Recon Jet glasses go for a ride

Recon Instruments' chief marketing officer tests the Recon Jet glasses during a bike ride earlier this year. The wearable computer, designed for active sports, includes Wi-Fi, ANT+, Bluetooth, GPS, HD camera, and a suite of sensors.

Updated:
Photo by: Recon Instruments / Caption by:

Nope, these aren't Google Glass.

Recon's Jet prototype sunglasses include a dual core processor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS and other sensors, and a high-definition video camera. The company expects to start selling them by the end of 2013.
Updated:
Photo by: Recon Instruments / Caption by:

Recon's Jet heads-up display sunglasses in black

Recon Instruments' prototype Jet sunglasses with a connected heads-up display in black.
Updated:
Photo by: Recon Instruments / Caption by:

Recon's previous generation heads-up display

Oakley, Alpina, Scott, and Zeal are using Recon's previous generation of in-goggle technology for skiing.
Updated:
Photo by: Recon Instruments / Caption by:

Oakley's Airwave heads-up display goggles

Oakley's Airwave displays on-mountain information in real time. With wrist controls, users can track speed, altitude, and friends' locations. The information is displayed in the user's line of sight.
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot/CNET / Caption by:

Rider's view

A rider's view of the speed and altitude data being displayed in Oakley's new Airwave goggles.
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot/CNET / Caption by:

Zeal Optics Z3 goggles

Ski data, uploaded from Zeal Optics Z3 goggles to Recon Instruments' Web site, mistakenly captured the wrong date and a wildly inaccurate distance measurement.

Read More: Skiing showdown, GPS-informed goggles miss the mark.

Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Jay Greene/CNET / Caption by:

Enlarged view of in-goggle display

An enlarged view of the in-goggle display, showing max speed and altitude data.
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot/CNET / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

Tech explained

Do you know what an OLED TV is?

CNET explains how OLED technology differs from regular TVs, and what you need to know to make the right shopping decision.

Hot Products