Recon announces better camera images, ANT+ support, and updated production schedule for Jet

Recon announces better camera images, ANT+ support, and updated production schedule for Jet
By Chuong H Nguyen on 15 Aug 2014 06:20 pm
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Recon has just announced some updates to its production schedule for the Recon Jet wearable glasses. According to the company, despite the change in schedule, Recon will still increase the price of the Jet to $699 later this year, noting that customers who order early will still be able to lock in the lower price and get a free set of lenses with their order.

Here is the updated schedule for Jet's production:

  • Last Friday, the 8th: Final prototype builds begin, based on final released designs. The August 8 versions were SLA/rapid prototype builds and they exceeded the team's expectations.
  • Late September: First sample units come off the manufacturer's hard tool.
  • Late October: Production validation builds roll out and formal field testing begins with 3rd party testers.
  • Late December: Final pre-production units are received for final testing and validation.
  • Late January to March: Production units begin to roll.

In addition to the updated production schedule for the Recon Jet, the company also announced that the built-in camera is now able to produce better images with improved dynamic range. Also, ANT+ support has been added, which would allow Jet to tap into the many heart-rate sensors available.

Is the Jet something you're interested in?

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Recon announces better camera images, ANT+ support, and updated production schedule for Jet

3 Comments

I'm interested in this, but not as only a training device. I'll be waiting to see what third party apps do with it before pulling the trigger. Also they said the sold out Pilot edition had software for cyclists, triathletes, and runners. I'll want to see that added back to the standard edition before I get it. I'm sure it will. Not sure why their special early adopter edition had software enhancements and not a different design or special hardware. Those apps will be highly popular. It just seems like a way to get people to buy something early that will be available for all later.

I can think of several third party apps I'd like to see. A couple of these would require hardware vendors to develop the app for their devices.

1. Live chronograph data. A heads up display for using a chronograph for shooting or archery would be awesome. It would make testing hand loads so easy. Just shoot and look down at the score. The ability to configure it would be great too. If you could indicate when the next load group was being shot, it could group them and show averaging and graphical data as well, right there on the range without downloading the data and shipping to a PC.
2. Car display. GPS, direction, speed, caller ID, live traffic updates, music data. You could even have a reader to read e-books while you drive! Ok, that was a joke, people don't want to read and drive. They want to watch music videos on YouTube.
3. Monocular mode. If I could use the camera to zoom in after each shot, that would be great.
4. Weather meter info. Knowing wind speed and direction would be cool.