Tim Don Debuts Recon Jet Smart Eyewear in Professional Triathlon Race

ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 2017 – Recon Instruments, an Intel company, is proud to announce that their Recon Jet smart eyewear for cyclists and runners has been used in professional Ironman triathlon competition for the first time. Four-time ITU World Champion Tim Don relied on the Jet smart eyewear to instantly deliver his performance data such as time, distance, pace, heart rate and more while competing in the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championships in St. George, Utah on Saturday May 6th.

Wearing a Recon Jet, Triathlete Tim Don becomes the first professional to use smart eyewear in an Ironman event.
Wearing a Recon Jet, Triathlete Tim Don becomes the first professional to use smart eyewear in an Ironman event. (PRNewsfoto/Recon Instruments)

“Using the Recon Jet in a race setting made perfect sense, as it’s been an extremely helpful tool during my training both for my cycling and running,” said Don in the wake of his 4th place at Ironman 70.3 in St. George, an event he has won previously. “Being able to have access to a host of important performance metrics without the need to constantly raise your wrist or even look down allows me to maintain my form and save energy while helping make sure I’m squeezing every second I can, in this instance, out of the run leg of the race.”

Recon Jet is an advanced smart eyewear solution for sports and high-intensity environments. Featuring a dual-core processor, on-board GPS, and high-contrast display, Jet connects seamlessly to leading smartphones and fitness sensors, delivering contextually relevant information just below the user’s right eye. Jet’s modular design features interchangeable lenses and also allows users to swap in spare batteries on the go, enabling prolonged use at any hour, in any weather.

Known for his running prowess, with a 10K personal best of just 28:56, Don won his first World Championship as a junior triathlete in 1998 and is still going strong, winning Ironman 70.3 North American World Championships in 2015 as well as turning in a solid 15th place at Ironman World Championship Kona. This year, Tim’s season has got off to a fantastic start with Ironman 70.3 wins in both Mexico and China.

With constant access to pertinent performance metrics, Don closely monitors how his body is performing and paces himself accordingly thanks to Recon Jet. Don was able to use Jet to post an incredibly fast a run time in St George.

About Recon Instruments  

Recon Instruments, an Intel company, was founded in 2008 and is the world leader in smart eyewear technology for sports and high-intensity environments. Recon’s award-winning technology is backed by an extensive patent portfolio and integrates high-contrast displays with state-of-the-art computing platforms and sensor suites. Recon’s smart eyewear technology features an Android-based operating system with an open SDK, empowering developers to create apps for an endless variety of sports and activities. Recon continues to define the smart eyewear category and is dedicated to improving athletic performance and participation in sports.

For more information, visit www.reconinstruments.com