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.
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.