With more winter sports gear going high-tech — and mingling with the gear we carry day-to-day — we’ve annually produced a roundup of high-tech ski gear. While some products from last year’s roundup have carried over, we’ve updated the list with several new products for 2022.
Much of the gear in the roundup is battery-powered, though not everything has a power component to it. In some cases, we’ve included items that have high-tech materials or cutting-edge designs.
At the moment, the GoPro Hero10 is the best single-lens action camera you can get from GoPro. It’s not a big upgrade over the GoProHero 9, which is available for a little less, but it has a new GP2 chip allows for high resolutions at higher frame rates — up to 5.3K (5,312 x2,988 pixels) at 30 or 60 frames per second. It also has HyperSmooth 4.0, GoPro’s highest level of image stabilization.
As with the Hero 9 Black, pricing is a little confusing for the Hero 10 Black. The camera is $499, which is $50 more than the Hero 9’s starting price. However, if you buy direct from GoPro.com and sign up for the GoPro subscription service — which is included with the camera — GoPro knocks $100 off, so it’s $399 (a year of the service, which costs $50 a year or $5 a month, is included for free).
The subscription service gives you unlimited cloud backups at original…