Last month in Kona, Hawaii, I had the pleasure of meeting two remarkable athletes: Joe Skipper and Paolina Allan. Both of them were in Kona for the Ironman World Championship, and both of them approached me with the aim of trying out Recon Jet. Rather than tell you what happened, I’m going to let them recount their experiences first-hand, starting with Paolina.
It’s an awesome time to be a Jet user right now. Last month, we introduced Tap Camera and Auto-Pause. This month, we’re back with another ReconOS update and another huge new feature: support for Bluetooth Smart (a.k.a. Bluetooth LE) fitness sensors.
We have added a number of features to Jet over the past several months. Tap Camera is perhaps the one that has yielded the most positive feedback.
Thanks to Tap Camera, it is now possible to shoot a photo or video by simply double-tapping anywhere on the side of Jet’s engine. This implementation makes Jet’s camera much easier to use and access. It can also save battery life by limiting time spent in the camera app. After an image capture, Tap Camera automatically closes the camera app and reverts to the previous screen.
Last week, we headed down to Las Vegas for Interbike 2015. For the uninitiated, Interbike is North America’s biggest bike show, with over 1,000 exhibiting brands and 25,000 attendees each year. We were there to showcase Recon Jet, and over three days, we gave countless demos and answered a lot of questions.
Of all the questions we were asked, the following six came up most frequently. Here they are, along with answers:
Vancouver, BC – September 10, 2015 – Recon Instruments, an Intel company, is pleased to announce new, reduced pricing for Recon Jet, the world’s most advanced smart eyewear for sports and high-intensity environments. In the United States, Jet is now available for $499. In other countries, Jet can now be purchased for 499 EUR, 360 GBP, 469 CHF, 660 CAD, 799 AUD, or 64,500 JPY.
If you sync your Jet with Uplink today, you’ll see ReconOS 4.2.2 is ready to download. This new release is code-named Pacific, and it adds two major features: Tap Camera and Auto-Pause.
A feature that always impresses new Jet users is Glance Detection. With it enabled, Jet’s display powers on when you look at it and powers off again when you look away. This has a number of advantages: curbing power utilization, improving battery life, and helping you stay focused on your surroundings. It also looks very cool in action.
In serious competitive sports, the most important catalyst for success isn’t natural ability. It’s motivation.
That’s why athletic achievement has always been so difficult to attain. Not so long ago, training meant living a solitary, monastic experience, and it meant sustaining an almost superhuman amount of motivation. Not surprisingly, only a select few made it. The rest dropped out and never got a chance to explore their full potential.