Imagine a situation where you have instant access to a vast trove of ride data and information, all without turning your gaze away from the road or trail: power output, speed, distance, turn-by-turn directions, text messages, warnings from your team director, you name it. All that – and maybe more – could be within reach with the Recon Jet sunglasses (US$599, no word on UK availability yet).
The glasses are bolstered with GPS, WiFi, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, accelerometers, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, a front-facing HD camera, a microphone, speakers, an altimeter, a barometer, a thermometer, and a micro-USB rechargeable Li-polymer battery.
They have 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM, 8GB of flash memory, and a modified version of the popular – and powerful – Android operating system running on a dual-core processor with dedicated graphics. So it's safe to say they offer enormous potential in terms of available information.