Intel acquires smart eyewear company Recon Instruments

    Recon Instruments, known for the world’s first consumer heads-up display, announces they’ve been acquired by Intel.

    Recon’s latest product launch Recon Jet was introduced in April 2015

    The CEO and co-founder of Recon Instruments Dan Eisenhardt published in their company blog that they’ve been acquired by Intel. Eisehardt says that partnering with Intel is a great opportunity since the companies share the same vision of bringing wearable technology to the consumer and enterprise markets.

    “Not only is this a huge milestone for us and a pivotal event in the consumer electronics industry; we at Recon believe this is also a tremendous opportunity that will lead to amazing things, just as much for us as for our customers,” says Eisenhardt.

    Recon released the world’s first smart goggles for consumers in 2010, and it has established itself as the leader in smart eyewear and heads-up displays for sports and high-intensity environments.

    “As 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.”

    The company has sold in total over 65 000 units across their four product generations, and Eisenhardt emphasizes that with the acquisition the company will have more resources for growth as well as the opportunity to benefit from Intel’s broad technology portfolio.

    “Recon in a uniquely advantageous position. Going forward, we’ll continue leading the smart eyewear category for sports, and we’ll be able to bring our technology and innovation to completely new markets and use cases where activity-specific information, delivered instantly, can change the game,” says Eisenhardt.