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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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.
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.
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
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.
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
Latest software update, combined with updated apps for iOS and Android, enables industry-leading social media capability.
13 December 2013, Vancouver – Recon Instruments, the award winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer Heads-up Displays (HUD) for sports, is pleased to announce full Facebook social media integration with Snow2.
From our offices in downtown Vancouver, I can see the snow that has blanketed our coastal mountains in the past week. Despite what the calendar may say, winter is here. Last weekend, I got my first crack of the year at Whistler and the chance to experience our newest HUD, Recon Snow2. Here’s the lowdown:
Recon’s Snow2 overhauled with new operating platform and dual-core processor for 3x processing power and a 35% increase in battery life
18 November 2013, Vancouver - Recon Instruments, the award winning technology company behind the world’s first consumer Heads-up Displays (HUD) for sports, has introduced the fourth generation of their heads up display for skiers and snowboarders, the Recon Snow2. As with previous versions of Recon’s snow HUD, Snow2 has been designed to work with goggles from the world’s leading manufacturers including Oakley, Smith, Scott, Uvex, Alpina, Briko and Zeal.
Snow2 is also available as a stand-alone unit that can replace an older Recon HUD from Recon’s website for $399. The product is also available at Apple.com and in Apple retail stores worldwide in partnership with Oakley and specialty ski and snowboard retailers in partnership with Smith, Oakley and Zeal.