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Intel buys Recon Instruments

Media | 06/18/2015 8:54 pm EDT

U.S. technology giant Intel Corp. has purchased Vancouver-based wearables maker Recon Instruments, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. Recon makes smart eyewear for sporting activities such as cycling and running. Recon CEO Dan Eisenhardt said in the blog that, as a 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." He said the company would stay in Vancouver, and its brand and staff would remain intact. Eisenhardt did not say what was paid in the transaction....

Recon Jet smart goggles released

Media | 04/20/2015 2:22 pm EDT

Vancouver-based Recon Instruments announced Thursday the release of its new smart goggles for outdoor sports enthusiasts called Recon Jet. It said in a press release that the product is equipped with GPS, a camera, a display that's visible just below a user's right eye and can be paired with smartphones for certain functions. Among the operations Recon Jet performs, the company said, is providing real-time data on things such as speed, distance and heart rate, keeping users connected with call display and text messages from a paired smartphone, video and picture taking, and interacting with and online platform or apps for Apple Inc.'s iOS and Google Inc.'s Android devices for storing fitness data. "Jet’s feature set is built for running, cycling and outdoor activities — both serious and recreational —...

Wearables bring together techies in Toronto

telecom | 04/07/2014 6:48 pm EDT

There are a few hundred people in Toronto who are, in a manner of speaking, wearing their passion and belief in the potential of wearable technology on their sleeves. A group, comprised largely of people in related professional...