Recon Instruments a company based in Canada. Recon products includes smartglasses and heads-up display solutions for sports. The products of this company is known to deliver live activity metrics, GPS maps, and notifications directly to the user’s eye.
In quest to dig deeper into wearable technology, the chip manufacturer Intel acquired Recon. As Google took a pause from its Google eyewear, otherwise Intel has plans into making it serious to the eyewear field.
With the acquisition what will happen to the Recon’s gadgets? The Vancouver-based Recon will continue selling its gadgets, including the Snow2, Engage, and Jet. However, as Intel formed group which is known as Intel’s New Devices Group it is expected that the Recon team will work with Intel to develops another smart device platform for consumers consumptions and for the market as well.
In a blog post the general manger of the New Technology Group Josh Walden, said that, “This acquisition gives Intel a talented, experienced wearable computing team that will help us expand the market for head-mounted display products and technologies.”
CEO Dan Eisenhardt wrote in a separate blog post to provide details pertaining to the acquisition, Recon and its employees will stay put in Canada. But “as part of Intel, we’ll have the resources to continue the mission we began with the creation of Recon in 2008, but with a level of efficacy and speed that’s beyond the reach of a pioneer in a new market.”
The sports version of Google Glass, which is the Recon Jet comes with a display screen, built-in camera, and a smartphone-class processor, more than that, it features real-time activity tracking and more. While the other product which is the Recon Snow2 comes with a number of similar functions, and more facial coverage.
“This acquisition has placed Recon in a uniquely advantageous position,” Eisenhardt said. “Going forward, we’ll continue leading the smart eyewear category for sports, and we’ll be able to bring our technology and innovation to completely new markets and use cases where activity-specific information, delivered instantly, can change the game.”