RECON JET! An Android Powered Sunglass
Saturday 30 November 2013

RECON JET! An Android Powered Sunglass

Google Glass has become a new superstar in the sports world. These glasses are said to be water resistant. Eventhough these glasses have proof to be least water resistant it isn’t durable and isn’t well-suited to wearing while, say, sweating profusely during a lengthy climb on a road bike. Recon Instruments has what it thinks is a solution: the Recon Jet Sunglass. it's a pair of sporting sunglasses with an integrated, Android-powered display that could make things like running and cycling far more exciting, or at least far more information-packed.
 
These exciting sunglasses specifications are listed below,

 

ONBOARD
SENSOR
FRAMEWORK

9-Axis sensors
• 3D accelerometer
• 3D gyroscope
• 3D magnetometer

Pressure sensor
• Altimeter & barometer application

Ambient temperature sensor

Optical touch sensor for UI control
Works in all weather conditions, and with gloves on

PROCESSOR SUBSYSTEM

1 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9

On-board memory
• 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 
• 8GB flash

ULTRA-COMPACT
DISPLAY

Wide screen 16:9 WQVGA display
Virtual image appears as 30" HD display at 7'
Power-saving sleep mode
High contrast and brightness for readability in high ambient lighting

NETWORKING
SUBSYSTEM

Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart)
• Apple MFi Bluetooth support

GPS
• MEMS GPS/INS Kalman filtering fusion algorithm

ANT
• Support for connectivity of up to 8 ANT+ peripherals

Micro USB
• Device charging/power
• Data transfer

EMBEDDED 
AUDIO & VIDEO

HD camera

Integrated speaker and microphone