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Recon Jet - Wearable Computer

So we live in Techy times, and cycling is really not being left outside of the technological advances. Just last week the new Recon Jet technical cycling sunglasses, or wearable computer as the Recon Instruments folks call it, were launched.  So what is the Recon Jet and what is the price? What is the technology they rely on?

Recon Jet looks somewhat like a mixture of a pair of Oakley sunglasses and a pair of Google glasses. At the moment they're priced at $499. And the total weight is around 60 grams, so really not much. So here's how they look:

Recon Jet, the most advanced wearable computer

Recon Jet, the most advanced wearable computer

The Recon Jet works together with any ANT+ device, such as your Garmin device. Which again can be displayed on the lens. Sounds like straight from any Batman or James Bond.

How does it work? Check out the video on Vimeo:

George Hincapie is also involved, at least marketing-wise as he has been testing the product before launch. It seems to have convinced him

Want to win a pair of Recon Jet glasses? Read how to win here


The Technical Specifications: 


9-Axis sensors
• 3D accelerometer
• 3D gyroscope
• 3D magnetometer

Pressure sensor
• Altimeter & barometer application

Ambient temperature sensor
Optical touch sensor for UI control
Works in all weather conditions, and with gloves on


1 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9

On-board memory


• 8GB flash


Wide screen 16:9 WQVGA display

Virtual image appears as 30" HD display at 7'

Power-saving sleep mode

High contrast and brightness for readability in high ambient lighting


Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart)

• Apple MFi Bluetooth support


• MEMS GPS/INS Kalman filtering fusion algorithm


• Support for connectivity of up to 8 ANT+ peripherals

Micro USB

• Device charging/power

• Data transfer


• HD camera

• Integrated speaker and microphone


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