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Heads-up display offers real-time data (pictures)

Recon Instruments' Recon Jet heads-up display and other in-eye microcomputers are aiming to map your active life.

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James Martin
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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.

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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.
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Recon's Jet heads-up display sunglasses in black

Recon Instruments' prototype Jet sunglasses with a connected heads-up display in black.
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Recon's previous generation heads-up display

Oakley, Alpina, Scott, and Zeal are using Recon's previous generation of in-goggle technology for skiing.
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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.
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Rider's view

A rider's view of the speed and altitude data being displayed in Oakley's new Airwave goggles.
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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.

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Enlarged view of in-goggle display

An enlarged view of the in-goggle display, showing max speed and altitude data.

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