By Lisa Johnston
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San Francisco — Recon Instruments, the technology company behind the first consumer heads-up display (HUD) for sports, is showing an early version of the Recon Jet, a high-performance HUD at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, today.
Recon said the Jet “delivers information instantly, effortlessly and unobtrusively via a microcomputer and high-resolution widescreen display. All this is mounted on a precision-engineered, fashionable pair of sunglasses on par with the best in the world,” the company said.
Recon has pioneered the miniaturization of affordable wearable technology since launching their first product, for snow sports, three years ago, the company noted.
Recon Jet includes a dual-core processor, dedicated graphics, Wi-Fi, ANT+, Bluetooth, GPS, HD camera and a comprehensive suite of sensors. “This makes Recon Jet a connected, stand-alone computing solution comparable in capability to a tablet or smartphone,” the technology company maintained.
At Google I/O, Recon is demonstrating the open nature of its platform, showing native apps running on Recon Jet, including live activity tracking, video streaming, web and smartphone connectivity, and Facebook integration.
Recon said its open SDK enables developers to create native apps for any activity to run on Recon Jet. The company is already working with some of the top fitness companies and communities to develop on the platform.
Hamid Abdollahi, chief technology officer of Recon Instruments, said: “We are excited to be showing Recon Jet at Google I/O. Since we started the company in 2008, we have developed HUDs with a purpose — to relay instant, activity-specific, user-defined information effortlessly to the user’s eye. This philosophy is inherent in Jet, which marries a powerful open platform, a widescreen display and high-performance polarized optics to offer what we believe is a great value proposition.”
Pricing and availability were not released.
For ongoing information on Recon Jet, visit ReconInstruments.com/Jet.
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