The future is here people, just ask Joss Christensen, who, while competing at Winter X Games last weekend, strapped on one of the coolest new action sports gadgets for a test run. Dubbed Trace, these tiny little beacons mount to your helmet, skis, and snowboards, recording data (speed, distance, air time, vertical) that then sync back to your phone or GoPro for a truly immersive visual experience.
Perhaps the coolest part of Trace, however, is not its advanced GPS abilities—allegedly 10 times more accurate than a free phone app—but its auto-editing feature that integrates all the footage collected from your filming device, before selecting the best rides, cutting out the boring filler, color correcting, and adding your stats via a sexy on-screen display. It all seems complicated, but it's really not. Just check out Joss Christensen's run through the Winter X slopestyle course to get a sense of what the final product will look like (minus the tweaked 540 grabs over 70-foot booters, of course).