Developers show off ski goggles with mobile tech


DENVER (AP) -- Ski goggles are getting a boost in augmented reality.

Recon Instruments said Wednesday it is allowing Android developers to build applications for its MOD Live heads-up display for ski goggles. The heads-up display system includes various sensors, plus a tiny screen built into the lower corner of goggles to show a skier's speed, navigational information and other details.

Active Network Inc. has smartphone apps whose features include allowing users to hold a smartphone up to a specific ski run and see an overlay of nearby trails at a resort, lift availability and more. The company said at the Google I/O conference for developers that it is teaming with Recon to offer that for Recon's MOD Live heads-up displays this ski season.