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Tired of skiing on the slopes? With these AR ski goggles, you can spice things up with virtual slalom poles.
The Swiss start-up Ostloong has integrated an augmented reality screen into a ski goggle. The idea is to give winter sports enthusiasts important information to help them hit the slopes safely.
Ski goggles with AR display help you navigate
AR headsets such as the Nreal Light are becoming more and more compact. In the long run, they should be indistinguishable from sunglasses. A Swiss AR startup is taking a slightly different approach by integrating an AR display into a pair of ski goggles.
Sirius AR glasses are designed to display different digital objects at different distances in the wearer’s field of vision. Skiers and snowboarders will also be able to access useful information such as weather and altitude, read their own speed and use a digital compass to get their bearings.
The AR headset will also be able to display elements such as directional arrows or virtual slalom poles on the tracks. An integrated GPS sensor is responsible for navigation. AR glasses 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 videos. It should also be fine for live streams that you can share between multiple Sirius AR glasses.
If you’re skiing in a group, you should be able to communicate with each other via the AR glasses and quickly identify your friends during the ride via a digital name display. Watch the video below to see what it looks like.
Sirius AR glasses 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, the Sirius will be available for pre-order in different versions from February. The prices are not yet known.