Recon Jet Smart Glasses Are Perfect For The Athlete In You
The time has finally arrived – you can now order your glasses, and they will be available to buy for $699 at specialist stores, Amazon.com and Recon’s own site too. The Recon Jet has a lot in common with the Google Glass: It has a tiny screen that you see in just one eye, it connects to your phone to feed you things like maps and notifications, and you interact with it via a touchpad.
Tailored to cyclists and runners, both amateur and pro, the Recon Jet glasses can display speed, pace, distance, duration and more metrics in real-time thanks to on-board GPS and the ability to create a network of wearables to show stats such as cadence and heart rate too.
Jet’s dashboard is customizable to the user and although Recon is targeting runners, cyclists and a few other sports, it’s a completely open platform. There are already apps in the works for recreational sailing, performance yacht racing, aviation and private aviation.
The stats are uploaded to Recon Engage apps for iPhone and Android as well as its web platform, but they can also easily be shared to Strava, MapMyFitness, Training Peaks and more third party apps.
Both lenses and batteries can be swapped out though it’s worth noting you can’t get prescription Jet glasses. The device is controlled via a touchpad and rocker which Recon says will work even with gloves and the display has a Glance Detection feature.
The glasses are available in black and white.
As for specs, Jet uses a 9-axis sensor suite (including an accelerometer, altimeter and thermometer), has GPS on-board, a dual-core CPU, Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and Wi-Fi so all your connectivity bases are pretty much covered.