 2012 Edison Award Winner, one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.
MOD Live is the first and only Heads-up Display (HUD) in the world for alpine goggles. MOD, which stands for Micro Optics Display, presents skiers and snowboarders wearing the device with real-time information on a small screen clipped into the bottom right of their goggles. Information including jump analytics, navigation, speed, buddy tracking, Smartphone connectivity, temperature, and music playlists can be see at any time when out on the slopes.
Paired with the Contour action camera, MOD Live wearers can finally see what they are about to film. The tiny LCD screen acts as a wireless viewfinder.
The apparatus in the goggles comes with a corresponding remote comparable to a wristwatch with a few, self-explanatory buttons. It’s user-friendly design makes it easy for everyone to use the product, even those technologically-challenged.
“HUD solutions have captured the imaginations of forward thinkers for years, none more so than we have seen this year. We are proud to have been the first to introduce it to the market in an unobtrusive, aesthetic manner and we are looking forward to bringing this technology to the masses in the form of a sunglasses solution in the near future,” a Recon representative said.
The Edison Awards, named after the innovative spirit of our American forefather, seeks out leaders in ingenuity and people revolutionizing their industry. Over 3,000 judges sit on a panel and sift through the ballot of extraordinary nominees to find the best of the best. Most of them are leading business executives including previous winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
“As the pace of innovation quickens and the “race to next” becomes ever more competitive, it’s increasingly important to take a moment out of our hectic lives to recognize excellence in innovation and greatness in the teams of innovators who make our future. We are honored to present Recon Instruments with an Edison Award as one of the leading innovators of today and tomorrow,” says Thomas Stat, 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman.
The award-winning device is on Recon’s website and available to anyone who wants one. It costs $399.99 or €360.
For a complete list of Edison Award winners, check out their website.