Google is currently re-tooling Google Glass, but that other Android-powered face computer is finally shipping pre-orders that were placed back in 2013. The Recon Jet is expected to leave the warehouse on March 30th. To make up for the delay, the company is including a free spare battery and clear lenses in addition to the standard gray ones.
The Recon Jet runs a version of Jelly Bean, but it's heavily modified and has no Google services. This device is seen mainly as a sports accessory for cycling, skiing, and running. It includes a number of built-in apps for these uses. Developers will allegedly be able to build new apps for the platform at some point as well.
Pre-orders were originally expected to ship in late 2013, but production issues resulted in multiple delays. Those who got in early paid $499 for the device, but you can still get a Recon Jet for $699. You probably won't have to wait two years now that it's in production, but maybe there are better uses for $700. Like an overpriced Android Auto head unit? Ugh. Never mind.
- Recon Jet