Austrian Company Crams GPS Into Ski GlovesBy Chris Weiss
It seems that GPS manufacturers won’t be content until they’ve shoved a receiver into every crease, crevice and opening of our gear, clothing and beings. The latest case in point is the Zanier Xplore.XGX ski glove. The glove equips you with an integrated GPS for basic navigation and performance tracking– because how many times have you looked down at your glove for a little guidance while slicing pencil lines through dry powder? And all you found was a piece of damp Gore Tex staring back at you.
The gloves provide basic navigation designed to get you to your destination or back to your car. They also calculate data about your on-slope action such as speed, distance, duration and altitude. When you get back to the lodge, you can connect to your computer via USB and download your info. The small, monochrome display is planted on the glove’s thumb and the controls are on the top of the hand.
Outside of GPS, the gloves look like a quality set complete with Gore-Tex® X-Trafit for optimal grip and better comfort.
The gloves are part of Zanier’s 2010/2011 line, but no prices are yet available. [Press Release]