Intel continues to expand into the wearable categories with the acquisition of Recon Instruments, a maker of smart eyewear for sports and high-intensity environments. Recon, based in Vancouver, Canada, is the company behind the first heads-up display product for sports eyewear. Recon was already an Intel Capital portfolio company, following Intel's investment in the company in September 2013. Recon's products include Recon Jet smart eyewear and its technology is used in ski goggles by Oakley, Scott, Smith, Zeal Optics, and others. In January this year, Intel presented the Intel Curie, a new tiny hardware product based on the Intel's first purpose-built system-on-chip (SoC) for wearable device, which is supposed to allow basically anyone or any company to create a smart wearable product. In May, TAG Heuer, Google and Intel announced a partnership to launch a Swiss smartwatch powered by Intel technology and Android Wear. In late 2014, Intel announced an R&D collaboration with Luxottica and its Oakley brand to combine premium, luxury and sports eyewear with smart technology.

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