Intel has reportedly made a good amount of investment on Recon Instruments for wearable devices, which is expected to help the Canadian tech firm in product development, marketing and global sales expansion.
Recon Instruments have previously manufactured the head-up display (HUD) for sports such as The Recon Jet, which is a wearable eye gear including features like polarized lenses, optical touchpad, HD camera and display backed by a dual core CPU and a changeable battery. The eye gear also features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS under the connectivity section.
Intel also hinted in developing and focussing more on Recon wearable devices along with new innovative features. "In Recon Instruments, we see compelling technology and a solid strategy to capitalize on the wearable revolution. This is an area of significant focus for Intel Capital, and our investment in Recon Instruments is a key part of our approach to innovation in this emerging space," stated Mike Bell, Vice President and General Manager of New Devices Group at Intel Corporation in a press release.
The Canadian company also indicated to work more on the Recon Jet eye gear along with Intel for enhancing user's performance and experience. "We have spent the last five years leading the Heads-Up Display category in the consumer space..... Intel Capital shares our vision for wearable technology, which enhances users' performance and experience across a broad range of sports and outdoor activities," stated Dan Eisenhardt, Recon Instruments CEO.
Intel also introduced its 'Quark' line of chipsets exclusively for wearable devices, which is said to be smaller in size and can draw one/tenth of the power of the firm's Atom chips, according to CNET.
Other chip-making companies are also said to enter the wearable device markets such as Qualcomm. The company well known for its Snapdragon processors recently introduced its own smartwatch Qualcomm Toq, on the same day as the Samsung Galaxy Gear.