Oakley's Airwave Goggle combines world-class performance, protection and comfort with a display that integrates GPS, Bluetooth and more with a host of onboard sensors to give you instant access to a world of information.
All the information you need
The revolutionary design allows you to view jump analytics that show distance, height and airtime. With preloaded maps available for many resorts, you can find your location and even track others in your group. Additional sensor information includes temperature, altitude, velocity and vertical descent data. Bluetooth connectivity allows pairing with a compatible iPhone for immediate viewing of incoming calls and text messages. You can also access and control playlists on your iPhone.
Right in front of your eyes
The first time you use Airwave will be an eye-opening experience that will leave you in awe—thanks to innovative prism technology. When you're active on the mountain, you'll have clear and open vision without obstruction or distraction. When it's time to stop and review your performance or get vital information, you simply move your eye toward the miniature prism lens. The displayed information will appear as though you are looking at a 14-inch display from a distance of five feet, so refocusing your eye is not necessary.
Switch lenses with ease
Oakley Switchlock Technology makes the process of lens changing quick and hassle-free, allowing you to take advantage of Oakley's wide array of optional lens tints that optimize vision for different environmental conditions. For best performance, F3 anti-fog technology is paired with a dual-vented lens, a premium design engineered with semi-flush geometry for wide peripheral vision. Oakley Plutonite lens material filters out 100% of all UV, and optional lenses with Iridium coatings balance light transmission.
Comfort that's built to last
The durable chassis is made of lightweight O Matter that stays comfortably flexible. O-Flow Arch technology reduces nasal pressure to improve airflow for free breathing. The rigid O Matter outriggrers, which are the attachment points for the interchangeable strap design, maintain a balanced fit—with or without a helmet. And the moisture-wicking triple layer of fleece foam at the facial contact zone further ensures all-day comfort.
- Airwave delivers crisp, widescreen graphics
- Prism technology causes the displayed information to appear as though you’re looking at a 14-inch display from a distance of five feet
- GPS integration and barometric pressure data accurately measures your speed down the slope
- Measure and track the distance, height and airtime of your jumps
- Track your vertical feet by run, by day and over the course of the season
- An integrated altimeter tracks your altitude to the summit and back down
- Pinpoint your location on a resort map, find the run or attraction you're looking for
- Locate and track friends that have the Oakley Airwave goggle or app on their smartphone
- Pair with your iPhone to view your incoming calls and read text messages as you receive them
- Playlist mode puts you in control of your music (headphones required)
- Switchlock Technology allows you to change lenses quick and easily to take advantage of other Oakley lenses
- Chassis made of durable O Matter and Oakley's O-Flow Arch technology to reduce nasal pressure for a balanced fit and all-day comfort
- F3 anti-fog technology is paired with dual-vented lens design to keep vision clear
- Oakley Plutonite lens material filters out 100 percent of all UV
- Iridium lens coatings balance light transmission
Did you notice?A built-in display that integrates onboard sensors with GPS and Bluetooth gives you visual access to a wealth of information.
Apple Recommends ForView jump analytics, track your speed, locate friends and much more with these goggles and their companion app on your iPhone.
What's in the Box?
- Oakley Airwave Goggle with HUD
- Goggle microbag
- Goggle soft case
- Remote wrist strap and goggle strap
- USB cable, AC adapter, adapter (UK), adapter (EU)
- Height : 7 in./17.78 cm
- Width : 9.63 in./24.44 cm
- Weight : 1.7 lb./.77 kg
- Mfr. Part Number : 59-386
- UPC or EAN No. : 700285697406
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Ratings & Reviews
Save your money for the next generation
If you have a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket, then go ahead and get these goggles. Otherwise, I strongly recommend wa iting for the 2nd or 3rd generation.
Firstly, the size and weight of the goggles, while significantly more than your average goggles, are not really noticeable while you're wearing them. However, the visibility, while acceptable, is severely reduced, especially your peripheral vision. I expect that for skiing it's not too bad, but if you're snowboarding, it significantly increases your blind spot.
Upon start-up, you have to agree to the annoying terms of agreements, sometimes twice, which is something that I can ignore. But the real issue is the many times it crashes/hangs and then fails to capture my run. Once I had it hang 7 times in a row going up the chair-lift, failing to capture my 7 runs. Many other times, it crashes and/or powers itself off, meaning you have to go through the lengthly startup process again.
When it does work, it's great to have your speed, max speed, GPS data, etc. but the online website interface is not very good at the moment and it doesn't always recognize that I have new runs to download. Also, it doesn't seem to register any of my jumps, although that may be because I'm not getting enough height or hang time?
Also, the nice case that comes with the goggles fail to prevent the buttons on the goggles & wrist controller from being pressed and draining the batteries. Also, I could not get the goggles to pair with my Contour camera.
However, my biggest issue with these goggles is that the battery doesn't last a whole day. At best I get about 5-6 hours of data (even always sleeping the display & turning it off at lunch), which falls short a few hours of a whole day on the slopes.
I think all these issues will be worked out in the 2nd or 3rd generation of these goggles and I look forward to that day. Until then, it's my opinion that they are not ready for most people, especially at this incredible steep price.
- Written by Dan V from Waterloo
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by John B
- Dec 14, 2012
I've tried these on, and couldn't focus on the display at all without my glasses. You will need cont acts in order to read it if you're visually impaired. …
- Answered by David B from Las Vegas
- Dec 19, 2012
The Airwave goggles work both with a phone and independent of a phone as it comes with a variety of onboard sensors. Because it uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), only iPhone 4S and later work with the product for enabling features such as buddy tracking and music playlist. …
- Answered by Dan E from Vancouver
- Nov 3, 2012
- Asked by Cecilia T from Philmont
- Dec 3, 2012
- Asked by Andrew B from Vancouver
- Nov 9, 2012
I own these bad boys, and there is not a way to do that with the current software version... you act ually control the audio via the app, not really the ipod side of your iphone... …
- Answered by Tony H from Dallas
- Nov 21, 2012