Recon Instruments

Recon Instruments

Founded in 2008, Recon Instruments is a world leader in smart eyewear and smart goggle technology for sports and high intensity environments. Recon’s award-winning multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates a high-contrast display with a state-of-the-art computing platform and sensor suite. Recon’s smart eyewear and smart goggles run an operating system with an open SDK to empower developers to create apps for an endless variety of sports and activities. With worldwide distribution and partnerships with leading technology and optics companies, Recon continues to define and evolve the smart eyewear category.


News on Recon Instruments

Who is Ready to Rocket in 2016?
Rocket Builders this week released its fourteenth-annual "Ready to Rocket" lists. These lists profile British Columbia technology companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the technology... more
Recon Instruments Launches Smartwear for Paintball
Recon Instruments has partnered with Empire Paintball to introduce the Empire EVS, the world’s first smart paintball mask. The Empire EVS combines a paintball mask design with an... more
Recon Instruments Releases App to Help Snowboarders Capture Video with Remote Controls
Recon Instruments, an Intel company, has released a new app for skiers and snowboarders. Dubbed Airwave GoPro Connect, the app allows winter-sports athletes to control HERO4 cameras... more
Spotlight Awards Celebrate Canadian Unicorns and Centurions in Toronto
On September 17 the Spotlight Awards will celebrate this year's Unicorn & Centurion Canadian companies and you're invited to attend. Billed as the "social event of the year for Canadian tech... more
Recon Jet Opens up to Developers
This week Recon Instruments introduced a "completely revamped" software development kit for Jet, its wearable tech product. "Our SDK gives developers access to the full capabilities of Recon... more
Vancouver's Recon Instruments Acquired by Intel for $175 Million
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Three weeks ago Techvibes reported that Intel was acquiring Vancouver's Recon Instruments.  Today Intel announced that they have indeed acquired the... more
Recon Launches Refuel, a Smart Nutrition App for Wearable Tech
Recon Instruments this morning announced the introduction of Refuel, a smart nutrition app for Recon Jet smart eyewear. Developed in collaboration with Vega co-founder Brendan Brazier, Refuel... more
Intel to Acquire Recon Instruments: Rumour
Looks like Inc was right to name Recon a startup to watch in Canada. The intelligent wearable technology company may be on the verge of getting acquired by Intel, word on the street suggests.... more
Recon Instruments Begins Shipping Recon Jet Smart Eyewear
Recon Instruments has announced that Recon Jet, an advanced wearable computer for sports and outdoor recreational activities, will begin shipping this week. Featuring a dual-core CPU,... more
Canadian Startups to Watch This Year
Canadian startups had a strong 2014 and this year is poised to be no weaker. Inc compiled a list of eight Canadian startups it expects to do well in 2015. Among the eight is Toronto-based... more
Looking Ahead to 2015: The Year of Alternatives
For the past few years, I have actively spent time to think about what technology trends will have the biggest impact in the coming one to three years. At the beginning of 2014, I spoke about... more
Tech Fest Recruiting Event Returns to West Coast
Last year Techvibes hosted a recruiting event called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in Vancouver. The one-of-a-kind event had a lineup of execs from some of fastest... more
Launch Academy Pitch Day Showcases Promise of Emerging Vancouver Startups
Many cliches should be burned on a pyre. But some endure for good reasons—like the hoary old chestnut about the third time being the charm. For Launch Academy's third Pitch Day was by all... more
Daft Hack Builds App for Recon Wearables to Win $10,000 at GROW Hackathon
After hours of coding and an afternoon of presenting, Wavefront's GROW Hackathon has ended and the judges have scored the apps. In third place was an app called Whistler Passport. In second... more
Thalmic Labs Integrates Myo Armband with Smartglasses Including Google Glass and Recon Jet
Thalmic Labs today annonced the integration of its flagship product, the Myo armband, with smartglasses, including Google Glass, Epson Moverio, and Recon Jet. The Myo armband enables workers to... more
Recon Instruments Proves Power of Niches in Wearable Market with Successful Focus on Verticals
Dan Eisenhardt didn't come from a family of entrepreneurs; he'd never run a company or been a CEO. But the former competitive swimmer didn't hesitate to dive in head first when he founded his tech... more
16 Vancouver Tech Startups to Compete in TechPong Tournament for Charity
September 26th UPDATE: TechPong has already raised $45,933 and is close to their $50K goal! 16 Vancouver tech startups will be competing this autumn in the city's first-ever "TechPong"... more
Motorola Solutions Invests in Vancouver Wearable Firm Recon Instruments
Motorola Solutions has made an investment in Vancouver-based wearable technology firm Recon Instruments. Motorola's investment, the amount of which was not disclosed, will help Recon fund its... more
Recon Introduces Deep Social Integration to Heads-Up Displays
Vancouver's Recon Instruments announced today that it has completed full Facebook social media integration with Snow2. Recon is the award winning technology company behind the world’s first... more
Canadian Experts Suggest a 'Perfect Storm' is Brewing in Digital Healthcare
The world is getting older and so are we. There are more people over 60 years old today than there has been in the history of the world—then again, there are also more people over 80 and 100.... more
Vancouver's Recon Instruments Secures 'Significant Capital' from Intel's Investment Arm
Recon Instruments, which created the world’s first consumer Heads-up Display for sports, just announced that Intel Capital has made a "significant investment" in the company. According to... more
Recon Instruments Reveals Heads-up Display Integrated with Sunglasses at Google I/O
Vancouver's Recon Instruments is showing off an early version of Recon Jet at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O. The high-performance heads-up display delivers information... more
Recon Instruments Launches Heads-Up Display for Human Flight
Vancouver's Recon Instruments announced this morning the limited release of an innovative Heads-Up Display designed specifically for precision human flight. Recon’s HUDs have already... more
BC Tech Companies Contribute to Canadian Exports
The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association of British Columbia announced today the 27 finalists for the 30th annual BC Export Awards. The prestigious awards recognize companies and... more
2012 Technology Impact Award Finalists Announced
Today the BCTIA announced the finalists for the 2012 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Under the awards theme of 'BC's Mark on the World', the 2012 finalists reaffirm British Columbia's status as... more
VC-funded Recon Instruments Named 2012 Edison Award Winner
Vancouver's Recon Instruments has been named a 2012 Edison Award Winner for MOD Live, the world’s first and only Heads-up Display (HUD) for alpine goggles. Recon won the Bronze Award in the... more
Recon Instruments raises $10 Million from Vanedge Capital
Vancouver's Recon Instruments announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A round from a group led by the venture capital firm Vanedge Capital with participation from Kopin... more
Recon Instruments bring apps to your Googles. Up first, your heartrate
Vancouver's Recon Instruments made two announcements today at CES. In May 2012 they will be launching a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Android based MOD Live (Micro Optics Display) and... more
And the WINNER of a Recon Instruments MOD Live Kit is…
One of the prizes in our 12 Days of Xmas giveaway is a MOD Live Kit from Recon Instruments. The winner of this accessory is… Francisco Abril! Congratulations. Look out for an email from... more
Win a MOD Live Kit from Techvibes courtesy of Recon Instruments
Today's holiday gift featured in our 12 Days of Xmas with Techvibes giveaway is the MOD Live Kit courtesy of Recon Instruments. MOD Live is an interactive display for the... more
Recon Instruments takes ski goggles into the future
Literally just down the block from our offices here at Techvibes, a Yaletown company has taken skiing technology to new heights. And then, down a slope to new lows. Sorry, couldn’t help... more
VEF Momentum
VEF Momentum kicked off its series of events for younger entrepreneurs with its first event at Tunnel Multi-Lounge last night. In the keeping with its goal of inspiring young and aspiring... more

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