FEATURE | TECHNOLOGY 1) SEIRUS SOLARSPHERE GLOVES 2) KEL52 POWR 3) SIOEYE IRIS4G LTE ACTION CAMERA 4) BCA TRACKER3 AVALANCHE BEACON
5) ZEAL HD2 CAMERA GOGGLE 6) ABOM GOGGLE 7) RECCO AVALANCHE-RESCUE DRONE
Not only is tech affecting the experience after the sale, it’s changing the way brands, retailers and reps do business. Attend one of many tech-inspired seminars this week, including “Learning the New Digital Playbook” at 2:30 today in I+I Live.
Beyond Fun and Fame: Using Tech for Safety and Comfort in the Mountains Technology continues to vastly improve how skiers and riders keep themselves warm and safe. Seirus’s new SolarSphere gloves use new solar-absorbing insulation to harness sunlight, convert it to heat and transfer it to skiers’ hands. According to the company, the new product amplifies heat within the glove by 10 degrees. If you can’t see you can’t ski—at least not safely. To that end, Abom uses patented technology in its snow goggle that places an invisible heat-conductive film between a twopart lens; a battery sends a current through
the film to heat the lens and eliminate fog. For rapidly changing weather conditions, the Uvex Snowstrike Variotronic goggle features an internal light sensor and liquid crystal lens film that instantly reacts to variances in light and activates the appropriate lens technology in one-tenth of a second. Backcountry Access’s new Tracker3 is the thinnest multi-antenna avalanche beacon on the market (0.9 inches). The new transceiver features the same ease-of-use, high performance and reliability as the Tracker2, but weighs 7.6 ounces, 20 percent less than its
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predecessor. Finally, Recco Avalanche Rescue Technology introduces the SAR1 detector this week, a helicopter-enabled search device that works in the backcountry. The company is also testing an avalanche-rescue drone equipped with a RECCO detector. “The drone with a RECCO detector is set up and airborne within three minutes,” says Pascal Duvillier, the French mountain rescue professional who developed the system. “Searching three victims in a 2,500-square-meter area takes only about four minutes.” – B.W.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ZEAL OPTICS; SIOEYE; SEIRUS; KEL52; BCA; ABOM; RECCO