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Recon Jet - Warnings

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017 03:42PM PST

Important safety information
Read before using Recon Jet

Jet is designed to enhance your sports and fitness experience. If used improperly (e.g. when cycling without paying attention to the road), Jet may cause you to get in an accident that could result in property damage, serious injury, or death. Always pay attention to the road. Do not focus on Jet's display and become distracted from your surroundings. Ride safe and have fun. Please read and understand these warnings before using Jet. If you have any questions about how to use Jet safely, contact Recon Customer Support via e-mail, or call us at 1.888.944.3848. Support hours are 6:00am to 5:30pm PST, Monday through Friday.

1. Don't get distracted. Keep your eyes on the road. Jet's display sits just below your right eye, but that does not mean you can stare at it and still see everything on the road. Focusing on the display may cause you to miss cars, road debris, and other hazards, which may reduce or eliminate your ability to avoid an accident. Jet's display and the information delivered on it are designed for quick access. Glance at Jet's display quickly, in the same way you would glance at your car's dashboard or rear view mirror, and do so only when you are sure that you are safe from traffic and other hazards.

Jet displays different types of information than your cycling computer or other fitness tracking devices. For example, Jet may display text notifications and alerts during your activity. Jet apps developed by third parties may add features like e-mail notifications, as well. Be aware that focusing on such information can compromise your safety and the safety of those around you. Use sound judgment, and keep your attention focused on your surroundings, not Jet's display.

Don't let Jet's map and navigation features distract you from the road. Those features are intended to be accessed with a glance, not stared at or studied during your activity. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you need to focus on maps or other features, stop in a safe area to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

2. Attention tunneling. Attention tunneling is a phenomenon whereby your brain focuses on some inputs to the exclusion of others. For example, focusing on Jet's display may cause your brain to ignore other inputs, such as oncoming cars, even though your eyes may see them. Attention tunneling can cause you to miss hazards or to have delayed reaction times. Avoid attention tunneling by keeping your focus on the road and glancing at the display quickly when you know you are safe from cars and other hazards.

3. Increased reaction time. Viewing the display, even for a split second, may increase the time it takes to notice and react to hazards. Only glance at the display when you are clear of traffic, pedestrians, and road hazards.

4. Blind spot. Jet's display sits slightly below your right eye so that you can glance at it easily. Be aware that the display creates a blind spot in your field of view. Be aware of the position of Jet's display, and scan for hazards in order to see objects in the blind spot.
Due to its position on the right side of the face, Jet's display affects your view when looking to your right. Users in countries where cars drive on the left side of the road, or users in situations where traffic is on the right, need to be especially aware of the blind spot when shoulder-checking for hazards.

5. Reduced peripheral vision. Jet's battery and engine may reduce your peripheral vision and your ability to detect hazards coming from behind you or from the side. Be aware of this risk and scan for hazards accordingly.

6. Jet is not a set of safety goggles. Jet's lenses are impact-resistant, but they may not protect you from all impacts. If engaging in activities for which eye protection is required or advisable, do not use Jet. Instead, use certified safety glasses.

7. Face injury. Impacts to Jet can cause injuries to the face. This applies to any eye wear or device worn on the face. Be mindful of this risk.

8. When cycling, keep your hands on the handlebars at all times. Your hands must be on the handlebars in order for you to control the bike. Don't lose control and cause an accident by fiddling with Jet while riding. Set up your preferences before the ride so that Jet displays the desired information without requiring you to take your hands off the bars. If you have to change settings or interact with Jet mid-ride, stop in a safe place before doing so.

9. Wear a properly fitted helmet. Protect your brain. Wear a helmet that fits your head. Make sure Jet fits properly and does not interfere with your helmet. Wearing a helmet improperly can compromise its ability to protect your head in an accident. Follow the helmet manufacturer's directions for proper fit. If you cannot wear Jet and your helmet together, try a new helmet or return Jet.

10. Motion sickness. Some people are more susceptible to motion sickness than others. In rare cases, looking at the display even for a second may cause nausea, dizziness, or other discomfort. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using Jet.

11. Overheating. Jet should not overheat or cause thermal discomfort during normal use. If Jet causes any thermal discomfort or seems hotter than normal, stop using it and contact Recon for assistance. Wearing overheating electronics can cause skin damage.

12. Don't overcharge the battery. Don't overcharge Jet's battery. Overcharging the battery can damage it, which can lead to fire or explosions. Read the instructions on proper battery charging carefully. If the battery exhibits any visible damage, or if it overheats during charging, stop using Jet immediately and unplug the charger.

13. Don't use a leaking battery. The battery could leak if punctured or damaged, which could result in a fire or in the rapid release of pressurized gas. Stop using Jet immediately if you see any signs of battery damage. Do not use Jet again until the battery is replaced or repaired.

14. Avoid electric shock. Water and electricity don't mix. Only plug Jet into an electrical source or computer when Jet, the USB cable, the AC adapter, the computer, and YOU are dry. If you or any components are wet, you may experience an electric shock. Electricity can hurt or kill you.

15. Allergies to plastic. If you have plastic allergies, the plastic used on Jet's surfaces (including the frame, ear stems, nose piece, electronics, and battery module) may cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation. If you have a plastic allergy, consult your doctor before using Jet. If you have an allergic reaction when using Jet, stop using it immediately and see your doctor.

16. Binocular rivalry. Jet's display shows an image to one eye only. If you look at the display for extended periods of time, you may develop "binocular rivalry," which manifests as eye strain. Glance at the screen for only very brief periods of time. Do not stare at the screen. If you feel eye strain or discomfort, stop using Jet immediately. If the condition persists, see your doctor.

17. Don't take unnecessary risks. Enjoy Jet responsibly. Having instant access to performance data and activity information is motivating. Manage your motivation and exercise responsibly. Obey all traffic regulations and speed limits. Do not take unlawful or ill-advised risks. Always maintain control. Be aware of your surroundings, your safety, and the safety of others. Failure to use Jet responsibly could result in accident, injury, or death for you or others.
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