The lowest-tech piece of ski gear is finally getting a high-tech makeover. Neva carbon poles, developed by Salt Lake City's SlopeScience Backcountry Research and debuting this winter, feature an inch-wide screen atop one of the grips. Paired with your phone, it displays text messages and caller ID, temperature, slope angle, GPS location, and elevation. You'll need a headset to have a conversation, but you can swipe the screen to take a call without removing your glove.
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