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Recon Jet: Google Glass-like 'smart' sunglasses for athletes

Recon Instruments introduced its sportier and cheaper version of Google Glass. Meet the Recon Jet.

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Recon Instruments began pre-ordering their Jet sunglasses, a sportier version of the Google Glass.

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Google Glass has some hefty competition with the introduction of the Recon Jet sunglasses – a sportier and cheaper version of Google’s sometimes-controversial specs.

During a forest fire, in the middle of a long marathon, or even during surgery (with scalpel in hand), you can wear Recon Jet sunglasses to keep track of what is in front of you – at least according to the company’s latest commercial.

Recon’s tech-savvy version of the Rec Specs, lets wearers have the luxury of staying connected to the outside world. The company has targeted athletes by building in software that allows the glasses’ owner to access data such as speed, pace, distance, time, and vertical assent. 

The 0.03-pound glasses include a 1 GHz dual-core processor (for loose comparison, the iPhone 5 has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor) and the capability to connect to a third-party wireless devices through Bluetooth.

The glasses’ built-in HD camera gives users the freedom to upload a picture to Facebook of a bike tour, live tweet the progress of a forest fire, or check the score of a basketball game in the middle of a marathon. It’s like having the luxuries of a smart phone squeezed into a pair of glasses, complete with the color screen.

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