Intel bought Canadian company Recon Instruments- a wearables outfit company just last year. Guess what they came up with?
A helmet that has a built-in heads-up display, or HUD, for paintballing.
In case you didn’t know, a HUD is basically a digitalized screen that shows critical information about your surroundings. It’s already used in many cars to show speed, MPG, and RPM right on your car window without blocking your view.
So, you wear this giant helmet, and it’ll show stuff like ammo count, your teammate locations, and field maps. Recon Instruments is working with Empire Paintball to create this glorious helmet- called the Empire EVS.
The helmet runs Android OS and includes WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0 powered by a dual core 1.0 GHz processor.
Stay tuned for more news. Release and pricing hasn’t been announced yet. Get ready for a new “splash” in how you paintball on the field. (That was utterly horrible.)