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Gear Guide 2018: Gadgets & Tech

A little tech goes a long way on the slopes. Here are some of the coolest products for your upcoming ski season.

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Keri Bascetta

DJI Mavic Pro
No need to be a freeride pro to get great shots of yourself: The DJI Mavic Pro is compact and powerful, with a 4K camera and a 4.3-mile range. You don’t shred alongside a film crew? Mavic uses ActiveTrack technology to follow a chosen subject from almost any angle. $999, DJI.com.

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GoPro Hero5 Black
You may know GoPro, but you don’t know this GoPro. HERO5 takes action shots to the next level with hands-free voice control, advanced video stabilization, and a two-inch touch display that allows easy playback and editing straight from the device. $399, GoPro.com.

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Keri Bascetta

GoalZero Venture 70
Never fear dead batteries on the slopes again. The Venture 70 portable charger works for phones, cameras, and anything else USB-powered, and is optimally designed with two ports. It’s also waterproof to withstand even the nastiest weather. $150, GoalZero.com.

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OutdoorTech Chips 2.0
Less is truly more with Outdoor Tech’s new Chips 2.0. Having only a simple singular button interface, Chips 2.0 makes it easy to stream music from your Bluetooth audio device, answer calls, and talk on a walkie-talkie, all without needing to take your gloves off. $130, OutdoorTech.com.

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Keri Bascetta

UVEX Snowstrike VT
The Snowstrike wastes no time thanks to its one-click lens replacement. In 0.1 seconds the light sensor reacts, adjusting the lens color to the appropriate outside light. You can click manually or let the sensors do their thing in the automatic setting. $450, UVEX-Sports.com.

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Garmin Fenix 5X
A watch, a training partner, and a GPS all in one? The Fenix 5X packs in two GPS systems, a wrist-based heartrate monitor, and a two-week battery life. And with a full-color high-res LED display, you can count on reliability, even in the worst of conditions. $700, Garmin.com.