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Recon Jet Update – 3rd October, 2014

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I’m pleased to report that development continues to be favorable on Jet and that the late January to March time window for pre-order shipment is on track. Today, I’d like to update you on our recent technical advancements.

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Recon Jet Update – 15th August, 2014

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It’s been a busy month since the July 18 update and I’m pleased to report excellent progress on Jet’s development as well as a significant and positive event in our company history. I had wanted to deliver this update to you on August 7 but to do so would have meant sharing incomplete information. My apologies for the delay and thanks for your understanding.

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Recon Instruments To Showcase Groundbreaking “JET” Smartglass At APCO Trade Show

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Revolutionary smartglass provides critical information at a glance for high intensity environments

30th July 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia. Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world’s leading consumer smartglass for sports and high intensity environments, is pleased to announce their participation, in conjunction with Motorola Solutions, at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Trade Show August 3-6 in New Orleans, LA.

Motorola Solutions’ booth number is 435.

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Recon Jet Update – 18th July, 2014

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Since the last update on June 5th, the Recon development team has been making excellent progress towards finalizing the Jet. I’d like to share with you some of the highlights from the past month, which has focused on intensive field testing and refinement of the user experience.

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Recon Instruments Secures Investment from Motorola Solutions

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Support based on shared vision for delivering critical information instantly, unobtrusively in challenging environments

23rd April 2014, Vancouver and Schaumburg, Ill. ─ Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world’s leading consumer Heads-up Displays (HUD) for sports, is pleased to announce that Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), through its strategic investment arm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, has made an investment in the company. Having shipped three generations of products already, Recon is a leading pioneer in wearable computing and Heads-up Display technology. The investment from Motorola Solutions will be used to accelerate product development and to ramp up global marketing and distribution.

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Recon Jet Update – 17th January, 2014

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It is my pleasure to deliver this update on Jet’s progress. In my last note to you, you read that the team and I decided a hardware re-design was required. Today, I am pleased to report that the re-design was successful and we are pleased with the results. Design and hardware engineering are now complete and I’ve green-lighted production ramp up.

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The Eroica, Modern Cycling & The Future Of Skiing

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Every October, there takes place in Tuscany a cycling event like no other called the Eroica.  The rules are simple:

  • No bikes or components made after 1987 allowed
  • Old school apparel strongly encouraged
  • Willingness to suffer required

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What’s new in ReconOS 3.2

Developers

ReconOS 3.2 for Snow2 is a major update for both users and developers. The update allows users to share performance stats in real-time directly to Facebook, while on the slopes.  Additionally, this new software release offers the first ever two-way communication between a Heads-up Display (HUD) and a social network, as once the user shares to Facebook, they will be able to see likes, comments and messages from their friends directly on the HUD.

For developers, the release includes compatibility with the ReconOS SDK and our Web API. The ReconOS SDK enables developers to make rich applications directly on the HUD, while our Web API allows access to detailed information about trips and users who grant an app permission.

To update Snow2 to ReconOS 3.2 head to - engage.reconinstruments.com/devices
Detailed update instructions can be found, here: How to update Snow2 Firmware

Full list of ReconOS 3.2 features:

  • Social Integration: share performance stats directly to Facebook
  • See Facebook likes, comments and messages in the HUD
  • Battery life improvements at low temperatures
  • Web API for software developers
  • Alarm clock app added
  • Jump airtime detection
  • Buddy Tracking improvements
  • Improved Bluetooth connection experience
  • Visual improvements throughout the system

ReconOS 3.2 is compatible with Recon Engage for iPhone (v 2.0) & Recon Engage for Android (v 1.4.1)