Smith Optics and Recon Instruments Present The Next Generation of Goggles

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 18, 2012 2:16 pm

If you are a skier or snowboarder who has been stuck on the mountain with inadequate eye-wear, you know first-hand how important it is to sport a lightweight, scratch-resistant goggle with optical clarity. But, how important is to see who is calling your cell right in the middle of a run? Very important, according to market leaders Smith Optics and Recon Instruments, who have recently partnered to create one of the most technologically advanced goggles of all time.

Set to debut later this month at the Outdoor Retailer, Snow Industries America (SIA), and ISPO trade shows, the latest goggles incorporate Recon Instruments’ direct-to-eye technology to put technology where it matters most — right in front of the athlete’s eye.  With Bluetooth® connectivity to smart phones more information will be immediately visible to skiers and snowboarders than ever before.

“Over the last six years we have often dreamed of incorporating Heads Up Display technology into Smith goggles, and it is extremely exciting to finally be incorporating a product that does all it claims to do,” said Eric Carlson, VP of Product & Design. Smith Optics.  “When we created the I/O goggle the industry took notice. When Recon created their direct-to-eye technology early adopters noticed. Over the past few years we have been quietly working together to enhance both and we will proudly debut the result at the upcoming shows.”

Recon Instruments’ next generation of technology will boast a number of additional groundbreaking features. Users will be able to view Bluetooth® video on the widescreen LCD installed in the goggle and navigate through the fully integrated MOD Live experience with the use of a wireless remote.

“We’re thrilled to be working with one of the most well known goggle brands in the world,” said Dan Eisenhardt, CEO Recon Instruments. “The partnership exposes millions of skiers and riders to our industry leading Micro Optics Display technology.”

So, tech and gear junkies rejoice, because the next generation of goggles look pretty sweet! For more information about Smith Optics and Recon Instruments, visit: and