Swarovski Optik AX Visio | The Next Step in Smart Binoculars

In a technological leap that combines precision optics with cutting-edge AI, Swarovski Optik has unveiled the AX Visio, a pair of smart binoculars that redefine the art of birdwatching and wildlife observation. Designed in collaboration with renowned Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, these binoculars are not just a piece of equipment; they are a technological marvel, promising to elevate your outdoor experiences to new heights.

The Swarovski Optik AX Visio is a testament to five years of meticulous development, featuring the brand’s precision 10×32 optic systems and an intricate assembly of 390 hardware parts. The result is a set of binoculars that not only provides a 1,000-yard field of view but also delivers crystal-clear images with unparalleled sharpness and color fidelity, while orientation is made easy with the inclusion of a compass function with an integrated tilt angle that assists in navigation.

At the heart of AX Visio’s innovation lies its in-lens artificial intelligence system—an integrated operating and object-recognition marvel that can identify over 9,000 species of birds and animals with just the touch of a button. During a recent test at CES, these smart binoculars accurately identified an ‘American kestrel’ within five seconds, showcasing the power of their technology. While the speed might be slightly challenging for fast-moving birds, the overall experience is undeniably cool and promises to enhance any wildlife-watching adventure.

The AX Visio’s multimedia capabilities take wildlife observation to new heights. Equipped with a 13MP camera and the ability to shoot 1080p video, these binoculars let you capture the essence of your encounters seamlessly. The Swarovski Optik Outdoor app acts as a hub for all your multimedia content, allowing for easy wireless transfer, management, and sharing of your stunning photographs and videos.

One standout feature is the ‘Share Discoveries’ function, adding a social layer to your wildlife exploration. As arrow markers pop up in the viewfinder, you can guide a friend or fellow adventurer to the exact location of your exciting wildlife encounters. It transforms the solitary act of observing nature into a shared experience, fostering a sense of community among outdoor enthusiasts.

The Swarovski Optik AX Visio comes with accessories that include an RB rechargeable battery, an RBC battery charger, an FSB functional side bag, a UCS universal comfort strap, an eyepiece cover, an objective lens cover, soap & brush, optics lens-cleaning cloth, and a USB charging cable.

The Swarovski Optik AX Visio binoculars carry a $4,799 price tag and are set to hit the market in February 2024. With a meticulous focus on precision optics, artificial intelligence, and multimedia capabilities, these smart binoculars redefine the way outdoor enthusiasts connect with the natural world. For more information, please visit the Swarovski Optik website.

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