Vancouver’s version of Google Glass

Google Glass has had a lot of press lately. Currently still in beta it has however been open to testers and developers and we’ve already seen video and other features.

But Google Glass technology is actually not new. Recon Instruments, located right here in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been making ski and snowboard goggles since 2010 with heads-up display capabilities to show you speed, vertical descent, jump airtime, navigation and distance, even buddy tracking – all delivered using built-in precision GPS and an integrated suite of sensors.

They just recently showed off their new Jet glasses, a high performance HUD (heads-up display) that does not using Google Glass technology.


Recon Jet Specifications

a dual core processor, dedicated graphics, Wi-Fi, ANT+, Bluetooth, GPS, HD camera, and a comprehensive suite of sensors.

Recon’s current ski and snowboard goggles run about $600, so hopefully the Jet glasses will be in the same price range.

Check out their website for more details.

Would you buy glasses with a heads-up display?

I can’t see that I would just yet, but it’s starting to look like enhanced reality type glasses or phones or something is certainly coming our way. Once we get past the nerdy look they might just become pretty standard.
Let’s just hope they don’t include advertising!

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