Meet the rival of Google Glass: Recon Jet

Boy did Google raise the spirits with the announcement of their Google Glass! Voice activated controls, Minority Report like display, first-person camera action, etc. - a truly innovative and inspirational technology. But guess what – Google isn't the only one, who's working on such a device – meet the Jet, by Recon.

Of course, there are certain differences between the two devices. For example, the Jet has this sporty look written all over it. What's even more important, though, is that the Jet can be preordered for “just” $499, while the Explorer Edition of the Google Glass is more than twice that price.

Let's see what's under the hood of the Recon Jet. With a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and 8GB onboard storage, the Jet doesn't differentiate that much from the Glass. The screen of the Recon Jet has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and WQVGA resolution.

Naturally, you can pair the Jet to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Performance metrics are also integrated, as the Jet's GPS and on-board sensors provide speed, elevation gain, distance, etc. Everything mentioned so far sums up to just 60 grams.

You can get the $499 version through July 21. After that, the price will be $599. The deliveries are scheduled to start in December.

 
source: Recon Jet via BGR 

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10 Comments

1. rishabh_2795

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

That was really an epic video!

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Awesome!!! Look out Google... Lol

3. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

much bulkier.

4. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Yeah looks a little too bulky for my taste. Pretty cool looking ad though.

6. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Yeah, the Google Glass looks pretty funny, but I think there is something important in a minimalist design. I won't be getting it, but I'm sure plenty will want it for it's functionality irrespective of the looks.

5. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

I think the key differentiator here is that this is not AR or even projected onto the lens. Its a tiny monitor video output that stays in corner of lens. Ideal eyewear system would superimpose info over the real view, with sufficient transparency.

7. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That is a huge difference and see how it can get annoying quick. I'll wait for Glass to officially come out before I buy either or none of them.

8. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

yeah, okay!!!!

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bulkier but sexy design.

10. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

This sucks no wonder it's price is $400.

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