Recon Instruments Releases App to Help Snowboarders Capture Video with Remote Controls

Recon Instruments, an Intel company, has released a new app for skiers and snowboarders.

Dubbed Airwave GoPro Connect, the app allows winter-sports athletes to control HERO4 cameras remotely—and to access a real-time viewfinder—using snow goggles like Oakley’s Airwave 1.5, which are equipped with Recon’s Snow2 heads-up display.

Available now from Recon’s App Center, the Airwave GoPro Connect app makes it easier and more convenient for alpine athletes to capture footage of their day on the hill. Users can start and stop video recording, snap still photographs, and change capture modes using the Snow2 remote.

“As soon as the snow season starts, we’re up on the hill with our GoPro cameras,” said Tyson Miller, Director of Product Management at Recon Instruments. “But on those days when the wind is blowing and the snow is flying, the last thing you want is to take off your gloves and try to operate a camera. The boost in convenience and ease of use from this app is huge.”

Founder Dan Eisenhardt recently discussed the importance of wearable technology at TEDxVancouver.