Long, long before I joined Recon, I was a cyclist. In the last month, two additions came online for Recon Jet that might as well have been custom-designed for me: the Refuel app and ANT+ power support. Both have changed the way I ride in a truly substantial way, and I wanted to share why that is.
Last month, Recon was acquired by Intel. The weeks leading up to and immediately following the announcement were intense, but Intel did a really amazing job of helping us through the transition. Now, we’re settling back in and doubling down on our mission: making Jet even more capable and powerful.
I had a chat with George Hincapie the other day about Jet’s out-of-box experience. George made a really good point: a lot of first-time users are dying to get started, but they don’t know how to get the most out of their new Jet—and out of Engage.
Today, we’re setting the stage for Jet to become even more powerful. We’re introducing our completely revamped software development kit (SDK), accelerating Jet’s transformation from product to platform.
Vancouver, BC – June 18, 2015 – Recon Instruments, an Intel company, today added support for ANT+ power meters to its Recon Jet smart eyewear. Jet’s suite of core performance metrics is now complete, enabling athletes to train with more precision, less distraction, and greater focus than ever.
Yesterday, Intel completed its acquisition of Recon Instruments.
Not only is this a huge milestone for us and a pivotal event in the consumer electronics industry; we at Recon believe this is also a tremendous opportunity that will lead to amazing things, just as much for us as for our customers.
Vancouver, BC – June 11, 2015 – Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world’s first smart eyewear designed for sports, is pleased to announce a partnership with professional triathlete and IRONMAN® champion Andrew Starykowicz. Starykowicz and Recon began collaborating on Jet’s design and functionality in March 2014, and their relationship has been integral to Jet’s success.
Vancouver, BC – June 3, 2015 – Recon Instruments, the award-winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer smart eyewear for sports, is pleased to announce the introduction of Refuel, a groundbreaking smart nutrition app for Recon Jet smart eyewear. Developed in collaboration with Vega co-founder Brendan Brazier, Refuel allows athletes to maximize their performance by telling them when to drink and eat during an activity—and advising them on recovery refueling afterwards. Refuel is available now as a free download from Recon’s App Center.
I don’t often comment on the announcements of other tech companies, but I have to make an exception this week. I think what Google is doing with its Weave framework and Android-based Brillo operating system holds tremendous promise.