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Recon Pilot Edition augmented reality sunglasses available for pre-order

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Jun 27, 2013
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  1. Google Glass may still be months away but in the meantime, you can get your name in the hat for another pair of high-tech spectacles from Recon Instruments. The company on Wednesday made their $499 Recon Jet sunglasses available for...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    Cool idea...I'll bet these could be really popular with the hardcore cycling/distance running crowd. They care about exact pace and times etc. (the story mentioned triathletes, but I'll bet they leave these on the beach during the swim.)

    The big question though... how comfortable are they, cause no one is going to want to wear heavy pair of glasses while working out.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,985   +2,874

    Yeah. My bank manager would find these glasses handy to monitor his blood pressure, heart rate and hide his contorted features if I asked him to loan me $599 to spend on a single pair of sunglasses.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Mmmm... no ... not sold on these yet. Everyone is trying to come up with the next killer platform... we have the watch and the glass like race now... all pretty cool in theory. More and more the products need to be demoed to show exactly what you get. The one thing this has going for it is that it has a place within a certain area and people can feel comfortable with that that glass everywhere.

    We will see. If it were a kick starter I might of been tempted. Nevertheless, nah. Pass for now.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    I'd just like to see something like Google Glass that can be attached to nearly any pair of glasses, prescription or not. I imagine it wouldn't be difficult to do for someone with a 3D printer and some CAD/CAM skills. In any case, I plan on getting Glass, or a similar platform if another exists at the time of Glass's launch, to use for geocaching and hiking.

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