Mobile World Congress this year will play host to some amazing boothes and products. Included will be Recon Instruments and their patented, Android-powered HUD. The MOD Live as it’s called will make its debut in Barcelona. Working with partners Polar and Contour they will be bringing third party apps to the HUD. Right now though, you can use Recon’s free HQ Mobile app to access playlists on your phone, see incoming calls, display text messages and reply through the wearable wireless Bluetooth low energy remote, and also view and share run stats.
While only available right now for folks who are into snow sports, it is planned that these devices will branch out to other outdoorsy folk and Recon is also planning on partnering with more manufacturers. As they put it:
“We are happy to be at the Mobile World Congress with Google at the Android stand. It is a great opportunity to show the diversity and customizable nature of our Android-powered MOD Live. Our HUD technology is currently available to snowsports enthusiasts and we will be bringing an adapted HUD solution into a number of different industries in the near future partnering with leading goggle, helmet and sunglasses brands to provide the optimum choice of fit, function and fashion to the public.”
Right now the MOD Live is compatible with Aplina, Briko, Scott, Smith, Uvex and Zeal Optics brands that are dubbed “Recon Ready.” You can get them from major retailers globally for $399.99 (€360). While different than the HUD glasses we will be seeing by the end of the year this is a pretty awesome use for the Android OS. What do you guys think?
source: Recon Instruments
via: Android Central