The marriage of technology apps and snowboard gear just keeps getting better. O’Neill has announced a new jacket featuring an integrated GPS unit and LCD sleeve display that includes downloadable maps for over 590 resorts globally.
Here are some details on the new Gore-Tex NavJacket:
The NavJacket utilizes advanced Tracker MyWay navigation technology, empowering the wearer to navigate a pre-defined route through the mountains via a series of selected waypoints.
With interactive maps for more than 590 ski resorts across Europe and the United States available to download from navjacket.com, users have the freedom to explore the world's best resorts as part of their routes, including specific points of interest. Users can also choose to share and exchange routes with other members of the NavJacket's online community.
By connecting the GPS unit to an internet-enabled mobile phone, users can create, edit and select new routes, waypoints and tagpoints while out on the mountain.
The NavJacket also boasts a handy friend-finder feature, allowing the wearer to track and follow GPS-enabled friends on a map of the resort displayed on the mobile phone.
In addition to the GPS navigation and tracking features, the NavJacket also displays a range of statistics and information including speed, distance, altitude and in-depth details about selected routes.