Zeal Optics Z3 GPS Goggle Review

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Zeal Optics Z3 GPS Goggle Review : While most people wear goggles to keep their eyes protected when they’re out skiing, for some folks it just isn’t enough. Zeal Optics has announced the introduction of its new goggles that come with built-in GPS. Called the Z3 GPS Goggles, these goggles enable users to capture their position wherever they go. Want to plot a map of all the areas you’ve conquered while skiing? These goggles are just for you.

Whether you have a bet going, you're competing in a contest, or you're just plain curious, you can track all the data from your last in-bounds or backcountry adventure with the Zeal Z3 GPS Polarized Photochromic Goggle. That's right it's a vented goggle that protects your eyes, changes tint according to the conditions, and displays and records information from your runs. And, of course, you get great optics, too.
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The Zeal Optics Z3 GPS Goggles
We can't think of any other functions you could possibly stuff into one pair of  Zeal Optics Z3 GPS Goggle.

  • Easy-to-read in-goggle display allows you to view navigation and performance-based information in real time with the built-in accelerometer, temperature sensor & barometer
  • Stats tracked include speed, distance, altitude, vertical odometer, chronometer, time, temperature, run counter, and jump stats
  • System controlled by a remote you can wear on your wrist, arm, or the goggle strap and is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Download information to your PC or Mac to plot your runs on Google Earth and share on social media networks to prove that you actually did what you said you did
  • Spherical lens shape offers excellent optical quality and large field of view
  • Polarized lenses reduce glare from snow, reducing eye fatigue
  • Photochromic technology makes the goggles lighter or darker according to light conditions
  • No Fog lens treatment and passive AirFlow system that brings cooler outside air in and evacuates warm, moist air keep your googles fog-free
  • Microfiber sack included

The Z3 has the capability to capture your location data in 3D to give you all the stats you’ve ever wanted while skiing. In addition to recording where you’ve been, the Z3 GPS Goggles also time you, measure your speed, altitude, and temperature of your surroundings as you attempt your downhill adventures. The Z3 GPS Goggles also pack enlarged polarized in-molded anti-fog lenses that are said to reduce 99.9% of glare from the sun to reduce eye fatigue, and automatically adjusts to varying light levels.

The Z3 is controlled by a wireless remote that can be worn on the wrist, arm or goggles strap, and data can be transferred to Windows and Mac computers. Runs can be plotted and played back on 3D Google Earth and shared on Facebook and Twitter. The Zeal Optics Z3 GPS Goggles will set you back $569 and can be purchased from Zeal Optics as well as specialty retailers and other online stores worldwide.