When Joe Skipper partnered with us and started training with Jet this spring, we had a feeling he’d go far. Last month at Challenge Roth 2016, Joe proved us right. His 7:56:23 total time was the fastest ever set by a British triathlete, and his 02:38:52 run was impressive in its own regard.
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Recon Jet was built for endurance sports, but its power, ergonomics, and rugged design open the door to a wealth of other applications. Following our entry into the enterprise space, we’ve now partnered with Mutualink to bring Recon Jet to yet another category of users: first responders.
Our mission is to bring smart eyewear to every use case where it can change the game. We’ve been doing that with Recon Jet in endurance sports—and now, we’ve started driving the same transformation in the enterprise.
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was one of our best. On Wednesday, we and Empire Paintball introduced the world’s first smart paintball mask, the Empire EVS. This product took social media and the press by storm—and by Friday, it had won Engadget’s Best of CES award for the wearable category.
Engage is the diary of your active life. Activity stats are central to it, but they’re not the whole story. We also built Engage to be social from the ground up. In a matter of seconds, Engage allows you to show off your freshly completed activities to friends and followers—and to make them jealous of your new Recon device!
Here are some tips on how to get started.
I recently had the privilege of speaking at TEDxVancouver 2015. In my talk, I spoke about the relationship between vanity and technology—how that relationship impacts the choices we make, and how dramatically that relationship can change when the conditions are right. I also shared some of my predictions about the role of wearable technology in tomorrow’s world, where we’ll be bombarded with more information than ever before.
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.
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.