Recon Instruments, an Intel company, , has celebrated an outing for its Recon Jet smart eyewear at a professional IRONMAN triathlon competition for the first time. Four-time ITU World Champion Tim Don used the Jet smart eyewear to monitor his performance data such as time, distance, pace, heart rate and more while competing in the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championships in St George, Utah.
“Using the Recon Jet in a race setting made perfect sense, as it’s been an extremely helpful tool during my training both for my cycling and running,” said Don in the wake of his 4th place at IM 70.3 St George, an event he has won previously. “Being able to have access to a host of important performance metrics without the need to constantly raise your wrist or even look down allows me to maintain my form and save energy while helping make sure I’m squeezing every second I can, in this instance, out of the run leg of the race.”
Recon Jet is an advanced smart eyewear solution for sports and high-intensity environments. Featuring a dual-core processor, on-board GPS, and high-contrast display, Jet connects to leading smartphones and fitness sensors, delivering contextually relevant information just below the user’s right eye. Jet’s modular design features interchangeable lenses and also allows users to swap in spare batteries on the go, ‘enabling prolonged use at any hour, in any weather’.
Known for his running prowess, with a 10K personal best of 28:56, Don won his first World Championship as a junior triathlete in 1998 and is still going strong, winning the IRONMAN 70.3 North American World Championships in 2015 as well as turning in a solid 15th place at the IRONMAN World Championship Kona. This year, Tim’s season has got off to a strong start with IRONMAN 70.3 wins in both Mexico and China.
Recon Jet adds that ‘With constant access to pertinent performance metrics, Don closely monitors how his body is performing and paces himself accordingly.’
Recon Jet is ‘sports eyewear built from the ground up for cyclists, runners, and triathletes.’ Jet delivers live activity metrics, interactive GPS maps, and other key information on a high-contrast display positioned just below the athlete’s right eye. By making it possible for athletes to access the data they need without changing their posture or taking their eyes off the road, Recon adds that Jet enables smarter and more effective training.