Recon Jet glasses to be in consumers’ hands by year’s end

Recon Jet glasses to be in consumers’ hands by year’s end


Recon Instruments’ augmented reality sunglasses are set to ship in December. Potential customers can already pre-order a pair for $499. But starting July 21, the price will go up to $599.

The Recon Jet glasses with heads-up display, which were showcased at Google’s I/O conference in May, feature a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1Go of RAM and 8Go of built-in storage as well as a 720p HD camera. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatible, they’re also packed with an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer, all in 3D.

Equipped with a temperature sensor and a speaker-microphone, they can work in any weather conditions. And what’s more: people who wear glasses can use them too.

With a 16:9 image ratio corresponding to a 30-inch screen seen at a distance of 2 meters, this first Recon Jet product runs on Android and is compatible with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

The first orders will be available by the end of the year for a price well below the forthcoming Google Glass — the first products of which were sold to developers at $1,500.