Although Google Glass may have fallen flat in many ways, that doesn’t mean wearable tech is out. The possibilities presented by augmented reality are pretty much endless – and it is those possibilities that the new Recon Jet Heads Up Display Glasses tap into. The Jet is a heads-up display designed exclusively for athletes, and it’s awesome.
Taking the form of an ergonomically-designed pair of glasses, Recon Jet bills itself as the most advanced wearable computer ever made. Controlled by an optical touch sensor, the Jet’s built with a full suite of performance metrics – speed, distance, and elevation gain among them – and the capacity to connect to both Smartphones and body sensors. In other words, you can track pretty much every aspect of your exercise routine with complete ease.
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Oh, and don’t worry about using it in inclement weather. The on-board computer is proofed against rain, snow, and sleet; the optical touch sensor can even be used while wearing gloves.
Along with its sensors it’s packed with a dual-core CPU, Bluetooth, WiFi, and ANT+; and an HD camera. With all this tech, you can hook you up with social media, weather reports, GPS and mapping information, and a wide range of different training and fitness apps. Factor in the full-featured development SDK and API, and you’ve the potential for one of the most incredible, feature-rich wearable gadgets ever designed.
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Unfortunately, this sort of power doesn’t come cheap. If you want a pair of Recon Jet Heads Up Display Glasses of your own, it’ll run you at about $600. You can order one from the official website.
Note that the system currently isn’t available to the public – the target launch date is the first quarter of 2015. It’s also available in limited quantities, and delivered on a first-come, first-served basis. What that means for you is that if you want a Recon Jet of your own, you’d best spring for it soon – it might not be available for much longer.