'Recon Jet' Android-powered HUD glasses won't ship until December

'Pilot Edition' still just $499 until July 21; $599 thereafter

Recon Instruments new Android-powered HUD glasses, called the Recon Jet, won't be shipping until December of this year according to the company's website. After announcing that it is selling an early "Pilot Edition" to eager wearers that were willing to drop $499 on a pre-order a couple of weeks ago, those users will likely be waiting several months for their glasses. Recon Instruments' website indicates that even the Pilot Edition glasses will be shipping on a "first-come, first-serve" basis starting in December. As for general availability of the glasses after the Pilot Editions ship out, it's anyone's guess at this point.

If you happen to be in the target market of dedicated athletes that are willing to give the Pilot Edition Recon Jet glasses a try, you still have the option to pick them up at the $499 price -- in either black or white -- until July 21st. After that date, the price will rise by another $100 for the general consumer launch. 

Source: Recon Instruments

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Oh.. What a Tangled Web we weave.....
  • So, being that I'm a pilot, do I want these?
  • "Pilot" refers to the first beta-tester like units that roll off the line. Like Googles "Explorer" program for Glass. Posted via Android Central App
  • What's the point when their are no apps to utilize the device, maybe google maps will work on it, and other voice responding google apps, but that's about it. Or telling Google to open specific apps like weather too. Google Glass won't even be the same product as it is now when they release it commercially for the general populous.
  • Looks nice but they have to get all that electronics on the bottom into the frame. They do that and it could be a big seller. This way you look like an early adopter with too much money to burn.
  • Screams "Don't worry ma'am, I'm from the internet"