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Recon Instruments Announces Upgrade to MOD Live Navigation App

28 Feb 2012

MOD Live now shows users exact distance from buddies, chair lift, lodge or favorite bar via HUD

 BARCELONA – February 28, 2012 – Recon Instruments, award winning innovator of Heads-up Display (HUD) technology for action sport athletes, today announced several significant updates to its Navigation app for the Android™-powered MOD Live.  The Navigation feature provides skiers and snowboarders with digital trail maps of more than 500 resorts around the world to track buddies on the hill and show resort points of interest, and now allows MOD Live users to instantly see their distance from other users and specific locations.

“We take pride in our customer service and are constantly listening to feedback from our customers.  User experience is of paramount importance and we strive to act quickly on a great suggestion, which is what we have done with this upgrade” said Dan Eisenhardt, CEO of Recon Instruments. “Now our users can see exactly how far away they are from a chair lift, their friends, the lodge or even their favorite bar at any time.”

The update also provides users with shortcuts to their last chosen resort map or automatically selects the map based on their location.  In addition, the look and feel of each resort map has been advanced in this latest release to allow more intuitive on-hill navigation.

MOD Live users can update their display by connecting it to their computer via USB, powering on their MOD Live, launching Recon’s HQ software and following the onscreen instructions to download MOD Live Software Update Version 1.2.1.

Recon Instruments MOD Live snap-fits into Recon Ready goggles from partners like Uvex, Briko, Zeal Optics, Alpina, and the most recently added Scott and Smith to their growing family of eyewear brands.

MOD Live is available for $399.99 or €360 at, REI, Sport Chalet, Sport Scheck, Blue-Tomato, Snow and Rock and many more major retailers across the world.

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About Recon Instruments

Recon Instruments strives to innovate and lead direct-to-eye communications in any fast-paced environment, such as action sports. A multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates Micro Optics Display systems with state-of-the-art sensor and GPS technology, providing easy access to navigation, communication, and performance-based information. With offices in Vancouver and London, and boundless testing grounds on Whistler and beyond, Recon Instruments is dedicated to advancing the performance, participation and ethos of sport. Trust your instruments.


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