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Paintball goes next-gen, with a new heads-up display for enthusiasts

Recon partners with Empire Paintball on a new heads-up display for Paintball enthusiasts
By: Anthony Garreffa | Wearable Computing News | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 3:15 am

CES 2016 - Paintball enthusiasts might want to check out the Airwave sports goggles, a collaboration between Recon Instruments and Empire Paintball.




The Empire EVS sports goggles uses the same insides as the Airwave, something Recon collaborated with Oakley on, but throws it into a new mask that can take a barrage of paintball hits to the face. The company says that the heads-up display found inside of the Empire EVS will display important information like ammo counts, field maps, and teammate locations.


Inside, there's a 1GHz dual-core processor, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, with the Empire EVS powered by Android. The mask includes dual-pane lenses that will prevent internal fogging and a lower skirt that encourages ball bounding.


There's no news on price, but the Oakley Airwave retails for $649 or so, so we should see pricing on the Empire EVS floating somewhere around there.


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