Intel Takes Over Smart Sports Eyewear Developer Recon

Intel has officially acquired Recon Instruments, the maker of smart sports eyewear. Recon was formerly an Intel Capital portfolio company.

The amount of the deal has not been disclosed.

The acquisition would help Intel in getting  access to an experienced wearable computing team and also support it in expanding the market for head mounted display products, similar to that of the Google Glass which has now been discontinued.

Despite this acquisition, Recon’s products will continue to be sold in stores. In fact, the team will collaborate with Intel’s New Devices Group to develop smart device platforms to make wearables mainstream.

Intel is in the process of developing Curie Module, a tiny device powered by Intel’s first wearable SoC. The company has also entered into a partnership with Oakley to develop smart eyewear. Similarly, Intel has teamed up with Tag Heuer and Google to build a smartwatch, reports NextBigWhat.

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