Recon Jet review: expensive fitness glasses with potential to be better

Recon Jet is a sports computer for long-distance runners and cyclists that’s embedded into a pair of sunglasses. Take it on a long, lung-bursting trip and you’ll get your speed, cadence and calories, as well as a variety of other stats — all presented to you on a tiny display placed just below your right eye. At $699, it’s priced for the hardcore athletes (and it’s certainly catering to that corner of the market). Normally we might not bother with such a niche device but as it happens, the company was recently acquired by Intel for $175 million. As such, we thought it was worth a closer look to see if it heralds a fresh start for face-worn computing — or if will suffer the same fate as Google Glass.

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