Recon Jet Wearable Glass Review

If you are not a huge fan of Google Glass, I have something new for you 😉

That’s Jet Smart Glass from Recon Instruments.

This is a smart eye-wear device made for those enthusiasts who are more active especially on sports and fitness. It has a built-in camera, social sharing features + access to your Smartphone and you can see all the notifications in front of your eyes. For fitness freaks, you can enjoy sharing your metrics to Strava, MapMyFitness etc. It also has GPS and map facilities that will take you properly on the roads.

You can find more technical information about this Jet Glass here.recon-jet-wearable-glass

Yes, its light weight as expected – only ~3.2 ounces.

  • This smart glass is powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 processor which runs on 1 GHz speed.
  • This high speed processor is supported by 1 GB SDRAM which won’t lag you on any performance computing.
  • This smart glass has Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
  • It also has a micro USB 2.0 slot and supports GPS connectivity.
  • You get 8 GB Internal flash memory for storage.
  • This smart glass has all type of sensors right from gyroscope, accelerometer, pressure sensor, IR sensor etc.
  • It also can connect to your standard WiFi network (supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n).
  • This device also supports ANT+ wireless protocol.

jet-smart-glass-on-rideThe screen measures 16:9 aspect ratio and display is WQ-VGA (Wide Quarter VGA resolution). Of course, its High Definition (HD) and the display appears at 7 feets from your eyes (as a 30 inch screen).

With Jet’s 30″ display, you will be amazed to see cool things in front of your eyes.

  • The touch interface is made to work even with gloves-on-hand and you can operate simply with your fingers.
  • The touch interface also looks stylish on side of the glass.
  • The GPS system and the motion tracker helps to collect all type of fitness data about your activities.

jet-glass-blackThe camera is placed at the front and the micro USB 2.0 slot is placed at the back-side.

You can also put it for charging in the standard USB way (I mean from your PC/Mac/Laptop etc).

  • Once connected to your Laptop, you can also customize the screen (on what to appear, what not to appear) according to your interests, from the Customizable Dashboard.
  • You can also access all the important activities from your Smartphone (supports Android, iPhone…) to share on-the-go.
  • The body is perfectly made that you can simply adjust the ear-stands by bending it.
  • You can also adjust to fit it on your nose according to your own comfort so that it won’t be shaky, when you run or jump faster.

When you switch it ON, the led glows and the display, starts appearing on your right eye without much disturbing the actual view. You can navigate the menus using your finger and touching on the pad that’s fit on the right side of the glass.

It has dual micro-phone and built-in speaker that won’t disappoint you. The camera is point-of-view that means it can capture, what you see from your eyes.

The battery is claimed to stand up to 4-hours of normal usage. You can also hand carry a spare battery for longer trips.

You can find what the real users are saying about this Jet Eye-wear.

This is an innovative device that brings all amazing stuffs in front of your eyes.

The following video shows a short test with this Jet Glass.

You must watch the official video on, how to get started with this Wearable Glass?

Yet another unboxing video, to understand what accessories are available in this purchased pack.

How Google Glass Works ? And Introduction To Google Glass Features

This technology is existent in hearing aids but was never used as an information relaying device with both audio and visuals for the wearer.

The Glass works much like City Lens in Nokia’s Lumia series, overlaying augmented reality data about the user’s surrounding that is supplied by Google’s own sat nav (satellite navigation) data.Google Glass

As an introduction…

  • The device has been designed for instant sharing and uploads images, video and audio on the go, online.
  • There is a power cable attached to the right side of the Glass frame that is used to recharge the device.
  • The prototype can currently store limited video file data and is expected to be tweaked for larger storage and battery power capabilities.
  • Google has filed a patent labeled “Wearable Computing Device with Indirect Bone-Conduction Speaker” to mark this technology that is used in the Glass.

The Glass also features a built in miniature camera that can be used to take good quality photographs. The screen in future models is expected to be AMOLED and feature motion sensors, GPS, 4G and connect to smart phones via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0. The Glass directly connects to cloud so all your content can be stored online within seconds.

How Google Glass Works ?

Watch the latest video to understand how Google Glass works…

Google is currently working on the Glass project to fit over people’s eyes that already have vision corrective glasses on.

Google Glass works by your voice command. You can speak to the glass and it gives you back response that’s the real experience you get from it.

When you say,

Ok Glass start recording – it starts a video recording of what you see through the Glass

Ok Glass take a picture – it snaps what you see through the Glass.

You can search for any information, see route map, ask questions, broadcast/share what you see – yes, it interacts and helps you with many stuffs + unlimited real life entertainment !

The current design is not inclusive of this group and the future variants are expected to address this issue. There is also the question of whether contact lenses can be embedded with micro technology to provide the same features and services Glass is currently equipped with.

  • Google’s focus is to bring every kind of information at your fingertips, or in this case at your retina with its attention to augmented reality. You could look for ATMs or book a table or find the near motel or gas station with just a pair of glasses if Google gets it right!

Here we go with the features and how it works on Google Glass.

  • Live record, Live photo and Share. You can record what you see through the Glass and also, take photo snaps of what you see through the Glass. You can also share them on social networking web sites.
  • SMS/Email on Eyes. You can read the new SMS or Emails as well as reply to them with your own Voice commands.
  • Voice Search. Like Google web search, you can ask or search for any information. It also reads back the results by Voice.
  • Google Maps Integrated. Google glass is integrated with our usual Google Maps and it takes you Live through the routes wherever you want to go.
  • Live Broadcast Yourself. You can broadcast what you are seeing through the Glass to your friends and family members, this is one of the amazing feature of Google Glass.
  • Google Now Integrated. This tracks your daily habit and suggests routes (based on traffic conditions), weather information  and to become betterment in your day-to-day habits.

Google Glass Works HerePublic release of Google Glass is expected to be in early 2014 by which time Google should have perfected many features like battery power, contact lenses, glasses and other minor enhancements we would love to see. Priced at a $1500, this is steep but for the kind of technology at your disposal it is fair to expect pricing that veers towards the higher side.

Once this hits stores, we will see living versions of the animated series, Johnny Quest , only in this case the wear has all the information about his current world on his screen instead of a make believe world.

Tech enthusiasts are very excited about this new gadget as is the general public. Once the Glass comes out, it is a whole new tech war with the battle of the senses that will be unleashed!

images: hypebeast, cnet

New Google Glass The Latest Revolution May Hit Market In 2014

Computers are becoming smaller and smaller day by day. From the days of ENIAC, the size of computer has reduced from a building to the palm of your hand. However, Google has forwarded one step and made the computer a wearable device. The Google glassit is the latest computer built in the frame of a pair of glasses.

New Google GlassThe Google glass was first announced in April 2012, under “Project Glass”. The announcement came on Google+, publishers were Babak Parviz – the electrical engineer, Steve Lee – the project manager and Sebastian Thrun – the Vice President of Google and founder of Google X Lab.

Since its announcement the Google Glass has received a positive response. In the very first week of the announcement, the post on Google+ received huge comments, suggestions and feedback. From that moment on, tech savvies around the globe started following the Google glass.

As it has appeared, the Google glass looks like just a pair of normal eye glasses, where the glass or plastic lenses are replaced by an augmented reality HUD or heads-up display. A HUD is actually a transparent display where data is displayed in such a way that user does not need to look away from the usual view point to view the display – a technology initially used in military aircraft  later adopted in commercial airliners, automobiles etc.

  • Google glass is voice controlled and it represents the information in “smartphone-like” format.
  • It beams the information directly into your field of vision and responds as you say.
  • In the first video release, Google glass is displayed to work as per instruction “spoken” to it. Even a reply of SMS was sent while eating by voice command. In this video, Google glass was displayed as a futuristic device that puts your smartphone into your sunglasses or spectacles and projects its contents for some voice-activated fun.

Google glass was a major topic of talking throughout the whole 2012. In January 2013, it gets the hype again when a US regulator published some new details on it. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s website releases a test report. In this report it is described that “video playing on the device alongside audio running to a ‘vibrating element’.

The description tallies with a patent filing suggesting it plays sound via “bone-conduction” tech rather than earbuds.”

It was speculated that the Google glass will hit the market by the end of 2014.

Though Google glass created very much hype among the tech savvy people, but Google is not the only company to develop wearable technology. Motorola Solutions announced HC1 headset computer system which is a rig controlled by voice and gesture.

  • An Airwave – ski goggles was announced by Oakley. This goggles comes with a built-in screen that displays the speed, size of jumps and the information of the music it is playing.In Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show, several other wearable technologies were show cased. Among them were Vuzix’s Android-powered M100 smartphone, a set of digital glasses from Microsoft etc.

The new era of computing is certainly knocking at door, but it is still unclear how this technology will be received in the market and what will be their future, or will they create new future for market.

Here is a latest documentary on Google Glass that i found on Youtube…