While Google Glasses isn’t available commercially in the market yet you might want to check out the Recon Jet HUD by Recon Instruments. This wearable technology may look like Google Glass but is different since it targets cyclists and triathletes. The company is now accepting pre-orders for the Pilot Edition of this device which is priced at $499.
Recon Jet HUD Technical Specifications
- 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
- 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
- 8GB flash
- Wide screen 16:9 WQVGA display
- Virtual image appears as 30″ HD display at 7′
- 3D accelerometer
- 3D gyroscope
- 3D magnetometer
- Altimeter & barometer application
- Ambient temperature sensor
- Optical touch sensor for UI control
- Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart)
- Apple MFi Bluetooth support
- Support for connectivity of up to 8 ANT+ peripherals
- Micro USB
- HD camera
- Integrated speaker and microphone
Recon Jet is designed to provide the athlete with all the relevant information needed to stay on top of the game. The Pilot Edition comes with software that is primarily used for endurance athletes such as cyclists and runners. Information such as Speed/Pace, Distance, Duration, Ascent/Descent, Heart rate, Power, Cadence can easily be seen on the display.
You can pair it with your smartphone using Bluetooth to let it display caller ID or text messages. You will also be able to upload the details of your activity to popular social networks.
While the device is primarily aimed at athletes, the company will also be releasing the Recon Jet SDK which will allow developers to create apps for any activity. This will allow the device to be customized for use in any purpose.
Dan Eisenhardt, CEO of Recon Instruments, said that “We are proud to be launching Recon Jet for pre-sale. Since introducing our first HUD for snow sports in 2010, we have been working tirelessly to create a high-performance sports sunglass HUD. Recon Jet is the culmination of that effort. We introduced Recon Jet to the developer community at the Google I/O tech conference last month. To say the response exceeded our expectations would be a massive understatement. Now, with this first edition of Recon Jet and our soon-to-be-released SDK, we look forward to developers unleashing their creativity to build amazing apps for Recon Jet.”
The Pilot Edition will be released a few months before the regular edition hits the market. This is going to be available in limited quantities for a limited time only. If you’re interested in checking out these glasses then you might want to pre-order it now since the regular edition will cost $599.