VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer smart goggles for sports, is pleased to announce Recon Jet, an advanced wearable computer for sports and outdoor recreational activities. Featuring a dual-core CPU, high-contrast display and point-of-view camera, Jet connects seamlessly to leading smartphones and wearable sensors, delivering contextually relevant information instantly, just below the user’s right eye. The product is purpose-built for active outdoor use. Elegant and robust, Jet is lightweight, provides outstanding comfort, and is resistant to both water and dust. Recon Jet frames are available in black or white and the design is modular, as well; exchangeable lenses make it ideal in any lighting condition, while the battery can be easily swapped on the go for all-day performance.
“With Jet shipping today, we’ve achieved a huge milestone: delivering on an idea first conceived in 2008, when Recon was founded,” said Dan Eisenhardt, CEO of Recon Instruments. “The product is about more than real-time data delivery. We’ve addressed the entire in-activity experience, coordinating performance metrics, smartphone connectivity, video and photo capture, social interactions, and instant content sharing in its design. Jet’s feature set is built for running, cycling, and outdoor activities, both serious and recreational, with the goal of helping users not only perform better, but also find amazing motivation and enjoyment.”
Recon Jet’s comprehensive suite of on-board sensors, including GPS, delivers a full portfolio of performance metrics like speed, pace, distance, duration, vertical elevation gain, and more, while extra data points can be added by connecting wireless third-party devices (via ANT+™). This allows users to access heart-rate and cadence metrics in real time. During an activity, Jet allows the user to stay connected effortlessly to friends and family, displaying caller ID and text messages from a paired smartphone. Recon has developed the Recon Engage web platform and mobile app for iOS and Android, a user’s stats can also be uploaded easily to leading third-party data tracking services including Strava™, Training Peaks™, MapMyFitness™, and others.
The customizable dashboard lets users tailor their experience by displaying the information that matters to them most. This constant awareness of the right information, at the right time, allows users to fine-tune their workouts by closely tracking target performance levels. Measurable achievement helps users stay motivated, and Recon’s online community of family, friends, and fellow athletes bolsters that further, creating an experience that is engaging, interactive, and stimulating.
Recon’s open platform and SDK allow developers to create compelling applications for any activity. Even at this early stage, apps that power recreational sailing, performance yacht racing, shooting, and private aviation are in development.
Jet is available in select specialty stores, online at Amazon.com (USA only), and at reconinstruments.com. Retail prices: USD 699, EUR, 749, GBP, 579.99, CHF, 699, JPY, 88,800, AUD, 899, CAD, 879.
SOURCE Recon Instruments