Oakley, the Irvine-based company best known for its sunglasses and visors, is rolling out a high-tech snow goggle that lets you see your speed, location and even text messages while skiing down a slope.
The Airwave, which goes on sale Wednesday for $599, has a build-in display that provides features similar to what a fighter pilot has on their helmets.
The display screen, about the size of a finger nail, is located just inside on the right side of visor. Despite the size, the image you see is comparable to viewing a 14-inch monitor displayed about five feet away.
Oakley's Airwave goggle features Bluetooth and GPS technology as well as a gyroscope and accelerometer.
That and the display, built by Recon Instruments, can be used for a multitude of tasks ranging from checking a map of the ski resort runs to seeing how much elevation you've gained and lost throughout the day.