Recon Instruments released Recon-Zeal Transcend Goggles with real-time GPS data viewable using a head-mounted display system. Transcend is the only pair of goggles in the world to provide real-time feedback to the user, including speed, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance travelled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. It is also the only pair of goggles that boasts GPS capabilities, USB charging and data transfer, and post-processing software all with a user-friendly interface.
The optical system, designed by Recon Instruments, is embedded within a Zeal Optics' frame design on a micro LCD display, which appears to hang approximately six feet in front of the user. Transcend also features 'glove-friendly' buttons to navigate the full-color dashboard and feature screens. The goggles also come with Recon HQ, a PC/Mac software application which allows users to track their day's statistics and overlay their entire alpine experience on satellite imagery. In addition, Recon HQ features a highlight editor to export the best parts of a session straight to Recon's new website and HQ Online community.