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Recon Instruments' Sports-Oriented Smart Glasses Now Shipping 25

First time accepted submitter krouic writes Earlier this week Recon Instruments started shipping their long-awaited Recon Jet heads up display for sports, to real-life actual consumers.
Jet's core features are designed for the cyclist and runner, and allow automatic upload of stats to activity tracking services. They feature an on-board GPS generating real-time performance metrics, an on-board high definition camera for short videos and photos, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ANT+ for connectivity to 3rd party sensors for heart rate, cadence and power data and smartphone connectivity for caller ID, text messages and music player access and control. Initial review by DCRainmaker.
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Recon Instruments' Sports-Oriented Smart Glasses Now Shipping

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    by Anonymous Coward

    Obnoxious auto-playing audio at first link. I have JavaScript disabled and don't have Flash installed and it still played.

  • Mann developed look-through reality mediation/augmentation devices back in the 90s and the technology has progressed easily to the level of mass marketability since then. Yet another "here's a small screen bolted to your head" device is as useful as just hanging my cellphone from a hat.

  • Nothing like releasing your review the day after units start shipping, ie when it's too late to find out the unit's faults.

    Goddammit I hate embargos...the only reason they exist is to hide flaws and problems from people who could get a refund. Ray, stop being the industry's bitch. You have a ton of readers, tell gadget makers to pound sand if they tell you that you can't release a review before it ships.

    • Nothing like releasing your review the day after units start shipping, ie when it's too late to find out the unit's faults.

      Goddammit I hate embargos...the only reason they exist is to hide flaws and problems from people who could get a refund. Ray, stop being the industry's bitch. You have a ton of readers, tell gadget makers to pound sand if they tell you that you can't release a review before it ships.

      More likely it's a PR thing, you want the biggest media splash when the device is available for purchase, not before when you only have a handful of people willing to preorder.

  • If they are anything like their previous product, very limited, and not useable.

    We tried to use the goggle setup they have sold for years. They sucked, the Dev kit was horrid, and the goggle device was buggy as hell.

    Maybe by the 5th generation they will get them right and not so small use but open so that anything can be installed.

  • This post is a perfect case study for when the "Oxford comma" would really improve ease of reading!!!!

    Like this....

    Earlier this week Recon Instruments started shipping their long-awaited Recon Jet heads up display for sports, to real-life actual consumers.
    Jet's core features are designed for the cyclist and runner, [sic] and allow automatic upload of stats to activity tracking services. They feature an on-board GPS generating real-time performance metrics, an on-board high definition camera for short videos

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