Recon is updating pre-order customers to the development progress behind its Jet wearable glasses. In an email, the company says that it is continuing to test and optimize the camera, improve the form factor, and improve the display adjustment mechanics of the sports-oriented glasses with a heads-up display.
The company says that in June, it will be further testing and refining the product to ensure that customers will have the best user experience possible when Jet is available for shipping. The next status update will come in mid-July.
Here is what has been going on behind the scenes according to Recon CEO Dan Eisenhardt:
I've personally tested the camera while riding and was impressed. The image quality was solid but what really impressed me was how liberating it is to have instant access to image capture. Because the camera is integrated into the eyewear itself, Jet shoots exactly what the athlete is seeing. I had not fully appreciated how powerful this could be before testing it myself in the real world and am confident that this feature will be one of your favorites.
As part of the performance optimization outlined in the May 1 update, we tweaked Jet's form factor, most notably angling the engine and battery relative to the ear stems and sunglass lens. This achieves better display positioning, improves ergonomics and, from a styling perspective, enhances the silhouette.
Display adjustment mechanics have been refined with the input of our manufacturer to maximize the adjustment range.