AR comes to the slopes

Feature in Tahoe Powder – Click here to read the full issue!

The staff at Tahoe Powder was intrigued when a group of skiers who also happen to be engineers approached us at the SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival in San Francisco in 2014 to tell us about their invention – GogglePal.


Courtesy GogglePal

GogglePal may be mounted on ski goggles and uses augmented reality technology to track and share one’s day on the slopes through the companion iPhone app. The device tracks speed, vertical, rotation, acceleration and calories with data appearing on a display inside the goggles.

No need to purchase new equipment as GogglePal may be mounted to any pair of goggles. It comes with a rechargeable battery pack that lasts eight hours. Use GogglePal to review personal stats and track routes, pinpoint one’s location on a resort map, locate and track friends, and more. GogglePal will start shipping pre-orders in January 2016. |


TP15-GogglePal_InfographicCourtesy GogglePal

Katherine Hill

Katherine first moved to Tahoe in 1998 and has been in love with the Tahoe-Truckee region ever since. She has been in the journalism field for more than 25 years and has worked for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, as well as online publications, as an award-winning writer and editor. In the fall of 2013, Katherine became only the third owner of the 33-year-old publication, and today serves as its Publisher and Editor In Chief. Life in Tahoe is an amazing place to live, and she enjoys hiking and water sports in the summer, and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding with her nephew, Anikin.