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O’Neill NavJacket: GPS in your sweater

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O’Neill, the sports clothing company, has announced the NavJacket, a sweater jacket with a built-in GPS. The NavJacket looks like your ordinary ski/snowboarding sweater jacket, except it has got a flexible GPS LED display sewn onto the left sleeve. The display provides information about your current speed, distance traveled, and weather forecasts. It also has built-in speakers inside the hood to provide audio instructions. In addition, the NavJacket allows wearers to connect their cell phone to the GPS, providing the phone with 3D maps and points of interests throughout the resort. Other reported features include the “find a friend”, which allows you to locate your friends on the slopes or follow the route they took. O’Neill plans to release the consumer version in time for the 2008/2009 Winter season.

We hear news stories of lost snowboarders every winter. The NavJacket should help prevent snowboarders from getting lost should they travel off course.

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Via: MAKE and NaviGadget




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