Zeal Optics GPS Goggles: A James Bond gadget for the slopes

By Naomi Mackay,

If you’re heading to the slopes this winter, the Zeal Optics GPS Goggles are the latest must-have accessory.

Now you can head down the black run and – just like something out of a James Bond movie – in front of your eyes will appear all the data about just how fast you’re really going, how far you’ve travelled, and indeed, where you are.

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The trick is in the goggles’ micro LCD screen, which looks as if it is hanging six feet in front of you while you’re moving and gives real-time feedback on your latitude/longitude, altitude and so on.

The goggles also have a chrono/stopwatch mode, so you can time yourself, a run-counter and a temperature monitor, in case your nose isn’t giving you the full information.

Of course, the goggles offer more practical features – they auto adjust to lighting levels, can reduce 99% of glare and have an anti-fog lens.

And the good news for anyone who doesn’t want to risk frostbite (and who does?) is that the buttons are big enough to use with your gloves on, so you can navigate through full-colour dashboard and screens.

The prize for all this hi-tech wonderfulness? £449.99 from Firebox.com from November 11.