Used to be finding out how one did on the slopes required strapping on a wearable or two and then looking up your stat afterwards.
Thanks to two French firms, now all it’ll take is strapping in and looking down.
The skis feature a built-in computer that can track more than 195,000 data points per minute and then provide those stats — which include speed and distance, but also data like carve angle, G-Force and jump height — on an LED display in real time.
Clearly having instant access to all that data in the middle of a run is a game-changing feature that would make settling bets at the lodge a breeze … and would also make using a helmet an even better idea.
The project is still in its prototype phase, but the firms do plan to bring the skis to market eventually.