These luxury smart binoculars from Swarovski Optik use AI to identify up to 9,000 birds and other wildlife, and I’m hooked

Swarovski AX Visio 10x32 binoculars on stone

Because we are fortunate to have a community pond and duck pond at the end of our road, plus a national park within walking distance, migratory birds and all kinds of wildlife are always almost a stone’s throw away. Yes, I know what an urban fox and a wood pigeon look like and can identify them even in the dark, but ask me about the less common wild birds that splash around in front of me and I’ll often draw a blank.

As it is spring as I write this, some waterfowl have inevitably had young, resulting in a very aggressive male swan chasing away fellow pond inhabitants, dogs and people while his mate sits on top of her nest.

That’s why keeping your distance is wise and why binoculars are the best choice to observe what’s happening outside the rushes… but not just any binoculars.

Swarovski AX Visio 10x32 binoculars held in hand

(Image credit: Future)

Earlier this year, Swarovski Optik announced that it is the world’s first AI-enabled ‘smart’ binoculars. I was well aware that Swarovski is a premium Austrian-made brand known for its optical excellence. I had no doubt that the image produced by the AX Visio 10×32, which costs several thousand euros, would be razor sharp.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *