Most of my blog posts lately have been about Recon Jet, our groundbreaking new smart eyewear for sports and high-intensity environments. We began shipping Jet last month, and our VP of Consumer Products, Tyson Miller, has taken on the task of updating you about Jet’s future. That’s left me with some spare time to talk more generally about technology, wearables, and where the industry is heading.
Two weeks ago today, we announced the launch of Recon Jet. There were parties. There was media coverage. And, as you might imagine for a team that has logged so many long hours to bring Jet to life, there was an incredible sense of accomplishment—the kind that comes rarely in professional life.
Because we’re reaching so many people with Recon Jet, I think we need to be very communicative about our process and our roadmap for the future. One of our company pillars is openness, and I want to be as open with you as I can.
Vancouver, BC – April 16, 2015 – Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer smart goggles for sports, is pleased to announce Recon Jet, an advanced wearable computer for sports and outdoor recreational activities. Jet will begin shipping this week. Featuring a dual-core CPU, high-contrast display and point-of-view camera, Jet connects seamlessly to leading smartphones and wearable sensors, delivering contextually relevant information instantly, just below the user’s right eye.
Vancouver, BC – March 26, 2015 – Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer smart goggles for sports and high-intensity environments, today announced it has been working with SAP to integrate its new Jet smart eyewear with augmented reality (AR) mobile apps from SAP SE (NYSE: SAP).
Vancouver, BC – March 16, 2015 – Recon Instruments, the award winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer smart eyewear for sports and high intensity environments, is pleased to announce a partnership with the global leader in enterprise software for smart glasses, APX Labs.
I’m pleased to report that Jet development is still on track for first shipment to pre-order customers this quarter. Feedback from beta testers has been excellent and this week, we are receiving pre-production samples from our USA-based manufacturer. More detail on these milestones, as well as the launch of ReconOS 4, can be found below.
I’m pleased to report that Jet’s progress continues to be excellent and that we are tracking well for late January – March first ship-to-market. Product validation samples from our manufacturer were received earlier this month and are being prepped for our field testing crew.