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Smith IO Recon

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With the new I/O Recon from Smith you can have it all right in front of your eye. The next generation of GPS and Bluetooth MOD Live technology is integrated into the unique I/O frame design, maximizing field of view, helmet integration, and ease of lens change. Digital information coupled with interchangeability could not be any easier to experience.

- CampSaver.com

The tech-packed Smith I/O Recon snow goggles show GPS-based data in-goggles, offer Bluetooth(R) smartphone interface capability and boast a fast and easy lens interchange system. Boom. Shred time. Recon MOD Live technology pairs with GPS to display navigation and performance-based information within the goggles in real time. Recon MOD tracks speed, jump analytics, vertical, altitude, distance, location and temperature data; also tracks averages, maximums, chrono/tracking and runs. MOD Live also offers navigation info, resort points of interest and buddy tracking; wireless remote lets you control the MOD Live technology and in-goggle adjustable screen. MOD Live bridges with Bluetooth technology and smartphone platforms for text messaging, caller ID and music playlist control-all through the goggles. In addition to the tech features, the helmet-compatible Smith I/O Recon goggles' lens can be swapped out quickly and easily via two clips at the top of the frame. Green Sol-X Mirror lens has a brown tint with 15% visible light transmission (VLT) and multilayer green mirror to cut glare and reduce eye fatigue in bright, sunny conditions. Included Blue Sensor lens features a light rose tint and 70% VLT to maximize color definition and increase depth perception in flat light. Spherical lens tapers from the optical center toward the periphery for a wide field of vision with minimal distortion. Double-layer thermal lens features an anti-fog treatment and a microporous port that allows lens to breathe while preventing moisture entry, greatly reducing fogging. 3-layer face foam is constructed of a dense base, a plush mid layer and a soft fleece top layer; design ensures a tight seal, good moisture management and maximum comfort. Extra-wide adjustable strap is backed with a silicone bead so it stays in place on your helmet; clip buckle makes for easy on and off over a helmet or hat.


Head into any ski-town bar after a fresh day, and you're all but guaranteed to hear different versions of the same few stories: "Dude, I went so big! Must've been like 60 feet! "No way man, I took that whole thing in like, two turns!" or "I spun, like, 75 laps and my legs are worked, bro. Beer and hot tub'" Bravado, stoke, and half-truths are the verbal currency of any legit ski bar, but the winners of the tall-tale roulette usually possess the best storytelling skills, not necessarily the best shredding chops. At least, they did. Enter the Smith I/O Recon Goggle. Using an integrated ReconSnow 2 system, it's able to show you, on a heads-up display INSIDE the goggles, all sorts of boast-enhancing (or deflating ... sad trombone) stats like your speed, jump airtime, vertical, and runs taken, (it does averages, too) to create the definitive barstool claim. The Recon does way more than bursting your bros' bubbles, though--it also provides information like location, temperature, and altitude, and syncs with your smartphone to let you control your tunes (a wrist remote is included), send text messages, and find points of interest within the resort. You can even track your buddies around the hill, putting an end to wasted runs spent waiting for Dave (it's always Dave). All this would just amount to a face-mounted smartphone if it weren't hooked up with Smith's signature optical quality. Fortunately, the Recon comes correct with a spherical Carbonic-X lens, which uses TLT optics to provide unparalleled visual clarity. All the lens options are also built using Vaporator technology, which actually seals an inner and outer lens together and incorporates a Porex filter, allowing air to circulate freely while keeping moisture on the outside. If that's not enough, every lens has a 5X anti-fog coating, and is easily interchangeable, so you're never caught up by flat light or suddenly glaring sunbecause the Recon doesn't have a way to record who took the gnarliest fall of the day...

- Backcountry.com

Smith Optics has been leading the race in goggle innovation since 1965. The new I/O Recon goggle gives you all the lens interchangeability of the I/O Family of goggles combined with Recon Instruments' MOD Live heads-up display. Speed, altitude, GPS mapping, jump analytics, vertical, and more are delivered directly to your eye as well as Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone for music, text, and call information. Full helmet compatibility and two included Performance Mirror lenses with Vaportor Lens Technology with Porex Filter and 5X Anti-Fog inner lens. MOD Live Features: Speed, Jump Analytics, Vertical, Altitude, Distance, Location, Temperature, Averages and Maximums, Chrono/Tracker, Run Counter, Smartphone Platforms, Navigation, Resort Points of Interest, Buddy Tracking, Text Messaging, Caller ID, Music Playlist Management. US/Canada and EU Charger. Comes with wireless remote control that can be worn around wrist and easily toggles through features on screen (lens). Ultra-Wide, Silicone Backed Strap. QuickFit Strap Adjustment System with Clip Buckle. Medium Fit. Quick Release Lens System. Spherical, Carbonic-X Lens with TLT Optics. Patented Vaporator Lens Technology with Porex Filter. 3-Layer, DriWix Face Foam. Includes Microfiber Goggle Bag with Replacement Lens Sleeve. The Smith I/O Recon brings the goggle game to a new level with Bluetooth technology integrated directly into your lenses. ReconSnow 2 Installed. Medium Fit. Quick Release Lens System. Spherical, Carbonic-X Lens with TLT Optics. Patented Vaporator Lens Technology with Porex Filter. 5X Anti-Fog Inner Lens. Includes Two Performance Mirror Lenses. Ultra-Wide, Silicone Backed Strap. QuickFit Strap Adjustment System with Clip Buckle. 3-Layer, DriWix Face Foam. Helmet Compatible. Includes Microfiber Goggle Bag with Replacement Lens Sleeve. Made in USA. Available Color(s): Black Frame Green Sol X/Blue Sensor Lens, Black Frame Red Sol X/Red Sensor Lens

- Tahoe Mountain Sports