You may remember Recon Jet HUD glasses which some have dubbed as the “Google Glass for sports.” Developed by Recon Instruments this wearable device was supposed to be released earlier this year but the company pushed back the launch to September 25th. The company has provided an update on the development process and has confirmed that the final design of Recon Jet has now been locked in.
The industrial design has been finalized and the re-articulation of Jet’s computing engine is one change that most people will instantly notice. It raked upwards now as opposed to earlier designs. This change has been made to improve viewing angle and camera orientation. The company says that this has also improved the overall fit and ergonomics of the jet.
The wearable device is now being tested to IP65 standard for water resistance, it claims that the Jet will be able to handle “the worst possible rainstorm,” but that doesn’t make it resistant to high pressure hosing or submerging.
Recon Instruments is also developing a robust case for the Jet that it calls “the hanger.” It will be able to house a fully assembled Jet and carry spare batteries and multiple lenses as well.
Recon Jet costs $700 and is now expected to ship on September 25th.