Manifesting a blend of style and functionality are the new Zeal Optics iON goggles coming from the makers who also gave us the first GPS glasses titled Transcend. The Zeal Transcend GPS goggles were developed as a result of a partnership with Recon Instruments.
Embedded with an 8MP sensor, the goggles are not only expected to click fairly clear images, but also record videos in a resolution of 1080p full HD. Buttons placed at the side of the device make it easier for wearers to operate without having to remove their gloves. It is also said to be capable of recording or clicking scenes while on the move.
“We’ve arrived at Outdoor Retailer this year with the most diverse goggle portfolio on the market that takes full advantage of technology,” commented Joe Prebich, director of marketing at Zeal Optics. “The addition of HD video and photo built into an incredible goggle like iON is a perfect new offering for the market. We know that iON is going to change the way you see the mountain because we blend the way you ride with the way you live.”
To enable image capturing in a broad periphery, the embedded camera is incorporated with a 170° wide angle lens. The integrated rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers a run time of approximately six hours, which will vary according to the video and photo usage, conveys the company. Possessing attributes like high-density, anti-fog, and impact-resistance, the iON offering can be picked up in various color options like matte night black and moss green.
The Zeal Optics iON goggles price tag reads $399.