Recon Instruments, an Intel company, has partnered with Rochester Optical to deliver the first prescription inserts for Recon Jet. As the company points out, the Recon Jet smartglasses are not designed to fit over other eyewear, which presents a challenge for the users who normally wear prescription glasses.
Rochester Optical’s prescription insert allows those users to take full advantage of Recon Jet smart eyewear for the first time.
Patrick Ho, CEO of Rochester Optical said “We understand the training and performance benefits Recon Jet offers, and want to make sure everyone has equal access to its features. The insert we designed allows users who normally wear prescription glasses to fully utilize Recon Jet.”
“We worked closely with Rochester Optical on these inserts,” said Ben McConnell, Product Manager at Recon Instruments. “From the outset, we sought to preserve Recon Jet’s comfort and adjustability while ensuring compatibility with all of Recon Jet’s accessory lenses.
“Rochester Optical has allowed us to deliver on all fronts, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”
Combining sports eyewear with a high-contrast display positioned just below the wearer’s right eye, Recon Jet enables cyclists and runners to train smarter by accessing a full suite of fitness metrics without altering their posture or taking their eyes off the road.
Jet also features a built-in GPS, a point-of-view camera, Android-based software, and a fully modular design with a swappable battery and interchangeable lenses.
Rochester Optical’s prescription insert features a minimalistic design and a user-friendly mounting mechanism to complement Recon Jet’s modular design. Users can already swap in optional accessory lenses and spare batteries on the go, and Rochester Optical’s insert follows in the same vein.
The prescription lenses Rochester Optical developed for Recon Jet are highly specialized, and are claimed to offer more than standard Rx lenses. Rochester’s Smart GOLD Lenses aim to minimize eyestrain and eye fatigue, allowing smart glasses to be comfortably worn for extended periods of time.